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Post# 992030   4/24/2018 at 23:36 by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        

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Two weeks ago I decided that the kitchen faucet was due for an update, so I ordered a new faucet from Home Depot online, and it was shipped for free and arrived on my doorstep within 48 hours. It took me 45 mins to install, but would have only taken 20 mins if I hadnít had a little diffculty removing the old one.

I was so pleased, the next week I also replaced both of the bathroom faucets too. They were last replaced about 20 years ago and both of the popup drains needed replacement anyway. Again, I ordered online from HD and again they both arrived within 48 hours.

I had both new faucets and popup drains installed in just under 2 hrs. The new popup drains were the easiest I ever installed. For just over $99.00 I was able to get three new faucets and two new drains, a real bargain.

Eddie


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Post# 992033 , Reply# 1   4/25/2018 at 00:20 by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

The new faucets look great, Eddie. You've been a busy plumber! I like the high-rise model on the kitchen sink; makes it easier to fill tall pitchers and pans. Do you prefer dual-control faucets?

Post# 992037 , Reply# 2   4/25/2018 at 00:41 by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        

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Thanks Eugene! Yes, as a matter of fact I do find that Iím liking the dual handle facuets better than the single handle faucets they replaced. Its always nice to have a change. I especially like the high arch spout in the kitchen.

Iíve done all the plumbing replacements since we bought the house almost 24 years ago. And everything has been replaced. It just takes patience. And having You Tube really helps alot too.

I didnít do the toilet replacements though, but that was just because our city water dept. had a deal where they replaced our toilets for free with low water usage, 1.6 gals per flush toilets, installed by a reputable plumber. I was leery that they wouldn't flush well, but they are way better than to old 3.5 gal toilets they replaced, weíve had no problems with them clogging, and we did with the old ones.

I replaced the kitchen sink in 2002 and it still looks like new. The old one was hideous.

I enjoy doing my own DYI projects. Gives me a sense of accomplishment.

Eddie


Post# 992040 , Reply# 3   4/25/2018 at 02:18 by RP2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Nice work Eddie! 

 

They've made a lot of improvements over the years that have virtually eliminated the possibility of leaks (hand-tightening, snap connectors, etc.) and shave a lot of time off the entire installation process.  The worst part of it is contorting yourself to get at things.  I love my high rise kitchen faucet!

 

I'm planning for a floating corner vanity installation in the master bathroom at our new place, but at least when you're working with a new vanity, you can install the faucet first, then mount the whole vanity.  The trickiest part will be configuring the waste line connection from the new sink.  That still usually requires two or three trips to Orchard Supply Hardware, but PVC makes it a cinch to piece together once you've come up with the right combination of fittings.


Post# 992041 , Reply# 4   4/25/2018 at 02:27 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Bravo Eddie!

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I do love a man that is handy with tools.


Post# 992101 , Reply# 5   4/25/2018 at 15:36 by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

Looks very nice, Eddie. Is this a Peerless by Delta? I saw one on HD's website that appears to look the same. Hope you will get good service out of it.

Post# 992104 , Reply# 6   4/25/2018 at 15:47 by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        

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Yes, Tom it is the Peerless high arc faucet by Delta. So far Iím very pleased.
Eddie


Post# 993500 , Reply# 7   5/8/2018 at 09:07 by dermacie (my forever home (Glenshaw, PA))        

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I have all delta or peerless faucets in my home. I recently replaced the hall guest bath with a new vanity sink top and delta faucet. I also replaced all the stems and seats in the bath tub and shower stall in the master bath.

Post# 993538 , Reply# 8   5/8/2018 at 15:32 by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Peerless faucets

are a great value. Most are retired Delta designs, so seals and cartridges are readily available. I grew up with both brands. It was what my folks budget alotted for.
Since I have been a home owner, when I remodel, I must admit, I'm a higher end faucet junkie. The Price Phister that was in our kitchen when we moved here leaked soon after, so I have bought either Grohe, American Standard, and Kohler since.
Our master bath had gold plastic plated and wood Moen which peeled off.
I had a supply hose leak on a Grohe, and they would do nothing as a Japanese company owns them now. So is repurposed one of the American Standard Seva faucets from the master for the basement bath. New master bath has Kohler Toobi line in brushed nickel. Kitchen has a Kohler Simplice single hole drilled in vibrant stainless. Love them all.





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