A handheld shower head like this would raise it up about 6 inches. Don't accidentally get this design.
If you are open to the idea of a filter water pitcher that filters out fluoride, I use this one. Aquagear Water Filter Pitcher - Fluoride, Lead, Chloramine, Chromium-6 Filter - BPA-Free, Clear https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016LLLXJS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_tEKVAbS8XXWWS
Here it is on Amazon. It comes with a little faucet and spray attachment, which I didn't use because they're deck mounted. I needed additional height for the kettles, so we built a cabinet from 2x4's and pvc sheeting, used wall mount faucets higher up. The whole thing is nailed into the foundation, and sturdy as hell. I considered stainless as well, but I don't regret going with plastic.
got this one off amazon and installed it myself it works great https://www.amazon.com/InSinkErator-H-HOT100-Instant-Dispenser-Stainless/dp/B00ZC5QRCI/ref=asc_df_B00ZC5QRCI/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=193145800477&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=8978091481505978829&hvpone=&hvptwo=&...
I'm actually a lot like you. I am 34 and still struggle with this. And I'm even married and my hubby doesn't care. It just makes me really uncomfortable if I'm not freshly cleaned, especially if he wants to head "down there" with his mouth. He gets annoyed that I always want to clean up beforehand but I can't help it any more than you can.
Honestly I have never really solved it, but I have bought something recently that helps, which is a bidet sprayer. It's something like this:
It attaches to your toilet and it's pretty easy to attach so you could attach it to a rental toilet if you rent.
If I think we might have sex I just wash my lady bits and bum with a little soap and the bidet sprayer without having to shower. It doesn't help with any shaving of course, but I try to take care of that earlier. If you shave any day you see him you should be able to use the sprayer before the actual deed and feel fresher.
Anyway people are on your case, but I totally understand. It is difficult to get out of this mindset.
The machine will cost you a few thousand as will the installation. Once it's plumbed, it will be hard to move so say goodbye to that chunk of your counter space. You will need an area for the filtration system coming into the maker and you will need to replace those every few months depending on your water quality.
If you are looking for a more portable option, then you could still buy the plumbed maker but put it on a mobile cart along with a five gallon water jug with a FloJet https://www.amazon.com/Flojet-Bottled-Water-System-Single/dp/B01LWU7XQ5 or something similar (just google "flojet pump" for more shopping options). That way you could put both maker and pump on a power strip, have the maker, pump and jug on a mobile cart that would not take up counter space AND you could easily plumb the thing yourself (very easy to do and all fittings are found at any hardware store) and save you a chunk of change.
>Your standard detachable wand type usually does the trick for the extra 6 inches or so.
Yup. The detachable showerhead is nice for rinsing your taint, but the bit of added height makes it essential for tall folks if your shower spout is low.
Eye level showeheads are just frustrating.
Here's the shortest way out. Since this is a made in china faucet, chances are that there are no replacement parts available.
Buy this one, and use it as a donor for the parts you want for your existing valve. Pull the diverter mechanism out of the new one and install it into the old one, problem solved. Keep the rest of the new one in the cabinet for when you need stems, washers, handles, etc.
Yea, they are super jank unfortunately and a lot of supply houses don’t carry. Changing up the style would need some surgery and the parts can get pricey. Last time I did one I just ordered on Amazon.
Heavy Duty 3 3/8" Centers Chrome Plated Diverter Clawfoot Tub Faucet https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002ZV62DQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_KM3Q3RWYNC9RBST7GTBQ
This tub is a nice option for a single bowl sink. Twist the drain at the bottom to close/open. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00AVWE7O2/ref=cm\_sw\_em\_r\_mt\_dp\_Gg42Fb15WXQWW?\_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Instahot faucet: BY FAR the best thing we put in our kitchen remodel! Having boiling water on hand 24 x 7 x 365 is soooooo useful!
Wolf 48" Dual Fuel 6 ring range with griddle. Expensive, but worth every penny.
Under-counter Wine & beer fridge. It was going to be just a wine fridge, but I am a good negotiator 😜
When I spent some time in Turkey a few years back, everwhere I stayed had this kind of shower head. It allows you to reach every possible part of your body. I bought one as soon as I got back home and I will never go back to a standard stationary showerhead
As long as you don't keep them sitting in the water for days, I think you'd be fine. I've heard stories of people here forgetting their succs in the bathtub overnight, and they ended up okay. Could depend on your soil too, though.
I'm in the same situation and I'm thinking about devising some sort of DIY tub-based drainage setup.
