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Allied-faucet-installation
Amazon.com has faucets on sale; don't delay! The plan this morning was to hammer out a blog on how to fix a leaky kitchen faucet (mine). And then I came across this very timely article on the top 8 faucets for 2016: https://wiki.ezvid.com/best-kitchen-faucets?id=bng. "Maybe new IS a good idea," I thought. Our kitchen faucet is easily 20 years old, it leaks from the column every time the lever is ...
Cincinnati Water Works
We've been closely following the developing story on the Flint, MI water crisis. After reading the in-depth news reports, we are thankful for the Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW) -- it's one of the finest in the nation. A trip through their web site (http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/water/about-greater-cincinnati-water-works) is time well spent. Unlike our northern water utility neighbors in Fli...

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backwater-drain
Installing a backwater valve may be the answer to your troubled waters. Recently, we came home to a major problem in our basement shower – bits of toilet paper and raw sewage had gurgled up from the drain while we were away. "Yuck" is a major understatement. "Gross me to the max" is more fitting, even if it is straight out of 1983. When unmentionables are oozing into one's shower, pride runs righ...
Cincinnati-water-softeners
We recently heard a local radio station running an ad for water softeners in the Greater Cincinnati Area. Having long been under the impression that Cincinnati water is among the finest in the country, we did a little checking. If our household runs on city water, why do we need anything more than a charcoal filter on the faucet? Just What is Hard Water?The experts at http://www.hometips.com stat...
Thomas-Crapper
Thomas Crapper (1836-1910), the London plumber frequently credited with inventing the flush toilet*, knew a good thing when he saw it. Crapper became an apprentice plumber at age 14, and launched his own plumbing business at the age of 25. A big believer in the advantages of sanitary sewage approaches, Crapper received several patents for forward-thinking plumbing innovations (including improvemen...
hot-water-heaters-allied
It’s not if, it’s when. Be prepared. For some reason, power outages in our urban Cincinnati neighborhood are common. Seemingly, our household power relies on a transformer that is frequently knocked out by traffic accidents. Outages typically last from a few minutes to hours, but have been known to last for days (THANKS, Hurricane Ike). With winter on the horizon, a good ice storm can put my ...