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 Ask The Builder · 67: Wet Room Ideas Wet Room Ideas Podcast: Tim Carter received a great wet room ideas email from Jen who lives in Texas. She wrote: "Hi, Tim, I'm about to remodel my master bathroom. The concept of Japanese soaking tubs got me inspired and I hope to end up with […]

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Ask The Builder · 65: Sink Smells Bad Sink Smells Bad Podcast: Tim Carter called Renee who lives in Chicago about her smelly sink. As soon as Renee described what she does to make the sink smell bad, Tim knew the cause. Why Does a Sink Smell Bad? A sink smells bad because a biofilm […]

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 Hot Water Turns Warm Podcast: Tim Carter got an email from Donna about an issue with the hot water at her kitchen sink. Read it: "Hi, Tim, Something is bothering me about my kitchen faucet. When I turn the water to HOT and it's full blast, the water is hot when I fill the […]

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Tub Spout Leaking Water Podcast: Tim Carter helps Jason in PA repair a tub spout leaking water.  Jason has two kids and it's likely they were pulling on the spout while they were playing with their fireboats in the tub water. The repair is simple depending on the type of tub spout. Jason says the […]

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  "I also flush the toilet each time I walk by it even if it has clear water in it." Prevent Sewer Backup By Flushing More Often You can prevent sewer back up in many houses by just adding more water to your plumbing drain system. Why Does my Sewer Backup? Sewer backups happen for […]

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 Rough In Basement Bathroom Podcast: Tim Carter talks with Bill in Virginia. Bill has to rough in his basement bathroom in a new location. He has to move it about 15 feet.  Bill wonders about venting the bathroom and Tim has the answer. Tim's been a master plumber since age 29 and has had […]

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Garbage Disposal Freezes Up - Super Simple Fix Ann lives in Greensboro, North Carolina and her garbage disposal freezes up. Here's what she wrote to me: "Tim, I live in a 14-year-old townhouse with almost all original equipment. The garbage disposal keeps rusting and freezing up because I don't need to use it often. I've […]

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DEAR TIM: I need your help solving a perplexing conundrum. I love all things old and have purchased a salvaged antique marble stone corner sink that I want to use as a powder-room lavatory. It already has a drain hole, so that’s not the issue. The faucet needs to be in the wall and I […]

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