Water Storage for Emergency Preparedness

waterprepared white storage tank 150 gallon - verticalby Brett Thomas

We all learned it pretty young. “Be prepared” is the Boy Scout motto, and a good bit of advice. The people who know what to do in emergency situations are the ones who have taken the time to think in advance in preparation for these unwanted events in our lives. There are potential emergencies we may face, where we will not have access to running water. How long would your family survive without running water? It’s a tough question to answer if you don’t have anything on reserve. Well, we’re here to deliver some facts to help you understand the need, and prepare properly, and wouldn’t you know it, PlumbersStock has some great solutions for water storage for emergency preparedness.

Here are a couple great options for affordable, large-scale water storage:

Both are great options because you don’t have to have massive amounts of space to store an incredible amount of water. More on that a little later.

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Moen S93005 Review

by Brett Thomas

Tub fillers are all the rage in bathrooms with freestanding bathtubs. This is a trend that is growing more and more popular right now.  They offer convenient and beautiful plumbing solutions for custom installations. The Moen S93005 tub filler can give your bathroom the modern touch that it’s missing. It’s perfect for freestanding tubs and even works with drop in tubs. No matter what style of bathtub you have, this Moen S93005 review will get you on the right track in your pursuit of the perfect tub filler.

What is the Moen S93005?

The Moen S93005 is also known as the Arris chrome one-handle tub filler. This unique faucet is freestanding, sleek and has it’s pipes exposed for added design. It’s industrial-chic finish is definitely the thing you need for a downtown loft-inspired room. This Moen tub faucet is just the object you will need to give your bathroom the look it’s been missing.

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Moen S72608SRS Review

by Brett Thomas

Moen makes incredible faucets, and the Moen S72608SRS (Etch spot-resistant, stainless, one-handle kitchen faucet) is no exception.  Homeowners who have put it to the test rave about its ease of use and how convenient it is to install and clean.   It offers many great benefits (detailed below) and features.  You cannot go wrong with this faucet.

Details about the Moen S72608SRS

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2014 Video Scholarship Contest Winner

PlumbersStock.com is pleased to announce the grand prize 2014 video scholarship contest winner is Mr. Igor Bulanov from South Florida State College.  We congratulate Mr. Bulanov on receiving this award and wish to convey to him the hopes and wishes of a bright future as an industry professional. The 2013-2014 Grand Prize winner video will … Read more

Toro TMC-212 Review

toro tmc 212 reviewby Cliff Kimber

The Toro TMC-212 is a great timer choice for homeowners everywhere.  It’s designed for flexibility and to meet its customers expectations.  The TMC-212 has a lot of amazing features and is built to last (consider another timer if you need a controller that can brave the elements).  If you are looking for a quality controller for your sprinkler system the TMC-212 may be an excellent choice for you.

A Sprinkler timer allows homeowners to reliably and conveniently water their lawn and plants.  Program the ideal schedule based on your climate and season for the greenest grass.  As you browse through this Toro TMC-212 review, consider the many features that makes it stand out from alternatives.

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Rain Bird 075 ASVF Review

rain bird 075 asvf reviewby Brett Thomas

If you are looking for an anti-siphon valve for your sprinkler system, the Rain Bird 075 ASVF is a great option. This unique valve comes with a lot of great features. It’s 3/4-Inch, and a combination of an electric control valve and atmospheric backflow preventer all in one. If you are looking for an anti-siphon valve, this one is definitely worth checking out.

What is a Rain Bird 075 Anti-Siphon Valve with Filter?

Almost every home has a water supply that can trace its source to a city water line. It then enters a cross-connection. One connection goes into your house for drinking and bath water, and the other line remains outside for irrigation water. Just after this connection, at the end of the pipe is where the anti-siphon valve goes. The anti-siphon valve serves two functions. It’s an electric remote control valve for your sprinkler system and a backflow preventer. The backflow preventer keeps bad irrigation water from entering the drinking water which goes into your home. The other function of the anti-siphon valve is responsible for holding water under pressure for your sprinkler lines. It opens and releases water to your lines when your control center for the sprinkler system tells it to. The Rain Bird 075 ASVF offers another feature in that it comes equipped with a filter designed to keep your lines clean of dirt and debris.

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Power Drill Life Hack – Easy Shower Cleaning

power drill modified to clean showerby Brett Thomas

With good reason, people these days are all about finding clever ways to make their lives easier.  In the age of the internet, these methods have come to be known as “life hacks”.  Yesterday I was browsing one of my favorite social media sites and came across this awesome idea.  Caution: I would only use this method to clean real tile.  Most other materials probably aren’t equipped to withstand the harsh friction.  Maybe try a “magic eraser”.

Steel wool + power drill = no elbow grease required.  Honestly, cleaning a shower is a difficult task, particularly if it’s been a long time.  Not only will this save you a lot of effort, but I imagine that it makes the project go a lot quicker.  You could even take the Tom Sawyer approach and trick your kids into thinking this is fun and get them to do it for you (or at least get them to clean their own bathroom).

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