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DEAR TIM: I've got a major bathroom remodel I'm jumping into and luckily I'm allowed to do the plumbing work myself where I live as long as it meets code. My inspector says I can use pex pipe and it seems too good to be true. I've never worked with pex piping and have some […]

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Quick Column Summary: Drain tailpiece does not line up Flexible tailpiece barely fits Find the right fitting Jesse Shumate, who decided she wanted to be a master plumber like me, wrote: "I installed new cabinet and counter top in my bathroom.  Now the drain tailpiece does not line up with the p-trap. I'm using a […]

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Here are two pipe wrenches representing Ridgid's 75 years. One's a 10-inch and the other is a 14-inch wrench. They're in mint condition and have NEVER been out of the foam casing. They've never kissed a pipe. The plumber in your life will love these. Or maybe you're simply a tool collector. I have no […]

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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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Your septic tank needs to be pumped out from time to time. But that time frame is based on a number of factors including the number of people in the household and the size of the septic tank system.

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