Plumbing Pranks, Myths, And General Hijinks

  The Plumbing Circle’s Attempt At Lighthearted Entertainment Who among us has never been on one side or the other of this plumbing prank? While somebody is taking a nice, warm shower, you turn on the hot water full blast in another part of the house causing the shower water to all of a sudden turn…

Details

Plumbing Outside The Box: Installing an Outside Water Spigot

If you’re really an avid do-it-yourselfer, then you probably enjoy outside jobs most of all. After all, unless you’re going to employ yourself by weeding the garden, there is no greater chore to be done than the one that requires you to be outside on a beautiful day. It seems the vast majority of all…

Details

Baseboard Leaking? The Plumbing Circle Can Help

Baseboard radiator pipes—like every other type of pipe—start to leak for any number of reasons. It seems though, that many baseboard leaks crop up most often  in empty houses.  It generally isn’t because of ghosts, though.  Let’s find out why. A homeowner gets a new job, relocates, and their house doesn’t sell immediately. They don’t…

Details

The Modern World Of Plumbing Automation

      To flush or not to flush; that is the question.  Historically, for most people, the answer to that question was always, “flush, of course.” If a person used a bathroom and didn’t flush, it was because they were dirty, gross, or both.  In the recent past, however, we’ve discovered that the people…

Details

The Plumbing Circle Investigates Installing A Sump Pump

Is a high water table holding you back from having a high-stakes poker table in your basement? Do you need a fine pair of Wellington Boots to navigate your way to the laundry room in your cellar? A good working sump pump can put the family back in the family room.   That’s No Indoor…

Details

You Might Not Need A Plumber To Fix That Drippy Shower Head

How long has that shower head been dripping? You changed the head last April, and it’s still leaking. You don’t really want to call a plumber, and you certainly don’t want to tear apart your tile or shower enclosure. The Issue Isn’t In Your Head Most likely, the problem is not in the shower head…

Details