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QUESTION: Tim, can you solve a conundrum for me? My bathroom was remodeled about two months ago, and the vanity has a granite top with a china undermount sink. Yesterday, I noticed a long crack in the sink that extends up from the drain hole. The contractor claims I did it by dropping something. I […]

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Plumbing Permit Help - It's Not Easy Getting a Plumbing Permit You may need plumbing permit help. I get it. While the permit application form may not be too hard, undoubtedly you'll pass out once you try to come up with a riser diagram or isometric drawing. Related Link: How To Vent Plumbing Pipes - […]

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Plumbing Plans Consulting - Ask a Master Plumber Like Me Do you need some help with your isometric plumbing plans? It's best to ask a seasoned master plumber. I've been a master plumber since age 29 and can answer just about any question. If I don't know the answer, I know where to find it. […]

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QUESTION: Tim, I need you to weigh in on a remodeling conundrum. Two plumbers and one handyman say that two plumbing vent pipes can’t be relocated to an exterior wall. I took the drywall off the back of a linen closet to open up the space for my soaking tub. I want to have extra […]

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American Standard Saybrook Filtered Kitchen Faucet - Beefy! I've been a master plumber since age 29 and have installed countless faucets. I decided to switch out my basement kitchen faucet and install the American Standard Saybrook Filtered Faucet. It was a breeze, but only because I've done lots of jobs like this. This faucet is […]

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Kitchen Island Sink Plumbing - Do a Loop Vent QUESTION: I need your expert advice. My new kitchen is going to have a large island with my double-bowl sink in it. I don’t know a thing about plumbing, but my dad was a plumber and I remember him saying there’s a special way to install […]

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Bathroom Exhaust Fan Mildew - It Can Be Bad QUESTION: Mr. Tim, I’ve had three contractors over to my house and I’ve received three different answers about how my bathroom fan should exhaust. I’m beyond frustrated. How are we homeowners supposed to protect our largest investments, our homes, if maintenance advice is wrong? I’ve read […]

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Install Tile Over Cracked Concrete Floor - Use a Membrane QUESTION: I’m about to install ceramic tile on a concrete floor of a 40-year-old house. The concrete floor has cracks in it. This is a DIY endeavor and I don’t have the extra money to install the expensive membrane that I should use. Are my […]

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Tim Carter can size and draw the gas lines for your house project. Are you thinking of using CSST or flexible gas lines? CLICK or TAP HERE before you decide. He's been a master plumber since age 29. CLICK or TAP HERE to order the service. Once you've ordered, you need to answer all the […]

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Pedestal Sinks My childhood home had a pedestal sink. In the wall tile, there were two tiny alcoves, one for a drinking glass and the other for hand soap. There was also a wonderful ceramic toothbrush holder with four holes that protruded from the wall. I don’t recall electric hair dryers, curling irons, or any […]

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