Sunday, September 5, 2010

Troubleshoot Leaking Delta Single Handle Faucet

My Bath Sink Single-Handle faucet leaks. This example is for a Delta Faucet Single Handle Bathroom Faucet.

Identify the area that is leaking. Then, find the solutions to that area below.

Note: The diagram below is a general representation of this faucet type showing common replacement parts. If you do not find the answer you need here, please use the Technical Document search to find maintenance instructions for your specific model.

Solutions

A.  Leaks from under the handle:
  • Replace Ball Assembly (#1 in diagram — Repair part RP70 as shown for lever handles or RP212 for knob handles)
  • Replace Cam & Packing (#2 in diagram — Repair Kit RP61). For faucets purchased prior to 2007, please order RP1050 cap and RP61 cam and packing.
B.  Leaks from aerator:
  • Replace seats and springs (#3 in diagram — Repair part RP4993)
If leak persists:
  • Replace Ball Assembly (#1 in diagram — Repair part RP70 as shown for lever handles or RP212 for knob handles)
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How To Remove Tub Drain Delta Faucet

How do I remove my Delta tub drain stopper for cleaning?

There are two types of tub drain stoppers - lift & turn and toe tap.
Lift and Turn

The lift & turn stopper for the bathtub unscrews counterclockwise while in the full up position.

Toe Tap
The toe tap stopper also unscrews counterclockwise while in the full up position. However, the cap may unscrew from the plunger assembly before the entire stopper comes out. In that case, there is a nut that will be exposed and can be used to unscrew the plunger assembly from the drain.
If either of these is "spinning" without unscrewing, the threads are stripped and you would need to exert upward pressure while unscrewing in hopes of uncoupling this from the bath waste. If that doesn't work you would have to unscrew the bath waste flange from the drain pipe.
This will require access under the tub.

This article was sponsored by our partner Delta Faucet.  eFaucets is the leading online faucet retailer of Delta Faucets and is an authorized Delta Faucet internet retailer. 

Monday, August 30, 2010

CNN Money Features eFaucets For Online Remodeling

IN THE NEWS

By Josh Garskof  August 27, 2010: 11:50 AM ET

(Money Magazine) -- Home improvement is one of the fastest-growing segments of e-commerce. But the consequences of a bad decision when it comes to finding a contractor or remodeling products online are far worse than buying the wrong paperback.

What if those rave reviews you read about a contractor are ringers posted by his daughter -- or if your supposedly in-stock sink order doesn't ship for two weeks, throwing off your entire work schedule?

Follow these tips to avoid glitches and get the most for your money.


To find a contractor: Sites that are driven by consumer ratings are your best bet. That's because you get to see what as many as hundreds of prior customers say about all the pros in your area.

Renovation wizard: Will your project pay off?

Just watch for sites with anonymous postings and ads that appear in search results that look like positive ratings. In the New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles metro areas, or a few counties in New York, Connecticut, and Florida, check out Franklin-Report.com, which compiles user comments into Zagat-like ratings.

Beyond those regions, a good alternative is Angieslist.com, which charges $5 a month, and uses the credit card info to prevent anyone from creating more than one login in order to post multiple revews.

To vet a contractor: The next step is to talk to former clients and visit current and completed job sites. Sadly, there are no e-ternatives to doing this in person.

But there is one key step you can do online: a background check. Get a report about a contractor's licensing, bonding, insurance, bankruptcy, civil judgments, criminal background, liens, and credit rating for $13 at contractorcheck.com, run by the credit bureau Experian.

To order supplies

Sites run by home-improvement chains (such as HomeDepot.com and Lowes.com), boutique manufacturers (BeadBoard.com, Horizon-Shutters.com), and specialty e-tailers (eFaucets.com, TileShop.com) offer bigger selections than local retailers do. But the main attraction is price: Discounts of 10% to 50% aren't uncommon.

Just keep in mind that if something goes wrong, those savings could turn into cost overruns. As with any online purchase, you run the risk of shipping damage or late deliveries, which can derail a project with multiple tradesmen working around one another's schedules.

