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Can i add a toilet to my basement?

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

Can I install a toilet in my basement?
The most difficult new additions of plumbing fixtures are tubs, showers and toilets. Obviously the difficulty arises from the need to drain from the bottom. I read in threads all of time where people ask “I have a tub, can we take it out and replace it with a shower and a toilet or bidet”. Well it is easier to replace a tub with a shower but toilets require a larger drain and thus a lot of changes in the overall plumbing which is located in the floor....
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Electric Radiant Floor Heat

Posted 05-07-2009 at 09:42 PM by orson

The latest craze in bathroom remodeling is toasty warm tile floors for your piggies. On a recent kitchen remodeling project we took things a step further: electric radiant floor heat as the primary heat system.
Step Warmfloor(tm) manufactures cutting edge floor warming and floor heating systems. Unlike many of their counterparts, Step uses an electro plastic heating element rather than a cable to heat the floor. The entire mat, although plastic, is the heating element.
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PVC why? and why not?

Posted 05-06-2009 at 03:17 AM by faucetman886

In my continuing and hopefully final discussion of supply piping materials, today let’s talk about the other major forms of materials used. In previous day's blogs I talked about the use of copper, most consider it to be the premium material and it certainly is the most expensive, then there is PEX, the new kid on the block who’s advantages outweigh it’s disadvantages by a considerable margin. PEX is still relatively new and unfamiliar to most of us. There is considerable controversy both code wise...
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To pex or not to pex? That is the question

Posted 05-04-2009 at 06:00 AM by faucetman886

As promised now a discussion of what I believe to be the most controversial form of plumbing piping on the market today…PEX (or crosslinked polyethylene). I say controversial based on the many discussion groups and forums that I read. PEX is discussed probably 10 times more often than any other form of plastic or metal piping as part of a water supply piping system even though it has several advantages over metal pipe (copper, iron, lead) or rigid plastic pipe (PVC, CPVC, ABS) systems. Some local...
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Copper for Plumbing or only for Pennies

Posted 05-01-2009 at 05:56 AM by faucetman886

Over my next few blogs I intend to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the most common materials used for plumbing in homes today. The primary three are copper, steel or plastic with a myriad of choices now on the market in the latter. For today’s discussion I am going to start with copper which for many years has been considered to be the ultimate quality material to use.
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1. Copper is a soft metal known for its pliability so it can bend rather easily and uses less...
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