Introducing the New GROHE Rapido SmartBox

GROHE is one of the most popular manufacturers among PlumbersStock customers. The new and innovative GROHE Rapido SmartBox rough-in valve (GROHE 35601000) is a great example as to why they are so popular. Installing a new shower or shower parts can be such a pain, but with a universal valve like the SmartBox, the process is simplified. One of the best selling points of this valve is that you can run up to 3 showers off it. The Rapido SmartBox is slim in size, with only a 3″ minimum installation depth. The bottom two inlets make connecting to pipe an easy process. There are other features to discuss, more on that later.

Rapido SmartBox Compatibility

The Rapido SmartBox valve is universal, which means it is compatible with all the various SmartControl trim options from the Grohtherm collection. The square wall plates come in chrome, brushed nickel, and moon white. Take note that the round only comes in chrome and moon white. All MPN’s below link to the chrome options:smartbox rough in valve compatibility graph

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The New TOTO GS Series

toto gs series 3-hole roman tub faucet
This is the brushed nickel TOTO GS 3-Hole Roman Tub Faucet (TBG03201U#BN)

The new TOTO GS series is a great solution for updating your bathroom. There are several different choices for lavatory faucets and matching bathtub trim. There are three distinct finishes in this collection: brushed nickel, polished nickel, and polished chrome. Just add #BN, #PN, or #CP to the end of each manufacturer product number (MPN) to modify it for the finish. At PlumbersStock, TOTO is one of our most popular brands, and it’s easy to see why. Their innovative designs are always on the cutting edge of style and technology.

TOTO GS Bathroom Sink Faucets

All the faucets in the GS collection include metal pop-up drain assemblies, are made with brass construction, and are WaterSense certified. This means they meet high-efficiency standards, as they operate at 1.2 gallons per minute.

3-Hole Lavatory Faucet

There is only one model in the TOTO GS series that fits this description, and it’s the TLG03201U widespread lavatory faucet. You can get it in three different finishes. This is meant for deck-mounted installations and the handles can be installed with an 8″ to 11″ spread.

1-Hole Lavatory Faucets

There are three models in the collection that fit this description. If you have a regular drop-in or undermount sink, then you should go with the TLG03301U lavatory faucet. Now if you have a vessel sink, the other two faucets are going to be the right solution for you. There is the TLG03303U semi-vessel faucet and also the TLG03305U vessel faucet. These are deck-mount faucets and on all three models, the lever is on top of the fixture which is part of what makes it easy to use (it’s called Comfort Glide technology). The faucets are ADA compliant, and the fact that it’s a one-hole installation makes things simpler. The ceramic cartridge features of Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC), which is extremely durable.

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Introducing Flo by Moen: Smart Home Water Monitor & Leak Detector

moen flo smart water monitoring with smartphone appThe new Flo by Moen smart home water monitoring system and leak detector is an excellent solution for homeowners who are looking for peace of mind. The Flo by Moen Leak Detection Valve is great for tracking your water usage so you can change habits to save on utilities and lessen your environmental impact, but maybe the best benefit is that you can catch leaks before they become disasters. If you have a vacation home, a cabin, rental properties, or you’re just somebody who goes on long vacations, this is a great way to stay on top of potential plumbing problems.

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