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Septic Tank Pumping - It's Really Important to Protect the Leach Field QUESTION: Howdy, Tim. I discovered on your www.AsktheBuilder.com website that you’ve been a master plumber for forty years. I recently moved from a city house on a city sewer to a rural retirement home that has a septic tank. What can you tell […]

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Hide Plumbing Pipes in a Chase or Closet - HVAC Ducts Too! QUESTION: Oh, Tim do I have a conundrum for you! A major remodel is about to happen here at my home and already we’ve got a problem. A new master bathroom is being created in a second-floor room but I can’t figure out […]

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Water Hammer Fix - Easy to Repair in an Existing Home QUESTION: Tim, each time I shut off a faucet in my home my water pipes rattle and make a dreadful sound. It seems to me that they might burst from terrifying noise. The problem is common in many houses on my street as I’ve […]

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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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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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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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