Q: I’m considering replacing my old water heater with a tankless version. Are these things all they’re cracked up to be? A: Tankless water heaters are likely the wave of the future for residential hot water. It’s the difference between having a “smart” water heater or a “dumb” one. Tankless heaters offer on-demand convenience. Because these heaters don’t have a [...]
Q: Several spots in our plumbing system began to leak over the last year, so we had to replace some of the galvanized pipe. Last night I changed another section that went upstairs to my kitchen sink, but after I turned the water back on we lost a lot of water pressure in the faucet. Just 6 feet over in [...]
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EHT explores the wonders of a toilet that flushes up.
Chances are if your home is more than 30 years old, you have some steel piping. This steel piping may be for plumbing supply lines or a gas piping system. The material of choice for plumbing these days, however, is plastic or copper. Copper, either rigid or tubing, is by far the most popular supply line used in [...]
If your toilet, or water closet, is old or in need of repair, you may find it’s cheaper to install a new one than to patch up the existing one, especially if you do the job yourself. Installing a new toilet is actually a rather simple plumbing procedure that can be accomplished in just a few steps. To install the [...]
With the right instructions and background many home repairs are quite simple, and that goes for soldering copper tube, too.
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