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10 Ways to Stay Cool While Out and About on Summer Days

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 16, 2014

Summer’s here and the temperature is rising. On scorching dry days, you may be very tempted to stay home with the shades drawn, huddled next to your air conditioner or fan. But,...


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Test Your Home Plumbing Smarts

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 28, 2014

As 21st century Americans, we rely on our home's plumbing system for efficient inflow and outgo. In layperson’s terms, that can be defined as bringing in clean water for drinking...


A splendid array of urinals at the Philharmonic. Photo: Eric the Fish/Flickr

The Peculiar History of the Toilet

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 13, 2014

Mention the unmentionable -- toilets and the, um, urgent function thereof -- to the average person and you’re likely to provoke a flushed face and a nervous giggle. Should you...


Is it a faucet, or is it a tap? Photo: Joe Shlabotnik/Flickr

Faucet, Tap, or Spigot?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 13, 2014

Back in 1937, the Gershwin brothers composed a cute and comic love song entitled “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” which poked gentle fun at the contrast between...


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Save Energy: Wrap Your Plumbing

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 10, 2013

Feeling the cold this winter? So is your plumbing, and it, along with your water heater, has to work harder to compensate. But it doesn't have to be that way if you give it a helping...


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10 Mind-Blowing Baths

Posted by Katie Marks | Aug 21, 2013

A hot bath can be just the thing, right? Most of us have to settle for pretty basic models if we even have room for a bathtub at all, but we're allowed to dare to dream about remodeling...


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Options for Refinishing Your Bathtub

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | May 13, 2013

Depending on the material that your bathtub is made of, you might have the option to refinish it rather than replace it. If your bathtub is made of porcelain, cast iron, or fiberglass,...


How to Get a Ring Out of the Sink Drain

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | May 10, 2013

I woke up this morning at my sister's house in San Francisco. I flew here yesterday for a family reunion. I am used to my bathroom in Brooklyn, and I wasn't really mindful of what I...