控溫龍頭

最近友人A打算將浴室老舊的按摩龍頭換成TOTO恆溫龍頭,為了節省一點費用便找上窘迫的小弟我幫忙安裝……
話說其實我頗羨慕人氣美妝部落客或是一些高科技產品部落客,似乎常常可以拿到許多試用品,撰文後還有稿費可以拿。像我這種用生命在寫文的實在是太不符合經濟效益了…..難道就不能來個TOTO或是HCG找我發個業配文嗎?我也願意泡在水池裡賣點肉呀!
回到正題,這期就利用朋友的TOTO恆溫龍頭來個換裝教學:
有一陣子其實很流行這種按摩龍頭,像是把毛毛蟲掛在家裡浴室一樣
記得有一陣子很流行裝設這種按摩龍頭,動不動就是六顆八顆按摩水頭,不過通常是切換到熱水時,因為水壓不足導致按摩功能就像搔癢一樣。裝了這種龍頭卻沒有將供水系統同步升級不知道是哪招?(其實滿像我們的政府說)
來自日本的TOTO
控溫龍頭的原理應該是透過龍頭中的特殊金屬的熱漲冷縮來調整熱水管與冷水管的出水量,所以只要源頭的水溫水量穩定,基本上這款龍頭都能維持準確溫度。
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一般我們請師傅安裝衛浴設備時,師傅都會給你各家產品型錄,但當你翻開目錄的時候下巴大概都會掉下來吧:「泥巴燒成的馬桶怎麼會這麼貴呀?」然後師傅都會告訴你:「這是牌價,找我安裝就是牌價6折……」
為什麼會有折數的差異呢?其實不同的人到廠商去拿的價錢都是不一樣的,水電材料行跟上游廠商叫貨是一個價,建商跟廠商叫是另一個錢,而師傅和設計師也有不同的價,實際上就是看你有多常跟他們叫貨了。中間的價差就是包含各層包商所能獲得的利潤,不然水電師傅叫貨跟你自己叫貨錢一樣那還賺屁啊?
當然,你也可以厚著臉皮跑到水電行去跟老闆說:「老闆,我是室內設計師,我叫TOTO可以幾折膩?」
運氣好的話或許你可以拿到不錯的折數,不過呢……實際上的狀況可能是:
「老闆,我設計師啦,我叫TOTO龍頭可以幾折?」
老闆:「幹,豪洨啦」
老闆:「我每個禮拜都去你那邊吃豬心冬粉,賣豪洨啦~」
OS:我是賣豬心冬粉啦,不過你吃的應該是我兄弟開的啦
尷尬的汗水可能會淹沒水電行吧。(這個梗,懂就懂吧,沒吃過這豬心冬粉快去吃吧,他們的腰子實在經典,那個腰子總是處在要熟不熟的臨界點,超級Q彈,火侯控制就像這款溫控龍頭一樣精準) 喇賽到此,回到TOTO開箱:
TOTO衛浴是日本牌子,所以沒有中文說明?!
竟然有附送使用標示貼紙
蓮蓬頭的水管竟然是膠材?
確認產品型號
注意止濾灣頭上的塑膠片
取出「止濾逆彎頭」,並留意其中的塑膠墊片不要遺落
將法蘭罩順著牙旋入
接著纏上止瀉膠帶(水電行有售)
纏繞止瀉膠帶是有方向性的
纏繞膠帶有一定的方向,否則將止濾彎頭裝上水管時,膠帶頭會被擠出來,這樣容易漏水。做法是左手拿著止濾彎頭,右手拿著膠帶,將膠帶向正前方轉出。
止瀉膠帶纏繞厚度必須足夠才不會漏水
接著我們要換上新的止濾彎頭
換裝水管零件時,正常的工作順序是要關掉水源,拆卸零件讓水管中的水放流,排出雜質,然後安裝新的零件,不過有時候師傅會像我一樣懶惰直接換裝。因為友人住透天厝,換裝地點是一樓浴室,光是放流一樓到五樓頂樓中管線的水就要很久很久呢!所以今天示範偷懶裝法。
換裝使用活動扳手
本次示範過程使用XX防水手機(廠商快找我寫業配文吧)
因為沒有關閉水源,所以換裝時請準備好適當裝備
換裝冷水管的止濾彎頭時可以打開水閥
換裝冷水管的止濾彎頭時可以不用關閉彎頭的水閥,讓水流繼續流出會讓安裝過程比較順利,不然冷水管的水壓會讓你對不到螺牙的
確認兩邊止水彎頭是齊頭
接著按照說明書裝上本體
話說TOTO做得滿精緻的,蓮蓬頭出水處竟然做可以旋轉的
調整冷水管出水量
因為是溫控龍頭,所以有一些東西需要調整,才能確保溫控龍頭有作用。按照說明書調整冷水管出水量,說明書上寫必須調整到15L/分鐘
確認熱水出水溫度
接著我們必須校正熱水端出水溫度。如果你使用恆溫熱水器,那就將熱水器溫度設定在60度C,然後將龍頭溫度設定在40度後全開出水,確認溫度是否是40度C(正常來說應該是沒有問題的,有誤差的話就要調整龍頭熱水端,但是我懶得教了)
如果不是使用恆溫熱水器的話就有點麻煩了,還得去調整熱水器讓出水溫度接近60度C(我也沒辦法示範,這次業主家裡是用太陽能,攤手)
最後換裝蓮蓬頭掛座
卸下舊的掛座
TOTO的掛座有附海綿
TOTO的掛座有附海綿墊,我想是怕使用衝擊電鑽時所過頭,把掛座鎖壞。
鎖上
安裝完畢,拍張美照
測試蓮蓬頭
TOTO的驚異水波技術以及XX手機的防水功能(快來找我寫文吧)
安裝過程大致如此,各位客官看到這裏應該會很納悶:「既然都要用到恆溫熱水器幹嘛還要控溫龍頭啊?脫褲子放屁嗎?」
其實控溫龍頭還是有其需求的,畢竟不是所有人都住在狹小的公寓裡,熱水氣就安裝在浴室隔壁或是樓上房客住的違建陽台外。有些房子的熱水器距離浴室有一段距離,就算安裝恆溫熱水器,在源頭的溫度是40度C,但水管距離過長的話很容易讓熱水溫度下降…..加上每個人洗澡的溫度需求不同,當你在浴室脫光光時卻發現老爸剛剛洗澡把溫度調到60度C就會有點靠杯。
「現在不是有出遙控恆溫熱水器嗎?」也許各位會這麼說
啊不過住透天厝是要遙控個屁啊?是每一層樓的對講電話筒都要再加裝熱水器遙控器膩?
所以說,在出水端裝設控溫龍頭還是滿方便的,只要將出水端的溫度設定在較高的60度C,就算樓層過高讓熱水管中的熱水溫度下降,我們還是能透過出水端的龍頭做最後的溫控。
這樣有了解嗎?
這麼好用,也來一組吧

