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Universal design addresses the need to create living spaces, including the bathroom shower that are accessible to anyone, regardless of their age or physical ability.ÿAccording to the AARP, one in four Americans will be 65 or older by the year 2020. Additionally, 56 million Americans, or approximately 19 percent of the US population, reported having some sort of disability on the 2010 census. These statistics demonstrate the growing need for spaces that comply with universal design standards, and with an increasingly aging and disabled population, it is imperative that designers, architects and plumbers adhere to universal design guidelines in order to accommodate everyone?s needs.

A New Buzzword in Plumbing Design and Construction: Universal Design or Inclusive Design

Universal design addresses the need to create living spaces, including the bathroom shower that are accessible to anyone, regardless of their age or physical ability.ÿAccording to the AARP, one in four Americans will be 65 or older by the year 2020. Additionally, 56 million Americans, or approximately 19 percent of the US population, reported having some sort of disability on the 2010 census. These statistics demonstrate the growing need for spaces that comply with universal design standards, and with an increasingly aging and disabled population, it is imperative that designers, architects and plumbers adhere to universal design guidelines in order to accommodate everyone?s needs.

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11 Toilet Tank Parts That You Should Know About

The operation of a toilet is somehow simple, yet complex. The function of the bowl, tank, flanges, fillers, rings, nuts, and levers work in unison to create the swirl and the flush to sweep waste from your house. The typical flush cycle actually works something like this:

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An Indirect Waste, Open Site Drain, and the Floor Sink

Let?s start with indirect waste or an indirect drain. To some degree, the name defines its function. Nonetheless, you need context to understand its main purpose. An indirect waste is a drainage piping that runs from a plumbing fixture or appliance and discharges into a separate waste pipe or receptacle. That waste piping connects to the building drainage system. The indirect waste line is not hard piped to the separate waste piping or receptacle. Instead, it discharges by way of an air gap or break. Please see below diagram to get a better understanding of how each is piped.

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A New Buzzword in Plumbing Design and Construction: Universal Design or Inclusive Design

Universal design addresses the need to create living spaces, including the bathroom shower that are accessible to anyone, regardless of their age or physical ability.ÿAccording to the AARP, one in four Americans will be 65 or older by the year 2020. Additionally, 56 million Americans, or approximately 19 percent of the US population, reported having some sort of disability on the 2010 census. These statistics demonstrate the growing need for spaces that comply with universal design standards, and with an increasingly aging and disabled population, it is imperative that designers, architects and plumbers adhere to universal design guidelines in order to accommodate everyone?s needs.

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11 Toilet Tank Parts That You Should Know About

The operation of a toilet is somehow simple, yet complex. The function of the bowl, tank, flanges, fillers, rings, nuts, and levers work in unison to create the swirl and the flush to sweep waste from your house. The typical flush cycle actually works something like this:

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A Guide On How To Replace Bathtub Drain

Plumbing can be complicated. After all, that?s why we pay plumbers to take care of the problems we can?t tackle. Replacing your tub drain is a relatively straightforward process, but if you feel uneasy or experience trouble along the way, don?t hesitate to contact a professional. Failing to install a drain correctly can lead to water damage and dangerous living conditions.Once you decide that you need to replace your drain, give your current drain a close inspection. If you find any significant damage, excessive erosion, mold, or mildew, you may be dealing with a more substantial issue that requires professional intervention.After you have inspected your drain and decided that you can accomplish the job yourself, you should gather your tools. Luckily, most of the tools needed to get the job done are widely available and relatively inexpensive.

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Shower Leaks Behind Wall: How to Fix Them in 7 Steps

Ironically, the shower leaks you see are the ones that are relatively easy to fix. It?s the leaks you can?t see that are the real hazard. Often, you don?t even know there is a problem until you notice the damage. If you are facing these issues, we have a few quick tips on how to fix the problem yourself and prevent more damage from occurring.

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