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  1. Plumbing
    Hello. I'm putting in a new water heater. I've been told I could either use pipe joint compound or yellow teflon tape (for gas) to seal my connections. If I use the yellow tape on both ends of my gas line how many times should I wrap it around the joint. Guy at a local hardware store told me...
  2. Plumbing
    I have to buy a new water heater, old one is leaking. From research I've done on forums like this, it seems MOST people say stay away from box store brands (Home Depot, Menard's) like Rheem and Richmond, etc. Despite this, I need to go inexpensive. Home Depot has 3 levels of Rheem 50 gallon...
  3. Plumbing
    My current electric water heater only runs about 2/3 bath tub full of water before it runs out of hot water, or one average length shower, not a long one. It's probably a 30-gal by the looks of it. It's old. Obviously it's nto dishing out 30gal, so i assume there's some scale buildup inside...
  4. Plumbing
    I had a sump pump failure on 10/31 that caused 3-4" of water to pool up across the entire finished basement. I immediately called ServiceMaster for the cleanup. They brought in a plumber that said a little of the insulation in the water heater got wet and that the entire unit should probably be...
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