Monthly Archives: June 2009


ICONIC KOHLER KARBON ARTICULATING KITCHEN FAUCET NOW FEATURES VERSATILE COLOR OPTIONS Black, Gold and Bronze options reinforce contemporary aesthetics within a variety of color schemes. Kohler Co., a global leader in kitchen and bath design and technology, introduces an array of new finish options for its Karbon kitchen faucet, which was introduced last year and has already achieved iconic status within the design community. Now available in Black with Polished Chrome or Vibrant® Stainless joint accents, Gold with Vibrant® Brushed Gold or Vibrant® Polished Gold Continue reading →

Moen PosiTemp Valve Vs. Moentrol Valve

What is the difference between a Moen PosiTemp valve and a Moentrol Valve? First we look at the similarities of the two valves. Both offer a pressure-balanced system that maintains water temperature within two degrees. Built-in temperature limit stops which all you to control how far the handle rotates, therefore, controlling the range of water temperature. Available in a variety of connections from common 1/2″ CC/Sweat, 1/2″ IPS threaded, 1/2 PEX or CPVC. Meets pressure-balancing safety codes. Now we look at the differences between the Continue reading →

Shower Valve With Stops, What Does That Mean?

“Valve Stops” or “With Stops” means that the shower faucet valve includes shut-offs for the water line so you don’t have to shut off water to the entire house to work or repair parts on the shower/tub system. The video tuorial above will explain what stops are and why they are used. Stops are a screwdriver shut off mechanism that allows the water supply to be cut off directly at the valve without affecting the water supply to the whole house or building. Convenient for Continue reading →

Shower Valve Options, What Is Behind The Wall?

In this Valve video tutorial we will take a look behind your shower faucet. The purpose of the valve is to control the flow of water and/or temperature. When you turn the valve handle the valve mixes the hot and cold water supplied through the lines that are behind the walls of your tub or shower. Valves are specific to each manufacturer. One manufacturer’s trim kit or faucet will not work with another manufacturer’s valve. If you choose to replace your existing tub/shower faucet with Continue reading →

Delta® Introduces Asian-Inspired Rhythm® Bath Collection

Delta® Introduces Asian-Inspired Rhythm® Bath Collection Includes Touch-Clean® Technology and WaterSense® Savings For the sophisticated consumer seeking a contemporary styled product with clean design, Delta® introduced the Zen-inspired Rhythm® bath collection at the 2009 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. The sleek, fluid lines of the design help turn the room into a serene retreat, enhancing tranquility in the bath. “In addition to its tranquil design, Rhythm also offers significant water-saving benefits,” said Justin McCarthy, Delta associate product manager. “These WaterSense® labeled lavatories provide more than Continue reading →