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post #4516 of 5753
Goddamn iPhone. I tried three times to post a pic of my Holz Hausen, but it won't load.

It is a fucking thing of beauty.

Edit - behold!




lefty
Edited by lefty - 6/1/16 at 4:31am
post #4517 of 5753
Any recommendations for a dehumidifier for an approx. 400sf basement (200sf dug out and 200sf is crawl space)? I'm locating it over wash basin sink so it can drain there, no need for a pump in the unit. It is under the kitchen so preferably quiet enough that it can't be heard through uninsulated wood floors.
post #4518 of 5753
Anyone have experience with a thermostatic shower system? Is it worth the extra $$$? What I have seen looks quite nice but all the extra knobs and valves look confusing.
post #4519 of 5753
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

Anyone have experience with a thermostatic shower system? Is it worth the extra $$$? What I have seen looks quite nice but all the extra knobs and valves look confusing.


Most of the time I've encountered them they were used for safety code reasons In these cases the settings were remote and inaccessibleto the user . Whether they are worth it or not depends on how much you dislike tempering your water manually . I would never even consider one myself ,just something to have problems with down the road. All modern shower valves have scald protection anyway

post #4520 of 5753
I believe in NYC, bathrooms are supposed to have either pressure balanced or thermostatic valves. So I have to choose one va the other. decisions.gif
post #4521 of 5753
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

I believe in NYC, bathrooms are supposed to have either pressure balanced or thermostatic valves. So I have to choose one va the other. decisions.gif


I retired 10 years ago so I haven't kept up with the buzz words but as far as I know functionally they are the same thing . They prevent surges in hot water pressure. This meets your code requirement. A thermostatic valve has the advantage of temp set point. A balance valve needs be manually tempered

 

ps: thermostatic valves do save water if that is an issue for you . How much they save depends on the distance from your hw source to point of use

post #4522 of 5753
Do thermostatic valves save water without lowering perceived shower pressure?

If so, How?

If not, fuck that shit.
post #4523 of 5753
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Do thermostatic valves save water without lowering perceived shower pressure?

If so, How?

If not, fuck that shit.


Yes. They do not allow cold flow until the hot flow is above the set point.Cold flow is then metered in as needed to maintain set point . In this way you save all the cold water that would be wasted tempering mixed flow to set point . Water pressure is water pressure . What comes out of your showerhead is a result of  pressure and available volume(size of pipes and number of restrictions). The effect of the valves restrictions are governed by manufacturing standards so no matter what valve you buy the effect will be similar.

post #4524 of 5753
Lately, I've also been quite infatuated with book-matched marble bathrooms. drool.gif







I haven't been able to find estimated pricing per sq foot (other than just really expensive), so I suspect it might be quite obscene. Please talk me out of it.
post #4525 of 5753

The bigger the slab, the bigger the price.  I am curious into how they get identical pieces reflected over a midline without being man made.

post #4526 of 5753
One very large piece cut into two. wink.gif
post #4527 of 5753
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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post

The bigger the slab, the bigger the price.  I am curious into how they get identical pieces reflected over a midline without being man made.

Instead of finishing the same side as they make the cuts, they just finish the alternate side, yielding a match. Imagine the slab as a deck of cards, and you cut a piece off and finish the top of each card. When someone orders book matched, you flip the next card over, yielding a mirror image of the slab above as you are finishing both sides along the cut line.
post #4528 of 5753
Those showers all look like vaginas to me.
post #4529 of 5753
When the marble goes up, the panties go down.
post #4530 of 5753
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Originally Posted by ChrisGold View Post


Instead of finishing the same side as they make the cuts, they just finish the alternate side, yielding a match. Imagine the slab as a deck of cards, and you cut a piece off and finish the top of each card. When someone orders book matched, you flip the next card over, yielding a mirror image of the slab above as you are finishing both sides along the cut line.

 

Makes sense.  I was imagining something like that but did not look for the answer myself.

 

Marble tile is on my list to check out when we remodel our master bath though in more budget friendly sizes.

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