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Old 02-22-2013, 10:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
DPrekel
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Plumbing fixtures, a 'Did you know'

We are remodeling our bathroom. The 70's goldenrod color and large fiberglass shower has seen its day and seriously has to go.

While picking out fixtures, found out something that I thought I would share about plumbing fixtures, specifically Kohler.

Kohler has 2 factories for their fixtures, at the same location. 1 factory makes the fixtures for kitchen/supply shops. These fixtures are all brass internally and heavy and solid. They have a second factory that makes the same fixtures for the home improvement stores like Home Depot and Lowes. These, though they are the same models, are all plastic internally. The only thing that is the same between the 2 is the surface. The plastic ones are planned to last 3 - 5 years. The brass ones are planned to last 20 - 25 years.

When doing your fixtures, choose wisely.
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