|Posted by Kathy M. on April 18, 2002 at 16:08:57:|
|In response to Re: Ever hear of a Pegasus brand faucet?|
: : : I was just looking at these fixtures last night. I have been trying to find a manufactuer's web page or any other info on the web. Also saw them at the Home Depot store but not on their website.
: : : Anyone have a website for Pegasus?
: : I don't have a website for them, but according to Home Depot it is an "up-scale" faucet made for them. The address shown on the Pegasus carton is an Atlanta address and is Home Depot's home office. I want to buy
: : I looked at Moen and Delta DON'T say that their cartridges are ceramic. I think it's Delta who says is that they have washerless valves. Their label reads that they have stainless steel washers (or was it valves?
: : I wish I knew more about them. I compared discounted prices at a builder's heating and plumbing store for Kohler brushed chrome faucets against the Pegasus faucets: Six Kohler bathroom fixtures: $1,162. Six Pegasus
: : I've tried Epinions.com and couldn't get any info on Pegasus there. There was negative comment posted on this site, but their opinion wasn't based on an experience with the product from what I could tell.
: : Signed - Unhappy in McHenry
: : If anyone else out there has any information, PLEEEASE post your experience. Who can blame me for wanting to save $410?
: : My name is Bill Maier I have been a Plumber in the Northwest for about 25 years. My Wife just came home from a ladies show and had picked up some brochures from the Home Depot table. In the brocher was a faucet from Pegasus and she asked me what it was. I told her I hadn't seen it before but would go on the internet and find out, thats when I came upon your nice fokes. From my experience places like the Home Depot are making deals with very large plumbing fixture manufacturers like Moen, American Standard, Kholer etc. And having these fixtures made exclusively for them by these companies with their own unique name. I see this happing more and more often. First the Pros: 1) Less expensive than the better known big named products. 2) I haven't seen one personaly but I have installed literally 10's of thousands of faucets over the years and curently do a lot of design and fixture recomendations for a lot of clients and it is probably a fine faucet. 3) It is a plesent looking faucet. Cons: 1) If you ever need to do repairs on this faucet and call a plumber or do it yourself - finding the parts you need will just about be impossible and you will have to bring it back to Home Depot and have it replaced in its entirety which will take more time and cost more money as compared to the service plumber who carries parts on his truck for the better known faucet companys. 2) Well made backed by Home depot and the faucet company both. Well, after 25 years of experience I could go on and on about plumbing but I got 5 kids and a beautiful wife that I need to get back to. So on a scale of 1-10, 10 being very good in all areas: looks, quality, price, servicabilty etc. I would rank these few faucets as follows.
We have been in the plumbing business in midwestern Minnesota since 1980. We have sixteen field employees, half of them being plumbers. Two of our plumbers were installing a homeowners fixtures, today, and lo and behold some of them were Pegasus. They came back from the job and asked if we had ever heard of them. They commented that they looked nice but took twice as long to install...and forget about getting repair parts...Bill, obviously our plumbers, agree with you. The down and dirty is price isn't everything...better start looking at serviceability and convenience down the road...
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