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PlumbingWeb website in 1997

courtesy of Reeves Journal, July 1997
by Leland Edward Stone

If nothing else, traveling the information superhighway is interesting, inexpensive, and potentially useful.

The Net was started by a group of scholars who kept in touch with each other via their computers. Soon the government got involved, then private industry. The data explosion turned out …

Continue reading Tapping Into the Electronic Pipeline

courtesy of The Washington Post, May 15, 1997
By Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan, Washington Post Foreign Service

An American diplomat was at a dinner party in a Japanese home when he excused himself to go to the bathroom. He did his business, stood up and realized he didn’t have a clue about how to …

Continue reading But Do They Flush? Japan’s High-Tech Toilets Do Nearly Everything, Even Redden Faces

courtesy of Popular Mechanics, August 1996
by Merle Henkenius

How to get the best plan for your budget. By Merle Henkenius If you’ve considered upgrading your old kitchen lately, but find the array of design and product options a bit overwhelming, take heart. The design process, though exacting, is not as mysterious as it might …

Continue reading Common-Sense Kitchen Design

courtesy of The Seattle Times, 7/10/96

Sam Bren sits on one of many toilets stored in Honolulu. Bren is working with an environmental group to get the Honolulu City council to allow parts of the commodes to become artificial reefs. A new law requiring efficient toilets will make about 100,000 obsolete. © Associated Press…

Continue reading Gone to Pot

Big Flushers Circumvent New Environmental Laws

courtesty of Time Magazine, July 1, 1996
By Christine Gorman.
Reported by Julie Grace/Chicago and Christine Sadlowski/New York

The homeowner, (we’ll call him Bob) was a good, law-abiding citizen. But he had a big mess on his hands or rather, all over his floor. According to federal regulations that …

Continue reading Toilet Wars

courtesy of Plumbing & Mechanical Magazine, July 1996

In Coroehus’ time, the Olympic arena meant little more than an open space in a grove where the ground had been cleared for running or wrestling. With construction costs estimated at $1.8 billion for the 1996 summer games, athletes can look forward to experiencing the best this …

Continue reading Ancient Locker Rooms

courtesy of The Safe Guardian, for Professionals Committed to Safety – April 1996
by Pat Higgins

The issue of tap water scalds demands the attention of everyone with in the plumbing industry. As a former hot water burn victim, I can attest to the pain of a scald. I was burned by hot water in …

Continue reading A Burning Issue with Codes