Monday, January 19, 2009

Product Review Danco replacement Cartridge

        About 4 months ago I purchased a Danco replacement 88675 Cartridge for a Moen "Posi-Temp" bathtub faucet.  After 9 years in the house the original Moen had started leaking and I had to replace it.  Home Depot had mostly Danco replacement cartridge and only had one Original Moen 1222 which was a bit over $10 more.  I was short on money and the Home Depot guy said the Danco's work fine.  4 months later (a month after the 90 day return window..)  the replacement started leaking and when I would turn it on rust would run out of it for a few minutes. This is supposed to be plastic and brass parts so there shouldn't be any thing in it to rust!

        Today I had to turn the water off after taking a shower this morning and it was almost running a stream of HOT water in the off position..  I went to Home Depot this evening which is just down the road from my house and purchased the Moen part.

        The difference between the two is the Moen part is manufactured in the US of imported parts, probably Canada and Mexico.  The Danco part is made in China..  They also make replacement knobs which is all Home Depot had and they suck as well, they don't fit on the shaft securely and have a lot of play.

        If you have some basic mechanical skills and tools it isn't that hard to change the cartridge.   They give you a tool to twist it out.  One difference is the Moen part came with a little capsule of lubricant to put on the O rings of the unit where the Danco part didn't.  I repair complex sewing machines for a living so a faucet isn't something I know a lot about but isn't something that's over my head to attempt.  I also have two associate degrees in Automotive and Diesel technology and Computer and Electronics from almost 20 years.


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Why Are WE Bankrupt ?


Informative, and mind boggling!
You think the war in Iraq is costing us too much?

Read this: Boy, was I confused. I have been hammered with the propaganda that it is the Iraq war and the war on terror that is bankrupting us. I now find that to be RIDICULOUS. (I wasn't pretty much knew all this, just not the numbers, Scott)

I hope the following 14 reasons are forwarded over and over again until they are read so many times that the reader gets sick of reading them. I also have included the URL's for verification of all the following facts.

1. $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year by state governments. Verify at:

2. $2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens. Verify at:

3. $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens.. Verify at:

4. $12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English! Verify at:

5. $17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies. Verify at

6. $3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens. Verify at:

7. 30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens. Verify at:

8. $90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for Welfare & social services by the American taxpayers. Verify at:

9. $200 Billion dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal aliens. Verify at:

10. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that's two and a half times that of white non-illegal aliens. In particular, their children, are going to make a huge additional crime problem in the US Verify at:

11. During the year of 2005 there were 4 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens that crossed our Southern Border also, as many as 19,500 illegal aliens from Terrorist Countries. Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth, heroin and marijuana, crossed into the U. S from the Southern border. Verify at: Homeland Security Report:

12. The National policy Institute, estimated that the total cost of mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion or an average cost of between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period.' Verify at:

13. In 2006 illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittances to their countries of origin. Verify at:

14. 'The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One million sex crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants In The United States .' Verify at: The total cost is a whopping $ 338.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR.

Are we THAT stupid? If this doesn't bother you then just delete the message. If, on the other hand, it does raise the hair on the back of your neck, I hope you forward it to every legal resident in the country including every elected representative in Washington , D.C. - five times a week for as long as it takes to restore some semblance of intelligence in our policies and enforcement thereof.

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