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Review 1: Easy & Simple (E&S) 1/6th scale Zombie Survivor set (Brad Pitt in World War Z)

This was part of my January 2015 haul (posted in my toy blog HERE)

World War Z is a 2013 American disaster zombie film directed by Marc Forster. The screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard, and Damon Lindelof is from a screen story by Carnahan and J. Michael Straczynski, based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Max Brooks. The film stars Brad Pitt as Gerry Lane, a former United Nations investigator who must travel the world to find a way to stop a zombie pandemic.

This is the Easy & Simple (E&S) 1/6th scale Zombie Survivor set for 12-inch figures, very much inspired by the movie character Gerry Lane played by Brad Pitt in World War Z. The set does not come with a 12-inch figure body, only the head sculpt and neck connector but that shouldn’t be a big issue as 12-inch figure bodies are very easily available these days, with so many options from the different 1:6 scale manufacturers.

The company E&S (Easy & Simple) started out with producing and releasing 1/6 scale weapons and I got the 1/6 Assault Rifle 416 Special Forces set E (Frostbite) not too long ago – see my review HERE. I wanted it to kitbash a 12-inch Snow Trooper with MC Toys 1/6 Snow Space set (see my post HERE). The E&S rifle kit gave me the confidence to try their new product, this 1/6th scale Zombie Survivor set.

