Fix a Faucet With Poor Pressure
Fixing a faucet that has low water pressure involves a systematic method of trial and error, starting with the easiest fixes first. The easiest fix is at the faucet, specifically the end of the faucet. At the end of the faucet where the water exits, is a screw-in aerator. This mixes air and water together […]
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Toilet Clogged And No Plunger? No Problem!
A toilet is a unique plumbing fixture because the trap is built into the toilet and not into the drain pipe (if you look under your sink, you will see the trap in the drain pipe). The water in the bowl seals out the sewer gasses from entering the room, as well as provides a […]
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Toilet Paper Holder is Loose?
A loose toilet paper holder can be a real nuisance. It eventually will fall apart and someone will just stick the toilet paper on one of the arms sticking out from the wall. It is usually the case that one of the arms is loose from the wall. The way the arms are held in […]
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Clogged Shower Drain Causes Smell
A clogged shower drain usually goes hand in hand with a bad smell. Drains have traps which keep the sewer gases from entering the living space, but that isn’t what normally causes the smell. People with long hair are plumber’s favorite people. The hair gets caught going down the drain and it combines with other […]
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I went over to a customer’s house to investigate a noise that the homeowner said was new. The gurgling noise was coming from a small bathroom downstairs that, when any other drain ran in the house, made a loud gurgling sound. The noise occurred when the toilet next to it was flushed or when any […]
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Dressing up your cabinets with new knob or drawer pulls is a great idea. You can totally change the look of your cabinets with just a few hours and a low cost. Cabinet knobs come with screws that enter through the back of the drawer face and screw into the cabinet knob or pull. If […]
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Do you have a toilet that will start running and then suddenly stop for no reason? You need to replace the fill valve and/or the flapper. I’ll bet it’s the latter. Your toilet is running because either water is running in the toilet or water is running out. Take the cover off of the tank and […]
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The answer to the question of whether or not a clogged shower drain can cause a leak is that I guess it depends. Generally speaking a clogged drain won’t cause a leak. However, I can imagine times when there are secondary causes that are associated with the backup of water. Regarding a shower drain, as […]
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A shower cartridge is the part inside a shower valve that controls the flow of water to the shower head. The cartridge is connected to a single handle that turns to allow the blending of hot and cold water. How to you know when the cartridge becomes worn? There are several signs of a cartridge […]
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