Loosely Speaking, Your Toilet Can Be Tightened: Do-It-Yourself Bathroom Repair Tips

Has sitting on the throne in your home become more like sitting in coach on a commuter train? Maybe, you’re starting to think the 1950’s buzz-cut Bozo who coined the phrase “Rock and Roll” was just some crooner with a commode as loose as your own. Fear not my fine, flushing friends, The Plumbing Circle…

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Judge Plumber: The Hanging Judge Weighs in on How To Support Pipes

We recently read the verdicts from the trials and tribulations encountered when people hang things from their pipes. So today, we’ll investigate how to properly support pipes with hangers.   There are many different kinds of pipehangers. Which one is right for you? Image from sweethaven02.com The navy is very particular about pipe support, especially…

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Welcome to Plumbing Court: Is Hanging Wet Laundry on Pipes a Costly Crime?

 I Gotta Hang My Wet Clothes Somewhere Many people do laundry in the basement, and often build neat little laundry rooms for this very purpose. Then there are the laundry cellar dwellers who do not have fancy Laundromats established; whose washer and dryer sit in the corner of their dimly lit dungeon, stalking stockings to…

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A Do-It-Yourself Guide To Installing A Faucet On The Kitchen Sink

Everything But The Kitchen Sink! We’ve all heard the phrase, “everything but the kitchen sink.” When we get done installing a new faucet on the kitchen sink, the sink will be included as well. It’s one cool way to jazz up a kitchen. The variety of kitchen faucets available these days is almost unbelievable. No more decisions…

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Slab Leaks in Southern California: A Guide To Covered Pipe Repair Part 2

 Find And Ye Shall Fix In Part 1 of this article, we discussed plumbing a house built on a slab, how we could know if we had leak under our slab, and how we could pinpoint where the leak was.  This is particularly important in areas that are earthquake prone, like Los Angeles or other…

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Slab Leaks in Southern California: Save Money By Detecting and Repairing A Hidden Pipe Part 1

Part 1: Seek And Ye Shall Find Where I live in the northeast, most houses are built above the ground, with either crawl spaces or—more likely—full basements underneath.  There are some houses, like those owned by the military base where I work, which are built on concrete slabs.  You will find many of these in…

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