When stored and used according to the manufacturers specifications,
which apparently included a use-by date, and probably didn't
include storage in a 150 degree trunk for years.
They probably woudn't have honored the warranty if you'd
set the thing on fire, either.
I'm assuming this is a joke from the last smiley, but...
It isn't a "Home Depot" warranty, it's the manufacturers'
warranty...and it does specificallly note it is for if the product
fails in application...
The fine print of the warranty probably has some restrictions, including
that it only covers the product when used according to the instructions.
I'm guessing there is nothing in the instructions that says "leave caulk
tube unopened in car trunk for several years before first use", so you
are probably out of luck on this one.
about 25 years ago my best friend bought 2 true blue lifetime
guaranteed car batteries from sunoco. 6 years later the batteries
died, sunoco was oput of the battery business so they replaced the 2
batteries, and refunded the purchase price. well then the lawyers got
involved and he has been getting free batteries every 5 years or so
ever since. although these last 2 sunoco kinda told him this i the
last freebie. i hope my friend 75 lives long enough to hassle them for
this is the only lifetime warranty i know of thats still valid after
yeah he still has the same vehicles after all these years. a 66 jeep
and 68 impala both converted by him to run on compressed natural gas,
he has a large war surplus compressor
I have a sump pump that is struggling. I have lots of water so I bought
one with a lifetime warranty. It does not reliably shut off so I called
the manufacturer for some service. They said I had 2 options.
1. Haul it in to Lowes where I would get a completely new replacement
pump. But this is only available once in the lifetime of the pump.
2. They can send out a new pressure switch.
I chose #2 and they sent out the switch without a single hassle. Have not
received it yet, but the service for this Wayne-reliantone pump is
I'd have to read the fine print, but that does not seem like quite a
"lifetime" to me. What if the fist pump was defective and had to be replace
in a week, the second failed the same way the following week. Would you be
| I have a sump pump that is struggling. I have lots of water so I bought
| one with a lifetime warranty. It does not reliably shut off so I called
| the manufacturer for some service. They said I had 2 options.
| 1. Haul it in to Lowes where I would get a completely new replacement
| pump. But this is only available once in the lifetime of the pump.
| 2. They can send out a new pressure switch.
| I chose #2 and they sent out the switch without a single hassle. Have not
| received it yet, but the service for this Wayne-reliantone pump is
I recently bought (at HD) a Rigid brand sump pump with a "lifetime"
warranty. On reading the fine print (inside of course) I found that
the warranty is conditioned on following a certain required maintenance
schedule. Maintenance must be performed by a Rigid authorized service
center (at customer's expense, naturally). If anyone other than an
authorized service center opens the pump case the warranty is void.
Of particular note, the entire stator assembly must be replaced every
five years as part of this required routine "maintenance." Oddly
the impeller never needs to be replaced...
On Tue, 05 Jun 2007 02:39:48 +0000, Dan Lanciani wrote:
i bought this pump specifically because I can take it apart. i dont know
how that affects the warranty, but i need to open it every 6 months to c
lean all the caked on dirt off.
Anyway, I have a sewerage ejector pump I put in for a while. This thing
has a 2" opening and is cast iron and I figured it would be a noise maker.
Its WAY quieter than the reliantone. im gonna reshape the pipe one more
ime so it stops wobbling, then im gonna keep that pump in there.
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