Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year From Need Plumbing Supplies

Happy New Year from all of us here at NeedPlumbingSupplies.com.
Special thanks goes out to everyone who read our blog and made it a success in 2009. Be sure to come back in 2010, as we will continue to provide helpful plumbing tips and detailed product information.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Bathroom & Kitchen Faucet Aerator Maintenance

If your bathroom or kitchen sink faucet is spraying every which way, you probably need to clean or replace your aerator. This video from KlutzGuide explains.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Kohler Toilet Seats

In this video, designer Erinn Valencich demonstrates the latest designs and features offered by Kohler toilet seats.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Danze Opulence Faucets Provide Vintage Elegance to Kitchens and Bathrooms Alike

If you're a homeowner who prefers the elegant look of classical design over today's more industrial modes, than the Danze Opulence Plumbing Collection is perfect for your kitchen and bathroom.

Opulence Faucets are especially notable for their curved spouts and rounded handles, both trademarks of a classically informed vintage design style. A beautiful Antique Copper finish adds extra elegance to this Centerset Lavatory Faucet.

The Opulence Pull-Out Kitchen Faucet (shown here in Oil-Rub Bronze finish) features a two-function spray/aerated pull-out spout. The single-handle knob effectively disguises contemporary ease-of-use with an antique design rarely seen in today's kitchen sink faucets.

Both faucets are available in antique copper, chrome, oil rub bronze, polished brass, polished nickel, satin black, and stainless steel finishes. Both faucets are compliant with California and Vermont lead-free requirements. Danze's Opulence Plumbing Collection also includes a variety of gorgeous vintage-style showerheads, roman tub faucets, and bathroom accessories that will enrich your bathroom with a fully harmonized decor.

When shopping at NeedPlumbingSupplies.com, use Coupon Code SAVEDANZE to save 15% on these and other Danze Plumbing Products.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Holidays From Need Plumbing Supplies

Season's Greetings and Happy Holidays from the entire staff at NeedPlumbingSupplies.com

Moen & California's Lead-Free Legislation

In last Thursday's post, we touched upon some legislation that California enacted earlier this year. Health And Safety Code 116875-116880 states that
"No person shall use any pipe, pipe or plumbing fitting
or fixture, solder, or flux that is not lead free in the installation
or repair of any public water system or any plumbing in a facility
providing water for human consumption..."
In short, this means California now requires that all plumbing fixtures (including faucets) meet new standards. Understandably, for the online shopper it could get to be a pain trying to figure out which faucets meet these new standards and which do not.

Fortunately, Moen has made things much easier. Any Moen faucet with a model number beginning with the letters CA meets California's new lead-free requirements. Most of Moen's new kitchen and bathroom faucets are available in both lead-free and non-lead-free models, so if you're a California resident shopping for Moen faucets online, make sure you purchase a faucet that has a model number beginning with CA.

Toilet Components And Maintenance

This video from KlutzGuide explains the inner-mechanisms of toilets, their maintenance, and how being mindful of them can help you save on your home's water usage.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Moen Showhouse Waterhill Kitchen Faucet

Another gem from the Moen Showhouse Waterhill Faucet Collection is this Single Handle High Arc Kitchen Faucet (model CAS711). Like the bathroom faucet showcased last Thursday, this kitchen faucet features a high arc spout for maximized clearance space. Additional convenient features include a stylish one-handle lever design and matching side spray. The chrome finish shown above provides a bright metallic surface with a highly reflective sheen that will add depth and beauty to your kitchen.

Watch the video below to see the Single Handle High Arc in action:

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Moen Showhouse Waterhill Bathroom Faucets

Need Plumbing Supplies is proud to announce that we are now carrying the Moen Showhouse Waterhill Faucet Collection. This collection includes bathroom and kitchen faucets and accessories that will add charm and character to your home's decor. The 2 Handle High Arc Widespread Bathroom Faucet shown above (model CATS418) is one of several beautiful faucets now available.

This faucet will enrichen your bathroom sink with the luxurious vintage appeal of its matte black, wrought iron finish. The faucet features a high arc spout that is both rotatable and self-centering, providing maximized space and convenient ease of use.

It should be mentioned that this particular model is compliant with both California and Vermont's lead-free requirements. It also meets the EPA's WaterSense criteria to conserve water without sacrificing performance.