So order online only if your contractor okays it and provides technical specs; you're far enough ahead of the installation date to make other arrangements if there's a problem; the site is an authorized dealer for the brands you're buying; and if possible, you've seen the product firsthand.

Otherwise, buy locally. It'll be easier to get matching items quickly if needed, and you'll avoid having to deal with a faraway call center if a problem arises.

To Read the original article click here: eFaucets Featured on CNNMoney.com

Save Cash With High Efficiency Toilets

The bathroom toilet is one of the largest water wasters in your home.

Want to Improve toilet performance and not flush your hard earned cash down the toilet? If your home had its toilets installed more than 10 years ago, you may be flushing your money and conservation down the drain. Replacing an old toilet could automatically and permanently cut your home water consumption by 25% or more. Newer technology not only saves water, but can actually improve performance and work quietly.

Toilets that flush 1.28 gallons or less, when compared to a 3.5-gallon toilet, can save a homeowner up to 16,500 gallons of water per fixture per year.

Here are 4 recommended toilets that can save you energy and cash.

Schon N2225 Toilet  $119.00 (Click for Special Offer)
1.28 GPF High Efficiency Round Front Toilet Tank & Bowl.
Best Flush Performance with a 1000 MaP Score.
EPA WaterSense Certified, High Performance Bowl Design, High Efficiency toilet tank and Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • 16 1/2" Chair Height Bowl
  • 2" Fully Glazed Trapway
  • Large 10" x 20" Footprint, Excellent for Fetrofitting
  • Adjustable Rough-in - 10.5" to 12"
  • Bowl Weight: 48.5 lbs.
  • Bowl L: 26.8" x W: 15" x H: 16.5"
  • Tank Weight: 35.9 lbs.
  • Tank L: 17.7" x H: 14.2"
  • 1.28GPF HET Flapperless toilet tank white
  • Patented Niagara Flapperless Low-maintenance and Leak-free Flush System
  • Sweat Free Tank
  • No Double Flushing
Schon 331725 Toilet  $136.00 (Click for Special Offer)
1.28 GPF High Efficiency Elongated Bowl Toilet
Best Flush Performance - 1000 MaP Score
EPA WaterSense Certified, High Performance Bowl Design and Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • 12" Rough-In and 2" Fully Glazed Trapway
  • Large 10" x 20" Footprint, Excellent for Retrofitting
  • Bowl Weight: 49.5 lbs.
  • Bowl - L: 28.9" x W: 15" x H: 16.5" (16 1/2" Chair Height Bowl)
  • Tank Weight: 28.7 lbs.
  • Tank L: 17.2" x W: 8.8" x H: 13.9"
This toilet saves money and uses 20% less water than a 1.6 GPF toilet and 60% less than a 3.5 GPF Toilet. Meets HET Rebate Standards which means High Rebate $$$$$ Dollars. 

Schon N2316 Toilet$170.00 (Click for Special Offer)
1.6/1.1 GPF Dual Flush Elongated Toilet
Best Flush Performance - 1000 MaP Score
EPA WaterSense Certified with Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Large 10" x 20" footprint, excellent for retrofitting
  • Chrome plated top mounted flush button
  • Bowl Weight: 51 lbs.
  • Bowl - L: 28.9" x W: 15" x H: 16.5
  • 2" fully glazed trapway
  • Tank Weight: 31 lbs.
  • Tank L: 17.9" x W: 8" x H: 15.7"
With Dual Flush the High Efficiency dual flush volume of 1.6GPF (solids) or 1.1GPF (liquids). Powerful high performance flush is clog-free. This toilet for sure saves money and water with a separate lowe 1.1 GPF flush for liquids. Meets HET Rebate Standards which means High Rebate $$$$$ Dollars. 

