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Low Water Pressure in House - How to Fix it For $5 or Less Christine lives in Sylvania, Ohio. She reads this weekly column and shared the following, “In the newspaper today you said you’re addressing topics that can save homeowners money. In my community many have water pressure issues, myself included.” She then gave Read More »

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Sewage Ejection Pump - It's a Septic Tank Inside Your Home A sewage ejection pump is normally found in a sealed sump pit inside your home. Solid and liquid human body waste flow into the sump. They're disgusting. The sewage must be pumped up to some pipe where it then flows by gravity to an Read More »

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Septic Tank Installation - It Can Be DIY with Coaching Septic tank installation is not too hard to do. It starts with a septic design which must be done by a professional. What Size Tank Should I Have? The size of a septic tank is usually determined by the number of bathrooms in a home. Read More »

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How Loop Vents Work - Forget About AAVs Have you heard the old saying, “You don’t know what you don’t know.” I think it’s an overarching axiom with just about everything there is to know about building homes. Stop and think for a moment about all you don’t know about all of the things hidden Read More »

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Sewer Gas Detector - Read the Short Sewer Gas EBook First Do you have the same problem I have with the passage of time? It’s hard to believe, but I’ve been a master plumber since 1981. I’ve always loved doing plumbing work because it’s a true three-dimensional puzzle. You may not realize it but just Read More »

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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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