Watch the video below to see this luxurious, eco-friendly faucet in action.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Combat Winter Morning Chills With Mr. Steam Towel Warmers

By far one of the worst parts of the winter morning is the bone-chilling sensation one experiences after stepping out of a hot shower. Such cold can freeze a frown on even the most cheerful faces. Fortunately, Mr. Steam has the perfect remedy for these winter woes.

Mr. Steam Towel Warmers provide warm cozy towels that prevent the winter morning's chill from spoiling holiday spirits. Each electric towel warmer contains a built-in stainless steel heater that emits a controlled, quiet heat, while the hydronic towel warmers are heated using the house's closed-loop hot water heating system. Mr. Steam towel warmers come in a variety of models, including wall-mounts, pivoting wall-mounts, and free standing units (shown above). All models are constructed from 100% solid brass for efficient heating performance and excellent finishing quality. They are available in either brushed nickel, oil rubbed bronze, polished chrome, or polished nickel finish.

For full optimization, Mr. Steam programmable timers offer a state-of-the-art digital control that combines maximum heating performance and energy efficiency by automatically starting and stopping towel warmers at programmed times.

With Mr. Steam towel warmers homeowners need not fear Jack Frost's icy clutches waiting beyond their shower doors. Mother nature can be a cruel mistress, but Mr. Steam has got your back, letting you enter winter wonderland on your own terms.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Kohler Carafe Faucet Provides Both Clean Design & Clean Water

Rounding off our week-long look at Kohler kitchen sink faucets is the Carafe Filtered Water Faucet. The Carafe introduces a sophisticated level of functionality to contemporary European kitchen styling. It combines all the functional benefits of a single lever kitchen faucet with an integrated water filter faucet. A separate quarter turn knob controls filtered water delivery. The 360 degree swivel spout with 9" clearance make this faucet ideal for prep and entertainment sink applications.

Like the Simplice kitchen faucet, the Carafe is available in either polished chrome (shown above) or vibrant stainless finish. Its clean European design and integrated filter technology makes it a perfect addition to stylish contemporary kitchens that include more than one sink.

Keep It Simple With Kohler's Simplice Kitchen Faucet

Like Kohler's Evoke Kitchen Faucet, the Simplice pull-down kitchen faucet features ProMotion technology, a fully-rotatable high-arch spout, and three function sprayhead. However, there are some important differences. Perhaps most noticeable of these is the faucet's sleek curvature. The Simplice seamlessly melds the elegant simplicity of traditional faucet design with the ergonomic utility of modern faucet technology. The three function sprayhead utilizes solid sculpted buttons that enhance operation even with wet and soapy hands.

Kohler's Simplice kitchen sink faucet is available in either polished chrome (shown above) or vibrant stainless finish, and its classical design makes the faucet adaptable to any kitchen decor.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Bring Commercial-Grade Space & Quality To Your Home Kitchen With Kohler HiRise Faucets

Kohler's HiRise Kitchen Faucet Collection uniquely combines elements of vintage plumbing vernacular with the strength and luster of solid stainless steel to create a truly sophisticated design that generates a heightened level of comfort in both traditional home and contemporary loft environments. The complete HiRise Collection includes product configurations for primary, secondary and entertainment sink applications.

The deck mount bridge faucet (shown above) contemporizes a classic faucet design to deliver enhanced functionality with ease of maintenance. A 360 degree rotating spout is complimented by superior 10 3/4" clearance height, providing maximum space and maneuverability to complete any cleaning task. Solid stainless steel construction provides reliable durability while a sleek ergonomic design makes the faucet easy to clean and maintain.

Inspired by professional cooktops and ranges, the HiRise deck mount kitchen pot filler faucet provides commercial grade utility for home chefs by creating a personalized professional workspace in the kitchen. Its articulated design and 24" reach alleviate the need to lean over the cooking area. Unlike many kitchen pot filler faucets, the HiRise's deck mount configuration eliminates the need to run piping through walls. For the consumer this means reduced remodeling work and simple installation.

When the holiday season arrives, homeowners are often left scrambling for space in their kitchens. Kohler HiRise kitchen faucets provide the space needed to insure that pot filling and dish washing will not disrupt your kitchen's function and flow.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Get a Grip on Kohler's Torq Kitchen Faucet

Kohler's Torq bridge faucets deliver a sophisticated modern take on classic bridge faucet design. This distinctive design features a fully-rotatable high curved spout with 8 inch clearance height. Torq's exceptional functionality is further enhanced by extended lever handles that provide a generous grip area and incorporate a small curve at the end of each handle for easy operation. The design matched sidespray provides additional functionality for managing everyday kitchen clean up duties.

