Don’t buy the toilet before you hire the plumber

Nathan Law

Decades ago, I was in the process of building a new home. Through a catalog I had gotten what appeared to be a great deal on solid brass faucets for the Master Bath. Even though a professional plumber was going to take care of all the plumbing on the home, […]

Decades ago, I was in the process of building a new home. Through a catalog I had gotten what appeared to be a great deal on solid brass faucets for the Master Bath. Even though a professional plumber was going to take care of all the plumbing on the home, this was too good a deal to pass up.

Far less expensive than the exact same ones the plumber was going to supply! Or so I thought.

When I showed the faucets to my plumbing contractor and explained where I had gotten them, he simply laughed before offering to purchase one of them from me. He wanted to cut it in half.

Plumbers know which items are most long lasting.

A couple days later he showed me the cut section along with another section from a similar, higher priced, faucet.

What I saw shocked me. The cheaper faucet, while looking the same on the outside, was a very poor quality casting on the inside. The moving parts were made to very loose tolerances that would have required a lot of service and repair.

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