20 years ago, I needed a new kitchen faucet, stopped by the wholsaler,
picked up a decent 2-handle with sprayer ($30). Don't even remember how the
old was hooked up, put some copper stuff together, threaded it up and
sweated 4 joints.
That old faucet was doing funny stuff, looked muy mucho long in the
tooth last week. HD had a Glacier Bay 808-394G on sale for $40. Had
'brass waterways', looked like a comparable unit, so I got one, a
couple in-line shut-offs and flexable connectors.
Spent Wed. afternoon knocking rust in my eyes with the basin wrench
etc. Got it all in, tested my connections. Turned it on. And the
hot leaked. Also goes Clunk-Clunk when I open or increase flow
of a valve, hot ot cold. No such noise for 20 years with the old
So I employ an allen wrench to remove the hot handle, and remove
The thing looks like garbage. Any experience with these or similar?
How much $ for a decent faucet these days? I haven't bought/installed
any such eqpt for many years.
It is garbage.
The faucet you paid $30.00 for years ago is now $80.00 wholesale for chrome.
HD and Lowes are nuts for customer satisfaction though. They will give your
money back, no questions asked.
Get your self a 80-90 dollar chrome Delta or Moen and you'll do much better.
Those faucets have the same guts inside as they did 20 years ago when you
bought your previous faucet. That in itself speaks volumes, and due to
their competitive nature, they probably both have lifetime warranties now.
Make sure you look for it. BTW. Galcier Bay and Price Pfister probably have
lifetime warranties too, but you'll wear yourself out using them. :-(
Also, if you want a finish other than chrome, plan on paying a good bit
more, otherwise you'll take home more garbage with a nice look to it.
I don't know if Delta or Moen really are as good as they used to be,
but I wouldn't buy anything else because the rest seems to be pretty
much garbage. Paid about $100 a few years ago for a new Moen kitchen
faucet with sprayer hose. Actually had an issue with the sprayer hose
connection leaking, but once that was resolved it's been trouble
free. The guy at the plumbing store specifically recommended Moen
over Delta; not sure why.
Or, if you're willing to toss me a couple bucks for shipping and beer,
I have the perfectly good 20+ year old single handle Delta faucet that
I removed; it was removed because a) I had to replace the sink anyway
and b) SWMBO wanted the sprayer, which it didn't have a connection
Scrub the stem area with a toothbrush and warm vinegar before installing the
new parts. Based on my experience, built-up minerals seem to abrade the
large O-rings. The vinegar will clean out any caked minerals.
The thing is, the old one wasn't name-brand. Just something they were
selling to contractors. It wasn't fancy, but it **Wasn't Junk** (witness
20 years use). I thought maybe the Glacier Bay might be similar.
That was part of the decision to buy.
But they don't use "compression" valves anymore?
Chrome is OK with me.
Does anybody know if all these "4 Hole Application" faucets are
8 " center of hot to center of cold?
Are (absolutely) -all- the Moens OK? I almost bought a Moen Castleby 7905
on Ebay this morn for about $45+10.
The Glacier Bay will OUT. I dunno when, but it's going back to HD.
Who cares what they use? Moen faucets work, and so do Deltas, according to
people here who are happy with them.
The Moen web site has literature online for all their models so you can
check these things before buying.
Do you live in or near a big enough town where you could find a plumbing
supply store by doing a google search using your town's name and the words
"yellow pages"? When I bought my last Moen, a specialty store was $20
cheaper than Home Depot and $10 cheaper than an eBay vendor.
Another person answered this. No reason to repeat it.
I know this will probably sound crazy, but do you think this might be
A store that specializes in one category, like plumbing or electrical.
When you view Moen's products online, use the sort filter to list items
based on price, lowest to highest. Otherwise, you'll probably faint.
Steering: Interesting claim.
1) What is the claim based on?
2) By the time the product gets to the retailer, Moen has already made its
money. Why would they care what the retailer sells it for?
3) Where Moen sent me was a two-part business. Fancy shmancy bath & kitchen
showroom in the front of the building. Dirt-cheap plumbing supply in the
back of the building. Cheaper than any other source I could find locally or
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