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  1. Plumbing
    Hi all I'm looking to turn a half bath and office into a full bathroom. The project is on the second floor of an older house. I'm wondering if there's anyway to re plumb everything from within the new room. I plan to remove the current floor hoping I'll be able to access everything I need but...
  2. Drywall & Plaster
    Hello I’m new to the field and was wondering if some could explain electrolysis and bonding a water heater and how electrolysis effects a water heater.
  3. Plumbing
    I added a second well to my property and have a question about running them to my house simultaneously. The first one is about 380' deep, produces about 18-20 gallons/min and is connected to the house with its own pressure tank. The second one is about 600' deep, produces 24-28 gallons/min and...
  4. Plumbing
    Master bath tub on 3rd floor does not get HOT water, only tepid. The sinks and showers are so hot you can't stand under them. Can anyone enlighten us to possibilities? Tia!
  5. Plumbing
    Heyo! My first post here, but not the important bit. Long time voyeur, first time participant. I'm fixing up the house I'm set to inherit. I come from poverty and so the idea of owning something and -not- taking care of it is unthinkable. The previous owner was paranoid of drain obstructions so...
  6. General DIY Discussions
    I have a horrible smell in my bathroom only at night and only in one bathroom. I also have a problem with sewer flies in that bathroom. Does this mean I have some kind of crack in my plumbing
  7. Plumbing
    Hi, About 4 years ago, we purchased one of the Costco Water Ridge 2pc toilets that seemed well rated at the time. We got permission to use it in our apartment as we needed the higher seat. After we installed it, a few unrelated toilet line plumbing issues came up in the building. A plumbing...
  8. New Member Introductions
    I have a single family house that I rent out. It was built in the 1950's and constructed really solidly. During the reno, every sub that worked on it said how well it was constructed, they just don't make them like they used to. My last tenant told me something about my house that I was not...
  9. Plumbing
    So we have this old galvanized piping that will be replaced but we need to put the on off valve back on in the mean time to allow the rest of the house to have water. It just won’t turn and catch the threads 😡! We even cut the uneven end and it still won’t go. Pictures of the one we can’t get...
  10. General DIY Discussions
    I’m laying vinyl plank in my basement. Pulled up the carpet remnant and found this hiding underneath. Should I just cut a circular hole in the plank and add a drain over to make it flush with the planks? (It sits about flush with the asbestos tiles I’m covering)
  11. Plumbing
    Here's a photo of our sink plumbing after dishwasher install. It's the trap that I am worried about. To my eye it seems like the copper drain should have been cut shorter rather than extending the length of the trap. It is draining okay though the dishwasher hose never seems to empty. But maybe...
  12. Plumbing
    Ready to learn how to repair a kitchen faucet? Irrespective of the cost and technological features of your kitchen faucet, leaking is a problem that occurs with all models eventually. Although, a higher quality faucet is less likely to leak as compared to a cheaper one, it isn’t absolute that...
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