The sidespray is an optional feature. These kitchen sink faucets are also available with wall-mount configuration. Click the links below to see alternative Torq faucet models:

Kohler Torq Deck Mount Bridge Kitchen Faucet (No Sidespray)
Kohler Torq Wall Mount Bridge Kitchen Faucet

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Kohler's Evoke Kitchen Faucet

Kohler's Evoke Pullout Kitchen Faucet takes advantage of the latest kitchen technologies and design. Its streamline contemporary styling provides a fresh, uncluttered aesthetic that is also unsurpassed in functionality.

Evoke features ProMotion technology, which consists of a durable and quiet braided nylon hose with ball joint swivel sprayhead. This optimizes the pullout function, allowing for easy movement and rotation. Further versatility is provided by the spout itself, which rotates 360 degrees and has a clearance height of ten inches, virtually eliminating the hassle normally associated with rinsing large pots and pans. As for the rinse itself, a compact three-function sprayhead provides spray, aerated flow, and a pause function that allows for easy use outside the sink area.

When it comes to maintenace, Kohler faucets are in a league of their own. Whether you choose polished chrome (shown above), vibrant polished nickel, or vibrant stainless, you're provided with a top-quality finish that exceeds industry standards. Furthermore, the Evoke Pullout features a MasterClean sprayface, which withstands mineral buildup and can be cleaned simply by rubbing with your fingers.

If you're looking to add contemporary style and state-of-the-art utility to your kitchen, the Evoke Pullout is the perfect faucet for you.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Kohler Kitchen Faucets

Today's video showcases five contemporary Kohler kitchen faucets.



Check back later this week for more on each of these faucets.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Be Careful Where You Purchase Franke Sinks

Consumers looking to buy Franke products online should be weary of those websites that are more concerned with cutting corners than providing customers with the best possible services and products. While many sites try to pass cheap imitations off as genuine Franke products, others fail to offer adequate service and support. For these reasons, Franke Consumer Products has established this list of websites in violation of Franke policies. Franke WILL NOT honor warranties on products that consumers buy from these websites. For an explanation of Franke's policy, read more here.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

How To Install A Towel Ring

Somtimes, it's the little things that make or break your remodeling project. In today's video, Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com shows how to install a towel ring.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Moen's Rothbury Bathroom Faucets

Moen's Rothbury Bathroom Collection offers a relaxed blend of vintage design and traditional elements that coordinates perfectly with both casual and luxurious bathroom styles. The 2 Handle Low Arc Widespread Bathroom Faucet (shown above in chrome finish) features a conventionally styled low-arc spout design and two easy-to-use lever handles. Also available in antique bronze, brushed nickel, and oil rubbed bronze finishes, this faucet is ADA compliant and is covered by Moen's limited lifetime warranty.

Monday, November 30, 2009

When To Install Your Kitchen Sink

In today's video Askthebuilder.com host Tim Carter explains how the size of a drop-in stainless steel kitchen sink determines whether one should install the sink before or after the countertop is in place.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Franke Price Increase Is On Its Way

Have you been thinking about sprucing up your kitchen? Waiting for the right time to tackle your remodeling project? Well, delay no further. Come December 1st, prices everywhere will increase for Franke kitchen products.

That means there are only three days left to take advantage of Need Plumbing Supplies' deep discount prices on Franke kitchen sinks, kitchen faucets, and kitchen accessories. So, make sure you stop by soon to save as much as possible on these hot items.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Plumbing Tips - Installing a Gas Line

Big Tony the Plumber is a master of his craft. In today's videos he demonstrates how to install a gas line for a propane generator.


Monday, November 23, 2009

Moen's 90 Degree Bathroom Faucets Merge Style With Substance

Moen's 90 Degree Plumbing Collection offers the sharpest, most stylish bathroom fixtures available. The Single Handle Low Arc Bathroom Faucet shown above (Model# 6700) features the collection's signature ultra-contemporary style; one characterized by a clean, minimalist, angular aesthetic. The faucet's bright and clean metallic look is provided by a highly-reflective chrome finish that adds an attractive sheen to a bathroom's decor. The one-handle lever and low-arc spout give the faucet its sharp, minimalist edge and contribute to its angular namesake. Indeed, it is the facuet's unique rectangular shape that stands out most. It is a daring and assertive style choice that points the way towards the future of bathroom design.

