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Old 07-06-2017, 11:01 PM   #21
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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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KC..... Now that smith has sold out to the LOWES, what heater are you gonna install??? I have to stick with the Plumbers grade RHEEM heaters.... I installed this piece of shi/ bradford white power vent just 6 1/2 years ago and had to remove it today and install a Rheem power vent unit.....

Of course luck would have it that I literally had to gut the room to get the new unit into place .... then the pex broke apart on a rental water softener and I had to re-pipe it too....

I WONT USE BRADFORDS again... this thing had the thermal tank on it and everything but a PRV valve installed to make it last and it still petered out 6 months past the expiration date..... I am so through with them....

I did this one for less money than I should have but I kept the customer happy and will probably be installing a new water softener some day soon




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get ****ing wrekt. Losing your exclusives! Soon Bradford will be going depot!
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I missed that one. We're hear to learn from each other because of our love of the trade and friendship. Of course our priorities are family and our jobs. This guy must not have a family or life outside of Home Craphole. Kinda sad really. Perfect candidate to become a wake and bake staying so stoned he leaves the rest of the world alone.
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KC..... Now that smith has sold out to the LOWES, what heater are you gonna install??? I have to stick with the Plumbers grade RHEEM heaters.... I installed this piece of shi/ bradford white power vent just 6 1/2 years ago and had to remove it today and install a Rheem power vent unit.....

Of course luck would have it that I literally had to gut the room to get the new unit into place .... then the pex broke apart on a rental water softener and I had to re-pipe it too....

I WONT USE BRADFORDS again... this thing had the thermal tank on it and everything but a PRV valve installed to make it last and it still petered out 6 months past the expiration date..... I am so through with them....

I did this one for less money than I should have but I kept the customer happy and will probably be installing a new water softener some day soon




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. I know what you mean mark,Bradford has gone down the drain,junk,but that's about all I can get around here so I have to keep installing them,I can get smiths at winnelson but they are junkier than bw's imo.they are all junk

Where do you get your Raheem heaters at???who sells them besides depot??
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. I know what you mean mark,Bradford has gone down the drain,junk,but that's about all I can get around here so I have to keep installing them,I can get smiths at winnelson but they are junkier than bw's imo.they are all junk

Where do you get your Raheem heaters at???who sells them besides depot??

I dont know where you are located in the country but we have Hughs supply and Winthrop supply selling them in the Indy area.....

In all honesty,,, the Rheem heaters from home depot and the Richmond Rheem heaters from Menards are tolerable, I dont like the honeywell gas valves on them but they still seem to be of much better quality than Smith, Bradford, and American...

We bought a load of Home Depot heaters last summer that were scratched and dented in shipping and have not had a single problem with them....





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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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KC....

I talked to My SMITH dealer in town and they are pretty pissed off about LOWES getting to use the SMITH name on their products....

I asked them if they would warranty parts if someone were to walk in and try to get "hardware store smith parts" directly from them...??

. He tells me that this has already happenned to them with dumbasses showing up with "lowes Smith heaters " and expecting them to bail them out of trouble .....

According to this SMITH supplier , all that has happenned is they have put a WHIRLPOOL heater into a box that says Smith on it......its exactly the same Whirlpool heater and just the name has changed .. the parts are the same ... And they are sub standard parts compaired to what goes on a SMITH water heater

I then asked him if this was deceptive and wont it sort of drag down the Smith name over time once the Whirlpool--Smith heaters begin to fail and they get a bad name ???

This supply house is something that this fellow owns himself and has attempted to build up for well over 15 years now and said he was not very happy about how Smith has pissed in his face and any of this mess that has landed on his doorstep.......f
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