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RE: semipro faucet on island? (Follow-Up #10)

posted by: davidro1 on 08.18.2011 at 09:59 pm in Kitchens Forum

Sin Highflex (flexible springback tube) is 10.261.432.000 or 10.261.432.127 .
Its hose is light gray, not black as the internet images show.
((I suppose this will be corrected one day).

Its spray is designed as a veggie rinser, not a powerwash washdown like what commercial cafeterias might want for dirty plates that are about to go into a commercial dishwasher for an instant sterilizer process. This is another reason why I think it's the best of both worlds. At home we have dishwashers that remove the stuff that has dried onto plates; they don't have that in restaurants.

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RE: semipro faucet on island? (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: davidro1 on 08.18.2011 at 08:06 pm in Kitchens Forum

KWC Sin (new this summer) is the best of all worlds. It's esthetic and it works like a semi-pro faucet without any big spring. Inside the hose is an invisible spring.

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RE: semipro faucet on island? (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: kris_ma on 08.18.2011 at 06:00 pm in Kitchens Forum

I have the KWC Disko semi-pro, chosen because it was the least expensive one by KWC I could find -- which mid-reno still had me tossing and turning about spending so much ($585) on a FAUCET (I'm pretty sure it's more than I paid for my dishwasher). I am thrilled with it. Prior to it I tried to order a cheaper one from Overstock and was underwhelmed when parts of it were "chrome finished" plastic (by Vigo). The KWC is solid, and things that I initially thought were dorky ended up making it more useful (the weird shaped hot/cold handles are easy to turn on and off with the back of my hand when hands are yucky) -- the spout which I thought was too long initially works great because it centers perfectly on each side of my sink which is where I do most of the work. Mostly thought every part of it is sturdy, it feels like it is going to last 50 years, and durability is what I like most.

The function is amazing -- the water really shoots out of the end in a big wide STRONG stream. I've used sprayers for years and only had a sad little stream, this is a whole different animal -- I really love how fast I can rinse a sink, or a dish, or fill a bucket.

Really, I can't say enough good about KWC or the semi-pro faucet -- since I'd never used one before, or even heard of them before finding this board, I have no clue whether other semi-pros are the same, but I'd recommend a KWC in a heartbeat to anyone looking for a pre-rinse faucet.

The KWC Sin doesn't look like a semi-pro, but a pull-down. I'm sure you'd be happy with anything from them -- I've yet to read anything negative from anyone about the brand.

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RE: Best brand for *inexpensive* range hood? (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: applianceguypa on 08.17.2011 at 03:24 pm in Appliances Forum

You don't mention what style hood you're considering or whether you're venting out or recirculating via a charcoal filter.

If you're cooking with gas, especially if you have any high output burners and are planning to do any woking, or high heat sauteing venting out is vastly preferable. If you don't have existing ductwork the price of the installation would probably be more than the price of the hood however so recirculating is more economical.

Broan makes some excellent products. Here's a couple examples of various type hoods that might fit your budget and are available in 36"

Undercabinet Model 88000 - can be ducted out or converted to recirculating

Undercabinet model 89000 (must be ducted out) Probably most of Broans undercabinet hoods would fit your budget and it would just be a matter of taste.

If you're looking for something a little different than these there are just about an infinite number of choices out there such as Whirlpools model GXW6536DXS MSRP: $549.00

A couple hints you may have already heard:

Read the specs and installation directs or have your installer do so before the hood is purchased. All this information is right on the manufacturers web site.

If you're venting out - be sure to use rigid metal vent only, plastic or metal foil dryer type duct work is not recommended and will cause your hood to be at least noisy and at worst ineffective. Have your duct run be as straight as possible but if you must have turns (elbows) try to have it be a maximum of three with at least 2 feet of straight run between elbows.

As kindly as possible make sure your installer knows what he's doing. You want him to say no problem, I've installed miles of ductwork and dozens of these hoods.

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RE: please help_choices of kitchen cabinet manufacturer (Follow-Up #17)

posted by: nyyankeesfan on 08.14.2011 at 11:13 am in Kitchens Forum

I used Dutch Wood and was extremely happy with the entire experience and would not hesitate to use them again. As beagles has said they can do ANYTHING you want. Given them a photo/drawing and they will make it. During the entire process they never said NO. This is a family run business and they take care to do is so you are happy. The installation crew (son of the owner)are craftsmen, the attention to detail was just amazing.

I can not say enough good things about our experience with Dutch Wood. No voice mail, they returned calls, when they said they would have something to me they did.

