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 […]
How to Clear the Clogs when the Plumbing Backs Up
I’d like to install a new bathroom in my basement, but there are no existing drain lines in the foundation slab. Are there any other options aside from tearing up the slab? Yes, you can install a macerating toilet. These toilets use a macerating blade to chop up solid waste, and have a pump that forces the waste through […]
Modern technology provides more choices than ever.
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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Planning, prepping and soldering
General’s Digital Precision Protractor displays absolute and relative angle measurements in a large, easy-to-read LCD window, making it ideal for work involving crown moldings, cabinetry, counters, staircases, roofs, windows and flooring. It features a 6 in. stainless steel pivoting arm with a knurled locking nut, along with zero calibration and hold/reverse […]