Galaxy Tool Supply - Ticor Sinks

wishiwasinozJanuary 28, 2013

Does anyone know if Galaxy Tool Supply is still in business? Their web site was up until a few days ago. Also, when you call, it says they are closed, but gives their hours as if they should be open.

The last couple of days it's had the following message on the web site:
"Thank you for visiting! We are currently performing scheduled maintenance and updates on the website.

We will be back online to serve you within 15 minutes to an hour.

Thank you for your patience!"

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psyohe

I have been trying to get them too.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 5:09PM
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lydiaf

Same issue here with trying to reach Galaxy's website.

Additionally, I have been trying to find Ticor sinks elsewhere. They are listed as "out of stock" or "back order, no ETA" on several sites: build.com, bluebath, zigsby's.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 2:29PM
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minty19

Try mainfaucet.com

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 2:45PM
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writersblock

Overstock sometimes has them.

EDIT But I just checked and they don't have any right now, either.

This post was edited by writersblock on Tue, Jan 29, 13 at 16:33

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 4:21PM
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lydiaf

It appears that Ticor and GTS may be defunct, or at least not available to be contacted at this point.

Sorry to hear that since so many GW's had such great experiences. But at this point, even if I found a Ticor sink available, I'd be hesitant to purchase...since the lifetime warranty doesn't seem to be so lifetime?

So back to the drawing board.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 12:42AM
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ak0402

Oh that's too bad about Ticor and Galaxy Tool Supply!

Check out Kraus stainless steel sinks. 16-gauge, come with sink grid and drain strainer. Kraus faucets are supposed to be good too (I don't have one, but I've read that on this forum). The website I am linking always has a coupon for some percentage off, varying bet. 5% and 15%.

Here is a link that might be useful: Kraus Stainless Steel Sinks

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 8:31AM
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lydiaf

@akchicago, why thank you for taking the trouble to send that along, much appreciated.

I had narrowed down my search to Ticor, Artisan and Kraus. (The sink will be a secondary pantry/mud room sink, looking for relatively deep (10"), 16 gauge, 21X17-ish range and not-quite-so-zero radius). So Kraus is high on my list and my decision date is looming.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 9:38PM
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aliris19

I've been wondering about Galaxy too.

I have and love my Kraus sink. If you live in a lead-faucet-concerned state (e.g., California), you might find yourself out of compliance with a Kraus faucet. And if you care about these things, you might care about it no matter where you live. It's something I would look into before buying a Kraus faucet -- you can call them and they'll tell you what's up with their lead compliance.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 9:43PM
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lydiaf

Thank you aliris19. Not in California, but lead is always something to be watchful of.

Fortunately my search is strictly for the sink. The faucet has already been acquired.

So sink search narrowed to Kraus and Artisan. Thanks much for your input on Kraus, that helps alot.

This post was edited by 3blackdogs on Tue, Nov 25, 14 at 14:09

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 10:59PM
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ak0402

Actually, most of the Kraus faucets are lead-compliant. It will say it on the listing. I think there are just two in Kraus' entire line of faucets that are not compliant.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 8:43AM
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buildinva

I was wondering about Galaxy too...

    Bookmark   April 19, 2013 at 8:36PM
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twbradford

I believe C-Tech is the same as Ticor. I have the C-Tech sink.

You can see the sinks here: http://www.c-tech-i.com/

    Bookmark   May 5, 2013 at 3:18PM
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dennisforman

Galaxy Tool Supply website has been down for more than 3 months so I am pretty sure they are out of business. If you are looking for Ticor sinks there are a few sellers that are still selling them. Maybe left over inventory. I know Mainfaucet.com has some Ticor sinks listed on their website. I myself bought a Ruvati sink and am quite happy with it.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2013 at 9:19PM
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curlycue

Hi, I just purchased a Ticor sink from a vendor called "squaresinks" on ebay.

They told me that Ticor was not out of business but some of their vendors are.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2013 at 11:42AM
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kobitools

Ticor sinks have a new distributor in the USA now. Kobi Tools

www.kobitools.com

This post was edited by kobitools on Thu, Jan 2, 14 at 11:09

    Bookmark   November 11, 2013 at 7:18PM
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marti8a

That's good to know. I had great service from Galaxy Tool Supply when I bought my sink.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2013 at 2:28PM
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CertifiedKitchDesign

Unfortunately Ticor is out of business now. There may be a few sinks floating around on eBay. I've been using Bella and Ellis stainless steel undermount sinks and have been very happy with them. They are mostly 16 guage, but they do offer a few in 18 guage. The few times I've had questions, they answered their phones and were able to help me. Here is picture of one that I use quite often for my clients. It's a standard double bowl 16 gauge sink.

Here is a link that might be useful: Bella and Ellis at Stainless-Sink.com

    Bookmark   November 25, 2014 at 1:35PM
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