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Vent pipes are needed to supply air to water pipes. Without proper air replacement, your drain lines could create a vacuum in the plumbing system. Be sure local regulations allow anyone other then licensed plumbers to do work on your plumbing vent piping.

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A certified home inspector recommended replacing the natural gas supply line on the water heater installation. Should the aluminum tubing be replaced with black iron pipe, corrugated stainless steel tubing or soft copper tubing?

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Just about everyone has to deal with a clogged toilet from time-to-time. Did you know it is possible to unclog a toilet without a plunger? A bucket of water can free a toilet clog.

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A vintage bath tub not only adds character to a bathroom, but vintage clawfoot tubs are extremely conformable. The design of vintage bathtubs will require some special subflooring for installation.

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A pedestal sink offers a classic look to your bathroom. However, installing a bathroom pedestal sink takes a little more planning. There is no cabinet to hide your plumbing supply lines inside. Because there is no base cabinet, pedistal sinks are great in smaller bathrooms.

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A reader has questions about bathroom tubs and a bathroom tub fixture. In a debate with his wife, the reader wants to clear up issues with bathroom soaking tubs and a bathroom garden tub. What happened to the standard bathtub?

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A vessel sink can add character to your bathroom. There are certain features to check before installing bathroom vessel sinks. Even an old pot can make a great copper vessel.

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Whether you are doing home plumbing repair or home plumbing maintenance, you might need a little home plumbing help. Your home plumbing might have to pass a plumbing code inspection. All the joints and piping will have to meet with the approval of your local plumbing inspector.

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