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Why Do I Need Plumbing Vents?

Posted 06-28-2009 at 06:31 PM by faucetman886

I have seen a lot of activity on the forums and discussion groups of late about plumbing ventilation or “waste stacks” and although I have written on it before it seems that maybe a better explanation is needed to help people understand the need for vents. To start with let me begin by answering the basic question that I answered for a reader on Saturday morning, yes if you install a new sink it must have a vent. Can it be connected to an existing vent stack? Maybe but that really depends on how...
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Multople systems failure or Murphy's law at work

Posted 06-22-2009 at 05:45 AM by faucetman886

Well there was a day in my DIY life where I would have attacked the project myself after all it was going to be simple, just replace old sheet vinyl floors in both of my bathrooms with new laminate wood floors. More and more these days I find it difficult to walk, have to use a cane, difficult time getting up and down, have to use one of those electric lift chairs, have to have an ADA height toilet, grab bars in the shower and the list goes on and on. Hell, it’s time to admit that with my infirmities...
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How can I fix my water pressure?

Posted 06-05-2009 at 08:04 AM by faucetman886

As with many of my blogs, the thought comes from problems that I see and help answer on the many discussion groups and forums that I read daily. Of late there have been many questions about water pressure or lack thereof and most folk’s immediate thought is that it’s a delivery problem, i.e. the water source is not pumping hard enough. I wrote a recent blog on this subject alone “How much pressure is too much pressure?” If you asked most people what they think their water pressure should be, most...
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Environment Friendliness Makes PEX a Hot Property

Posted 06-01-2009 at 01:25 PM by gtglobe

It is PEX that has made it possible to take care of the environment without compromising with the quality of plumbing. The word PEX stands for cross-linked polyethylene. This is the new brand that is used to make plastic tubes and it has proven its solidarity with environment for many years now. It has impressed the world so much that people are rapidly choosing it over copper and other materials

PEX was not a new phenomenon though. It was much used in many regions of Europe for at...
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PEX—Ideal for All Kinds of Climates

Posted 06-01-2009 at 01:23 PM by gtglobe

No matter where you stay, under what type of climate, your plumbing can be safe. All you will need to do is to make sure that you use pipes made by PEX. This is one material that makes pipes strong and secure. But at the same time your pipes will be flexible enough that you can use them the way you please.

PEX Tubing can protect your plumbing any keep out all types of dusts, rains, and other kinds of environmental hazards that can destroy the safety of your room water. This is the...
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