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RE: Need under- cabinet lighting advice! (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: Marc12345 on 08.14.2011 at 09:29 am in Kitchens Forum

There are a lot of options. Let us know what you want:

- Direct wire vs 'plug'
- Dimmable vs non-dimmable
- line voltage or low voltage
- Price range

The big box sores do have direct wire options. They often include a detachable cord so they can provide the option. For direct wire you would feed romex into unit and make your connections.

Low voltage uses an external transformer to step the power down and then you run the lights from there.

LED is the preferred option, but good quality LED lights are more expensive than their xenon/halogen counterparts, Especially if you want them to be dimmable. Quality of Fluorescent tubes will also vary from poor to good depending on price. xenon/halogen produce a bit heat (halogen produces a little more I think) but they're going to be cheaper, typically dimmable, and produce more consistent lighting across brands.

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RE: Need under- cabinet lighting advice! (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: celtinNE on 08.14.2011 at 09:09 am in Kitchens Forum

I went with Seagull Ambiance lighting in and under the cabs. They are LED pods, 10W each. They do not plug in to the outlets. I dont' know if the big box stores sell them. I got mine from a local electrical supply house. I would recommend doing the lighting before the tile.

hERE'S A PIC OF THE SYSTEM:

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And the little light pods that can be plugged in anywhere on the cord.

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And installed under the cab

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And in the cab

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Good luck! HTH

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RE: Need under- cabinet lighting advice! (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: davidro1 on 08.14.2011 at 08:55 am in Kitchens Forum

All the various incandescents produce a lot of heat.
Under any name (zenon, xenon, halogen, etc), they are all incandescent.
They all make more heat than light.
You can safely disregard opinions about "zenon" or "brand X" of zenon.

LED is going to be the only way to go.
LED lighting is improving every year.

Fluorescent (long thin tubes) is the 3rd option.
Fluorescent light tubes (when expensive) can produce very good light.
The tubes can be as thin as 1/4"; many are available in 1/2" thickness.
key concepts: CRI ; temperature .
web search to get more info.
read more here too http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/lighting/

Here is a link that might be useful: gardenweb forum for lighting

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RE: I Finished my White Zen Kitchen! (Follow-Up #85)

posted by: celineike on 07.13.2011 at 05:40 pm in Kitchens Forum

Thank you prickely!

Scrappy... The ceilings are 9'. The soffits/most upper cabs were/are 15". The cabinets are 36" tall and are 18.5" from the counter.

The uppers around the fridge were a weird thing. The carpenter made them only 12" deep but pulled all the way forward. I freaked at how I lost all my counters space there and there was so much less storage overall. So they made new cabs, over the microwave they are 18" deep. This helps w some deeper storage. Over the microwave is our coffee station. All tea, coffee, espresso stuff is above & the maker is on the counter. I push it back when not in use.

On the other side it's the baking storage and 24" deep it's all the way deep but upright storage. There's a pic above. Worked out great for storage but the counter areas are a little bit like caves. ;0). Oops!

Suzie- I don't know if it's oil or not, they say it's laquere and it was stinky...?

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RE: main sink on island or side counter?? (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: rhome410 on 07.16.2011 at 10:13 pm in Kitchens Forum

To post your layout: If you have a scanner or digital camera, you download (upload?) the image from your computer to a photo sharing site, like Photobucket.com, then you can post the HTML (created and noted on the photo sharing site) right in your post or provide a link by cutting and pasting the URL (web address) in the space below your post.

Sorry if I explained in too much of an elementary way...but I tried to explain the way I'd need!

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bain ultra oragami model (Follow-Up #29)

posted by: starlet on 04.01.2008 at 10:35 pm in Bathrooms Forum

I've been waiting to install a Bain Ultra for 5 years; finally ready to remodel the bathroom and I'm still interested in the same model: Oragami 60x30x22. I love the simplistic square soaking tub look. I'm so glad I came across this site because I was starting to have second thoughts. Also, I'm on order for the chroma therapy and it's so encouraging to hear that others think it worthwhile. Cost is $1750 + $375 for chroma therapy + $150 for drain. I'm ordering it in the next couple of weeks; hopefully the price hasn't gone up too much since last quote.
Wondering if anyone has this model and if it is comfy --

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RE: Air Tub Reviews? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: momreallycooks on 05.04.2006 at 05:28 pm in Bathrooms Forum

We just purchased a Bain Ultra air tub for our remodel. It is the Amma oval 72. We paid about 2600. A local showroom gave us the contractor price. It really is a pretty tub. We liked the simplicity and look of the integrated arm rests and the built-in grab bars for when we get old. The clean aspect sold us, no old water sits in pipes.

