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  • Upflush Grinder

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

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Pipe Dream: Pipe Birst Pro Leak and Flood Prevention System

    Smart wireless sensors and fast-acting controllers detect water line leaks and prevent damage.