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Cast Iron Tub Repair TIPS Just Below Cast Iron Tub Repair TIPS: Use Stain Solver Certified organic oxygen bleach to clean tub Clear rapid-set epoxy and matching paint works well Off-the-shelf products may work Do a small test first CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE& FUNNY Newsletter CLICK HERE to get FREE & FAST BIDS […]

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Judy H. lives in OH. She had a great question. "Hi, Tim.  Hope you can advise me.  We have an original porcelain bathtub (57 years old).  In 1990, we had it glazed by BathCrest, who are no longer in business. The glaze has now started to peel around the drain.  I'd like to keep the […]

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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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Replace Cast Iron with PVC TIPS Just Below                 Replace Cast Iron with PVC TIPS: Only replace cast iron if it's in bad shape Cast iron is not noisy like PVC Be sure to use stainless-steel hub adapters on cast iron Watch my PVC VIDEOS Below! CLICK HERE […]

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You may not know this, but among other things I'm a master plumber. Yeah, the Ask the Builder founder is a plumber too! I've been one for over 35 years and during that time I've loved installing waste, vent and water supply lines. As you might expect, I've used beefy corded right-angle drills for decades to drill […]

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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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Tim Carter shows a failed plumbing vent flashing, a high-quality replacement flashing, and he provides step-by-step install instructions. Just below the video is a LINK to PURCHASE this high-quality flashing. Here is a picture of the Lifetime Tool & Building Products' plumbing vent flashing. This is the one installed in the above video. CLICK HERE […]

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Ross Moran and his wife Kate live in Leeds, England (UK). They purchased two copper pans they want to convert to sinks. Ross wants to know about copper sink care and preparation. Hi Tim, You have a fantastic website - some really helpful information on here and people are reading all the way over here in […]

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Steven JP has a wretched toilet smell from his new toilet in his China home. Let him describe the situation. "Hey Tim! my new toilet has three connection points in the base. See the attached picture. I can't figure out why. This is a fancy new technology toilet that I bought here in China. It's an Arrow […]

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Roger Hull is working in a tight spot trying to dissolve some PVC glue. He's in Denham Springs, Louisiana. Here's what he asked me: I"m in a tight spot between floor joists. I'm trying to take apart some 4" PVC. Is there anything that will help dissolve the PVC cement?" Here's my answer: Roger, I've been a […]

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