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post #3796 of 5823
Given the flow rate of modern faucets (very, very low), they sound like a good idea.
post #3797 of 5823
I don't really make much stock or really anything in the volume that would really pay dividends with a pot filler. IMO it's pretty lame to have one if you don't cook like that. I feel the same way about large open burner ranges or anything else that is very utilitarian/commercial.
post #3798 of 5823
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

Given the flow rate of modern faucets (very, very low), they sound like a good idea.

This.

Modern faucets are pretty good at making a spray that feels useful without wasting a ton of water. Unfortunately that also means pots fill slowly. 2.2 gpm is the max allowed in kitchens, but I'd you get a faucet designed for California rules it is more like 1.75 and many even go down to 1.5. Might be even worse if you have low pressure.

I just checked and saw a random moen pot filler rated at 5.5gpm. Filing up my 5.5qt pot for some pasta or vegetables takes almost a minute... A pot filler could do it in seconds. Just compounds with bigger pots.

Not a big deal, but something that would be nice to have and I would consider if I were designing a kitchen.
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I got this one. I like it a lot. Sorry for the crappy photo

post #3800 of 5823
That's a nice faucet!

Went to the kitchen and bath store...my drywall work and paint has expanded into replacing the toilet (???), the shower faucet and the shower head. And we all know how ugly that tile and shower door are going to look after I install these things.

To satisfy curiosity we looked at bath tubs and counters, because, quite frankly, we both know that's happening eventually.
post #3801 of 5823
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

That's a nice faucet!

Went to the kitchen and bath store...my drywall work and paint has expanded into replacing the toilet (???), the shower faucet and the shower head. And we all know how ugly that tile and shower door are going to look after I install these things.

To satisfy curiosity we looked at bath tubs and counters, because, quite frankly, we both know that's happening eventually.

 

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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

That's a nice faucet!

Went to the kitchen and bath store...my drywall work and paint has expanded into replacing the toilet (???), the shower faucet and the shower head. And we all know how ugly that tile and shower door are going to look after I install these things.

To satisfy curiosity we looked at bath tubs and counters, because, quite frankly, we both know that's happening eventually.

               Shower valves are kinda ambitious hope you are handy w/plumbing . I know a lot of tricks so if you run into problems feel free to pm

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Edited by cross22 - 12/4/15 at 6:14pm
post #3803 of 5823
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Originally Posted by englade321 View Post

               Shower valves are kinda ambitious hope you are handy w/plumbing . I know a lot of tricks so if you run into problems feel free to pm

Thank you! Will do!

In a few other areas of the house I've installed flush mount access panels, I may do that in this case as well to make life easier if I ever have to get to the valve again.
Edited by SkinnyGoomba - 11/24/15 at 4:45pm
post #3804 of 5823
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

That's a nice faucet!

Went to the kitchen and bath store...my drywall work and paint has expanded into replacing the toilet (???), the shower faucet and the shower head. And we all know how ugly that tile and shower door are going to look after I install these things.

To satisfy curiosity we looked at bath tubs and counters, because, quite frankly, we both know that's happening eventually.

I feel like through the history of this thread you have done enough work yourself to renovate 2 houses. Impressed with the amount of renovating you are able to do!

post #3805 of 5823
Lol! Thank you!

The major thing with this house, in my opinion, the bones and layout are pretty good, but the finish work was real slap-dash. So I end up putting a lot of time into drywall prep and finish work.
post #3806 of 5823
I bought a full suite of SS kitchen appliances on Friday. Gas range, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator. The sales guy at HD talked me into getting extended warranties on the fridge, range and dishwasher, which I agreed to. The total cost for the 5-year extended warranties was around $300.

What's the consensus on these? Waste of money? I've always felt that way but now I'm questioning it. The appliances are Whirlpool and reliability appears to be pretty good.
post #3807 of 5823
$300 for five years on all of them? Depending on the terms sounds good to me. One service call could eat that up pretty quickly.
post #3808 of 5823
It's on the refrigerator, dishwasher, and range. I know a lot of the newer models have electronics issues and those typically cost hundreds of dollars to fix.

I will kick myself if I cancel the warranties and run into an expensive issue in a few years.
post #3809 of 5823
$300 seems like a cheap 5-year insurance policy If it includes all appliances
post #3810 of 5823
They wouldn't want to sell it to you if it was a good deal. I mean, how much are you going to be using these appliances? When are you even going to move into the house?

Call me old fashioned, but I prefer to get insurance just for things you need insurance for--things you can't afford to replace without it. Appliances ain't that.
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