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Cliff  C McDonald Sr., who lives in Jacksonville, Alabama, had a great question. It's right to the point: "Can you catch a disease from raw sewage running on top of the ground?" Cliff, you bet you can. If you follow the international news after any huge natural disaster like a typhoon, hurricane, earthquake, etc. you'll […]

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Donna Hirsch wrote to me about her bathroom faucet handles. You'll love this: "Hi Tim, I have a minor problem in my bathroom with my sink faucets. Take a look at the pics. The handles on my hot and cold water used to be straight out at 90 degree angles (now the faucet runs at […]

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Tom Grote, who lives in Ivoryton, CT, has an unpleasant experience when he starts a fire in his fireplace. It's not a smoking issue, it's a sewer smell. Read what he sent me: "I live in a two-story colonial with a bathroom and fireplace on the first floor. Every time I have a fire in the […]

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Norman Zarr, who lives in glorious Asheville, NC home of the Biltmore Estate and the Grove Park Inn, has water dripping from his T and P valve on his water heater. Here's what he told me: "I get  water dripping from my pressure/temperature overflow valve on my water heater.  What are the possible causes? I have […]

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Robert J Herman did some major remodeling to his house in Keyport, NY, ten years ago, but a rookie or brain-damaged plumber was on the job. Read what Robert has to say: "About ten years ago we had an addition done on our house and a lot of work. When they put the vent pipes in for […]

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Donna Bunai has a few complaints about the water pressure inside her shower. She lives in Shirley, New York. "I have a problem with the water coming out of my shower . It used to be perfect, no problems.  We had all new plumbing done about a year a go. Now the water comes out normal but […]

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Tim Carter demonstrates in less than a minute how to connect pex piping. Tim's a master plumber so you can trust him! CLICK HERE to read my recent column on connecting pex pipe.

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DEAR TIM: I've got a major bathroom remodel I'm jumping into and luckily I'm allowed to do the plumbing work myself where I live as long as it meets code. My inspector says I can use pex pipe and it seems too good to be true. I've never worked with pex piping and have some […]

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Does your garbage disposal smell like a rat died in it? You know, that foul odor? Let’s talk about why it happens. The odor is from rotting food that’s coating the side walls and bottom of the disposer. Many people don’t use a disposer the right way. Let’s go over that first. When you operate […]

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Okay, so let's see if you know how to calculate what the payback period is on the EcoDrain product. Don't attempt to do this if you're not versed in semi-complex math problems!!!! Here are the figures I want you to use. Modern shower heads reduce flow to 2.5 gallons per minute. Let's assume three 10-minute […]

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