Outrageous Fire Pits

Previously in this blog, we showed fire pits made from salvaged granite and stone materials. Here is an article on some more exotic fire pits.

Stock up on those marshmallows.

Source: 9 outrageous fire pits you need in your backyard | Fox News

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How to Correct Low Pressure on a Faucet

Sometimes a faucet will lose pressure over time. Several things can cause this condition.

If you have hard water, the internal parts can build up minerals. Even if you have a water softener, this can occur because most water softener systems are only installed on the hot water line.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If there are minerals built up on the faucet they can often be removed by soaking the parts with the mineral build-up in white vinegar over night.

On Eclipse faucets the most likely place for minerals to build up is on the head; the switch where you change the flow on the faucet, the openings in the head particularly smaller openings used in the flow mode, and the back check valve.

On the older model Eclipse faucets, you can increase the effectiveness of the white vinegar soak by removing the button over the switch. See video below.

Minerals and other debris can also catch in the back check valve. The valve is the smallest opening so it is often the first to get clogged. Here is a video that shows how to remove and clean the back check valve in the head of an Eclipse Faucet.

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New Faucet from ANO – The Springfield

ANO introduces the new Freendo Springfield faucet. The faucet is available in three finishes; chrome, brushed nickel, and oil rubbed bronze.

Chrome – 5883C

Brushed Nickel – 5884BN

Oil Rubbed Bronze – 5885ORB

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Cure for a Loose Faucet

If your faucet has come loose from the countertop is can be because it has not been installed correctly. The faucet not only needs to be tightened to the countertop with the nut but also the two screws on the fastening gasket need to be tightened to put back pressure on the plate to lock in the faucet.  Below is a diagram of the faucet and a video on how to make sure your faucet is tight to the countertop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How to install the Eclipse KPS3030 Cascade and KPS3030M Hampton

I often get asked for the installation brochure on our faucets. This is the brochure for the KPS3030M. The KPS3030 installation is the same. Future articles will feature the installation brochures on the other Eclipse faucets.

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Add flare to your bathroom with an unusual shower curtain

OK, so you want to add flare to your bathroom. Here are some ideas shower curtains that will get comments from your guests… maybe they look better in other peoples bathroom. LOL. Have fun!

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Before Choosing Onyx for Your Countertops

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Granite and Marble too ordinary?? Try Onyx. Considered an exotic material, Onyx is unique, beautiful, translucent so it can be backlit, but it has a number of downsides. Onyx slabs are softer and more prone to chips, scratches and damage. Onyx is expensive, many times the cost of even expensive granites and marble. There is a lot of movement in the slabs so predicting what the top may look like is more difficult.

Below are links to three articles with more on Onyx Countertops.

Source: What You Must Know Before Choosing Onyx for your Kitchen or Bathroom Countertops – OnyxCountertops.Org

Source: How Do Onyx Countertops Hold Up

Source: Onyx Countertops

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Making Sidewalks and Outside Stairs from Granite Scraps

In this next article on how to use granite scraps and remnants to make walkways, sidewalks and outside stairways.

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Uses for Granite Remnants – Countertops

 

 

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How to change a residential water supply valve in you kitchen

ANO sells a lot of faucets. One issue that frequently arises is the water supply valve under the sink where you connect the faucet to the water supply does not function properly. These valves are rarely closed so they can “freeze” up and not shut off the water when you want to install a faucet.

The valves are not as difficult to replace as it might appear. There are a number of videos on YouTube on how to replace these valves but here is one that I thought was particularly easy to understand.

 

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