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Plumbing & Electrical

  • Designed for Reliability

    Rinnai’s Ultra Series condensing tankless water heater puts the heat exchanger on the bottom

     
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    LED Lighting Essentials (Subscriber content)

    Here's what you need to know to choose the right bulb

     
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    Wall-Outlet Toilet

    The two-piece Riose toilet is designed for retrofits where the floor won’t accommodate a drain pipe

     
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    Garage Ventilator

    This 7-cfm continuous-exhaust fan goes on the floor and ducts to the outside

     
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    Q Premier Boiler

    A 132,000-Btu boiler and a 24-gallon charged indirect hot-water tank in one compact unit

     
  • Cuomo Presses for Long Island Power Authority Overhaul

    With the words “LIPA is broken,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has started a legislative push to hand the power company’s operations over to New Jersey-based Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG).

     
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    PEX Alternative

    Zurn Pex hy-PE-RTube is flexible, so it can be made to lie flat during installation

     
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    Deck Lights

    Fiberon's Accent Lights are recessed into the deck surface

     
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    Residential Condensing Tank

    Rheem's High-Efficiency Condensing PDV Water Heater uses high-efficiency condensing technology

     
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    Bulblike LED

    The Advanced Light LED has the same look and temperature as a traditional incandescent bulb

     
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    Hot Water Piping (Subscriber content)

    In this letter, a reader explains his design for hot-water systems

     
  • Maryland Stormwater Fees: A “Tax On Rain”?

    Maryland communities are are charging property owners a yearly fee based on stormwater runoff, and attracting attention in the national press.

     
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    Smart Dimmer

    Levitonís Decora SureSlide Dimmer provides full-range dimming for incandescent and dimmable LED and CFL lamps

     
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    Itís Raining Music

    The Moxie Showerhead produces a combination of water and sound

     
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    Fluorescent Replacement

    Larson Electronicsí 4-foot LED T-Series style bulb replaces the companyís T8 and T12 fluorescents

     
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    GE Home Generator System

    This compact unit gives small and medium-sized homes enough power to run essential circuits when the grid goes down

     
  • Efficient Hot-Water Piping (Subscriber content)

    Smarter layouts and right-sized pipes save time, water, and energy

     
  • Floods Overwhelm Sewer Plant in Hull, Massachusetts

    Authorities aren’t sure why a sewer plant in Hull, Massachusetts, flooded and broke down last week, forcing operators to spill untreated sewage into the ocean.

     
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    Quiet Exhaust Fan

    NuToneís LPN80 produces just one sone of noise and fits in a 2x4 wall

     
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    Wind- and Solar-Powered Generator (Subscriber content)

    Batteries that are recharged by solar panels and a wind generator supply DC power to an inverter, which converts it to AC power.

     
 
 
 
JLC Field Guide to Decking