This Moen faucet meets the EPA's WaterSense criteria to conserve water without sacrificing performance. That means it's a smart choice, stylistically and environmentally speaking.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Unclogging A Garbage Disposal

In the aftermath of Thanksgivings day feasts, garbage disposal jams are one of the most common troubles affecting homeowners. Luckily, it's an easy fix. Today's video from Yenkel of KlutzGuide demonstrates how garbage disposers work and how homeowners can unclog them on their own without having to call the plumber.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Aqua-Pure Shower Filters

Enjoy the benefits of easy-to-install, easy-to-change Aqua-Pure Shower Filtration Systems. By filtering out chlorine from your water, the system guarantees silkier, healthier hair, and softer, more supple skin. Plus, Aqua-Pure shower filters reduce the odor and harmful fumes of chlorine and other chemicals.

The handheld filter shown above features sturdy construction and an ergonomic design you can rely on for years of comfortable operation. This particular model (APHHSF) also offers the optimal performance of a 5-way adjustable spray.

If you're happy with your current handheld shower, but still want to experience the revitalizing benefits of a natural bathing experience, Aqua-Pure Water Solutions offers a Filter Attachment that can be retrofitted to most existing handheld showers.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

More Toilet Talk

Bob Schmidt from HomeRemodelWorkshop demonstrates the quiet-close and quick-release features of a new toilet seat.



Many Kohler toilet seats offer both of these features. Check out The French Curve and The Glenbury for a few examples.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

How The Toilet Works

This video comes from a show called Deconstructed, which airs on Discovery's Science Channel. In this particular clip, the show deconstructs the design and functionality of the toilet.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Moen's Brantford Faucet Puts a Traditional Face on Water Conservation

Moen's Brantford Faucet Collection presents a traditional style that brings a timeless appeal to the bathroom. The Brantford faucet shown above (Moen CA6600) offers the sleek, conventional style of a low-arc spout design and an easy to use one-handle lever. The faucet's chrome finish creates a bright, highly reflective metallic look that seemlessly adapts to any bathroom design. Also available in brushed nickel and oil rubbed bronze finish, this bathroom sink faucet meets the EPA's WaterSense criteria to conserve water without sacrificing performance.

The Brantford Collection also includes Bidet faucets, Roman Tub Faucets, and Shower Faucets, making it the ideal choice for homeowners looking to remodel their entire bathroom with a sophisticated style and traditional design.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Moen Digitizes The Bathroom


ioDigital by Moen brings technological advancements to the bathroom. Using this innovative, convenient digital interface provides bathers the ability to set and maintain water temperature and flow with electronic precision. The interface also includes programmable time settings, and a pause feature that can be used for easier shampooing or shaving. The system will even alert bathers when their hot water supply is running low. ioDigital allows up to four users to program their own unique settings into memory, so each can enjoy his or her own personalized bathing experience at the push of a button.

Whether you're looking to convert your shower into a fully-functional spa, or just enhance your bathtub, Moen's ioDigital technology realizes your desires by allowing you to customize your bathing experience. The bathroom of the future has arrived and it's brought to you by Moen Inc.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

How To Install A Kitchen Pot Filler Faucet

In Friday's post, we explained some of the benefits and features of a kitchen pot filler faucet. In today's video, Tim Carter of Askthebuilder.com demonstrates how these faucets are installed.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Make Food-Prep Convenient With Kitchen Pot Filler Faucets

Lugging heavy pots of water from the sink to the stove can be a pain, literally. This holiday season, don't throw your back out. For home-cooking, there are no plumbing fixture more convenient than Kitchen Pot Filler Faucets. Most pot filler faucets (like the Danze Parma shown above) mount into the wall above the stove. Their design allows them to swing out from the wall and dispense cold water into a pot placed on the stove. This makes these faucets ideal for prepping large quanitities of pasta, lobster, and other holiday favorites.

