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Old 02-08-2008, 10:24 PM   #1
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New CI Tubs


Do any of you have any particular
brand of CI, 3 wall alcove tubs
that you like, or hate?
Haven't done one since the
glaciers rolled back, but it seems
right for a job I'm looking at now.
Thanks for the thoughts.
(Surely this can't start a flame war?)
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Old 02-08-2008, 10:37 PM   #2
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I've always liked Kohler's. We just installed a 5.5' I really liked. Had a fairly smooth side like a more traditional one.
(Weighed a ton!)


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Old 02-08-2008, 10:42 PM   #3
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Yeah, I hadn't forgotten carrying them yet!
(TG this is a first floor deal)
I thought about Kohler, but I have been
a little less than pleased with some of their
other stuff of late.
Tubs and sinks in CI are another thing though.
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Their faucets, valves, etc. are ok. They just have a PITA habit of coming out with new products and not being able to deliver them on time. They put them in the catalog and magazines before they can get them to you in a decent lead time.

When their SOK tub first came out, we installed one of the first in the country. They made a special floor mount filler to go with the line, which was ordered at the same time.

Long story short, we got the tub 3 months before the filler. The filler was a new design, too--but they were selling it before they even had code approval on it. Once we got it, the first one had a crooked stand-off.

Was this one:

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Old 02-08-2008, 11:03 PM   #5
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I've had customer service "issues" with some faucets.
Some missing parts, and not very impressive
performance from some of their toilets.
Just enough stuff to kind of put me off.
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The worst for high end fixtures I've run across is Lacava. Their stuff is beautiful--but really poorly engineered. Their installation docs are also poor.

The best: anything German. Grohe stuff is built like a luxury car. Their 3/4" thermostatic shower valves are amazingly well made. Well machined and well thought out. Of course, you pay for it.
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The worst for high end fixtures I've run across is Lacava. Their stuff is beautiful--but really poorly engineered. Their installation docs are also poor.

The best: anything German. Grohe stuff is built like a luxury car. Their 3/4" thermostatic shower valves are amazingly well made. Well machined and well thought out. Of course, you pay for it.
Ya gotta love anybody that
puts their plumbing parts in
velvet bags!
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