I am also a UK Athletics Fell/Trail Coach in Running Fitness. Or you could group your audience by age, fitness interests, or club activity. Whether you like the high humidity of steam or the dry heat of a sauna, you can create a health club at home with one or both of these fixtures. Water is ladled onto the hot rocks to produce humidity (but not steam), and soft, aromatic woods such as cedar or redwood are used for the walls and benches. Reducing the amount of water used conserves water and eases the burden on sewage-treatment plants, but consumers find that some models, including many of the low-priced and midpriced models that rely solely on gravity assistance, don’t do the job with one flush. You may also choose between “gravity-assist” and “pressure-assist” models in any style. At the high end, you’ll find more designer color choices (including deep tones), pressure-assist flushing, and elongated bowls as standard; specially decorated motifs as part of a fixture suite; choices of handles in different materials and finishes; and unobtrusive push buttons on top of the tank. To aid flushing, the new gravity-assist models of the two-piece variety are taller and slimmer than in the past and have steeper bowls.
They’re noisier and costlier than gravity-assist models but are considered by many to be more effective at disposing of waste. To save the most money on a toilet, choose a basic gravity-assist two-piece model in white (sometimes available at the same cost in almond or gray), and keep a good toilet brush nearby. How much will it cost? Keeping joints “locked” in the same position for any length of time will only add to your stiffness and discomfort. More effective pressure-assist flushing mechanisms, more color options, one-piece styling, elongated bowls, and 18-inch-tall bowls all add to the cost, so prioritize what matters most to you. While the jury is still out, other consumers have elected to purchase pressure-assist toilets with water velocity boosted by compressed air. For hydrotherapy value, give a tub a “dry run” before buying it to be sure water jets are positioned comfortably for you. For example, multiple showerheads are great, and if you can install them into opposite walls, even an ordinary 60-inch tub can be a shower for two. A handheld shower extension in the whirlpool tub is an option but requires awkward, one-handed hair washing, so most people add a separate shower.
But the conversions add time and money to the biofuel equation, something that can be off-putting for potential biofuel users. Some homeowners have gone to the length of buying “bootleg” 3.5-gallon toilets in Canada, and some plumbing professionals have even expressed concern about potential public health dangers caused by inadequate flushing. I couldn’t even spot a single typo. With controls set into the wall, even a conventional tub/shower can offer the latest showering amenities. For easy use and traditional or modern style, choose levers or, even easier, distinctive wrist-blade handles. Cross-handles and levers are available in wood or ceramic as well as metals to coordinate with the rest of your bath, but be careful about trying to match color tones: The white of the china sink may not match the white of ceramic handles. Toilets can be had very economically, but if you’re just redecorating and the toilet is in good shape, an attractive new wood or plastic toilet seat can make the whole fixture look almost new for just a few dollars.
If you convert an existing shower, make sure the door seals entirely before installing a steam generator, and if you have solid-surfacing or acrylic shower walls, make sure they won’t be marred by the steam. Many shower accidents occur when bathers slip trying to avoid an unexpected blast of too-hot water, so make sure your showerhead has a pressure-balancing valve, especially if children, the disabled, or older people will be using the unit. For children or anyone who needs to shower sitting down, get a detachable showerhead on a height-adjustable slide bar that can be used in position or as a handheld shower. At the very least, you’ll need a 36,336-inch space for a stall shower. Another safety issue your installer will need to address is the weight problem (not yours — the whirlpool’s!). The next resource section will list many excellent self-management contacts. But when the resource we’re trying to capture is trapped tightly in the pores of shale, how do we release it and bring it to the surface?