For the best food-prep faucets money can buy, check out Danze Kitchen Pot Filler Faucets. These Danze faucets are available in a variety of styles and finishes, so home-chefs can choose whichever look best suits their kitchen decor.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Antique Faucets by Kohler

Add nostalgic charm to your kitchen's decor with Kohler's Antique Plumbing Collection. The Antique Single-Control Kitchen Sink Faucet (shown above) is the perfect vintage accent for a traditional kitchen. Though available in polished chrome, vibrant brushed bronze, vibrant brushed nickel, and vibrant polished brass finshes, the faucet's functionality is not secondary to its design. Its temperature memory feature allows water to be turned on or off at any temperature. Also, the one-piece ceramic valve resists buildup of hard-water and debris, and solid brass construction ensures that your Kohler Kitchen Sink Faucet will offer reliable performance for years to come.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

How To Repair a Rocking or Leaking Toilet

Is your toilet rocking or leaking moisture at the base? Have no fear. HomeRemodelWorkshop's Joe Schmidt is here with your fix:

Monday, November 2, 2009

Purify Your Drinking Water With Aqua-Pure

Why waste hundreds of dollars each year on expensive and wasteful bottled water when you can get a lifetime supply of clean and healthy water by installing a filtration system? To ensure that your home's drinking water is clean and drinkable, there is no better option than Aqua-Pure Drinking Water Filters. The Easy LC Drinking Water System (shown above) features advanced filtration that helps reduce both lead content and risk of parasitic protozoan cysts. The multi-composite filter addresses chlorine taste, lead, sulfur, sediment/rust, and odor concerns. This model comes equipped with a built-in bypass valve and a lead-free faucet, so you and your family can enjoy tasty, healthy drinking water as soon as it's installed.

Use the coupon code AP5 at NeedPlumbingSupplies.com and save 5% off any Aqua-Pure Water Filter.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

How To Defrost & Protect Your Pipes

Whether we like to admit it or not, winter is on its way. Cold temperatures can have seriously harmful effects on your home's plumbing system. Luckily, a few easy steps can protect your pipes from freezing and defrost them if they do.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Whale Of A Kitchen Sink

Franke Orca Kitchen Sinks feature size and workability while promoting a softer aesthetic. The bowl size of the ORX-110 (shown above) measures in at a staggering 29-1/2" x 18-3/4" x 9-1/4" (no wonder it's called the Orca). Combine that with the unique Franke accessory shelf and homeowners are provided ample space with prime accessibility. The stainless steel's rounded edges and fine luster give the sink its aesthetic appeal.

Don't forget to check out the sink's matching accessories like the OC-45SP Teakwood Cutting Board and the OC-31C-LH Shelf Grid. Using these accessories optimizes the sink, creating fully functional work space for hassle-free food prep and cleaning.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

How To Replace A Leaky Valve

A corroded shutoff valve can leak. Replacing the valve can save water and prevent water damage. The folks at BobVila.com show how it's done:

Monday, October 26, 2009

Delta's Arzo Bathtub Faucet

The right bathtub faucet can make or break the entire look of a bathroom. It's important to choose a unique faucet that compliments your bathroom's individual style. When it comes to affordable, contemporary bathroom design, the Arzo Plumbing Collection from Delta Faucets has a look (along with a pricetag) that can't be beat.

The Arzo Roman Tub Faucet (shown above) sports an angular design that provides urban sophistication for a contemporary lifestyle. It features a sleek hand shower for an enhanced bathing experience that makes a stylish statement. The faucet is available in either chrome or stainless finish and its solid brass construction ensures quality and reliability. As with all Delta faucets, it comes covered by Delta's lifetime faucet warranty.

Stop by Need Plumbing Supplies for more top-quality Delta Bathtub Faucets.

Friday, October 23, 2009

How to Assemble and Install a Toilet

So you've bought a new toilet, but you're not sure how to assemble or install it. Before you drop more cash on a plumber, think about making this a DIY project. Although this might sound like a daunting task at first, it's really not as tricky as it seems. For some extra help, check out these videos from Bob and Joe Schmidt of HomeRemodelWorkshop.



Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Be Quiet Pipes!

HomeRemodelWorkshop host Bob Schmidt gives a brief lesson explaining how to hush your home's banging pipes:

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Homepage Renovation

We've redecorated our homepage. Check it out by clicking the preview image below:

Delta Faucets: Good For a Lifetime

Delta Faucets offer some of the most elegant and reliable kitchen and bathroom faucets the industry has to offer. This Innovations two handle widespread bathroom faucet is a shining example of the brand's committment to excellence. Its clear knob handles offer precise turning that allows for accurate temperature selection and its high rigid spout allows for easy cleaning. The faucet comes covered by Delta's lifetime faucet warranty.

