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Allow Me to Draw Your Plumbing Riser Diagram I've been a master plumber since 1981 and I love to draw these 3D drawings. I can get yours done in a day or less should you be in a rush to get your permit. What is a Residential Plumbing Riser Diagram? A residential plumbing riser diagram Read More »

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What is a Plumbing Isometric Drawing? An isometric plumbing drawing shows plumbing drain, waste, and vent lines, how they interconnect, and it includes the actual pipe sizes. This drawing communicates to the plumbing plan examiner that you know how all the pipes should be installed on a job and that the pipe sizes will be Read More »

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Drain Clog Prevention The inspiration for this column came from two different friends of mine who live in Los Angeles (LA), California yet don’t know each other, but do know that I’ve been a master plumber since 1981. One was my best friend Steve who asked me about a mailer he received from a local Read More »

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Hot Water Runs Out Fast - Especially in Winter Arlen is a subscriber to my FREE newsletter.  He knows I've been a master plumber since 1981 and would have some insight. He shared this with me: My wife was taking a normal shower last week and suddenly ran out of hot water. I checked the Read More »

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Relocating a Bathtub - It can be Challenging Over the weekend, I got Steve out of a big jamb. He lives near Pittsburgh, and his wife decided it was time to tear out an outdated platform bathtub. She wanted a new sleek soaking tub shaped like an elongated giant vessel sink. I must admit, they Read More »

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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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