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Handy Plumbing Tips and Tricks
Use pipe insulation to prevent sprayer snarls If you have to jiggle the hose as you pull out your kitchen sink sprayer, chances are the hose is catching on the shutoff valves. For smooth operation, slip 1/2-in. foam pipe insulation over the pipes and shutoff handles. Tape it if it won't stay put. Get the insulation at home centers for about $3.
Wahoo Walls is a basement finishing paneling system. It is water and fire resistant, supposedly has an insulation value of R13, and takes care of 4 of the most brutal steps of DIY basement finishing (framing, insulation, drywall hanging and mudding) in one step. It's paintable and doesn't have the ugly seams that many basement finishing systems do. More