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Plumbing & Electrical

  • LED Light Bulb

    According to GE, fins surrounding the new 9-watt Energy Smart LED bulb dissipate heat and disperse light, making it the world's first omnidirectional LED replacement bulb.

     
  • Three Milwaukee 12-Volt Cordless Plumbing Tools

    Earlier this year, my crew and I tested three cordless plumbing tools from Milwaukee's M12 lithium-ion line.

     
  • Quick Charging Station

    Eaton Corp., which makes charging systems for commercial electric-powered vehicles, now offers a line of chargers for residential applications.

     
  • P-Trap With Built-In Clog Buster

    Instead of plunging, snaking, or pouring harsh chemicals down a stopped-up drain, how about just turning a dial?

     
  • Faster Through-Bolt

    If you're still using a socket wrench to fasten posts or beams, you might want to check out the ThruLok Screw Bolt Fastening System.

     
  • Tight-Space Drill

    With LED lighting and a head length of only 3 3„4 inches, Milwaukee's M18 Cordless 3„8" Right-Angle Drill Driver might make life a bit easier for cabinet installers - or anyone who works in dark cramped quarters.

     
  • Less-Costly LEDs

    ViriBright LED Light Bulbs offer the efficiency, durability, and dimmability of LEDs at a price closer to what you'd expect to pay for high-quality compact fluorescents.

     
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    Boyd Lighting Bento Sconce

    Luminaire sconce modeled after a box to hold sake.

     
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    Alchemy Glass & Light Alchemy Glow

    An LED system that lights glass sinks from within.

     
  • Patriotic Extension Cords

    As a Syracuse University basketball fan, I insist that all of my lead cords be orange.

     
  • Energy-Efficient Recessed Downlights

    LEDme Recessed Downlights offer the energy efficiency and life span of LED technology concealed within a discreet design.

     
  • Water-Saving, Clog-Resistant Showerhead

    Air-injection technology enables luxurious spray.

     
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    Solar Light

    Shed light anywhere on a property — without wiring — with Larson Electronics’ solar-powered Magnalight SPLED-5 exterior fixture.

     
  • E-Treat Water Conditioning System Water Softener

    Instead of salt, the E-Treat Water Conditioning System uses “anti-scale media” to convert calcium ions to tiny crystals that can’t attach to surfaces and become scale deposits.

     
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    SpliceLine In-Line Wire Connector

    With Ideal’s SpliceLine in-line wire connector, you can make a butt splice with no twisting or crimping.

     
  • Performance LED Lamps - Require 10 Percent of the Energy

    Feit Electric’s Performance LED lamps come in many sizes and require only 10 percent of the energy needed by comparable incandescents, says the maker.

     
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    Quick Drain USA Trench Drain

    Quick Drain’s new Pro Line linear trench drain fits a wider range of finished floor thicknesses than the company’s previous offerings and comes in more designs and sizes.

     
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    Greenlee Quick Connect Flexible Installation Kit

    Electricians use long, flexible drill bits to make holes in hard-to-reach places — to bore through a row of joists from a ceiling box, for example, while leaving the drywall undisturbed.

     
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    Porter-Cable 390K 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander

    Porter-Cable's 390K 5-inch random orbit sander has a powerful variable-speed brushless motor and delivers consistently fine sanding results.

     
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    Klein Tools Bent Nose Romex Cable Strippers

    Klein's Bent Nose Romex Cable Strippers have a 90-degree angled nose designed to get them into tight spots.