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Faucet knock-offs

so 3 years ago a "help" organization paid to install a nice new built-in shower to replace his old tub on feet. The job was contracted to an "out of towner" handyman with no qualifications.<BR>The taps started to leak, so he called the original fellow, no call back, he went through 5 plumbers(including me) who could not find any parts.<BR>Long story short, I had to cut-open the wall and use the Moen renovation plate to put in a product more common to most plumbers,,, when will people learn!<BR><BR>The only markings on this is CCF- Taiwan,, tough to believe but they do have a <A HREF="http://www.mayfair-hardware.com/company-profile.htm"> website. </A><BR>Go figure!<BR><BR>Dave

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  • TimcoTimco Posts: 2,927Member


    Well, it sure looks like a Moen! Likely bought at a flea market!

    Tim
    Technical Support Manager, HTP Comfort Solutions.
  • Leo G_102Leo G_102 Posts: 11Member
    I like the line

    on their webpage - "CSA quality"

    Not quite CSA certified! LMFAROTFP!
  • kevin_60kevin_60 Posts: 38Member


    Its not just handymen with knockoffs. Its designers with high end crap. Some have no names on them, with no paperwork for faucet im not going to spin my wheels tracking down parts. They have to look or i change the faucet. I had a customer last week with paperwork on faucet, a $800 faucet. The company is out of business,noone has parts. Its now in my scrap pile.
  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Posts: 10,638Member
    I'm not sure

    whether knock-off faucets (or other bits) are worse or knock-off repair parts. There is a company which used to make very good mid-range faucets. But they do need repair now and again. Try to get decent quality repair parts these days -- forget it. Grrr...
    Jamie



    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.



    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-Mclain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Posts: 10,638Member
    I'm not sure

    whether knock-off faucets (or other bits) are worse or knock-off repair parts. There is a company which used to make very good mid-range faucets. But they do need repair now and again. Try to get decent quality repair parts these days -- forget it. Grrr...
    Jamie



    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.



    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-Mclain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
  • The Boiler Dr.The Boiler Dr. Posts: 163Member
    THe minute differences

    in knock off products are so subtle that consumers and unfortunately contractors are easily snared in to a lowest price mind set. As the old saying goes "pay me now or pay me later!"
  • Dan C.Dan C. Posts: 248Member


    Watertown Supply in Watertown MA. I have never not been able to get a part from them.

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