Above: Squash blocks installed to support load from above. Right: Load from above without squash blocks or blocking panels caused this web to buckle.
ProBuilder Product Report: Bathroom Fixtures
Included in the April 2007 edition of Professional Builder magazine are the latest in bathroom hardware, faucets and baths
The Relaxa Ultra line includes a hand shower, two showerhead styles, a body sprayer and a shower set. Made by Grohe, the shower head has five spray patterns: normal, jet, rain, champagne and massage. Finishes include the company's StarLight chrome, brushed nickel and oil-rubbed bronze.
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Inspired by mp3 players, the DTV thermostatic controller from Kohler handles water temperature, showerheads, hand showers and body sprays all with the touch of a button. The unit controls flow rates of up to 21 gallons per minute and can feed up to eight showerheads. The DTV can be installed inside or outside the showering space.
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Designed with minimalism in mind, Graff's Solar Faucet features clean geometric lines and is available as a single-handle lever faucet or in a vessel version. The faucets are constructed of solid brass and use ceramic valves. Polished chrome and brushed nickel finishes are available, and the company provides a lifetime mechanical warranty.
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The BodyShower shower panel by Hansgrohe features a streamlined profile and an innovative installation procedure. The panel connects with existing shower arms using the provided extension and uses the same water supply line as the old shower arm. It features an integrated wall bar and has three spray settings.
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Featuring a matching pedestal lavatory and toilet, the Brianne suite from Gerber Plumbing Fixtures also includes a French country-styled faucet sold separately. The pedestal has a rounded front leg and comes in standard lavatory or petite basins. The Brianne toilet uses the company's XP3 gravity-fed flushing technology.
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