A crack in a vent line can be more serious then a leaking waste pipe. If one crack was found the plumber should do either a smoke test or an oil...
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.
A lot of unknowing folks use piercing valves and plastic tubing for ice maker lines rather then spend a little more and buy copper tubing and ...
Many of the homes I service are well over a 100 years old and they do not require extensive re piping. Lets take it SLOWLY and consider the fa...
Many times a washing machine discharges more water then a 2" drain pipe can handle that is the main reason for the 2" stand pipe that acts as a res...
Hi Big Rob , better be careful on the advice you give "buy a new toilet and break the old toilet and find out what's in it. Good luck. " Bre...
Thank you Jim, live and learn every day.. "It is used in conjunction with sheet lead to correct for any and all inconsistencies in the flooring ...
I would not try it because it may damage the enamel finish. Have you looked into faucets with the pull out spray?
Come on Nascar, any plumber who works on a plumbing system (water) that has been off for any length of time would, SHOULD listen as they open the ...
I am guessing that some where the pump is sucking air in on the suction side of the piping. I think a local contractor familiar with country plu...
Hi again Bill, we must stop meeting like this. What do you mean lead in the 1970s surprised you.... I STILL USE lead pipe(lead "D" 8 PSF) Pl...
Very common dilemma that the extractor (easy out) does not work. I normally use a hack saw blade with duct tape on one end and use it CAREFULLY ...
New system? Check for a possible valve not fully opened of a washer loose if you used globe valves. A loose washer will make a water hammering...
I found the same thing and also wondered WHY? I also see some folks put lots of plaster under a toilet when setting them. When I installed my...
Hi Neil, here is some ammo you can use. Fixtures are based on fixture units A FU is the amount of water that can be drained in a minute. T...
HI Bill, A few years back one of my EX supply houses sent me foreign made flange floor bolts not the Hercules brass ones I ordered. I removed th...
Mr Fugazi48, I like what you posted "Yep, my time isn't worth $125/HR. I am not going to pay someone more than I make myself. I would rather d...
They make a toilet I think its a Crane that has a larger then normal "foot print" possibly you can raise the tile work just around this toilet like...
Talk about timing, I just returned from a job today where the two sewer ejectors covers had deteriorated completely and I contacted my plumbing su...
Put about 30 sheets of toilet paper in it and pour a 5 gallon bucket of water down the bowl if it doesnt flush peoperly then you have a partical st...