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  1. Plumbing
    I am renovating a 1920 house! The house is a duplex and now being turned into a triplex. My next mission is the plumbing. I am using Pex. The main line will be 1" with 3/4" branches and 1/2" copper stub outs connected to compression fitting stop valves. My water pressure is around 100psi(city...
  2. Plumbing
    My Laudry is in my basement and the outflow is about a foot higher than the septic line. I attempted to insert a backflow valve in the laundry outflow line, but the flow from the washing machine did not push the backflow valve open causing water to come back. Do I need a vent between the...
  3. HVAC
    Hello, I'm a new homeowner this year. I have radiator heat in my house and this winter I read up on how to bleed my radiators. As I was doing this, I noticed the pressure in the boiler was about 4psi, and it dropped to pretty much 0psi after i let some air out of the radiators. So after...
  4. Plumbing
    I recently had a sewer backflow valve put in. My weeping tile was connected to the trap of my basement drain previously. I had only one incident of sewage backup into my basement and have never had any problems with water through my walls or floor. I was told that I needed a sump pump to...
  5. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    We're re-landscaping a 40' x 40' backyard in San Diego that was totally neglected by the previous owner. We'd like to put in a small (20' x 30') lawn area for our kids, a play area with a swing and a sandbox, and two rows of vegetable garden, and plant shrubs and ground cover for the remaining...
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