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Plumbing

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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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    Rotating Shower

    The FlipSide showerhead rotates to deliver four different sprays

     
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    Flex-Drain Expandable Drain Pipe

    Flex-Drain holds its shape like a giant bendy straw, eliminating the need to cut pipes and insert fittings.

     
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    Upflush Grinder

    The redesigned Sanibest Pro is more powerful than before and easier to service.

     
  • Indulge Modern Instant Hot-Water Dispenser

    The Indulge Modern hot-water dispenser provides 200° filtered water instantly, says the maker, saving gallons of not-warm-enough water that otherwise may have been poured down the drain.

     
  • Pure Cold Single-Handle Faucet

    The downside of a single-handle faucet is that users can inadvertently mix in hot water when all they want is cold. The KWC Ava faucet has a fix for that.

     
  • Will UV Degrade Exposed PVC Plumbing?

    Q: Are exposed PVC drain lines underneath a seasonal home elevated on piers susceptible to UV damage? The pipes are exposed to direct sun for at least part of the day, especially when the sun is low. The structure is located in coastal North Carolina.

     
  • Preventing Blockage in Homes With Low-Flow Toilet Fixtures

    Q: With low-flow toilets now required by code almost everywhere, are there steps builders and remodelers can take to prevent problems caused by waste becoming stranded in drain lines?

     
  • Efficient Tankless Hot Water

    Rinnai has unveiled a new line of highly efficient tankless products.

     
  • Next Hybrid Gas Water Heater

    A. O. Smith claims its new water heater offers the advantages of on-demand and traditional heating appliances without the disadvantages.

     
  • Foolproof Shutoff

    Prefab washer and dryer boxes take the hassle out of roughing in those appliances. The Pull Stop Box aims to do the same for toilets.

     
  • Prestige Excellence Combination Boiler

    The Prestige Excellence Combination Boiler provides 110,000 Btu per hour for space heating and a 14-gallon indirect water heater that delivers up to 180 gallons per hour of domestic hot water.

     
 
 
 
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