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    Need help choosing a kitchen faucet

    We're remodeling our kitchen and I'm looking for a pull-down faucet for my kitchen sink. I'd like one that has a "toggle" on-off setting for the spray feature. I'm told that Grohe will be coming...
  2. New Toto toilets don't flush like the 35 year-old ones did

    We just redid 3 bathrooms in the house and replaced the three 35 year old toilets with Toto toilets -- two Ultramax II with Sanagloss, and one Promenade with Sanagloss. I've gotta say, their...
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    We just redid a very small powder room as well as...

    We just redid a very small powder room as well as two small full bathrooms. In the powder room, we were concerned about the distance from the toilet to the facing wall, which is only about 4 feet. ...
  4. Yes, that was the flow through the showerhead. ...

    Yes, that was the flow through the showerhead. I'll have to wait until the weekend to test the flow without it.

    I'll have to get clarification regarding what would blow at 75 PSI. He said...
  5. Is the restriction you're referring to in the...

    Is the restriction you're referring to in the valve, or is it in the showerhead? I don't think there's anything that can be modified in the valve, and even with the restriction removed from the...
  6. When I asked the plumber about increasing the...

    When I asked the plumber about increasing the system pressure from 40-60 PSI to 50-70 PSI he told me that the system would "blow" at 75, so increasing it wouldn't be a good idea. Part of what I'm up...
  7. So when I asked the plumber (who is here right...

    So when I asked the plumber (who is here right now) specifically about the reduced flow rate with CPVC, he said yes, it's less, but not so much that it would be noticeable. It's his assertion that...
  8. My plumber is here now and I've been discussing...

    My plumber is here now and I've been discussing the pressure problem with him. He removed the Kohler Pressure Balancing Valve, took a close look at it and told me he doesn't see how an adequate...
  9. When you say "static pressure," does that mean a...

    When you say "static pressure," does that mean a consistent water pressure as opposed to water pressure that fluctuates when the pump turns on and off?
  10. I went down to the basement and the good news is...

    I went down to the basement and the good news is that there is 3/4" pipe running from the filter to various places in the house. Or maybe it's just news, not necessarily good news because I don't...
  11. Okay -- I did the "bucket test." I should...

    Okay -- I did the "bucket test." I should mention that my husband has removed the flow restrictors on both the stationary and hand-held showerheads. I ran two tests. The first one ran at 2.3 GPM,...
  12. ...and another question: We're about to replace...

    ...and another question: We're about to replace all of the old toilets in the house with Toto Ultramax II. Will the reduction in water pressure affect the flushing capability of the new toilets?
  13. Given what I now know is a reduced flow owing to...

    Given what I now know is a reduced flow owing to the replacement of copper piping with CPVC, would a CSV be safe to use with 1/2" CPVC?
  14. We had a deadly combination of low pH and copper...

    We had a deadly combination of low pH and copper piping, and after 35+ years, pinhole leaks developed. We had never had our water treated for low pH because we didn't know it was problematic. The...
  15. How long or short is a "short run?"

    How long or short is a "short run?"
  16. I may be getting closer to the source of the...

    I may be getting closer to the source of the problem. The solution might not be so easy. My plumber's written quote for the re-pipe project states, "Supply and install new CPVC ” and ” hot/cold...
  17. I'm sure I never had a conversation with my...

    I'm sure I never had a conversation with my plumber about the size of the CPVC relative to the size of the old copper piping. Maybe my husband did, but if so he never mentioned it to me. Is...
  18. My plumber just installed a Kohler K-304-K-NA...

    My plumber just installed a Kohler K-304-K-NA Rite-Temp Pressure Balancing Valve. The back wall is still open so there's access to it if we need to get to it. Is there an adjustment that can be...
  19. And I forgot to mention -- only one showerhead...

    And I forgot to mention -- only one showerhead can run at a time.
  20. Thanks for your reply. There are a number of...

    Thanks for your reply. There are a number of factors at work here. Last week we had the whole house repiped, changing from copper to CPVC. I wasn't aware that CPVC doesn't flow as much as copper. ...
  21. How to increase water pressure/flow in showerheads

    I have two brand new Grohe Movario shower heads in my shower. One is a handheld, the other is on a fixed shower arm. I'm really unhappy with the water pressure in both. Can any kind of adjustment...
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    Okay, so there are no "standards," but is there a...

    Okay, so there are no "standards," but is there a desired or advantageous place for the stream to hit the sink? I'm thinking more about bathroom sinks now than kitchen sinks. I've just ordered two...
  23. Your reply leaves me wondering which brand(s) of...

    Your reply leaves me wondering which brand(s) of bathroom faucets folks in the know do prefer. I'm in the process of choosing faucets and shower components for two bathrooms, and I was one click...
  24. Prior to installing the new shower faucet and...

    Prior to installing the new shower faucet and shower heads, my entire house will be repiped. We're switching from copper to CPVC. We learned the hard and EXPENSIVE way that copper pipes + low pH...
  25. Another question -- I was envisioning having a...

    Another question -- I was envisioning having a 3-port diverter, but my plumber is recommending using the Moen A720 Shower Arm Diverter. I know the Moen part is a lot easier (and therefore less...
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