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Plumbing & Electrical

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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

     
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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.

     
  • Hallway Outlets

    What are the rules for eletrical outlets in hallways?

     
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    Touch-Free Faucet

    Waving an object beneath the Sensate's spout turns it on and off

     
  • Owens Corning is scrambling to remedy a manufacturing problem that has caused some of its EcoTouch batts to give off a strong and persistent ¬burnt sugar® smell.

    "Overbaked" Fiberglass Batts Linked to Odor Problem

    Owens-Corning looks to better quality control to deal with a strong-smelling batt problem

     
  • Patching for Smaller Recessed Lights

    Tips about patching holes in drywall to accept smaller-diameter recessed fixtures

     
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    Deck Mounting a Photovoltaic System (Subscriber content)

    With the right design, installation is straightforward and payback time is shorter than ever

     
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    Bath-Fan Switch

    The DewStop switch turns the fan on or off in response to humidity and dew-point levels

     
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    Anticipating Price Fluctuations (Subscriber content)

    Contractors need to allow for material and labor price increases that may occur after they submit a quote

     
  • Air Sealing Recessed Lights

    Even when equipped with the most efficient bulbs, can lights are a major source of undetected air leakage in most homes.

     
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    Tough Mesh

    SlimGuard Gutter Guard installs inside the gutter without caulk or screws

     
 
 
 
 
JLC Field Guide to Decking