Check out the rest of the Delta Innovations Plumbing collection for more great faucet designs.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Kindred Sinks: Designed For Feasts

Since 1946 Kindred has been recognized as a leading sink manufacturer. Designer Series Sinks showcase Kindred's utilization of superior materials and exclusive designs that capture the old word charm of a country kitchen. The Curved Apron Front Farmhouse Kitchen Sink (shown above) features 25 mm radius corners that result in a smooth, slightly rounded sink bowl. The extra deep dimesions are designed to accomodate the largest roasting pans and stock pots.

With Thanksgiving and the holiday season steadily approaching, the daunting tasks of extended food prep and cleaning await, so keep Kindred Kitchen Sinks in mind. Shop at NeedPlumbingSupplies.com and use the coupon code SAVEKINDRED for a whopping 20% off any Kindred purchase.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Shower Drain Cleaning Tips

Have you noticed a sewer gas smell coming up from your shower drain? If so, don't call the plumber just yet. In today's videos, HomeRemodelWorkshop's Bob Schmidt demonstrates how to fix this problem.



Wednesday, October 14, 2009

2009 Blanco Kitchen Innovations

From the new Quadris Kitchen Faucets to the latest in Siligranit Kitchen Sink design, 2009 has been a year of great innovations from Blanco.



Take advantage of Need Plumbing Supplies' Blanco overstock sale. Save up to 50% on stainless steel kitchen sinks and all other Blanco kitchen fixtures. Be sure to use coupon code SAVE5 at checkout for full savings.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fixing Weak Water Flow

HomeRemodelWorkshop's Bob Schmidt is back with another helpful plumbing tip. This time, Mr. Schmidt demonstrates a detailed step-by-step process for fixing weak-flowing bathroom faucets.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Cutting PVC Pipe

Here's a helpful tip from Bob Schmidt of HomeRemodelWorkshop. Bob explains a cheap easy way to cut PVC pipe in tight places.

Kohler Toilets & Faucets Make Sense, Save Dollars

There's only one week left to cash in on Kohler's WaterSense promotion and save big on eco-friendly bathroom faucets and toilets.

Check out this video for more info on Kohler's innovations in water conservation:

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Allure of Elkay Faucets

Elkay Kitchen Faucets are not just functional. They are a source of decor and fashion. The name of today's featured faucet collection says it all, "Allure." Elkay's Allure Faucet Collection features some of the most attractive faucet models in modern kitchen design. For more on the Single-Lever Allure Side Handle Kitchen Faucet (pictured above), watch this video:

Monday, October 5, 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009

Blanco Supreme Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks

The extremely popular Blanco Supreme 510888 Kitchen Sink is constructed from a heavy-gauge, type 304 (18% chormium/10% nickel) stainless steel that adds durability to an elegant design. The sink's satin polished finish and undermount installation-type it a perfect complement to a granite countertop. Rear positioned drains provide maximum usable bowl and under cabinet space, allowing for more convenient food prep and cleanup. These highly affordable Blanco Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks come with a lifetime warranty, so you can be sure that these fixtures will serve you and your family well for many years to come.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Re-Caulking Your Bathroom Sink

In this video, professional handyman and residential property manager Greg Lim demonstrates the proper method for re-applying caulk to a bathroom sink:

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Kohler's Smart Divide

The Kohler Smart Divide Undercounter Kitchen Sink bridges the gap between form and function. Its low-profile divider allows for easier handling of large pots and helps to prevent sink overflow, while the sleekly rounded dual basins provide a touch of style that only the Kohler Woodfield Plumbing Collection could supply. A true marriage of style and substance, the sink is available in any 1 of 18 different colors and comes equipped with 5-hole faucet drilling.

Flushing Physics

Learn a bit about the mechanics of flushing from James Walsh, Chinaware Product Director at American Standard. In today's video, Mr. Walsh explains the siphon action that occurs in a toilet.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Home Spa Treatment Done Right

If you've ever experienced the comfort of a steambath at your local health club or during a vacation getaway, you know just how relaxing and therapeutic it can be. With Mr. Steam's extensive line of Residential Steam Generators you can enjoy that same pampered feeling in your own private spa. Furthermore, Mr. Steam now provides homeowners the added luxuries of several advanced technologies that will upgrade your private spa and create an even more sensuous experience.

The ChromaSteam System integrates light with steam, creating environments rich with color, mood and warmth. Complete with Electronic Chromalogic for single or rotating color selection, the system features multiple vapor-sealed, low voltage, low energy use, high performance LED light modules. Color selection includes blue, orange, green, red and yellow.