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RE: Oh my dear lord, does anyone else have a Sanijet??? (Follow-Up #10)

posted by: olychick on 01.16.2011 at 10:52 pm in Bathrooms Forum

It is this one, with grab bars added:

http://www.sanijet.com/pdp28c66d.aspx

Hope this helps.

Here is a link that might be useful: My Sanijet model

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Oh my dear lord, does anyone else have a Sanijet???

posted by: olychick on 10.21.2010 at 10:18 pm in Bathrooms Forum

I posted pics of my completed bath remodel recently, but had never used my new jetted tub before tonight. Maybe because I have no window coverings...or who knows why, but I finally used it for the first time tonight. I had my gc add lots of insulation around it, as I'd read here about probs with water staying warm. So, not only did the water stay nice and warm, but the jets and light therapy were like the most amazing bathing experience I've ever had....just had to share....maybe other tubs are as good, but omigod, I am in heaven!!!

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RE: Decision Time: Air Tub or Soaking Tub (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: olychick on 01.16.2011 at 07:07 pm in Bathrooms Forum

I installed a Sanijet, which I am very happy with. Here are pics (protective plastic still on bottom of tub). It seems like it would be very awkward to get in and out of for showering, though. If you're young and spry (I am not) then that wouldn't be such a problem to worry about. I also don't know how you'd mount a shower curtain or glass enclosure to contain the shower water from the deck of the tub. This model can also be an undermount, I believe.

. Sanijet and sparkly tile

d. view from dressing area

Here is a link to a post where I sang its praises not long ago:

Here is a link that might be useful: Sanijet love

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RE: Kohler Archer Bath Tub (Follow-Up #9)

posted by: staceyneil on 12.16.2010 at 07:37 am in Bathrooms Forum

Hi mh_bath,
I wasn't entirely sure you are asking me, but since mine is the only pic that shows the horizontal overflow, I'm going to guess yes, so here's the answer:
The overall length is 6'3". I am not sure whether using the horozontal overflow (rather than some other design) increases the depth or not... but it's a really nice deep soak. You can check specs for water depth; I do recall that this tub had a deeper maximum fill than many others I looked at.
We set ours in a mud bed for stability and insulated all around it and it's wonderful... very solid feeling and keeps the water warm a looooooong time :)

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RE: Soaker Tub vs. Air Bubble Tub? (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: mydreamhome on 06.23.2011 at 12:33 am in Bathrooms Forum

The Bain Ultra tubs (and I would think most airbubble tubs) are very low maintenance unlike many whirlpool tubs that need monthly cleansing cycles. Resale-wise I think alot of people are looking for a master bath with a tub that does something therapeutic, so I don't think it matters if it's air or whirlpool. If you're not worried about resale, I would say do what you feel is right for your lifestyle. Having the air gives you the choice of using the tub as a soaker or as a therapeutic option if your back is hurting, you've pulled a muscle, etc. With the soaker, soaking is the only option you have. I personally, like to leave my options open. Just my $0.02.

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RE: Soaker Tub vs. Air Bubble Tub? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: sherriz on 03.03.2011 at 02:17 pm in Bathrooms Forum

We got a Hydrosystem Rachel, undermounted. It is 72" x 36" and absolutely divine.

http://www.hydrosystem.com/article.php?id=190

They offer an accessory called Hydrofusion, which quietly flows the water through the tub and keeps it within 1 degree of what you started with. It was a $200 upgrade.

http://www.hydrosystem.com/article.php?id=280

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RE: Soaker Tub vs. Air Bubble Tub? (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: kimran on 06.22.2011 at 09:14 am in Bathrooms Forum

We finished a gut renovation this spring and installed a Bain Ultra Amma. It's a
72 x 42 drop in. Just speaking of our satisfaction with the bubbles and the brand: we LOVE it! I use it several times a week. We put in a luxurious shower and sauna and of all the things we did, I love my tub the most! Good luck with the many decisions you'll be making!

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RE: Semi-modern bathroom photo update... (Follow-Up #65)

posted by: staceyneil on 06.30.2010 at 12:34 pm in Bathrooms Forum

It is a Kohler Archer soaking tub. It was the cleanest/sleekest looking tub I could find without spending an arm and a leg. I'm happy with it...

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