Q: Dear Ed: I almost fell off my chair recently when I saw Jay Leno mention one of your articles on "The Tonight Show" in his "Headlines" segment. Being a fan of both Jay and yourself, I laughed out loud. On a serious note, I found the subject matter of installing a home water fountain very interesting. Since I missed that column, can you please go over some of the points that the article covered?
-- Paul, New York state
A: I received a lot of feedback regarding the "Tonight Show" mention of our Scripps Howard News Service plumbing column. Those who missed the show can go to eddelgrande.com for a link to the video.
On top of my surprise appearance on the show, I was also surprised at the interest many homeowners have about installing a home water fountain. Some things to consider:
Home water fountains are great for busy households and can eliminate the mess of extra cups and reduce congestion at the kitchen sink and/or refrigerator water dispenser.
A basic wall-hung china water fountain with a filtered supply line should fit the bill for most families.
Also, installation height and location can be flexible for everyone in the family to enjoy. Just be sure your plumber pulls a permit and follows local codes.
Bottom line: You can really drink up a lot of benefits by installing a home water fountain!
Master contractor/plumber Ed Del Grande is known internationally as the author of the book "Ed Del Grande's House Call," the host of TV and Internet shows, and a LEED green associate. Visit eddelgrande.com or write firstname.lastname@example.org. Always consult local contractors and codes.