: Two gems:
: Gerber on Milwaukee Ave., Remodelers Supply on Pulaski around Addison/belmont
Thanks. Gerber seemed rather upscale. However, Remodelers Supply (it is
on 2500 N Pulaski though) is a nice(r?) alternative to Home Depot and
Menards in the sense that they have good selection/price *and* it is
easy to get someone to help you.
So, you might like the kind whose main spout is also a sprayer that can be
pulled out. That will (obviously) give you more room over a pot than even
the high rise pull-up type. Colored finishes (typically white or black)
will not have the problem with chrome chipping off of plastic that has been
mentioned in this thread. If that leaves you with an unused hole in your
sink deck, buy a plug to fill it, which will cost maybe a couple of bucks.
Menards may be worth looking at. They don't have as broad a line as Home
Depot but they're often cheaper. (Aaaaagh, there goes that infernal jingle
in my head again - 'you save big money, you save big money, when you shop
Menards' -- you'll hear that a few dozen times if you visit a Menards store
for an hour.)
: So, you might like the kind whose main spout is also a sprayer that can be
: pulled out. That will (obviously) give you more room over a pot than even
: the high rise pull-up type. Colored finishes (typically white or black)
: will not have the problem with chrome chipping off of plastic that has been
: mentioned in this thread. If that leaves you with an unused hole in your
: sink deck, buy a plug to fill it, which will cost maybe a couple of bucks.
For many reasons (and this includes other family members as well) we
have settled on a one handle + separate sprayer design. The debate now
is whether to pay up to 50% extra for stainless steel or live with
chrome. (Nobody I talked to can relate to the "plastic problem" at all;
maybe Dave has an old model, or some special run Moen did for some
retailer, or maybe a Moen knock-off, I can't guess.)
: Menards may be worth looking at. They don't have as broad a line as Home
: Depot but they're often cheaper.
Both HD and Menards were supremely unattractive (they may be ok if I
know just which model I want, but then I might as well buy online)
although HD does have a much larger display.
At the other extreme I found many showrooms that are very attractive
but also overpriced.
So far the best compromise I found is Remodelers Supply on Pulaski
I've bought stuff there and at gerber. Gerber might be expensive but
generally speaking plumbing fixtures are thought of in two ways for me.
There's something you buy that you install and live with for 15+ plus
years and then there's something you buy that you are installing where
you don't give a shit how it works or how long it's going to last.
One last place...really known for parts BUT has a great supply of new
mostly stuff that needs to be ordered.... The Faucet Shop, on Elston.
(It may be spelled Shoppe). When i buy from the Faucet Shop it's stuff
I'm going to live with for many years.....
If you want one LAST place to look, go to North Shore Faucets. Its in
Morton Grove, on Dempster St. Take the Edens to the Dempster (west) exit,
go a block and park. Literally 15 minutes from downtown. Nice stuff too.
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