What Type of Local Retail Stores Sell Plumbing Supplies?


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Plumbing supplies are available from local plumbing supply stores such as Aurora Plumbing and Pacific Plumbing in Seattle, Washington, from hardware stores such as Ace Hardware and TruValue, and from big box home improvement stores such as Lowe's and Home Depot. Ace Hardware and TruValue have locations across the United States, most of which are locally owned and operated. Lowe's and Home Depot also run national chains with stores that stock plumbing supplies for homeowners and contractors.

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The range of plumbing supplies sold by each Ace Hardware or TruValue store depends on the size of the store and the product focus of that particular store. Typically, all hardware stores carry at least some plumbing supplies including pipes, tools, fittings and some fixtures. Since the stores are locally owned, product decisions are made by local owners or managers to meet their market demand.

Lowe's and Home Depot carry tools, pipes, fittings, fixtures and other plumbing supplies in all locations nationwide. These large box stores are designed to be similar from one location to another, and typically each store stocks a similar product selection to all others. Local stores that specialize in plumbing supplies vary in product availability and specialization but typically carry at least the same basic plumbing supplies as the box stores with a broader selection of specialty items.

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