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How to Press Copper Tool - No More Fire Engines! Watch the video below to discover the magic of making leakproof joints with copper tubing and fittings using a press tool. You'll never set your house on fire using a torch so hot that it can melt metal! Your local firefighters will thank you for Read More »

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Secret Toilet Tips Will Save You Money & Prevent SHAME! Toilets are a pretty important part of your life is my guess. They may appear simplistic to you but in reality, they’re quite complex. I’m going to try to de-mystify the porcelain pedestal in an effort to minimize problems you might have with one in Read More »

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Install a Water Pressure Booster Pump for Home Use I installed a water pressure booster pump in my home years ago. I didn't build my house and my well pump only gets the inside pressure up to 45 pounds per square inch (PSI). I now have invigorating showers and plenty of water coming out of Read More »

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Septic System Design and Pumping - Simplicity Do you wonder how septic systems work? I never gave it much thought in all the years I lived in Cincinnati, Ohio. Every house I lived in was connected to a municipal sewer line. Just about every house I built I connected to a sewer line. There were Read More »

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Installing Plumbing Drain Pipes - It's Somewhat Easy I’ve been a master plumber since 1981. I’ve always loved doing plumbing because it’s a very interesting three-dimensional challenge when it comes to installing drain, waste, and vent (DWV) piping in a new home or a large remodeling job. Because I was also the lead carpenter and Read More »

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Drain Flies How to Get Rid Of - Easy! My friend Jim from Cincinnati, texted me the other day: "How do I get rid of drain flies?" I replied, "Simple..." I then outlined the steps in the text message. Here they are for you. Step 1: Remove the drain cover and use a toilet brush, Read More »

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How to Draw Plumbing Plans - It's Not Easy to Get Them Right You may want to know how to draw plumbing plans because: you need a plumbing permit you plan to install the pipes yourself your plumber needs the drawing and can't do it There are other reasons to draw plumbing plans, but those Read More »

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DIY Tile Backsplash Installation - Simple With Right Tile QUESTION: Tim, in your last column you really got me excited about creating something very unique with ceramic tile. The issue is I’m like you and have stick-people skills when it comes to artistic talent. Doing mosaic tile would be impossible for me. Is there some Read More »

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How To Install Mosaic Tile - Start With a Small Project QUESTION: Tim, I need your guidance. I’m want to know how to install mosaic tile. It's a floor in my new room addition. I have no clue where to start. I’ve never done tile work before. Do you think I’m crazy for attempting this? Read More »

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DIY Plumbing Advice - You Can Do It! QUESTION: Tim, what do you know about plumbing? I’ve got several repairs to make and I just don’t have the money to hire a plumber. The water in my bathroom vanity sink drains slower than molasses. Just a year ago, it drained really fast. Sometimes my toilet Read More »

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