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Don't Underestimate Concrete Installation QUESTION #1: I plan to install a concrete patio during my vacation. It’s going to measure 14 feet by 30 feet. I’ve watched lots of online videos and paid attention to cable-TV shows and now feel emboldened. What can go wrong and how much help do you think I’ll need. I’ve […]

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PVC Pipe Sizes And Uses QUESTION #1: Tim, I went to buy some plastic drain pipe and after looking at all the types my head started to hurt. I decided to leave the store and do some research. I’ve got several projects where I need a plastic pipe. I need to add a bathroom in […]

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"A cast iron plumbing stack is a thing of beauty, especially if it's the sleek newer no-hub cast iron." Tim Carter - Founder, AsktheBuilder.com Cast Iron Plumbing Stack - Quiet and Strong Cast iron plumbing is still available and it's better than ever. The wall thickness of a cast iron plumbing stack is now consistent […]

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DXV Fitzgerald Sink - A New Sink Perfect for Restoration Work Here's the DXV Fitzgerald sink after it was installed. Look below to see how incredible the transformation was. This magnificent period sink was perfect for the ongoing restoration of an early 1900s Craftsman house in southern California owned by one of my best friends. […]

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I love love love things made in the USA. How about you? Would you be excited to discover important plumbing supplies that can protect your home from catastrophic water damage might start to be made in the USA again? Currently, these plumbing supplies are made offshore. Over the years I've received more than my fair […]

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How to Thread Black Iron Pipe Video To thread black iron, you need to use special tools. It's dirty work and if it's hot outdoors, you'l break a sweat for sure. Related Links: Sealing Black Iron Pipe Joints - The BEST Sealant Flexible Gas Lines Instead of Stiff Black Iron Thread Black Iron in Minutes […]

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