Schon Toilet N2310 $238.00 (Click for Special Offer)
1.0 GPF Pressure Assisted Elongated Toilet
Best Flush Performance - 1000 MaP Score
EPA WaterSense Certified
  • 2" fully glazed trapway
  • Large 10" x 20" footprint, excellent for retrofitting
  • 12" rough-in
  • Just as quiet as a conventional toilet
  • Limited Lifetime warranty on porcelain
  • Bowl Weight: 50.8 lbs.
  • Bowl L: 28.75 x W: 15" x H: 16.5"
  • No double flushing
  • Sweat free tank
  • Tank Weight: 40.7 lbs.
  • Tank L: 20.3" x W: 9.4" x H: 13.9"
This Pressure assisted toilet is using Sloan Flushmate IV Technology which comes with a 10 year warranty. The toilet virtually clog free and Saves Money using 37.5% Less Water then a 1.6 GPF Toilet and 71% Less Water than a 3.5 GPF  Toilet. It should be noted that with all that power, this toilet is just as quiet as a Conventional Toilet.


The Faucet Expert™ highly recommends Schon toilets as a quality and low cost solution to Energy Efficient toilets. This brand is private labeled through major internet retailers such as eFaucets.com. This means you are not having to pay the Bold advertising of some major adverting brand. This means you get the same energy saving toilet at a lower price.  So not only will you save money on your purchase, but you wont be flushing wasted dollars down the toilet by consuming less water. Schon is also a major private labeler of high end sinks and faucets. Schon faucets are some of the most luxurious faucets in the market at an affordable price.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

6 Reasons to Use Stainless Steel Sinks

Stainless Steel Sinks were once a mundane kitchen necessity for washing dishes and food preparation. Kitchen sinks have now evolved and manufactures are now turning kitchen sinks into attention getting features and packing them with lots of innovative added function. Now they have more shapes, styles, and functions than ever before. Shining stainless steel mounted beneath stunning granite is now the designer trend to make your kitchen shine.  A decade ago, Stainless Steel was deemed too commercial for upscale kitchens. Now stainless steel and professional is uquated to luxury and more beautiful than ever.

“A well-made stainless steel sink is the little black dress for your kitchen,” says Ken Fey, vice president at designer stainless steel sink maker Houzer Inc. “Stainless steel has transitioned from industrial applications like medical and food-service to residential use for very good reasons. Stainless steel offers exceptional hygienic and durability qualities, it ages gracefully and beautifully and it’s a ‘green’ building material.”

Stainless steel is again enjoying a place of honor in American kitchens. Here are six good reasons to use stainless steel for your new designer kitchen sink.

1. It’s ‘Green’

The trend towards “green” building and decor is still going strong, with more homeowners, builders and designers looking for materials and practices that will reduce a home’s environmental impact. Stainless steel fits the “green” bill because it is recyclable. And modern stainless steel sinks, like Houzer’s Novus Sink Series, are often made from recycled materials. In addition, stainless steel’s durability ensures years of use and beauty, minimizing the need to replace and discard older, worn out sinks – thereby keeping them out of the waste stream.

2. It Looks Great

Gleaming, clean-looking with elegant lines, stainless steel easily pairs well with a range of decorating styles – from modern to contemporary to country. Stainless steel sinks also develop character as they age. Scratches in your enamel or solid surface sink might spell the end for the fixture, but stainless steel develops a patina of small scratches over years of use, lending it a natural depth of character that can easily be cleaned and buffed to shine like new.

3. It’s Versatile

Versatility is as important as beauty in modern kitchen design, and new stainless steel sinks are more versatile than ever. With design options ranging from two- and three-bowl sinks and the ability to be mounted beneath countertops, to the capability of expanding a cook’s usable work space, stainless steel sinks afford wide adaptability. Extending countertop space is a popular feature, and sinks like Houzers Novus series meet the challenge with two sliding, removable platforms -- one with an integrated drainboard -- that are perfect for meal prep, staging and cleanup.

4. It’s Durable

Stainless steel is relatively light when compared to other sink materials, yet it offers strength and durability that ensure years of use when properly cared for. Modern styles achieve strength and a modern look without seams and mount well under the counter. Stainless is also easy to clean and naturally germ resistant.