Mr. Steam's AromaSteam System infuses aroma into steam for a seamless integration of aromatherapy into the steambath. The system comes complete with an in-shower control switch, oil container caddy, hoses, fittings and oil atomizer. Aromasteam System Oils are available in five 10 ml bottle fragrances: Eucalyptus, Lavender, Evergreen, Energizing Mint and Poho. These scents create a holistic experience that may help to alleviate fatigue, reduce anxiety, promote relaxation and invigorate the entire body.

With the addition of Moisture-resistant In-Shower speakers, Mr.Steam provides an experience that fully engages all of the senses. The speakers feature 70 Watts peak performance and are compatible with almost any audio source.

By combining these systems, you can bring state-of-the-art Spa Treatment to your home and establish an oasis for the senses.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

WaterSense Toilets: The Right Flush

Continuing our look at Kohler WaterSense Plumbing, we turn the spotlight on some WaterSense certified Kohler Toilets.

The Saile One-Piece Toilet (shown above) offers a seamless, contemporary design highlighted by a sleek, fully skirted trapway that is easy to clean and eliminates potential debris. The Saile Quiet-Close toilet seat with Quick-Release functionality further complements the toilet's design. This compact elongated model features Dual Flush technology, which includes a 1.6 gpf (gallons per flush) and also an eco-friendly 0.8 gpf option. Using these options, the Saile toilet can save as much as 22,200 gallons of water annually over a 3.5-gallon toilet.
Another eco-friendly fixture, The Kelston Comfort Height Toilet with Class Five technology is engineered to provide significant water savings in residential and commercial settings. Its flapperless tower design ensures consistent, reliable performance with no tank run-ons. As part of the Kelston ensemble, the clean, transitional aesthetic and Comfort Height bowl offer Kohler styling and added comfort, and Kohler's exclusive Drylock system saves valuable installation time.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Kohler WaterSense Promotion

As 2008 WaterSense Partner of the Year, Kohler plays an integral role in establishing a more sustainable living standard by promoting innovative products that help homeowners conserve water. Need Plumbing Supplies is proud to present Kohler Bold Conservation Plumbing Products at 35% off list price. Plus, enter the shopping code SAVE5 and save an additional 5% on any of these products.

For more on Kohler's committment to water conservation, watch the video below:

Replacing a Toilet Fill Valve

This video from Expert Village demonstrates how to replace a toilet fill valve:

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Choosing the Right Bath

Designer Erinn Valencich offers tips on choosing a bathtub, including specific installation types and sizes.


Kohler Baths

Danze Sirius Plumbing Fixtures: Contemporary Comfort

Danze's Sirius Plumbing Collection offers some of the most visually stunning and technologically advanced Bath and Shower Faucets available today. The Single Handle Shower Faucet shown above features an anti-scald pressure balancing device, which steadies the temperature so you can relax and enjoy your shower without having to worry about making adjustments. For even more comfort, the Thermostatic Shower Valve features Temperature Limit Stop and separate Volume and Temperature selection handles that provide a fully optimized bathing experience.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Saniflo: Eco-Friendly Waste Management

SaniPlus Macerator Toilet with Elongated Bowl

The Saniplus is a system that is used to install a complete bathroom up to 12 feet below the sewer line, or even up to 150 feet away from a soil stack.

Installation is simple, there are just four connections. The macerator/pump is connected to the spigot of a horizontal outlet toilet. The toilet tank is connected to the water supply. The macerator/pump is connected to the small diameter discharge pipe work. The macerator/pump is connected to the electrical supply.

Saniflo systems are environmentally friendly because their toilet systems use less water than a normal toilet system. Ecology wise, the macerator could be seen as a primary sewage treatment system with a septic tank and/or municipal sewage treatment system as a secondary treatment system. Since the waste solids will now enter the sewage system in a liquefied state, they reduce the time and work done by anaerobic bacteria.

Here's a video that explains how to install a Saniplus toilet system:

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fixing a Kitchen Faucet Leak

We all know how annoying a faucet leak can be. In today's video Bryan Stevens from BasicPlumbingRepair.com gives us the skinny on fixing a leaking Moen Kitchen Faucet:



Check our Moen Kitchen Accessories for replacement parts.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Troubleshooting Toilet Problems

Toilet problems can increase your water bill and cause expensive water damage in your home. Learn DIY plumbing tips on how to troubleshoot common toilet problems in this home improvement video from Expert Village.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Blanco Kitchen Sinks

The Blanco Sinks Axia Plumbing Collection represents some of the most fully-integrated and state-of-the-art kitchen sinks on the market. The Blanco Axia 6S 511790 features a large, practical drainboard that extends your workspace and a convenient prep bowl with stainless steel colander. As one of Blanco's Silgranit Series of hi-tech granite/composite kitchen sinks its contruction contains 80% natural granite mixed with acrylic resins and color pigments. This extremely durable material resists household acids, scratches, stains and temperatures as high as 536 degrees farenheit.

