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Quick Column Summary: Level waste pipe will not drain Sewage in pipes causes bad smell Pitch and fall of pipes is crucial Jennifer Brown, who lives in Panama City, FL, purchased a new home that's got some serious plumbing issues. Read this: "We purchased a new home about a year ago and have had non-stop […]

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Quick Column Summary: Rotten egg smell in plumbing Is it in all the faucets Is it the municipal water supply An anonymous person named Free who lives in Lancaster, CA moved into a new mobile home park. He or she's got a problem with water odor: "My toilet smells like rotten eggs. The shower water […]

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There's a big misunderstanding about how septic tanks work and whether it's a good or bad idea to add oxygen bleach to a septic tank. Let's clear the tank, er air, now about all this confusion. Let me start by telling you up front two things: I'm a master plumber with decades of experience with […]

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DEAR TIM: For a month, it’s been taking longer and longer for the water to drain from my bathroom sink. This morning the murky water is just standing there not budging and defying my commands to exit my world and travel into the hidden plumbing pipes. I tried to pull out the stopper, but it […]

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This video is an introduction to loop vents. A loop vent is used in Kitchen Islands and other places a standard vent can't be run to the roof.

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Traditional sink p-traps are time tested and they plain simply work. Mechanical p-trap substitutes are subject to failure. If the membrane doesn't close completely, sewer gas or small rodents could enter into your home.

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