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How To Connect PVC Pipe

How To Connect PVC Pipe

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Learn how to prepare plastic pipe fittings, apply primer and cement, and make the connection between the two parts.

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Quiet Plumbing Pipes

Quiet Plumbing Pipes

Have you ever heard the embarrassing sound of a toilet fish in the middle of a dinner party? Here's the way to eliminate that!

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A toilet with a germ-free flush

A toilet with a germ-free flush

Losing the lever, Kohler's new Touchless toilets work with a wave of the hand

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Florida plumber puts trade skills to work in Haiti

Florida plumber puts trade skills to work in Haiti

He’s plumbed luxury homes, commercial buildings and a water park; now Fred Schilling applies his wrench to bringing clean water to the people of Haiti.

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How to Patch a Leaky PVC Water Pipe

How to Patch a Leaky PVC Water Pipe

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If you've got a PVC water-supply line that's dripping, you could put a bucket under it and use it to irrigate the garden, but there's a better way

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Fixing a Hot-Water Problem

Fixing a Hot-Water Problem

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As part of a renovation of his four-story house in San Francisco, John Metcalfe has added a pair of tankless hot water heaters. But instead of delivering lots of hot water quickly, the revamped plumbing system means a two-minute wait for hot water at the shower or in the kitchen.

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Maintain your Tankless, or else!

Maintain your Tankless, or else!

Your fancy Tankless Water Heater needs maintenance, and if you neglect this annual flush you may be destained for trouble. See this 5 minute video on how to do a vinegar flush to remove calcium deposits from your tankless unit's boiler.

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Improvised Pipe Collar

Improvised Pipe Collar

Sometimes you need a temporary cap on a pipe but don't have all the parts. Shown in the drawing is a 4 inch ground water pipe. A 3 inch off-cut with a vertical saw cut as shown provides an easy way...

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How to Install a New Toilet

How to Install a New Toilet

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Plumber Mike Lombardi covers every step, from placing the wax ring to putting the lid on the toilet tank

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Water Heater thats also an AC!  ATI66 Heat Pump Water Heater Review

Water Heater that's also an AC! ATI66 Heat Pump Water Heater Review

I like Heat Pump Water Heaters, they heat water and they throw off cool & dehumidified air! Seems like the perfect product to have inside our Hot Texas homes. See my full review of the AirGenerate ATI 66 gallon HPWH.

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Tankless vs Tank vs HPWH - 10 Year Costs Estimates - Large Custom Home

Tankless vs Tank vs HPWH - 10 Year Costs Estimates - Large Custom Home

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Most large custom homes that I've seen are relatively in-efficient in their hot water strategy. Many homes above 5000sf have 2+ 75 gal tank water heaters with a circulation pump. I thought this 7000sf home I'm about to break ground on would be a good case study on what some more efficient water heaters might cost over a 10 year period. This is some geeky stuffy...Enjoy! -Matt Risinger

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Kohlers New Musical Shower Head

Kohler's New Musical Shower Head

I attended a builder luncheon the other day and was blown away by this cool new shower head called the Kohler Moxie. It has a magnetic bluetooth speaker that magnet holds into a standard shower head. The sound was fantastic and I love the idea.

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Claw Foot Bath Tub = Up Dated Bathroom

Claw Foot Bath Tub = Up Dated Bathroom

This remolded / updated bathroom started with the claw foot tub that my friend gave me. The claw foot tub was bigger than the old tub, so I had to redsign the bathroom (this is my house) in order to...

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Hot Water Without Wasting Cold - Metlund DMand Pump

Hot Water Without Wasting Cold - Metlund D'Mand Pump

How long does it take for your faucet to get hot water? As you wait for that hot water a typical faucet might dump 1-2 gallons of water down the drain. The solution for this problem is a smart circulation pump. Metlund makes a great system to deliver how water to your faucets without waste.

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How To Prevent Termite Infestion - Using Stainless Steel

How To Prevent Termite Infestion - Using Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel, what builder doesn't love using SS? Check out this video on how to use SS Termite Barriers for a lifetime of protection for Slab Foundations.

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How to Remove an Old Bathroom Sink

How to Remove an Old Bathroom Sink

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Veteran plumber Mike Lombardi makes quick work of disconnecting this sink's water and drain pipes as part of our Project House bathroom remodel

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How to Remove an Old Bathtub

How to Remove an Old Bathtub

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Get that cast-iron tub out of your bathroom with nothing more than a reciprocating saw, a screwdriver, and a moving blanket

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How to Remove a Toilet

How to Remove a Toilet

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Plumber Mike Lombardi demonstrates how to make this dirty remodeling job a little easier

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Temporary No-pest Vent Cap

Temporary No-pest Vent Cap

Before closing up our Idaho remodel for the season, I made a final walk-around to check for openings where pests might find their way in over the winter. I noticed an open plumbing air vent pipe...

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Make Your Blowtorch Safe

Make Your Blowtorch Safe

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Propane torches have tippy bases on one end and flames coming out the other. You could keep a fire extinguisher handy, but there's a better way.

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