Upgrading The Shower: Appliance Installation for Your Bathroom Part 2

Now that you’ve got your new shower parts home, it’s time to see about getting them installed. A Brave Soul Indeed Congratulations on your decision to install the new shower valve and head yourself. A Brave Soul Indeed Congratulations on your decision to install the new shower valve and head yourself. To begin, you have to remove…

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We’re Always Upgrading Windows, Let’s Upgrade The Shower: Renovation Ideas for Your Bathroom Part 1

 Is your shower starting to look old and tired? Maybe you leave the shower light off because you’re sick of looking at the same old dull faucet. Perhaps you’re going to buy a new shower head and think it’d be nice to have a new shower valve as well, but you’re afraid of what you’d…

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All Things Are Not What They Seem: So-Called “Flushable” Items Can Destroy Your Septic System

Non-Flushable Flushables! We have discussed—on a few occasions—the pitfalls of using liquid drain cleaners. Despite the claims made on their commercials, they do not instantly clear away plumbing clogs, they can cause damage to pipes, they are harmful to the environment, and they are hazardous to humans.  Aside from drain cleaners, there are other products…

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Lose the Rubber Gloves and Grab a Wrench: A How-To On Do-It-Yourself Dishwasher Installation

When You Realize You Didn’t Marry A Dishwasher You’ll Buy One That Needs Plumbing  If you’re married and have a home, you’ve inevitably used and probably heard some form of this saying, “Why should we buy a dishwasher, I thought I married one.” When you decide to take the plunge and buy a dishwasher, you’ve…

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Laundromat at Home: A DIY Guide To Hooking Up a Washing Machine

The first step to plumbing your washing machine is picking a spot to install it. You should be as close to a three or four inch main drain line as possible so that you’re running the least amount of pipe. At this point, we’ll assume you’ve done the planning, carpentry, and appliance shopping. You will want…

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When You Trim the Fat, Don’t Pour Oil Down the Drain

What’s better than a nice, hot, breakfast on a crisp autumn or winter morning? Especially if it includes bacon and eggs. Perhaps more than any other food, bacon is pleasing to all of our senses. You wake up and the smell is wafting through the whole house. When you get to the kitchen, you can…

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