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    I am looking to purchase faucets for bathroom sink and shower, as well as kitchen. Does anyone have experience with Danze? Are Toto faucets as superior as Toto toilets? Is it worth the extra $$$ to buy a stylish Grohe kitchen faucet? Lots to research in a short time. I appreciate any advice!

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    Master Plumber Redwood's Avatar
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    There are many faucets better than a Danze and not many that are worse...

    Toto Brass is probably better than their toilets...
    Usually difficult to find in stock...

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    Danze is made by the same chinese company which makes Glacier Bay for HD, just costs more!

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    Jimbo, you either did Danze a diservice or Glacier Bay a ginormous service.
    I just post cuz I like to see my avatar.

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    It's the same junk...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redwood View Post
    It's the same junk...
    I was at Ferguson the other day and noticed they where pushing Pro-Flo Faucets. My god I cannot believe a plumbing supply house selling junk. They are also pushing Pro-Flo pumps which make Flotec look good.

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    Prolly the same chinese junk with a different label on it...

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    Danze is a everyone as said, an import and inexpensive but known for their high style. As with most things you get what you pay for. As far as Grohe, I have the "Bridgeford" and think it is great and well worth the money. It replaced a POS Kohler that after just 2 years wouldnt reseat itself after pulling it out and the button that controlled the flow from stream to spray only worked intermitantly. The same folks that would tell you to not buy a Danze would tell you to buy Kohler because of its perceived quality and obviously I wouldnt waste my money ever buying another Kohler product. As for Toto I have 2 of their toilets but was unaware they made faucets. If they are equivalent to the quality of their toilets then they are a buy regardless of price.

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    What about KWC faucets? I've got a "Domo" model that's 9 years old and the lever is beginning to stick. Can't figure out how to fix it so I may have to replace it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotpeter View Post
    What about KWC faucets? I've got a "Domo" model that's 9 years old and the lever is beginning to stick. Can't figure out how to fix it so I may have to replace it.
    Everytime I have met a KWC facet it was the begining of a bad day...
    Of course I passed on the bad day to the customer in the form of a bill.

    IMHO KWC SUX!
    Last edited by Redwood; 05-02-2009 at 04:46 PM.

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    KWC is the biggest manufacturer of faucets in the world. IF you can find a dealer, you can probably order parts for it. I haven't looked on-line for them and have no idea how well they stock parts. You'll probably have to order it. One of the plumbing supply houses here carries them. They're bigger in Europe than here.
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    I found a local dealer and they had the part I needed in stock. 60+ bucks and an a couple of hours of working by the braile method and the faucet is working fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadnashua View Post
    KWC is the biggest manufacturer of faucets in the world. .

    I am surprised if that is true. Globe Union makes Danze, Glacier Bay, much Pegasus, Seasons, Gerber, and god only knows what other on- and off- brands.

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