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Re: update

Plastics aren't all bad; the faucet works fine, it just couldn't stand up to chemicals sitting on them. If I hadn't purchased the automatic shower cleaner, I might never have known and it would never have mattered. What bothers me is that the the plumber didn't give me a choice or explain what he was installing.

I have had it to HERE with disreputable construction people. The plumber ( a different one) that the insurance company hired to repair my bathroom years ago didn't bother to secure the toilet properly, most likely knowing it would be a couple of years before problems would become evident. The guy I hired to build my porch dumped the wood in my driveway and never returned. You've all heard of the kitchen disaster. And the windows.

But there are good ones too. When my humidifier stopped working 2 yrs ago I called the company that installed it. The visit took the guy 10 minutes, the replacement valve (in his truck) was covered under warranty, but not the labor. The labor was $200. Now the humidifier stopped again and I asked my neighbor for a reference. The guy came over Cmas weekend, repaired the humidifier, checked the furnace while he was at it, cleaned a few things on it and charged me $70.

neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Zemuly Sanders" <zemuly@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 8:11 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] update

Good grief, Kitty.  At least you Johnson is a reputable company.  I was
just horrified to find that every fixture in my house (including the
gutters) was made of plastic!  I have managed to replace most of them.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 5:36 PM
Subject: [CHAT] update

Not that you'd care but...
In early Sept I wrote asking if anyone used the Scrubbing Bubble Automatic
Shower Cleaner.  Donna said  she didn't like it, but I got it anyway.
I've used it for 4 months now and it does a pretty good job, not great,
but sortof worthwhile.  This morning I looked at the bathtub faucet
(installed 5 yrs ago), and it is starting to corrode. I called SE Johnson
and asked about any corrosive ingredients.  They checked the msds and
tests that had been done on various metals and, in a very polite way, they
explained that the faucet that worthless plumber installed was cheap.
They are sending me a check for the cost of the faucet.

Everything that plumber touched on this house has gone bad quickly -
outside spigots, half bath toilet, and now the bath faucet.  I tapped it
and it sounds/feels like plastic with a thin chrome coating.

neIN, Zone 5
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