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Plumbing

  • Pumping and Mucking Out

    After you can gain safe re-entry to a salvageable building damaged in a flood disaster, the first step is to evacuate the water and remove the soggy debris.

     
  • Flooded Boulder Creek

    Pictures and videos of Boulder Creek raging through dowtown Boulder CO on the first day of the September 2013 flood

     
  • One Week Later

    Boulder and 16 other counties in Colorado are still reeling from the disastrous floods that tore through the state during the last week.

     
  • New Orleans Ponders Detention-Pond Approach to Flood Management

    Instead of pumping the water out every time there’s a heavy rain, some New Orleans planners envision a system of occasional wetlands to soak up the extra water.

     
  • Designed for Reliability

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

     
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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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    Q Premier Boiler

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

     
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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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    Residential Condensing Tank

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

     
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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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    Itís Raining Music

    The Moxie Showerhead produces a combination of water and sound

     
  • 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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    Touch-Free Faucet

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

     
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    Tough Mesh

    SlimGuard Gutter Guard installs inside the gutter without caulk or screws

     
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    Seamless Drains

    Lenova has redesigned its stainless steel sinks to eliminate the yuck factor

     
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    Lenox Tubing Mini Cutter

    The Tight Space Tubing Cutter is a knuckle-saver

     
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    Lightning-Safe Gas Pipe

    TracPipe CounterStrike tubing has a conductive jacket that is supposed to help prevent damage from lightning

     
  • Sustainability Expert Reports on Hybrid Water Heaters

    Next-wave DHW heaters offer performance advantages over conventional tankless and storage water heaters but may not make financial sense.

     
 
 
 
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