Saturday, December 26, 2009

Tool Taped to my Insinkerator Garbage Disposal.

Question: I have this tool that is taped to my insinkerator garbage disposal. What is it for?

Answer: The tool is an allen style wrench that you can use to un-jam your disposal. The operation is very simple, take the allen tool and put it in the allen bolt in the bottom of the disposal. This allows you to move the mechanism without electrical power. Then you can spin it a few times with the wrench. Then turn on the water and the disposal and it should clear the blockage.

See the photo above for a bottom view of the disposal and one of the wrench, where you use the wrench.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

What is a Tub and Shower Faucet?

Question: What is a tub and shower faucet?

Answer: A tub and shower faucet is a combined tub filler and shower head faucet. This unit has a diverter located either on the tub spout or the valve that allows you to switch from overhead shower to the tub filler.

Popular brands of tub and shower faucets include, Moen, Delta, Kohler, Price Pfister and Grohe.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Are Brizo Faucets Available on the Internet?

Question: Are Brizo Faucets available on the internet?

Answer: Yes they are but not officially. Brizo since 2006 has prohibited merchants from selling Brizo on the internet.
The move may not be that great for the brand. They reached an internet search high in March of 2006 and since then the search volume for the word Brizo has steadily declined. See the Google Insights For Search Graph Below.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Are Bemis toilet seats a good quality brand?

Question: Are Bemis Toilet Seats a good quality brand?
Answer: Yes, I think they are a great brand. They have been in business since 1901. They specialize in sanitary seating, ie. toilet seats. See the video below for the history of Bemis.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas Faucet is This an Appropriate Gift For My Wife?

Question: I was thinking about buying my wife an expensive kitchen faucet for Christmas. Is this a good idea?

Answer: Ah the appliance for christmas question. Yes, I think a faucet is an appropriate gift. However, not an un-installed faucet. Do what ever it takes to surprise her and have it installed before Christmas.

This will do a couple of things for you, surprise and respect. She will be surprised that she get's to use the faucet and she will respect that you installed it.

One more disclaimer: I do think it is a good gift, but you should have another gift besides the faucet. Like Jewelry.

Agree or Disagree? Comment Below

What is Plumber's Putty?

Question: What is Plumber's Putty.

Answer: Plumber's Putty is a putty that plumbers use to seal drains on tub drains, sink drains. The putty remains soft for a long time and it is a reversible seal.

It is reversible so the drain can be serviced by the plumber. A new putty seal is needed each time the drain is installed.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Kohler Pro Website

Kohler has a completely new website just for professionals. I think it is very helpful and it get's rid of most of the consumer marketing that we used to have to wade through.

Thanks Kohler.

in reference to: KOHLER PRO: HOME PAGE - SAP NetWeaver Portal (view on Google Sidewiki)

Which Faucet Brand is the Most Popular?

Question: Which Faucet brand is the most popular?

Answer: In the US Delta Faucet is the most popular brand. See the graph from Google below.

What is the Spanish Word for Faucets?

Question: What is the Spanish Word For Faucets?

Answer: The spanish word for faucets is grifos. The word faucet in spanish is Grifo.

Source: Google Translate