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.
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