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take-the-plunge
When there's trouble in the toilet area, a happy household or business environment can quickly go right down the drain. According to EnlightenMe.com, the five most common toilet plumbing problems (and some fix-it tips) are as follows: 1. Clogged Toilet – For whatever reason, the either the drain pipe or the curved toilet trap is blocked. Usually, the culprit is toilet paper, a child's toy, f...
downsizing-your-home
Life changes when the kids move out. It's quiet and the water bill goes waayy down. Is a 40-50 gallon water heater tank still needed? In our mid-century split-level home, we're transforming a poorly-planned 6' x 8' bathroom into a tiny utility room. The plan is for this newly-born utility room to hold a stackable washer-dryer, a water softener, a very small laundry folding area and an in-wall acc...
QA-with-Ray
Q: I have a gas fireplace and I'm picking up the smell of gas in the firebox. I suspect a leaky valve. Should I call a fireplace company? A: You can, but a reputable fireplace or chimney company will recommend that you call a plumber. Why? Well, it's all about professional boundaries and training. Plumbers are trained to install and repair gas lines; fireplace and chimney companies...not so much....
Allied Plumbers needed
"If I [were] a young man again and had to decide how to make my living, I would not try to become a scientist or scholar or teacher. I would rather choose to be a plumber ... in the hope to find that modest degree of independence still available under present circumstances." - Albert Einstein, The Reporter, 18 November 1954 Americans take many of our modern conveniences for granted. Each morning...
Allied drain cleaning
I love those "As Seen on TV" commercials – seemingly, a year's worth of hair/toothpaste/soap scummy drain buildup can be blasted out in minutes with a good dose of some mystery liquid known as a "liquid plumber." Seems legit, right? According to PlumbingCircle.com, "Liquid drain cleaners ...will at best mask the problem and, at worst, do nothing. A good analogy is someone who uses mouthwash but n...
Noisy-pipes
Like millions of other homes, our shower is in our bathtub. To engage the shower, we turn on the bath spigot, run some water, then pull a little lever to divert the water to the shower head. Many times, when we pull the lever, the pipes make a "clunk...rat-tat-tat" noise. It only lasts a second (until the water flows from the spigot to the shower head), but it's an unpleasant experience at 6 a.m. ...