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No luck with 3" Duravent pellet appliance adapter. How does it fit? - Answer found! Unbelieveble!!

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Don2222, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. chamas

    chamas Member

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    I wonder if this difference is not so much simple plain sloppy workmanship but more related to the planned quality differences mandated by the big box stores (and Walmart) buyers mandating lower prices from suppliers, even if it means lower quality goods in the same packaging! Snapper (lawnmowers) for one, wouldn't take the bait.

    IOW, the big stores specify lower quality products that look like the better ones, to sell at lower prices.

    http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/102/open_snapper.html

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  2. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Because they all read posts #6 & #7 and didn't need to go any further. :cheese:
  3. yooper81

    yooper81 Member

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    You are absolutely correct! My bad. Realized that today while cleaning. Sorry for the mis-info....
  4. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    I agree, maybe we are victims of the Walmart effect.
    If Lowes pays less for each batch, then they have to put less material in each order to break even!!
  5. TLHinCanada

    TLHinCanada Feeling the Heat

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    I got to ask, you returned the fitting that you crimped? If you did you don't have brass you got titanium.
  6. xraycer

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    Worst scenario is that they say no. Obviously, this is a legitimate issue, so no guilt what's so ever. They're not going to risk losiing a customer for $12. Now, that you found the issue, Don, I hope you bring this to the attention of the store manager. This might help save the next for slob the headache.

    Funny story. I worked at Sears for many years during my high school and college years(early 90's). One time, an older gentleman brought in a box fan because he said it doesn't work any more. The fan was worn, had plenty of rust.............and was factory painted avocado green (for anyone that doesn't know, avocado green was the rage color in the 70's). My manager gave him a store credit. Now, those are balls of titanium.

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