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I Hate Price-Pfister



 
 
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Old March 5th 05, 04:12 AM
john hawkins
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Default I Hate Price-Pfister

I bought a price pfister two handle kitchen faucet to please the better
half. I saw that Lowes did not sell parts which gave me concern but
anyway.... I bought it.
Now 9 months later it drips. I bought a new ceramic cartridge (not Lowes)
and installed it. it still drips. Went back to parts supplier. after only
a little cringing and whining, he gave me another one. I checked the seat
area and it appears smooth and flat. Installed the second cartridge. It
STILL drips.

Called a several plumbers, all but one said they don't touch price pfister
"they're junk". Scheduled visit form the one shop who said they'd fix it.
The plumber obviously had never seen a ceramic cartridge. after some playing
around he BROKE the ceramic disk. He left. Fortunately, I still have my
previous replacement. put it in and of course it still drips.

any advice gratefully accepted. I'll look on the group for an answer.


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Old March 5th 05, 04:31 AM
Kim
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Its a pretty good company with good products, too bad you had so much
trouble. Give them a toll free call, parts are under warranty but you pay
only for shipping.


"john hawkins" wrote in message
ink.net...
I bought a price pfister two handle kitchen faucet to please the better
half. I saw that Lowes did not sell parts which gave me concern but
anyway.... I bought it.
Now 9 months later it drips. I bought a new ceramic cartridge (not Lowes)
and installed it. it still drips. Went back to parts supplier. after
only
a little cringing and whining, he gave me another one. I checked the seat
area and it appears smooth and flat. Installed the second cartridge. It
STILL drips.

Called a several plumbers, all but one said they don't touch price
pfister
"they're junk". Scheduled visit form the one shop who said they'd fix it.
The plumber obviously had never seen a ceramic cartridge. after some
playing
around he BROKE the ceramic disk. He left. Fortunately, I still have my
previous replacement. put it in and of course it still drips.

any advice gratefully accepted. I'll look on the group for an answer.




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Old March 5th 05, 04:39 AM
Dennis Turner
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On 3/4/2005 9:12 PM or thereabouts, john hawkins appears, somewhat
unbelievably, to have opined:
I bought a price pfister two handle kitchen faucet to please the better
half. I saw that Lowes did not sell parts which gave me concern but
anyway.... I bought it.
Now 9 months later it drips. I bought a new ceramic cartridge (not Lowes)
and installed it. it still drips. Went back to parts supplier. after only
a little cringing and whining, he gave me another one. I checked the seat
area and it appears smooth and flat. Installed the second cartridge. It
STILL drips.

Called a several plumbers, all but one said they don't touch price pfister
"they're junk". Scheduled visit form the one shop who said they'd fix it.
The plumber obviously had never seen a ceramic cartridge. after some playing
around he BROKE the ceramic disk. He left. Fortunately, I still have my
previous replacement. put it in and of course it still drips.

any advice gratefully accepted. I'll look on the group for an answer.


Call them 1-800-PFAUCET

They will make it right under their "Pforever" Warranty program.

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would make them laugh.
Sadly, no pun in ten did.
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Old March 5th 05, 07:34 AM
xrongor
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ive read that if you want a good faucet, get a metal one with the name
embossed (not printed) on it. they dont do that to their cheap models.

randy


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Old March 5th 05, 05:22 PM
John B
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These pfunny pfaucets have earned only my contempt. I must admit my
knowledge of them is probably out-dated. I became a Moen fan decades ago.
So you get to test the PP warranty.

I put Kwik-set locks and Price Pfister in the same category. Bright
marketing and dim value. I put Schlage locks and Moen fixtures in the
opposite category; no marketing but solid value. Not the most expensive,
for sure. But solid, long-term value.

"john hawkins" wrote
any advice gratefully accepted. I'll look on the group for an answer.




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Old March 5th 05, 08:44 PM
Clark Griswold
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"John B" wrote in message
...
These pfunny pfaucets have earned only my contempt. I must admit my
knowledge of them is probably out-dated. I became a Moen fan decades ago.
So you get to test the PP warranty.

I put Kwik-set locks and Price Pfister in the same category. Bright
marketing and dim value. I put Schlage locks and Moen fixtures in the
opposite category; no marketing but solid value. Not the most expensive,
for sure. But solid, long-term value.

"john hawkins" wrote
any advice gratefully accepted. I'll look on the group for an answer.



Kwik-set, Price Pfister and Black and Decker are all the same company. I
ordered replacement parts from Price Pfister a few weeks ago and when it
came the packing list contained all three names.


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Old March 6th 05, 02:02 AM
Philip Lewis
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"Kim" writes:
Its a pretty good company with good products, too bad you had so much
trouble. Give them a toll free call, parts are under warranty but you pay
only for shipping.


I had an in sink soap bottle break on ours a couple years ago.
(the plastic thread section was improperly glued/fused to the
bottle.) When i called them, they sent two replacement bottles, no
charge.

The pfaucet has worked fine for several years now... no drips or
problems.

Give them a call or cisit their website. http://www.pricepfister.com


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Old March 6th 05, 02:25 AM
John McGaw
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john hawkins wrote:
I bought a price pfister two handle kitchen faucet to please the better
half. I saw that Lowes did not sell parts which gave me concern but
anyway.... I bought it.
Now 9 months later it drips. I bought a new ceramic cartridge (not Lowes)
and installed it. it still drips. Went back to parts supplier. after only
a little cringing and whining, he gave me another one. I checked the seat
area and it appears smooth and flat. Installed the second cartridge. It
STILL drips.

Called a several plumbers, all but one said they don't touch price pfister
"they're junk". Scheduled visit form the one shop who said they'd fix it.
The plumber obviously had never seen a ceramic cartridge. after some playing
around he BROKE the ceramic disk. He left. Fortunately, I still have my
previous replacement. put it in and of course it still drips.

any advice gratefully accepted. I'll look on the group for an answer.




You _BOUGHT_? a new cartridge? Why didn't you just ask PF for a free
replacement. The faucet is guaranteed and in my experience they will
send you any replacement parts you ask for with no/few questions asked.

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[Knoxville, TN, USA]
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Old March 6th 05, 02:25 AM
Steve Manes
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On Sat, 05 Mar 2005 03:12:01 GMT, "john hawkins"
wrote:

I bought a price pfister two handle kitchen faucet to please the better
half. I saw that Lowes did not sell parts which gave me concern but
anyway.... I bought it.


Yeah, my girlfriend's brother-in-law is a master plumber and hates
Price-Pfister too. He doesn't care much for Delta either. He was
trying to steer me to Grohe for my kitchen but, damn, those things are
serious $$.

Steve Manes
Brooklyn, NY
http://www.magpie.com/house/bbs
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Old March 7th 05, 03:03 PM
John B
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THAT is remarkable. I didn't know this.

"Clark Griswold" wrote in message
...
"John B" wrote in message
...
These pfunny pfaucets have earned only my contempt. I must admit my
knowledge of them is probably out-dated. I became a Moen fan decades

ago.
So you get to test the PP warranty.

I put Kwik-set locks and Price Pfister in the same category. Bright
marketing and dim value. I put Schlage locks and Moen fixtures in the
opposite category; no marketing but solid value. Not the most

expensive,
for sure. But solid, long-term value.


Kwik-set, Price Pfister and Black and Decker are all the same company. I
ordered replacement parts from Price Pfister a few weeks ago and when it
came the packing list contained all three names.



 




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