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Fluidmaster attacks plumbing problems with new website

BY HBSDealer Staff

Toilet repair product manufacturer Fluidmaster, based in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., unveiled a new website that provides self-help information for plumbing repairs. 

The new fluidmaster.com site was designed to provide solutions for those confused and frustrated by toilet repair issues and is built to easily address common toilet problems such as phantom toilet flushes, a flush that never stops and a toilet bowl that won’t drain completely. 

“Our team really did their homework and found out what online users are seeking and then developed a website experience that consumers really like," said Scott McDonald, marketing VP. 

A major section of the new site covers water-saving solutions, including Fluidmaster’s new Duo Flush family of products engineered to turn any older model toilet into a water-saving unit. 

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Fiberon supports Frame to Finish Clinics

BY Ken Clark

Fiberon, manufacturer of composite and PVD decking, railing and fencing, will be a major sponsor of the 2012 Katz Roadshow, providing educational clinics for leading progressive lumberyards.

Fiberon composite decking will be featured in 16 hands-on training clinics that equip professionals with skills needed in the construction industry. As a key sponsor, Fiberon is participating in 12 Frame to Finish Clinics with Mike Sloggatt and four Sustainable Building Clinics with Rick Arnold to be held between March 7 and Oct. 26.

“It is important to us to reach out to remodelers and deck builders to both teach and learn the latest installation techniques with composite decking materials,” aid Edie Kello, director of marketing communications with Fiberon. “The Katz Roadshow is a unique and strategic partnership of leading manufacturers and installation specialists, and we are thrilled to be supporting these important industry events.” 

The Frame to Finish Carpentry Clinics will feature a segment on high-end decking and cover a variety of decking topics, including structure of ledgers, flashing and framing, improved deck design, weather-resistant design details and borders, and inlays and durable joinery. Additional segments covered in the Frame to Finish Clinics include waterproof windows and doors, water management and elliptical porticos.

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Fatalities found among bathtub refinishers

BY Ken Clark

An investigation into the death of a Michigan bathtub refinisher in 2010 has uncovered more than a dozen other fatalities that may be related to the same chemical compound. In the Feb. 24 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a publication by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, researchers looked at the effect of methylene chloride, a paint-stripping product for aircraft maintenance marketed for use in aircraft maintenance. 

Working in tandem with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the agencies identified 13 bathtub refinisher fatalities associated with methylene chloride stripping agents that had been investigated in nine states during 2000 to 2011. Each death occurred in a residential bathroom with inadequate ventilation. Protective equipment, including a respirator, either was not used or was inadequate to protect against methylene chloride vapor, which has been recognized as potentially fatal to furniture strippers and factory workers, but has not been reported previously as a cause of death among bathtub refinishers.

Bathtub refinishing is offered to consumers through a number of home improvement outlets and service providers. 

The ages of the 13 decedents ranged from 23 to 57 years. Twelve were male.

Ten different products were associated with the 13 deaths. Six of the products were marketed for use in the aircraft industry, the rest for use on wood, metal, glass and masonry. None of the product labels mentioned bathtub refinishing. The percentage of methylene chloride in the products ranged from 60% to 100%.

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May-21-2012 10:16 am

This is really unfortunate.
This is really unfortunate. Hopefully they would soon ban the material along with the products. We need safer products. When it comes to bathroom we hardly pay attention to its decor but with things like bathroom vanity cabinets we could change the look of our bathroom.

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