5. It’s Budget Friendly

Whether you have the budget of a home improvement show or a more modest amount to spend on your kitchen renovation, you can find a stainless steel sink to fit your budget. It’s possible to find an affordable, modest stainless sink for a few hundred dollars. And designer sinks, like the Novus line, sell at prices that compete credibly with high-end designer sinks of more trendy materials.

6. It’s Timeless

Stainless steel lends itself to the classic clean lines of many contemporary kitchen designs, lifestyles and tastes. Once a stainless steel sink becomes the showpiece of a kitchen, its versatility and durability ensure that multiple owners will be able to use and enjoy it for many years.

The FaucetExpert recommeds Houzer Kitchen Sinks for the designer home. Why? Simply because it is a better sink for a great price. Houzer is more word of mouth among designers and they are not out there boldly spending all their money on advertising. The end result is that you get a better quality sink for the money compared to other more well advertised brands in home improvement stores. HOUZER understands that your kitchen is more than just another room. As the most vibrant and visible intersection of the modern home, it needs to be comfortable, functional, and versatile-as well as attractive and inviting. It's a personal setting that reflects your unique spirit and style.


More Houzer Sink Articles:
How to Choose the Right Kitchen Sink
Houzer Sinks Shine off Designer Kitchens

Monday, July 12, 2010

How to Choose the Right Kitchen Sink

The kitchen is the undisputed center of the modern home. Today, it's where people gather to create a meal, share a story, and reconnect. A kitchen sink is a great reflection of your personal style in your new kitchen. Learn from our tips below to select the style that is right for you.

Your Kitchen Style
Is your kitchen traditional, contemporary, transitional or rustic? Before making a selection, determine the shape, size, design and features you want that will best suit your everyday needs and style of living. HOUZER sinks designs vary with each product family, you'll find one that's just right for your kitchen.

Material
Stainless steel is by far the most popular choice in appliances and sinks for a number of reasons, including the ability to remain new-looking much longer than other materials. HOUZER sinks are exclusively crafted from premium T304 stainless steel, the optimial mix for strength, shine, and lasting beauty. With minimal care, your HOUZER sink will look new for a lifetime.

Installation Styles
Best for stone or solid surface tops, undermounts are mounted from the underside of the counter, leaving a zero-barrier counter surface to sweep scraps and crumbs into the sink. If your countertop is laminate with a pressed wood core, you will require a topmount sink; the sink's bowl drops into a hole in the countertop and rests on the perimeter. Topmounts can also be used in a solid surface applications as well. 

Number of bowls.
How will you be using your sink? A resident home-chef may desire multiple deep, large bowls to accomodate stock pots and roasting pans. If you will be simply rinsing dishes, a single bowl moderate depth will suffice. When in doubt, a large deep single bowl is the best choice.

Depth of Bowls
Deeper bowls in the 9" range will accomodate large pots and allow for defrosting activities with larger food items. Deeper bowls also mean less splashing of water when in use. Shallow bowls down to 5" are ideal for food preparation and will also accomodate larger food disposal units.

Prep Sink
A well-placed prep sink in a busy kitchen can definitley improve flow and efficiency and can also double as a bar-sink in other areas of the house. Prep sinks of various depthsand shapes can be found built-in to many HOUZER models or purchased separately for locations like a countertop island.

The FaucetExpert recommeds Houzer Kitchen Sinks for the designer home. Why? Simply because it is a better sink for a great price. Houzer is more word of mouth among designers and they are not out there boldly spending all their money on advertising. The end result is that you get a better quality sink for the money compared to other more well advertised brands in home improvement stores.  HOUZER understands that your kitchen is more than just another room. As the most vibrant and visible intersection of the modern home, it needs to be comfortable, functional, and versatile-as well as attractive and inviting. It's a personal setting that reflects your unique spirit and style.

