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Installing a Grey Water System

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Laundry-to-Landscape Grey Water System   It’s not news that Northern California has experienced heavy storms this winter, which have gratefully pulled us out of severe drought. However, we still aim to be water conscious, so we’re sharing some tips on installing a Grey Water System for your laundry machine. Grey water is water that has been used once. Grey water can be collected from the shower, bath, sink and laundry unit. You do not need a permit to install a greywater system from a clothes washer, per the California Plumbing Code, but you will need to check with your city’s Building Division to see if …

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Tiling a Bathroom Shower

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A few weeks ago we asked on our Facebook page “What projects would you like to know more about?”. We had a few responses asking about tiling a bathroom shower – so here’s our play by play on how to get it done. Tiling a bathroom shower may seem daunting, but with the right tools and a bit of grit (and grout!) you’ll have a new, fresh look in no time. Materials Needed Your preferred tile. Bring your dimensions into Friedman’s, and we’ll help you determine the quantity needed for your space.   PRO TIP: Always order 10% more tile than necessary in case of …

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Winter is For…Preparation

With the whirlwind of holiday travel and holiday meals behind us, you may find yourself realizing that we are now firmly in the middle of winter. Even if you’re an ironman(woman), and you have everything you need to stay warm during the season, now would be a good time to also prepare your household for winter. If you’re wondering where you should start, we prepared an initial checklist to make sure that you’re ready for whatever winter brings your way.   Change Your Irrigation Routine When it comes to irrigation, many of us tend to “set it and forget it”. However, every winter, you will …

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