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Old 04-12-2017, 10:08 AM   #1
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This is a big slap in the face to the wholesalers and Plumbers that helped make AO Smith what it is today. I no longer install or service AO Smith. My service agreement has been terminated. #boycott


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What are you doing in a Lowes anyway?

I've run into the counter guys at box stores, always good laughs!

A former employer of mine knew the old man at A.O. Smith way back in the day. They made a good product once upon a time.
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So who is left......Rheem is also big box and isnt AOSmith and State one and the same...maybe there is a separation....Home depot sells a ss tank westinghouse I think with lifetime tank warranty and 12 years on parts for under $800 including tax.....not a bad price......fortunately there is more to plumbing than heater sales
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So who is left......Rheem is also big box and isnt AOSmith and State one and the same...maybe there is a separation....Home depot sells a ss tank westinghouse I think with lifetime tank warranty and 12 years on parts for under $800 including tax.....not a bad price......fortunately there is more to plumbing than heater sales

There is more to it but having a 20-30% markup and being able to get the best tanks when a homeowner can't makes a big difference. And let's be real, I can void a warranty on almost every single install I come across. Warranties from big. I big companies don't mean ****.



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Hey, dip ****, learn how to read! Follow directions!
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Your 10 minute break is over, put your orange or blue apron back on and finish collecting carts in the parking lot.

Theres a spill in the mens room, someone threw up and crapped all over the toilet stall ......

Now go get your bucket and mop and do the job you are best suited for..... LOSER




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From another thread.........

I have heard that Lowes pushed for this because their reputation has gone to hell because of the
whirlpool fiasco over the past 15 years... They were sick and tired of this mess that has played out
right in their stores... Its like someone took a huge dump right in the water heater isle of their stores..and the STINK just wont go away .......

I am gonna buy a Smith from Lowes and get a Smith from my local plumbing supplier and I am gonna break them apart to see if they actually are the same..

I am willing to bet that the Smith from the plumbing supply house will be a much higher grade
of water heater versus what they are dumping in LOWES and claiming to be Smiths....

I would bet that the LOWES --Smith heater is gonna be a Whirlpool heater with a Smith decal on it.
basically the same old crap with a new label on it.......

this could be a whole new mess for lowes to deal with if they have not actually up-graded the
quality of the heater itself...

Inquiring minds want to know


I got a couple of whirlpool heaters in the scrap yard right now that
you cannot get parts for that are only about 5 years old... I dont think
their will be any huge differences between the old Whilrpools and the Smiths...... so my guess is the Smith name will start to smell bad too...
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Who knows how many deaths will be saved with an onslaught of handy hacks installing heaters.

Don't get me wrong, Home Depot has the best deal on rags!
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If you knew anything about those stores and their procedures you wouldn't sleep at night unless you happen to have no care about other people's safety and welfare.

What you are guilty of is ignorance. Ignorance is not an excuse for murder! When a family dies due to your practices I sincerely hope you serve the exact amount of life sentences for every single person you kill!

There is an honest way of making a living, and there are scumbaggs like you who have no consideration for your fellow man. Just as long as you get that check cut.

Delete this dangerous mother****er from this site before his dealings can possibly be tied to PZ!
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