The Best Brands for Your Bathroom

Bathroom

Guest post by Hubert Dwight

The bathroom is no longer just another room in your home.

Neither is it a place just to take a shower nor a place to stock your towels.

The modern bathroom is a place of rejuvenation, relaxation and meditation; the ultimate me-only place and a real pampering zone [read more…]

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Instantaneous Electric Water Heater

Instantaneous Water Heater

No Gas Supply? . . . . .Well an Instantaneous Electric Water Heater may be an option.

This is our unit which is tucked away in a wardrobe.

The unit provides all our hot water for washing and showers, only heating the water when we need it, and never running out.

The unit is [read more…]

Pressure Reducing Valves (PRV)

Caleffi PRV

I have previously talked about Noises in Pipes and Dealing with Water Hammer, but neglected to mention PRV’s.

Frequently people think high water pressure to be a good. In fact it can be a big problem. Too much water pressure in a domestic system can:

Result in toilet systems leaking, Put extra stress on plumbing [read more…]

Missed The Bath – Fail

tap fail Herman

But when was this stuffed up?

When the bath was selected When the tapware was selected? When the bath was installed? When the tapware was installed?

It does show how carefully you need to thick about things at Selection/Pre-Start.

Thanks again to Herman Fong for submitting this photo. (If you see something [read more…]

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Bathroom Fashion 2

bathrooms 2

There are a lot of expensive bathroom fittings on the home shows and showrooms, but are they really practical?

I saw this wash basin the other day. . . . . .But how do you clean under and behind it?

Perhaps all the people who design these fittings employ cleaners so they don’t care [read more…]

Plumbing Acronyms

There are a lot of acronyms used on plumbing drawings so here are a few definitions:

AG – Agricultural (Drains) B – Basin Bth – Bath BT – Boundary Trap DP – Down Pipe FW – Floor Waste HWS – Hot Water Service IC – Inspection Chamber IS – Inspection Shaft (also IO [read more…]