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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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Septic tank maintenance is a must. Without proper maintenance, septic tanks can fail. Follow these do's and don'ts to keep the septic system and leach field working for years.

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Water pressure that is inadequate in shower heads and faucets might not always be a water piping problem. The source of the problem is often sediment that is clogging the tiny holes in flow restrictors that can be found in the tips of the fixtures.

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Dissolve PVC Glue TIPS PVC glue is permanent if primer was used Heat can sometimes defeat the bond WATCH the PVC videos below Repair couplings are the answer CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! Roger Hull is working in a tight spot trying to dissolve some PVC glue. He's in┬áDenham Springs, Louisiana. […]

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