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Old 12-13-2011, 09:59 PM   #1
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I installed 4 Delta 3 piece lav faucets today. They all had cheap crappy plastic pop-ups. No changing for a good one from the truck because they wanted bronze. Out of the four boxes I was missing handle set screws for one and the bolts for the stem in another. Is this the norm?
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No! I like Delta pop ups. The nice chrome plated brass ones. Not the cheap plastic ones that come with the Box Store Delta faucets.
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I installed 4 Delta 3 piece lav faucets today. They all had cheap crappy plastic pop-ups. No changing for a good one from the truck because they wanted bronze. Out of the four boxes I was missing handle set screws for one and the bolts for the stem in another. Is this the norm?
Have you had to cut one of the stainless TP's? I have about 2 dozen of the brass TP's put back.
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I installed 4 Delta 3 piece lav faucets today. They all had cheap crappy plastic pop-ups. No changing for a good one from the truck because they wanted bronze. Out of the four boxes I was missing handle set screws for one and the bolts for the stem in another. Is this the norm?
Did you get it at lowes or at a wholesale supply house????
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Did you use plumbers putty to install?
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I installed 4 Delta 3 piece lav faucets today. They all had cheap crappy plastic pop-ups. No changing for a good one from the truck because they wanted bronze. Out of the four boxes I was missing handle set screws for one and the bolts for the stem in another. Is this the norm?




Doesn't it just burn you up?......

My pet peeve is the faucets don't come with brass supply line nuts anymore; they think everybody uses flex supply lines.
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I did not buy them, the outfit I was working for is a restoration company. They might have got it at a lowes or HD. I was surprised by the cheapness of them.

Yes putty, sorry for all those I offended but I did use sillycone around the stool.

They provide brass nuts in the luxury line brand my supply house sells, the pop=ups are brass also.

The whole job was a PITA wood glued under the marble tops made it to thick to install faucets. Galvanized all over mixed with copper. Painters underfoot ******** about plumbers underfoot.

Glad I don't do new install stuff.
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I did not buy them, the outfit I was working for is a restoration company. They might have got it at a lowes or HD. I was surprised by the cheapness of them.

Yes putty, sorry for all those I offended but I did use sillycone around the stool.

They provide brass nuts in the luxury line brand my supply house sells, the pop=ups are brass also.

The whole job was a PITA wood glued under the marble tops made it to thick to install faucets. Galvanized all over mixed with copper. Painters underfoot ******** about plumbers underfoot.

Glad I don't do new install stuff.
That's ur problem. It's not contractor grade!! I love to do new install. I hate service!!
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Honestly, when I first ran into the plastic Delta assemblies I disliked them just because they looked liked Fisher Price. Now I prefer them. They install alot quicker once you do a hundred or so.

I'm with you on the supply nuts not coming with alot of faucets. We now keep a dozen on the truck at all times. We still use compression stops with poly supply tubes. Can't afford to use braided SS.
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Honestly, when I first ran into the plastic Delta assemblies I disliked them just because they looked liked Fisher Price. Now I prefer them. They install alot quicker once you do a hundred or so.

I'm with you on the supply nuts not coming with alot of faucets. We now keep a dozen on the truck at all times. We still use compression stops with poly supply tubes. Can't afford to use braided SS.

Those things are giving a apt hell right now, they are getting a HUD refurb and they are not supposed to have any plastic supply lines. I told them I could replace them all.... for a low low fee of course.
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