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American Standard Culinaire Bridge Kitchen Faucet Review

By Todd Fratzel on Plumbing, Product Reviews

The Back Story Over the last six months we’ve been using/testing/abusing a new kitchen faucet from American Standard. Before I go into the particulars on this faucet I wanted to give you a quick back-story on why we have this new faucet. We built our new home just over 5 years ago. Like many homeowners…

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Frozen Pipes – How To Prevent and Repair

By Todd Fratzel on Insulation, Plumbing

Frozen Water Pipes With temperatures dropping below zero here in the Northeast I thought it was fitting to write about Frozen Pipes. Each year thousands of homes are damaged by frozen water pipes. As ice expands inside of a water pipe it acts like an incredibly strong jack that causes most water pipes to burst…

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Delta Faucet Introduces Lavatories featuring New TOUCH2Oxt™ Technology

By Todd Fratzel on Plumbing

Delta Faucet TOUCH2Oxt™ Technology At this years International Builders’ Show we spent some time talking to the folks from Delta Faucets about their latest offerings. The thing that caught our eye the most was the expansion of Touch2O® Technology to the bathroom. We’ve written several articles on the Delta Touch2O® kitchen faucets including a Review…

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American Standard at IBS 2011

By Todd Fratzel on Bathrooms, Plumbing

American Standard I spent some time walking through the American Standard booth at this years 2011 International Builder’s Show. This year’s focus was all about water conservation, style and our ever aging population. Aging Population Over the last few years we’ve seen so many advances in plumbing fixtures that allow seniors to live in their…

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New Sculpted Toilet Design from American Standard

By Todd Fratzel on Plumbing

Turn Your Bathroom into a Showroom with New Sculpted Toilet Design from American Standard Sleek Concealed Trapway and Antimicrobial Surface Streamline Cleaning PISCATAWAY, N.J. (December 20, 2010) — Sleek European styling and the kind of high performance engineering typical of a luxury automobile can now be found in the new Cadet® 3 Concealed Trapway toilets…

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New Monoglide Hand Shower from American Standard

By Todd Fratzel on Plumbing

The Stylish New Monoglide Hand Shower from American Standard Offers Multiple Functions with a Single Button A Non-Slip Gliding Button Puts the Choice of Four Spray Patterns Under Your Thumb PISCATAWAY, N.J. (November 15, 2010) — With the introduction of the Monoglide™ Hand Shower, American Standard Brands provides the convenience of a four-function hand shower…

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American Standard WaterSense Faucets Go To School

By Todd Fratzel on Energy Conservation, Plumbing, Product Reviews

American Standard WaterSense Faucets One a recent design-build project we used American Standard Faucets certified with the WaterSense label. We were building a green addition for a local non-profit Montessori School and the folks at American Standard were very generous to donate both WaterSense Labeled toilets and faucets. The WaterSense Labeled toilets and faucets were…

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Montessori School “Touched” by Delta Faucets

By Todd Fratzel on Kitchens, Plumbing, Product Reviews

Delta Touch2O Faucets Donated To School This summer I had the pleasure of overseeing the construction of a large addition for a non-profit Montessori School here in NH. Several very generous vendors donated materials to the project including the folks at Delta Faucets. The folks at Delta were very kind and donated two Touch2O® Technology…

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