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Old 08-27-2010, 08:20 AM   #1
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GE Outlet Online Appliance Store Dishwasher Deal... FAIL!

So, need a dishwasher.. find a killer deal on a discontinued on at geoutletstore.com !

Place my order, pay for installation and delivery... EXHAUSTIVELY check website for restrictions on installation, cuz that's the kind of guy I am, all they say is:
1. Installers can't turn off water supply if it is under your house
2. Local codes might affect installation.

So I check local codes, no restrictions.


THEY CAN NOT INSTALL A DISHWASHER IF YOU HAVE COPPER PIPE PLUMBING.

I am 50 years old, have never lived in a house without copper piping, and have only seen ONE house with PVC plumbing.

So, fair warning if you think of ordering an appliance from them.

(This wins my Stupid Award of 2010.)

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Old 08-27-2010, 08:31 AM   #2
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Oh man! That surely stinks.

My fail for this week was finding a donation/thrift store that would pick up 2 recliners that I am donating. Goodwill, will pick it up but they want to charge me $20 to do it. Salvation Army, their driver has been injured and they won't be doing any pickups until October.

I wouldn't be in such a tizzy if my new furniture wasn't showing up on Saturday and we hadn't traded in the pickup for a Subaru. It's going to be mighty cramped in this place with all the furniture!
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Old 08-27-2010, 04:35 PM   #3
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So, need a dishwasher.. find a killer deal on a discontinued on at geoutletstore.com !

Place my order, pay for installation and delivery... EXHAUSTIVELY check website for restrictions on installation, cuz that's the kind of guy I am, all they say is:
1. Installers can't turn off water supply if it is under your house
2. Local codes might affect installation.

So I check local codes, no restrictions.


THEY CAN NOT INSTALL A DISHWASHER IF YOU HAVE COPPER PIPE PLUMBING.

I am 50 years old, have never lived in a house without copper piping, and have only seen ONE house with PVC plumbing.

So, fair warning if you think of ordering an appliance from them.

(This wins my Stupid Award of 2010.)
Yup, God forbid they hire someone with the basic skills to sweat in a copper fitting...... Makes you wonder, don't it? LOL!
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Old 08-28-2010, 12:17 AM   #4
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So it turns out that this policy isn't unusual...
Lowes and Home Depot both have the same policy....

Makes no difference if you have existing connections from copper to flexible tubing.

SO, I recommend that if you have copper pipe and need ANY appliance connected, that you get pipe insulation, or thin PVC, slit it and cover the copper until the appliance is installed!!!

SEARS has installers with balls who aren't scared of copper!
And they got my business too.. $700 and change worth, simply because they
contract with installers who know their job.
RAH RAH Sears!!!!!!!
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Yeah, and if they were attached to copper plumbing these people STILL WOULDN'T INSTALL.
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Yeah, and if they were attached to copper plumbing these people STILL WOULDN'T INSTALL.
I was not aware of this limitation. It adds $50 to $100 (or maybe more) to the cost of an appliance to hire a plumber.
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I was not aware of this limitation. It adds $50 to $100 (or maybe more) to the cost of an appliance to hire a plumber.

I need the name of your plumber.

When we got the new fridge it was close about $400 for the water hookup.
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I need the name of your plumber.

When we got the new fridge it was close about $400 for the water hookup.
I think the travel time would get you.

When I had my gas dryer hooked up it cost less than $100.
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:08 AM   #10
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Plumber quotes here were around $120 an hour plus parts.
Sad thing is we already have an existing simple male-female connection
for the dishwasher.
Guess we stayed blissfully ignorant because our fridge came from Sears too.
(The restriction extends even to existing fridge water line hook ups.)
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