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PostHeaderIcon THG CuisineTraditionelle

THG has introduced a new line of traditional faucets for their Cuisine  kitchen series named Traditionelle.

THG’s new kitchen faucets are every bit as detailed and defined in their construction as the brand’s upscale collections for the bath that we’ve all come to love. Finish offerings include polished chrome, matte nickel and bronze.

In honor of its bath namesake modeled after the Belle Époque, THG’s 1900 features either a curved, high spout with embellished detailing and cross handles or a straight extendable spout.THG 1900 | KitchAnn Style

The Provencal-inspired, deck-mounted Bastide has the curved spout of what I have come to think of as the typical french country faucet. The porcelain lever makes one-handed operation effortless.

THG Bastide | KitchAnn Style

The Alliance faucet is described as having nautical overtones. I think the deck-mounted version looks like a bar tap but I am a big fan of the wall-mounted style.

THG Alliance | KitchAnn Style_

The Montmartre, named in honor of the most revered areas of Paris that was home to Impressionists, is a traditional faucet with a little twist added to the styling. It features an embellished on top with a more linear spout and has a more classically-inspired finial.

THG Montmartre | KitchAnn Style_


Filed under: ADA, Kitchen, Plumbing, Style Tagged: faucet, kitchen faucet, THG kitchen

PostHeaderIcon Plumbing Recall: Flushmate III Pressure-Assisted Flushing System

Flushmate, a division of Sloan Valve Company, is voluntarily recalling Flushmate III Pressure-Assisted Flushing System Due to impact and laceration hazards. Over 2 million units in the US and Canada are affected by this massive recall.

The Flushing system has had 304 reports of the system bursting (YIKES) and causing property damage and personal injury. The system can burst near the weld where the pressure is stored. Because of the potential for the tank to shatter you should turn off your water supply to the toilet immediately.

These recalled Flushmate III Pressure-Assisted Flushing System were manufactured from October 1997 thru February 2008. The date code/serial number is 16 characters long and is located on the label on the top of the Flushmate III. The first six numerals of the serial number are the date code. The date code range for this recall begins with 101497 (October 14, 1997) and continues through 022908 (February 29, 2008).

Some of the manufacturers who used these systems in their toilets are: American Standard, Crane, Eljer, Gerber, Kohler, Mansfield and St. Thomas.

If your Flush III system is part of the recall or if you are unsure, contact Flushmate on the Recall Hotline  at (800) 303-5123 between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. A free repair kit will be sent out to you.

KitchAnn style plumbing recall

If you experienced any injuries, the CPSC wants to hear your report. Contact them at SaferProducts.gov or call their Hotline at (800) 638-2772.


Filed under: Household, News, Plumbing Tagged: Flushmate, Plumbing recall 2012, Sloan
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