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Sacrifical Anodes

Water has corrosive and erosive effects. Don’t believe me? Ask the Grand Canyon! So it’s no wonder that our hot water tanks are going to be taking a beating from the constant flow of water through the device. There are particles in the water, no matter how pure you may think your source is, that […]

The Pros and Cons of Copper Pipes

It’s a classic, the uniform standard for all things plumbing for decades. Even though PVC piping has risen in popularity over the last few years, copper pipes still have their place in the industry. Now, this doesn’t mean copper pipes are some infallible super material incapable of error or flaw; both PVC pipes and copper […]

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How to Test a Toilet Leak

Though it doesn’t receive nearly as much recognition, toilet leaks are far more problematic than a dripping faucet. They happen just as frequently, but unlike the steady drip drip drip of the faucet, the leaking toilet remains seemingly undetectable. There isn’t always water on the floor and it lacks the somatic and visual cues to […]

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The Amazing eToilet by Microsoft

How high-tech can a toilet really become? In a world of iPads, SmartPhones, and 3D Televisions it is only a matter of time before our loves of gadgets made its way into the bathroom and our plumbing appliances. Microsoft has unveiled the incredible, the sophisticated, the gadget-lovers weakness the eToilet. “Americans spend an average of […]

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