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I'm a master plumber as well as a builder. Crazy but true. I've been one for over 35 years. Gary, who lives in West Memphis, Arkansas, is remodeling his bathroom and has a question about walk-in shower drains. "I removed a bath tube and going to install a walk in shower. Do I need to […]

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Kathy bought a house in a suburb of St. Louis.  Here's what she sent me: "I purchased a home and the previous resident used gas line to run water thru the house from the main line.  Is this safe for water and does it leach any chemicals? Should I have my water tested? We plan […]

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Here's a fun short quiz and I guarantee you'll discover something new about plumbing around your home. Be sure to SCROLL to the top of the page after you CLICK SUBMIT. When you do that, you'll see a link to View Your Score. You want to do this because the next screen will have HANDY LINKS […]

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This is a fun quiz. I think you're going to discover lots of NEW information. After you CLICK the Submit button, be sure to click the VIEW YOUR SCORE link on the resulting screen. When you do this, you'll see your score AND you'll see helpful tips and links. You'll also get to see how […]

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Jackie wrote to me: "I have a dishwasher that is not secure in its spot.  If I pull both trays out at the same time it almost tips over.  While I had a plumber here for something else I had him look at it and he said it needed to be secured with screws into […]

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DEAR TIM: I’m about to step outside my comfort zone. This weekend I’ve decided to delve into the depths of toilets. My current toilet is horribly stained and nothing I’ve tried seems to help. Besides, I want one of the newer toilets where the seat is higher up off the floor. That will be a […]

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DEAR TIM: I’ve decided to do a major bathroom remodel job. One of the things that needs to be demolished is a full ceramic tile shower with a seat and a concrete mud floor. I’m feeling pretty good about removing the tile from the walls and ceiling, but I don’t know the best way to […]

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DEAR TIM: I read your helpful column each week in our local paper and your last column was about installing a bath vent fan. I want to remodel our dingy bath, but I need to get a handle on what the project will cost before I start. My wife doesn’t want me to tackle the […]

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DEAR TIM: I’m a DIYr and I’m going to remodel a bathroom. I don’t like our current exhaust bath fan and am going to install a new one. I’ve done all sorts of online research and lots of the information is conflicting. I’m not feeling comfortable about what to do and what’s the best way […]

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