You'll find a HOUZER sink to match any design theme you have in mind; country to classic, transitional to ultra-contemporary. With arresting designs and sculptural details, HOUZER sinks achieve a dazzling presence for your kitchen and are the prefect complement to professional-grade appliances set against today's rich palette of stone, quartz, and solid surface countertops.

Combining the highest quality materials and artisian's attention to detail, HOUZER sinks are painstakingly crafted to satisfy the sophisticated consumer who demands the very best. Every aesthetic detail is enhanced on every sink produced to provide lasting beauty and value to your home for years to come. For over three decades, HOUZER has been improving millions of kitchens across America and overseas, one sinks at a time. Sinks make your life in the kitchen easier and more enjoyable. 

Friday, July 9, 2010

Houzer Sinks Shine off Designer Kitchens

HOUZER is a unique manufacturer and high-performance vendor based in New Brunswick, New Jersey. With two warehouse shipping points in New Jersey and California, HOUZER supplies sinks and accessories to plumbing wholesalers and decorative showrooms nationwide.

HOUZER is the leading opportunity of any major brand name of premium stainless-steel sinks, unparalleled in its delivery of value and profitability.

Major Hospitality and Design-Build firms use HOUZER as their ‘go-to’ stainless steel sink line. With special bulk-nested packaging for job-site shipments, HOUZER eliminates unnecessary waste at the job site, employing state-of-the-art packaging to withstand the rigors of transit and job-site environments.

With so many offerings in the sector of stainless steel sinks, HOUZER stands out as a full-line, streamlined offering of popular sink sizes and designs.

Our unique distributor programs have injected a well needed infusion of consistent quality and profitability into a cumbersome, political and saturated product segment.
The HOUZER offering addresses all price points, thicknesses, and designs most used in the stainless steel sink sector. We’ve developed a series of proprietary features and benefits exclusive to the HOUZER brand.

Mega-Shield™ Insulation has HOUZER’s exclusive StoneGuard™ Undercoating applied over natural rubber pads on all four sides of the bowl, making them one of he quietest sinks available today.

SpecPlus™ Edges are found on most of our under mount models, which is a beveled edge on the outer rim, creating more structural strength and rigidity to the entire unit.

StoneGuard™ Sound Control is a specially-formulated undercoating of marble-powder which is first sprayed on, then baked, creating a superior noise-cancellation barrier for clanging dishes and silverware.
Most models are available either individually boxed for re-sale or bulk-nested pallets for job-site deliveries.

HOUZER individually boxed sinks are specifically cut and inserted to hold accessories like strainers in place.
With limited exceptions, HOUZER sinks come with a physical template, mounting clips, installation instructions and Care & Maintenance instructions.

Our website, also supports the Architectural and Design communities with printable downloads of all specification sheets and DXF software templates for CNC cutting machines.

HOUZER has been a Business-To-Business manufacturer for over thirty years, private-labeling for several well-known brands. HOUZER traded under the Enex brand name for over thirty years, until legally changing to HOUZER, Inc. in May of 2007.

In that time, we’ve produced millions of sinks, with current capacity over 500,000 units annually.

HOUZER understands that the kitchen is more than just another room. As the most vibrant and visible intersection of the home, it needs to be comfortable, functional and versatile, as well as attractive and inviting. Today’s consumers and professional designers have more competitive options than ever before, encompassing the features, benefits and prices of the products they choose.

Our Sinks are painstakingly crafted exclusively with premium-grade T-304 stainless steel, the optimal mix of nickel and chrome for durability and resilience.

Many models come with complimentary accessories, such as bottom grids and strainers. Every aesthetic detail is enhanced on every sink we produce to provide lasting beauty and value for years to come…all backed by our Limited Lifetime Warranty.

You'll find a HOUZER sink to match any design theme you have in mind; from country to classic, transitional
to ultra-contemporary. eFaucets.com is the online leader of Faucets and Sinks and is the online leader in Houzer kitchen sinks. Click here for Houzer sink reviews from customers who have purchased the product and left comments on the product pages.  Product search results are also ranked by PowerReviews Click here for Top ranked Houzer Sinks Reviews.

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