Monday, January 2, 2012

Number 1 or 2?

Zach has been making some plumbing upgrades to the bathrooms, all of which started with a clogged sink.

The sink in the master bathroom had been backing up so Zach decided it was time to replace the old galvanized metal p-trap with a new one made of PVC. While he was replacing the pipes, the sink stopper from the old faucet fell apart. We've been planning to redo the master vanity and sinks, and have been slowly replacing the mismatched fixtures with heritage bronze ones. Since we'd already purchased new faucets, we went ahead and installed one of them. Zach also replaced the p-trap and faucet in the guest bathroom, using the faucet we took out of the master bath. It was still in good condition and the lever style handles are much easier to use than the old faucet that was in there.

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After

We also picked up two BlueSource Total Toilet Repair Kits (featured on lifehacker) for each of our toilets. For $25 and 30 minutes of your time, this kit lets you convert a regular toilet into a dual-flush toilet. 




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We've only been using them for about a week but so far they seem to work well. According to the manufacturer, you can supposedly recoup the cost of the kit within a few months of water bills and within a year you'll save enough water to fill a swimming pool. Hopefully we'll see some savings on our next water bill.

1 comment:

  1. I've been wanting to convert to dual flush for a long time with this kit - let me know how you guys like it long term!

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