We took a look at some of the newest products from the Plumbing Manufacturers High On Our List and have posted below what we thought looks very promising to make our lives a bit easier, cleaner, and at a good price.


First up is a neat shower head from Moen, Magnetix Handheld Showers.  Here is a sample model from this line of faucets:

Engage Magnetix Chrome Six-Function Handshower And Rainshower Combo

Inspired by patterns found in nature it offers a distinctive design which is at home in any transitional décor. Gracious and uncomplicated style features give the Engage collection an ageless yet fashion-forward presence. Tailored yet relaxed, the Engage collection is an exercise in design balance. This lustrous collection works seamlessly with today’s lifestyles.

  • chrome finish is highly reflective for a mirror-like look that works with any decorating style
  • showerhead with handshower
  • magnetix™ technology features an innovative magnetic docking system
  • six-function downpour; massage; relaxing massage; rinse; wide coverage; soothing massage
  • meets EPA WaterSense® criteria to conserve water without sacrificing performance
  • limited lifetime warranty
  • features a 60″ kink-free metal hose that extends reach and flexibility
  • 6-1/2″ diameter rainshower spray face

We certainly love the magnetic attachment for easy use in the shower. And don’t forget, that’s one less thing to worry about dropping in the shower which ultimately translates into better safety in the shower.

We like manufacturer Chicago Faucets. Sturdy design, fairly priced. Check out this Pre-Rinse Fitting with 613-A Adapta-Faucet:

  • 8″ Body, Adjustable Arms 7-1/4″ – 8-3/4″
  • 99-AS – 1.25 GPM Max. @ 60 PSI Water Conserving Pre-Rinse Spray Valve
  • 369-PR – Vandal Proof 2-3/8″ Lever Handle, Sixteen-Point Tapered Broach
  • XTAB – Quaturn Compression Operating Cartridge
  • GCAB – 3/8″ Offset Inlet Supply Arm with Integral Check
  • Secondary Control Valve
  • Adapta-Faucet
  • L9AB – 9-1/2″ L Type Swing Spout
  • E1ABRCF – Full Flow Quixtop Outlet with Single Screen Design
  • 369-PL – Vandal Proof 2-3/8″ Lever Handle, Sixteen-Point Tapered Broach
  • XTAB – Quaturn Compression Operating Cartridge
  • 2 5/16″ Diameter Slip Flange
  • 60″ Flexible Stainless Steel Hose
  • Compatible with Fisher and T&S Hoses
  • Chrome Plate Finish

These high powered faucets are just… fun.  This is a nice upgrade to a backyard sink. Pictured below.

This past December, Rinnai released their ThermaCirc360 and here is how it works. They have conveniently provided two videos that tell the story…