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Old 07-23-2011, 10:13 AM
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That is 100% correct. HD will tell manufacturers what they are willing to pay. Many manufacturers will import a knockoff of it just for HD. Found that one out the hard way with a kitchen faucet, that leaked right out of the box. A import knockoff with a Delta tag on it.
May be the "same" product, but the part number is different. Not all of HD products are made specifically for them. If you want the same product as you would get from a small distributor, then verify the part numbers are the same.
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Old 07-23-2011, 11:06 AM
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Dana, did you consider on-demand tankless heaters? They're substantially more up front but I put one in a couple of years ago and with a 15y/o daughter that likes to take showers "until the hot water runs out" my gas bill went down by almost 50%. It was worht it for us anyway though, to have hot water to take our own showers after she finally decided to get out of hers. You can't put a price on no more cold showers.
I actually did think of that. I started a thread in the Off Topic area (yeah, who posts there right?). There were a few factors that swayed me. Up front cost, my GF and I have never run out of hot water here but partly because it's a 50 gallon tank instead of 40, access for the tank is very limited as it is, he even had to take out a 1" gas line that ran directly in front of the tank - vertically, and we have hard water here at the house. I don't like drinking the water out of the faucet as it tastes odd. I read that hard water is rough on the tankless. I had two of the three plumbers advise against it. We really did consider it though.

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Old 07-23-2011, 11:27 AM
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Off Topic forums are for losers
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Old 07-23-2011, 11:30 AM
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Looks like we both have a big "L" on our foreheads then
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Old 07-23-2011, 04:26 PM
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We've got high calcium content in our water and I was worried about scale from it but so far we've been good. I think one of the advantages is that when the water is hot it's running so it doesn't get as much time for the mineral deposits to build up. I read the same stuff you did about them not liking hard water but we've been fine so far.
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:19 PM
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someone said it...but the monies not in the mark up, its in the labor......
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Old 07-23-2011, 08:40 PM
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someone said it...but the monies not in the mark up, its in the labor......
Do it right and it's in both.
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Old 07-24-2011, 02:38 AM
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Do it right and it's in both.
yes sir.....thats what she said........
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:00 AM
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Do it right and it's in both.
Thats the way I see it. I worked for just labor in my framing days. Not bad money , but it has a ceiling. Although I suppose one could say this buss does too.
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