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  • Online plumbing suppliers

    Any good ones out there?
    Buy cheap, buy twice.

  • #2
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    I used to use Hodes Co.

    Http://www.hodesco.com

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    • #3
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      For minor things it might be practical, but I find it best to get my stock in my own state for the fact that they are approved by the board here.

      I've had to break some bad news to customers who've mail ordered things like gas fixtures or plumbing products that may be ok in other states or countries, but not here.

      If it proves worthwhile on cost with shipping vs stopping by a local, let me know.

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      • #4
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        I over nighted a piece of 4" no hub cast iron and the boss was pissed.

        Who woulda thought $65 for shipping a piece of cast iron?
        Proud To Be Union!!

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        • #5
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          I would only order normal stock stuff, no fixtures, Ballcocks, faucet repair parts, WC repair parts ball valves, fittings, save on gas and time once a week go though trucks and invoices see what you used and what you need, shipping is negligable compared to the hour in the supply house to get parts that you normally stock, not having to deal with oh we ran out of Kohler Flappers this morning, or we dont have close couple kit for that toilet, time is money friends, 10 minutes here 10 minutes there it adds up! Id rather eat the hour of time myself than have to pay out a mechanic at 40 an hour to do it!

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          • #6
            Re: Online plumbing suppliers

            Originally posted by Aaron91 View Post
            I over nighted a piece of 4" no hub cast iron and the boss was pissed.

            Who woulda thought $65 for shipping a piece of cast iron?
            Did it show up cracked too?

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            • #7
              Re: Online plumbing suppliers

              Originally posted by Aaron91 View Post
              I over nighted a piece of 4" no hub cast iron and the boss was pissed.

              Who woulda thought $65 for shipping a piece of cast iron?
              That's a bargain

              I overnighted a piece of 3" ductile iron; cost me twice that

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              • #8
                Re: Online plumbing suppliers

                Originally posted by Aaron91 View Post
                I over nighted a piece of 4" no hub cast iron and the boss was pissed.

                Who woulda thought $65 for shipping a piece of cast iron?


                I dunno if you were serious (I really hope not), I doubt it, but that was funny.

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by glkearns View Post
                  Did it show up cracked too?


                  Even better,


                  Precut at the precise, wrong, length.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Online plumbing suppliers

                    Originally posted by Aaron91 View Post
                    I over nighted a piece of 4" no hub cast iron and the boss was pissed.

                    Who woulda thought $65 for shipping a piece of cast iron?
                    How much would that piece of pipe go for now $35!

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by wrench spinner View Post
                      How much would that piece of pipe go for now $35!
                      A simple 4X3 wye or Tee-wye wiull run around $20-$30, last I recall.

                      Last one I picked up was on the CI stack I posted, not up to digging through reciepts.

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                      • #12
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                        Yeah, I was joking.
                        Proud To Be Union!!

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by aaron91 View Post
                          yeah, i was joking.
                          right :d:d:d
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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by Aaron91 View Post
                            Yeah, I was joking.
                            If you werent your boss should use a different supply house!!!! On a similiar not I had to overnight a 8"x20" ductile iron eccentric reducer once that was close to $150 to overnight via truck freight! The reducer was about $400 though

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                            • #15
                              Re: Online plumbing suppliers

                              Originally posted by Aaron91 View Post
                              I over nighted a piece of 4" no hub cast iron and the boss was pissed.

                              Who woulda thought $65 for shipping a piece of cast iron?
                              Can't tell you how many times I've been chewed out for overnighting things. I try not to sell things that don't have local parts, but sometimes that doesn't work out. What do you tell the dairy farmer when he can't have hot water because AO Smith dealer doesn't stock the gas valve for the water heater they sold them? "Uh, we'll get it here tomorrow for an extra $60"
                              sigpic3:00, I mean 5:00, and work is done. Time to crack a cold one.

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