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    Surface protection; mold fighters; accessibility; efficient lighting

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    Plumber's Worst Nightmare: A Five-Ton Tub

    Architects like Roger Hopkins. Carpenters and electricians like him, too. But plumbers? They hate him. It's not that they don't appreciate his stone benches and garden sculpture — but they're the ones who have to install the sinks and tubs he carves from giant boulders.

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    Remodeling for Aging In Place

    Aesthetics and safety go hand-in-hand in thoughtful barrier-free design.

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    Kitchen & Bath

    Cooktops; jetted tubs

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    Kitchen & Bath

    Jetted tubs; range hoods

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    Kitchen & Bath

    Shower spas; microwave ovens

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    Retrofitting a Multihead Shower

    Retrofitting a multihead shower; shower enclosures; refrigerators

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    High-Tech Countertop Templating

    High-tech countertop templating; jetted tubs; undercounter appliances

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    Refinishing a Bathtub

    Spray-on refinishing can be a practical alternative to tearing out an unsightly but structurally sound tub or shower unit.

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    An Invisible Tile Access Panel

    Installing and tiling a whirlpool tub often means undoing someone else's work. A veteran tile contractor tells how he copes with sequence problems and provides future access to the pump.

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