Franke Kitchen Accessories



Accessorize your kitchen with Franke's Active Kitchen Collection. Synchronize your efforts by introducing harmony and organization to your kitchen.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Elkay Faucets for the Chef in You

Featured above is Elkay's Single-Handle Pre-Rinse Kitchen Faucet from the Arezzo Collection. This faucet includes some remarkable features such as a 360 Degree swing base, flexible braided stainless steel supply lines, and a water saving flow restrictor.

"The Arezzo Faucet is the faucet for the chef in you," says Elkay Marketing Manager, Jens Bolleyer. Watch this video to learn more:

Monday, August 31, 2009

Franke Vision

Franke Kitchen Sinks are created with the utmost attention to quality and design, and there's no example better than the Vision Undermount Stainless Steel Double Bowl Kitchen Sink. Franke's Vision Collection represents the look and feel of the kitchen sink perfected. The Double Bowl Undermount's design is classic, simple, and graceful, but its features mark it as a contemporary fixture, sleek, convenient, and far ahead of the pack. Its corner drains are practically placed, allowing for easy plate stacking and utenisil manuevering. In addition, an integral shelf in the larger bowl supports an optional drain grid. With even more functional accessories available food prep and clean up couldn't be any easier.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Kitchen Faucet Installation by Moen

Moen's experts explain the ins and outs of DIY kitchen faucet replacement:



Head on over to our store for any Moen Kitchen Sink Faucet including those featured in today's video.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

American Standard Bathroom Faucets

Continuing today's theme of contemporary bathroom design by American Standard, here are two modern bathroom sink faucets:
Seva Single Hole Bathroom Faucet
Ceramix Single Hole Bathroom Faucet

An American Standard Vessel

The Morning Vessel Style Bathroom Sink by American Standard exemplifies the brand's slogan, "Style That Works Better." A Vessel is a sink designed to sit atop or only slightly sunken into a counter. These sinks are becoming increasingly popular in contemporary bathroom design. American Standard's Morning Vessel is constructed from vitreous china and is available in one of nine colors: black, bone, daydream, fawn beige, linen, loganberry, rhapsody blue, silver, or white (featured here).

Shop at Need Plumbing Supplies for more great Bathroom Sinks by American Standard.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Once a Shower, Now a Spa


This video shows homeowners how to customize their bath experiences using the Moen family of products. Need Plumbing Supplies is proud to carry the best Moen Shower Accessories available, including the Rainfall Showerheads shown above.

Interested in a different brand's personal spa treatment? No Problem, Need Plumbing Supplies has Shower Accessories from all of the industry's best.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Kohler Alcott Collection

Never short on inspiration, Kohler brings forth a design influenced by Hungarian Folk Art. The Savanyo (pitured here in Copper Verde) is but one of several beautiful kitchen sink designs from Kohler's Alcott Collection. Available in six different colors including Biscuit, Copper Verde, Earthen White, Sandbar, Sunlight, and White, the Savanyo is ornamented with stylized country flowers molded in low relief. This model comes as a tile-in sink with four-hole faucet drilling. The sink itself is constructed from fireclay, a clay base that is fired at an intense heat to vitrify the clay and fuse the glaze. The Savanyo Alcott is an artistic fixture that makes food preparation that much more agreeable.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Bathroom Faucet Designs by Moen


This video focuses on the latest innovations in bathroom sink faucet design and functionality by Moen. Whether you're going for a vintage or modern look, Need Plumbing has the bathroom sink faucet that's perfect for you.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Bathroom Faucet Installation by Moen


The guys from Moen show how easy it can be to install your own bathroom faucet. All necessary parts, tools, steps, and precautions are explained. Go to needplumbingsupplies.com for great deals on Moen Lavatory Faucets

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Danze at KBIS 2009


Danze, a leader in high-quality kitchen sink, bath and shower, and lavatory faucets, pulled out all the stops at this year's Kitchen and Bath Show. Check out the above video for info on all the latest and greatest from Danze.
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