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    Gessi has a distributor here with a very big...

    Gessi has a distributor here with a very big footprint, and it's their major product, so I suppose I would be covered to some extent. But my local plumber would probably tell me to get the local...
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    That's why we use a thermostatic mixer. It has a...

    That's why we use a thermostatic mixer. It has a little safety button set at about 40C, and the water won't get hotter than that. I think one should no doubt have scald protection upstream from...
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    I guess I am just too Old World or old school or...

    I guess I am just too Old World or old school or something, because I just do not believe that plastic trim belongs in high end plumbing fixtures.

    In their mixer bar, TOTO claims that their plated...
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    Thermostatic mixer with headshower

    I finally found out the technical description of what I'm looking for: "wall mounted thermostatic mixer with headshower, automatic diverter bath/shower, with fully equipped sliding rail". Plus I want...
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    Speaking of extra jets, how does an air bath compare to a whirlpool? Why would you prefer one over the other?
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    JADP, but on the Japanese market, where tankless...

    JADP, but on the Japanese market, where tankless once ruled, everybody is switching over to heat pumps with 300 liter tanks so that they can take advantage of cheap off-peak electricity. The late...
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    My big screen TV died just outside of warranty....

    My big screen TV died just outside of warranty. I'm not too impressed with the quality of electronics these days.

    But regardless, the Missus must have her toilet with a washlet. Toto is the...
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    The reason why I ask is that we have specific,...

    The reason why I ask is that we have specific, dedicated sound insulation products on the market here, made for plastic waste lines. It looks like there is a jacket outside with some sort of foamy...
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    What sort of insulation products are there on the...

    What sort of insulation products are there on the market for sound problems in pipes like this?
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    heh. I'd like to go with that fancy Toto "system...

    heh. I'd like to go with that fancy Toto "system plumbing" but still waiting on bids. But from a look at the parts price list, it's probably way too expensive.

    Heck, I'd like to use Toto faucets,...
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    Here in Totoland...my impression of Toto faucets...

    Here in Totoland...my impression of Toto faucets is that they have some slick gadgetry but the prices are high and they do use a lot of chrome plated plastic trim, even on the high end stuff and the...
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    I think that any kind insulation is a very good...

    I think that any kind insulation is a very good idea; however, at $0.75/foot I am not so keen on the idea. I think good quality PEX pipe itself shouldn't be more than half that price, and I can...
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    Insulating PEX against condensation

    Following up on my earlier thread on Japanese plumbing:

    http://terrylove.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13720

    A friend just had the plumber upgrade the plumbing in his house build from PVC to...
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    I finally got my hands on Toto's system plumbing...

    I finally got my hands on Toto's system plumbing catalog, in which the above-mentioned egg-shaped header is listed. Whew! The prices are astounding.

    Six port header lists for $450, and the...
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    Further question on AAV and secondary venting,...

    Further question on AAV and secondary venting, the following is from the Durgo manual:

    >>An open vent pipe is needed to discharge the
    air drawn in through the Air Admittance Valves
    and to...
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    Can I ask a related question? Page back up to...

    Can I ask a related question?

    Page back up to the first illustration. There are seven different catchment pits (what I referred to before as "traps") outside the house. Each fixture exits the...
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    I dunno, I've looked pretty carefully at the...

    I dunno, I've looked pretty carefully at the language they are using in promoting that equipment and I don't see them hyping it as a replacement for venting.

    Here's what it says:

    ---...
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    There's a good little photo essay on this page,...

    There's a good little photo essay on this page, which shows all the rough plumbing in a house, including a second floor WC, with funny looking silver insulation that I think is soundproofing. The...
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    Thanks, that's a very succinct and clear summary...

    Thanks, that's a very succinct and clear summary of the problem. Fortunately, in my design there is a pipe chase that goes all the way up to the ridgepole, so that would be a natural place to put the...
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    I'll post a floorplan, but I don't have proper...

    I'll post a floorplan, but I don't have proper plumbing plan yet. I'm not asking you all for a free design, though, just an evaluation of whether I can get away with going heavy on the AAVs, from a...
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    You won't appreciate how high the standards are...

    You won't appreciate how high the standards are in the US until you see how the rest of the world lives.
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    Well, I should emphasize that I am confusing this...

    Well, I should emphasize that I am confusing this thread by showing off all those new gadgets. This is the latest stuff, and I've never seen it used on the actual site.

    Usually you see the...
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    So, back on the subject of venting--should I just...

    So, back on the subject of venting--should I just give up on the AAV idea as being inadvisable and tell them to put in a regular vent system?
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    More Toto plumbing ****: Here's their PEX...

    More Toto plumbing ****:

    Here's their PEX "water control unit" manifold:

    http://www.com-et.com/products/ahs/img/lin_b_08.jpg

    Anti-freeze PEX (with heat assist for cold climates:
    ...
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    >The pictures you have of the Japanese plumbing...

    >The pictures you have of the Japanese plumbing is pretty cool.

    Here are some more pictures fer ya, these are from Toto's "Aqua Highway System" (my architect says this stuff is a bit pricey, but...
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