So far I think I'd like to have a flood tub with drainage- something like this but larger- could use something like a recycling bin, but might have to drill a big ol' hole in it and stick a bathtub stopper in. If possible, I'd set something like a cheap broiler rack inside on top of some cups or something. That way I can set the pots on the rack and when I drain the tub, they'll have a few inches of air to drain out into.
Then I'd have to find some means of supporting it so that I could stick a bucket underneath to drain the water out into. The bucket would help carry the water to and from the sink, and would also let me recycle the water between different batches of pots.
For Question #2 the procedure you're describing is colloquially called beheading. I have never tried it with any aeoniums, but you should be able to do it with most succs.
I upgraded my sink to a double wide last year. It's awesome
$70 fluoride filter: https://www.amazon.com/Aquagear-Water-Filter-Pitcher-Chloramines/dp/B016LLLXJS/?tag=reactual-20
> This filter has been certified by ISO 17025 accredited labs tests to remove 90% of fluoride in water. The filter also removes lead (97.5%), chlorine (99.99%), chromium 6 (99.87%), mercury (99.6%), trihalomethanes (99.99%), DDT (98.8%).
just buy a new faucet
Aggregate 4 stars seems decent to me. People often give bad reviews when the product doesn't meet their expectations, and with something like a water filter, I'd bet the problem is that they don't have reasonable expectations.
If you're just interested in reviews, the aquagear one seems slightly better. It has a 4.5 aggregate, and a better distribution of 2,3,4 star ratings. In most cases, you can trust ratings, but if you're looking for untrustworthy ratings you'll find them all in 1 star (rabid anger over minor details/trolls) and 5 star (paid reviews/shills).
EDIT: Looks like I'm wrong about reviews. People are consistently complaining about the nozzle leaking on the PUR filter. Sounds to me like filters tend to make a lot of compromises on quality to stay at a lower price. If I were you, I'd filter out anything below $50 and see what pops up.
We've had this one for almost two years now, got it much cheaper though. https://www.amazon.com/GenieBidet-Seat-Cleaning-Standard-installation/dp/B01B38ODN2
> Any recommendations on a high quality one?
Toto's toilets are like Honda's engines. Can't vouch for their washlets though, never owned one.
It seems like the fancy washlets have been coming down in price, and the no-frills models have been going up.
In any case, I don't like to go anywhere else now that we have the butt spritzer.
Has a tank roughly the size of a Titan and uses a very efficient backpressure valve resulting in massive power. Just glue an adapter on there and it's ready for darts, hir, rockets, pens, pencils, and other fun stuff.
My bathroom is undergoing renovation right now. You can't really see any difference between mine and a regular toilet. I got ours from Amazon. The ones you add under the set are cheaper but more difficult to clean, the way it's attached to the toilet. You can get the ones that go under the seat for $20s to seats up to $400 or more and entire toilets for thousands. With warm water, scent, soap built in and warm air drying.
Example of the seat:
Yeah your right, I could have sworn they had a house fluoride filter but I couldn't find one. Amazon has some good options from Filtered pitchers to whole house filters if your not looking to spend too much.
> fancy shit like detachable showerheads
Here's one for $25 as a retrofit.
Just get something like this:
Always has water, always hot, always ready.
The iKettle is nearly the same price and far less useful.
Hah, that brought back memories from when I lived off campus. People used to get very confused.
I've since moved into my own home and I bought one of these for all the washrooms from my local Home Depot.
Do NOT purchase the ones I linked from Amazon though as they're nearly double the price I paid. For reference, I paid $54 for each. Check around your local Home Depot and see if they have any lying around.
Here is where you can but one.IF you want a tutorial just ask me and ill make one https://www.amazon.com/UH-DB162-Blaster-Pressure-Cleaner-Unclogs/dp/B00ZPMPZ6M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1471903233&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=drain+blaster&psc=1&smid=AU67DRIPLKWHM
I have this sink in my garage. It is awesome for home brewing, particularly when paired with a spring-loaded sprayer faucet like this one.
I am able to clean my 15 gallon SS Brewtech kettle easily - and I can even turn it sideways and soak both it and a carboy at the same time.
The sink is also great for washing the dog!
This helps me a lot for cooking in my tiny kitchen. Keeps your sink free while dirty dishes soak. When I get one minute free, all I have to do is rinse quickly. Plus if I run out of space... well there's always the floor.
They are more than I thought in the US, this one is good, you have to take the end cap off and properly lube the plunger in the pump, or they break, use white lithium grease as the friction is quite high in them. The bottom cap sometimes needs glueing too. Still cheaper and better than a Titan in many ways.