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Box is straightforward and simple. Nothing to write home about. Just pull out the sleeve to access the goods inside.
All the 1/6 scale accessories and parts are laid out in two foam trays, weapons on top and outfit below.
Easy & Simple (E&S) 1/6th scale Zombie Survivor set for 12-inch figure features: Real Life Like Head Sculpt, Neck Connector, Scarf, Shirt, Combat Pants, Detachable Knee pads, Belt, Tactical Boots, Courier Bag, Fire Ax, Crow Bar, Bolt Cutter, Revolver, G-17 Pistol, Fore Arm Protection (Magazine & Tape)
Check out the close-up shot / picture of the 1/6 scale head sculpt with Brad Pitt’s likeness
From left to right: 1/6 scale Bolt Cutter, Fire Ax, Crow Bar
Courier Bag and magazine with sticker sheet. In the movie, Gerry Lane uses duct tape to secure the magazine on his forearm as protection against the zombies. You are supposed to cut the sticker into strips to simulate the duct tape for pasting as shown in the preview pictures (posted HERE).
Close-up of the Tactical Boots
Check out the 1/6 scale firearms. The cylinder of the revolver (Smith & Wessen) can be removed but not the bullets. The Glock 17 pistol is able to have the slide locked back and magazine removed.
Here’s 1:6 scale Brad Pitt as Gerry Lane contemplating what he has to do before he sets off. I wanted to show the pants and boots on the figure as well as the revolver and some of the accessories. NOTE: The table, chair and ammo box are NOT included with this set. I thought it’ll make for a nicer picture :)
Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) making sure his revolver is fully loaded before he heads out to face zombies
Here’s the Easy & Simple (E&S) 1/6th scale Zombie Survivor set with Brad Pitt fully clothed
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And here’s the 12-inch figure in full attire with courier bag and armed with his 1/6 scale Glock 17 pistol. Check out the turnaround views.
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Related posts (some of the other 12-inch figures with Brad Pitt likeness released over the years):
September 3, 2007 – Brad Pitt as Achilles in “Troy (2004)” posted HERE
September 3, 2007 – Brad Pitt as Detective David Mills as seen in “Se7en (1995)” HERE
September 15, 2008 – Brad Pitt is a BBI Elite Force 1/6 scale US Navy SEAL Team 8 Boarding Unit operator (pictures HERE)
May 6, 2010 – Hot Toys “Inglourious Basterds” 1/6 scale Lt. Aldo Raine 12-inch figure (reviewed HERE and HERE)
July 3, 2011 – Brother Production Fighting Club “Tayler” 12-inch figure posted in my toy blog HERE, HERE and HERE

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Pre-order Sideshow Collectibles 25.5" (647mm) tall Wonder Woman Premium Format Figure

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Sideshow Collectibles 25.5-inch (647mm) tall Wonder Woman Premium Format™ Figure final product photos are out!

Handcrafted with austere beauty and fierce determination, Princess Diana of Themyscira dons her iconic costume of stars and stripes, sworn to protect the world and uphold her mantle as Wonder Woman. Granted divine superhuman powers and superior combat skills, the warrior princess is ready to gracefully accept any challenge, armed with her golden Lasso of Truth, indestructible bracelets, and tiara. She carries a long spear across her shoulders, and her iconic shield grasped firmly at her side – but above all, she carries the Amazons’ message of peace and justice.

Perhaps this is how Wonder Woman should look on film. There have been so many versions of Batman and Superman live on screen (big and small) but there’s only one Lynda Carter Wonder Woman from the 1975–1979 Wonder Woman TV series. Since Carter’s television series, studios struggled to introduce a new live-action Wonder Woman to audiences. In 2013 it was announced that Israeli actress Gal Gadot would portray Wonder Woman in the 2016 film “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Will she measure up? Only time will tell.

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Fans of the mythic DC Comics superheroine are sure to find the Wonder Woman Premium Format™ Figure an essential addition to their collection!

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Related posts:
January 23, 2009 – Plastic is Fantastic!! Barbie as Wonder Woman 1999 Collector’s Edition posted in my toy blog HERE
March 9, 2011 – The Postman Cometh (Retro-Action DC Super Heroes) including Wonder Woman (pictures HERE)
March 27, 2012 – W is also for Wonder Woman: Kotobukiya DC Comics Bishoujo Wonder Woman Reviewed HERE and HERE

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The Time Machine in Australia

The massive brain rot that is observable in the US can perhaps be explained by the “fracking fluid in the drinking water” theory; but what about the rest of the English-speaking world? This is a guest post by Gary Flomenhoft that offers some clues.

