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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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AsktheBuilder.com founder, Tim Carter, is also a master plumber. He shows RARE video of plumbing vent pipes in an attic and walls before they disappear forever behind drywall. Carter installed the vent pipes for this plumbing himself in a new home in central New Hampshire in the winter of 2016. He talks about the importance […]

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DEAR TIM: I have a 1938 Cape Cod stone house with a behemoth laundry sink in the basement. It appears to be made of concrete, soap stone or something similar and has two giant tubs. It's supported by a steel stand that's in pretty good shape with some minor rust. Can you identify it? How […]

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Shane Nelson is doing some plumbing work in Centre, Alabama. He's a pretty good artist and drew a diagram of his proposed bathroom plumbing vents and drain pipes. Look at it after his question. Here's what he wrote to me: "I am enclosing my garage and installing a bathroom in the process. Is the vent […]

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DEAR TIM: I'm replacing my bath exhaust fan. The old fan was vented through the soffit. I don't believe I have an attic as there seems to be no access to the space. My roof is sloped but my bath ceiling is flat. What's the best way to exhaust the fan out through the soffit? […]

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Harold Meehan lives pretty close to me over in North Bennington, Vermont. He's got a good question about the location of his tub valve. I am going to do a bathroom remodel the tub is going to be a whirlpool type tub. The drain end will be against an outside wall, the other end will be […]

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Burt Jackson has a problem with a groaning noise in his water pipes after some work was done at his house in LeRoy, OH. Here's what he sent me: "I had a tankless water heater installed. Now I have a low pitched growl in the water pipes. The sound occurs in relationship to running water in […]

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Kevin Garretty emailed me about a vexing problem at his Beaufort, SC home. He's scratching his head about the correct way to vent a washing machine and needs a venting diagram. I asked him to send me what he was talking about and you'll see his diagram below. For the record, I'm a master plumber among […]

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