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Nov 04,2015

IN Plumbing, #wednesdayproductfeature

Eric Rickert

Wednesday Product Feature: Kohler Tailored Vanity Collection

Bring personalized Orginization to your Bathroom:

Do you sturggle with the storage space in your bathroom? Is the counter space constantly cluttered? Kohler wants to put an end to that with their Tailored Vanity Collection. The Tailored vanitys allow for full customization of the cabinent interior and drawer spaces so your hairdryer, makup and toothbrush all have their space. 

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Specs on Kohlers' Tailored Vanity Collection:

  • 6 Signature Design Lines to Choose From
  • Each Design Line has multiple cabinent and drawer configuratins to choose from
  • All Design Lines have matching medicine cabinets to maximuse orginization and storage spaces
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Oct 21,2015

IN Plumbing

Eric Rickert

Wednesday Product Feature: Oxygenics® Star Wars™ R2-D2 3-Spray Showerhead

You read that right:

Rebel Troops, R2-D2 is now available to watch your back in the shower. 

Get ready to challenge the empire or rinse away the the stress of a hard fought battle with Oxygenics® Star Wars™ R2-D2 3-Spray Showerhead.  

Droid specs:

  • 3 powerful spray settings powered by Oxygenics® patented technology
  • 2 GPM flow rate
  • High quality metal base and non-stick internals
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Oct 02,2015

IN Plumbing

Eric Rickert

Why you need an Aluminum Water Heater Drip Pan


The idea behind a water heater drip pan is to catch any leaks and to move the water to a drain, instead of all over your floor.

Recently a customer had an issue with their water heater leaking. They took the precaution to install a water heater drip pan for the water heater on their first floor, but it was a plastic pan and somehow the pan melted and cracked. Water leaked all over the first floor of their home.

Another problem we've run into is seeing drain pans installed, but the drain is capped. The drip pan is meant to temporarily contain and route the water, and is not equipped to hold all 40+ gallons of water in your tank.

We recommend aluminum drain pans:

  • Make sure that it is the correct diameter for your water heater
  • Make sure that the drip pan drain is piped to a floor drain.
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Sep 09,2015

IN Plumbing, #productfeature

Eric Rickert

Wednesday Product Feature: DXV 3D Printed Faucet

American Standard has always been an industry innovator, and it continues this tradition with the 3D printed faucet. The DVX faucets are the first to be printed in metal. The model shown here, has no piping, instead water travels through the 3D printed latticework. Beauty and innovation comes at a price though. When these faucets hit showroom floors expect the faucets to be listed between $12,000 - $20,000.

How its made:

  • Lasers are used to fuse powdered metal to shape
  • It takes about 24 hours to 3D print each faucet
  • The printed faucet requires hand finishing, and is put through a butlers finishing process 
  • Want more details? Check out the fact sheet.
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Aug 27,2015

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Plumbing Tips for an Older Home

When everything is working correctly, it’s easy to forget about your home’s plumbing, but it becomes impossible to ignore if there are any problems. Water leaks can cause a great deal of damage to a house, so you want to do everything you can to avoid them. This is especially true for older homes with aging pipes that may be susceptible to corrosion. In order to avoid future disasters, here are some tips for making sure your home’s plumbing is working correctly:

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Jul 02,2015

IN Plumbing, Articles

Eric Rickert

Considering a tankless water heater?

The idea of on demand unlimited hot water can be a tantalizing proposition for homeowners, but there are a few things to know before you go tankless. Heating water can account for up to 30% of a home’s utility budget, that statistic is what leads people to consider this tankless option, for utility savings. The marketers for tankless water heaters have done a great job creating a buzz around their product, and the potential energy savings, but when you really look at the facts does tankless water heater make sense?

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Jun 12,2015

IN Plumbing

Eric Rickert

DIY Plumbing: Can I Do it Myself, Or Should I Call a Professional?

Are you a “do-it-yourself-er?” When things need to be fixed around your house, do you prefer to get your hands dirty and take care of it on your own, rather than hiring a professional? When possible, many of us would like to try to save money on plumbing repairs, avoid the hassle of scheduling a visit from a repairman, or simply enjoy the challenge of fixing something with our own hands.

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