I’ve been in Australia (pronounced “Straya”) for four months now. I live in Brisbane and have traveled to Melbourne, the Sunshine Coast, the Gold Coast, and Stradbroke island. I’ve met my share of Australians around the world over the years. They are all “how’ya going, G-Day mate, no worries,” eternal optimists, and very nice people. They all, every single one of them, say thank you to the bus driver when exiting the public bus. They are happy, they are polite, they are kind. They live thousands of miles from most of the world, and haven’t got a care. Go for a surf, eat some prawns or Moreton Bay bugs, hike in the hills, enjoy life! Obsess about cricket, Australian Football League, National Rugby League, Rugby Union, soccer, any kind of sport.

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Incoming: Dam Toys 1/6th scale SPETSNAZ in Beslan (2004) 12-inch Russian military figure

Important Note: This product is for military collectors & historic education purposes only, and it is not intended to glorify nor exploit the horrors and atrocities of war.

The Beslan school hostage crisis (also referred to as the Beslan school siege or Beslan massacre) started on 1 September 2004, lasted three days and involved the capture of over 1,100 people as hostages (including 777 children), ending with the death of 385 people.

The attack on the school took place on 1 September—the traditional start of the Russian school year, referred to as “First Bell” or Knowledge Day. A security cordon was soon established around the school, consisting of the Russian police (militsiya), Internal Troops, and Russian Army forces; spetsnaz, including the elite Alpha and Vega units of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB); and the OMON special units of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD).

Dam Toys 1/6th scale SPETSNAZ in Beslan (2004) 12-inch Russian military figure (Dam no.78021) will come with 1/6 Head sculpt, dam action 2.0 body, scarf, tactical gloved palms x 3, Altyn helmet, Altyn helmet visor, mask (blk), shirt, combat suit (partizan), combat pants (partizan), belt (blk), leather belt (blk), x-boots assault boots (blk), defender-2 low–profile armor vest(blk), M23 chest rig (woodland), vx radio with radio connector, ko-3 pistol holster, stetchkin apb pistol, apb pistol silencer, apb pistol buttstock, apb pistol mag x 2 + 1, as val assault rifle, pso-1 optical sniper sights, pso-1 lens cap, pso-1 goggle, as val sling, as val 20-rd mag x 3 + 1, as val 10-rd mag x 1, pmk bag, ak mag pouch, kneepad (blk), soviet nr-43 combat knife, scabbard (leather), rop flares x 2, rgd-5 grenade, arm tactical reflective stripe

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1/6 scale Russian troops have been appearing on the 12-inch figure market of late. There was the DAM toys 1/6 scale Spetsnaz FSB Alpha Group 12-inch Special Operations figure (previewed HERE) and the Dam Toys 1/6 scale Spetsnaz FSB Vympel 12-inch Special Forces Figure (previewed HERE) as well as the DAM Toys 1/6 scale Russian Airborne Troops or “VDV in Crimea” 12-inch military figure (shown HERE). There was also the Very Cool Toys 1/6 scale Soviet Red Army Female Soldier 12-inch figure (pictures HERE) and most recently KGB Hobby 1/6 scale Russian Special Forces Outfit Sets KGB-001A & KGB-001B (posted HERE) and the Toys City 1/6 scale WWII Red Army Scout outfit / uniform Set (TC#68003) for 12-inch figures (link HERE).

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MetallArt – Treppen für die moderne Architektur



MetallArt – Treppen für die moderne Architektur

Als herausragendes architektonisches Highlight überzeugt die freitragende Treppen-Konstruktion im Emporio-Armani-Store in der Innenstadt von Wien, die sich wie eine Skulptur in den von edlem Design geprägten Verkaufsräumen präsentiert.
Als freitragende Treppe mit brüstungshohen Kastenwangen entspricht sie in ihrer Bauweise in höchstem Maße dem modernen Architekturstil, wobei die dem gewendelten Treppenverlauf geformte geschlossene Untersichtsverkleidung wesentlich dazu beiträgt.

Weitere Informationen im Treppen-Finder
www.treppen.de/de/portfolio-leser/metallart-271.html

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Una semplice domanda ai nostri amministratori

Tutte le amministrazioni sono chiamate a risparmiare sulle spese. E’ un imperativo posto dalle condizioni economiche del nostro paese. Il deficit pubblico ha raggiunto cifre che non riusciamo più nemmeno a dire. Tutti d’accordo ? All’apparenza si, poi nei fatti chi amministra fa tutt’altro e continua sulla "cattiva strada" di sempre fingendo di fare piccole modifiche che , innanzitutto, non Continua a leggere

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