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10 Easy Pieces: Modern Single-Hole Bathroom Faucets Under $500

10 Easy Pieces: Modern Single-Hole Bathroom Faucets Under $500 - RemodelistaIcon - Arrow LeftIcon - Arrow RightIcon - External LinkIcon - MessageIcon - Down ChevronIcon - CloseIcon - Dropdown ArrowIcon - Location PinIcon - Zoom OutIcon - Zoom InIcon - SearchIcon - EmailIcon - FacebookflipboardIcon - InstagramIcon - PinterestIcon - TwitterIcon - Check Mark An icon we use to indicate a rightwards action. An icon we use to indicate a leftwards action. An icon we use to indicate a button link is external. The icon we use to represent an email action. Used to indicate a dropdown. Used to indicate…

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Increasing Water Pressure on City Water

Q: Is there any way to increase the water pressure in my house? I’d like the upstairs shower to be more forceful. We’re on city water. —Andy Stefik, Loveland, OH Check Water Pressure in the Whole House Before we get to the shower, how’s the water pressure in the rest of the house? To find out, buy a water-pressure gauge—they cost about nine bucks at home centers—and screw it to a hose bib, like the one on an outdoor faucet. The gauge should read between 40 and 60 psi when you open the bib’s valve. If the pressure is in…

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Do You Have Spare Respirators?

If you’re like me, sometimes you feel like there isn’t anything you can do to help brave medical professionals on the front lines fighting the coronavirus. Well, if you’re the type that buys in bulk, and you have extra dust masks, respirators, or respirator cartridges, consider yourself lucky. There is something significant you can do to help. We recently received the following email from James Pring, a reader who works as a scientist. Covid protection for healthcare workers needs a lot of those 3M N95 and N100 3M cartridges. If listeners have spares in their shop (new and unopened) then…

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Energy Efficiency Still Matters

Energy efficiency has driven down energy consumption per household by roughly 16% since 2005, according to data from the Energy Information Administration and the U.S. Census Bureau. Illustration courtesy of ACEEE. Energy efficiency—the quickest way to cut energy waste in our homes, workplaces, and vehicles—spans so many facets of daily life that it’s easy to take it for granted. In fact, if you attempted to summarize all of the savings and successes that have made energy efficiency such a critical part of a growing U.S. economy over the past few decades, you’d end up with more than 50 compelling indicators…

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Steal This Look: A Spa-Like Sanctuary in LA

What makes a perfect bathroom? In my mind, it looks like this one, in the former LA home of designer Pamela Shamshiri. (The house sold to new owners this past summer). Spa-like but cozy, simple but sophisticated, it’s anchored by a hinoki soaking tub for long, relaxing baths. Above: The room’s palette reflects the one on the other side of the floor-to-ceiling window. Photograph courtesy of Rizzoli from the book, The Perfect Bath by Barbara Sallick. I’m not alone in admiring this space: It appears in Barbara Sallick’s book, The Perfect Bath, and, as it turns out, was Pamela’s favorite room…

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Passive House Network Reshapes Convention Plans

Normally, this is what the North American Passive House Network conference would look like. Not this year. Conference organizers are making the program a virtual experience in the face of the global spread of the COVID-19 virus. Photo courtesy of NAPHN. The North American Passive House Network is moving forward with plans for its 7th annual national conference in June. It’s just that no one will be attending in person. NAPHN leaders announced on Monday that the conference, which had been expected to draw as many as 1000 attendees to New York City, would instead be presented on a virtual…

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