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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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Because of the current economy, many homeowners are doing more of their own repairs, including plumbing. Be sure to check your local requirements, some areas only allow a licensed plumber to do the work. If you are allowed to work on your piping, here are some tips on working with pex plumbing tubing.

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Water pressure in your home can vary. If you had high water pressure, then suddenly you experience low water flow, it can be from a restricted main water line feeding your home. If you suffer from point-of-use low water pressure, your kitchen or bathroom faucets might have a clogged water-use restrictor.

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There are a variety of toilet bowl cleaners available. Store-bought bathroom cleaners don’t always do the job completely. Muriatic acid is a strong toilet bowl cleaner, but requires special care when using it. A good toilet bowl brush will be needed when cleaning your toilet.

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Confused about shower faucets? Most tub and shower faucets have outlets for both the bathtub and a shower head. A dedicated bath shower faucet only comes with hot and cold-water inlets and one outlet for the shower head. Advancements in faucet technology have made most shower faucet repairs very easy.

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If your house has a septic tank, regular septic cleaning needs to be part of your schedule. Putting wrong materials into your septic system will create septic tank problems. Get a septic system inspection to be sure your septic system is being properly maintained.

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When selecting a new bathtub or remodeling a bathroom, you have a variety of choices - corner bathtubs, cast iron bathtubs, clawfoot bathtubs. Other options include bathtub refinishing, such as bathtub reglazing, or walk-in bathtubs

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Replacing toilet parts is a job that most home owners can tackle. Flush toilet parts are readily available and most use similar replacement toilet parts.

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Selecting the right tub faucet is a major decision. There are antique tub faucets, roman tub faucets, claw foot tub faucets and more. But is the tub faucet the first item to select? Or is it the tub?

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Replacing a shower head, or if you have to fix a leaking shower head, is not a difficult job if you use the right tools. Shower heads can be a source of water leaks if the proper pipe sealant is not used.

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