Plumbing

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  • Mix of Water, Amps, and Heat Calls for Caution
     Subscribers OnlyIt is surprising to see equipment with no moving parts carry such an array of safety warnings. But any time water and...
  • Installing Water Heaters
     Subscribers OnlyThe physical installation of a water heater may seem pretty straightforward, but the devil is indeed in the details....
  • Construction Quality Draws Testers’ Attention
     Subscribers OnlyOur testers began the evaluation with a close inspection of how each unit was assembled and what materials were used...
  • The Fight Against Head Odors Continues
     Subscribers OnlyA few years ago, we launched a series of holding tank odor tests, including evaluations of holding-tank vent filters...
  • The Results of our Mini Test Tank Autopsies
     Subscribers OnlyWhen we wrapped up the testing of the miniature holding tanks after 30 months, we were tempted to just pitch the...
  • Joker Valves for Marine Heads
    We tested nitrile and neoprene valves from marine toilet makers Groco, Jabsco, and Raritan. The Raritan and Groco are...
  • Mailport: June 2013
    How thick is too thick for the buildup of old layers of bottom paint? This question arises because I have just...
  • Portable Marine Toilets for Small Boats
     Subscribers OnlyA few steps above the old cedar bucket, portable marine toilets are essentially glorified waste containers, but a...
  • DC Watermakers Head-to-head Test
     Subscribers OnlyReverse-osmosis, DC-powered watermakers have been available for use aboard mid-sized cruising sailboats for years,...
  • Stainless-steel Hose Clamps
     Subscribers OnlyPractical Sailor evaluated stainless-steel hose clamps from 11 manufacturers, including Shields, ABA, Murray, AWAB,...

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