Are you kidding? When I was 17 years old working in a boiler room in the Navy, I said NO WAY could I see myself as a heating guy or a plumber ...
SylvanMember since 01/24/06
What project are you working on now?
Started doing new construction again,. 50 family homes for middle income. Started a new company fire suppression piping
What is your favorite tool?
Sewer and drain cleaning equpment
What's your favorite Bob Vila memory?
Seeing Bob in Connecticut in Sears.
Hi Pete, the valves under a fixture are normally globe type meant for throttling and if you slowly turn it to the off position this should stop th...
Ah the old moving bolt routine The bolts should be replaced along with the wax seal and the area where the new bowl is going to be set clean as ...
Check your Bib washer, a loose washer can cause the sound like a chattering of a 9 MM MP-5
Go to Goggle or Yahoo and type in "Universal/Rundle toilet, model # 4436," There should be a whole host of web sites that have OEM or after...
One of the easiest ways to destroy copper tubing is excessive velocity especially on hot water. One cannot arbitrarily put 75 -80 PSI on a syst...
1- Leaking hot water is a double whammy as your losing a lot of water and your wasting a lot of fuel plus drips that go un repaired will score the ...
Ah the joys of working with vitreous china and hearing CRACKKKKKKKKKK and no there is no torque wrench that I know of. Even us professionals do...
Certain jobs I have no problem directing the do it yourselfer to do BUT NEVER EVER with Gas. Too many people die each year thinking it is ok to pla...
I would live with it as if you installed a back water valve (check valve) you would have more problems
Try filling the sink with the stopper in with regular tap water warm would be ok. Then let the water down and see if you get a gurgling sound. ...
Try pouring some hydrogen peroxide as it may kill the odor causing bacteria and it is a lot safer then bleach
I used Gerber for over 25 years BUT only the 2,3 and 4 valve shower body's Now that the good codes require a pressure/ temperature balance type ...
This person sent no less then 11 E MAIL complaining about drip drip drip drip drip and asking how they can tell if the water dripping is hot or col...
They will possibly send you a FREE replacement handle they are a decent company to work with like Delta and PricePfister
Masking a foul odor is not the greatest idea as this could be a sign carcinogenic fumes from a sewer may be entering the home (ever look up sick bu...
That would depend of several factors. 1- If the diameter of the copper lines pays to repair 1", 11/4, 11/2", 2" etc 2- How much room you ha...
What kind of heating system do you have? If you have steam heat and you shut off the water and the boiler runs out of water and shuts off then ...
Never ever dare use a potable water source to clear a stoppage without back flow protection. The high pressure Jetters I use have either an air...