Steam: The Blood That Runs Through American Industry

In nearly every industrial plant, factory, or facility—including most hospitals—there is a boiler plant that makes and provides steam for heat, and a seemingly infinite number of processes.  Steam is a precious commodity that companies spend a great deal of time, effort and money to deliver as efficiently as possible because for as much money…

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Double Your Fun: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Installing Twin Sinks in the Bathroom

Okay, plumber guy; yesterday you helped install a bathroom sink, but I’m sophisticated and I’m going to have twin sinks installed in my bathroom! I’ve seen this in pictures and in showrooms, but I must confess: I don’t fully understand the concept.  What a show it would be if my wife and I were to try…

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The Do-It-Yourselfer’s Guide to Installing a Bathroom Sink

A couple of months ago, we investigated the fun and difficulty (because of the gazillion choices available) of buying a new bathroom faucet and the relative ease of installing it. Perhaps you want to install a new sink as well. Today’s your lucky day; print a copy of “Who Needs A Plumber” that appeared at…

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Green Grass In the Sand: Installing A Phoenix Lawn Sprinkler System- Part 2

Yesterday  we discussed having a lawn sprinkler installed your humble Phoenix home. Today we’ll try to work our way through the installation itself.  The installation process described here can be used anywhere, but keep in mind that different localities have different standards and restrictions- a home on the shores of Superior has more water access…

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Making the Desert Bloom: Installing Lawn Sprinklers and Irrigation Systems in Phoenix

When many Americans think of the city of Phoenix, they think of a bunch of people living in the desert. There’s lots of football and baseball being played on lush green fields, but outside of all of those stadiums, and all the golf courses, it’s a desert. Actually, the greater Phoenix area has some of the prettiest lawns in…

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California Water Conservation Law To Start Impacting Residents in 2014

Have You Updated Your California Plumbing Fixtures Yet? Recently, a story in the Sacramento Bee newspaper gave a little insight into a law passed in 2009 that could affect thousands of Californian’s plans for remodeling their homes, starting in 2014. Apparently any project that goes beyond routine maintenance and requires any type of construction permit from the city or…

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