Sewer Gas Smell Vent Pipe - Odor Source Sewer gas smell can be pulled from a rooftop plumbing vent pipe as the wind blows across it. This is known as the venturi effect and you should have been introduced to this law of physics in high school. That said, you could have been sick that Read More »
Water Armor Shower Arm Installation Fitting Did you ever wonder how that chrome gooseneck shower arm connects to the water line behind the wall? Well, wonder no more and get a made-in-the-USA Water Armor shower arm fitting! Here's a screenshot of the above video. If you want to watch the video, CLICK the image ABOVE Read More »
Centrotherm Innoflue Vent Pipe This column was SO GOOD that I shared with the 31,000 subscribers who read my May 27, 2019 AsktheBuilder Newsletter. In the January 17, 2021 AsktheBuilder Newsletter, Tim shares Larry's concern about polypropylene pipe.
Bright Owl LED Night Light With Rechargeable Battery Tim Carter demonstrates the Bright Owl LED night light that contains a rechargeable battery. The night light stays on for 90 minutes should your power go out. CLICK or TAP HERE to Buy or Discover More about the Bright Owl.
Cast Iron Drain Pipe - Quiet, Durable, and Wonderful "At the very least, use cast iron drain pipe for your toilet pipes across ceilings and down walls. This will stop embarrassing noise and add value to your home." Tim Carter | Founder - AsktheBuilder.com Modern cast iron drain pipe is nothing like the cast iron Read More »
This video was shot after Tim had a dream about wiring 3-way switches. Really! Read about this dream in the April 19, 2018 Newsletter. 3 Way Switch Troubleshooting is Simple - Play Musical Chairs Watch the above video to see how to troubleshoot a 3-way switch that you goofed up. Yes, I know you did. Read More »
Leak Alert Wifi by Zircon Offers You Its Protection This column was SO GOOD that I shared with the 31,000 subscribers who read my April 15, 2018 AsktheBuilder Newsletter. How To Be Alerted To Leaks Early The Leak Alert Wifi is a dandy little alarm. Powered by a lithium battery, the device sits and waits Read More »
How to Grout Mexican Tile Video Grout Mexican tile - it's a simple job if you do it in the right conditions and understand how water is both your friend and foe. Mexican tile is a unique product that by its very nature absorbs water very fast. If too much water leaves the grout too Read More »
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'll 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 Read More »