September 16, 2015
The pipes that make up a house’s drain-waste-vent (DWV) system are the exit for the water provided through the supply lines. They also carry waste from the toilet, and they…
January 19, 2012
I had to cut some PVC pipe to length with a chopsaw, and I needed to support the far end of the pipe at a height equal to the saw’s…
May 31, 2011
Plumber Bruce Norman shares his secret to keeping PVC waste pipes right where he wants them.
November 12, 2009
How to remove and replace a failing valve or fitting
September 11, 2009
In this Build Like a Pro video, Bruce Norman explains how to rebuild your entire sink trap assembly and make it the best plumbing in the house.
June 30, 2008
If you're looking to have leaky pipes that were installed in your house replaced for free, time is running out
March 5, 2008
Sometimes there just isn’t enough room in a base cabinet, or some other confined workspace, to get the leverage required to install compression-fitting angle stops. In this situation, I turn…
November 6, 2007
Q: I’m adding a second-floor bathroom, and I need to tap into the cast-iron waste line in the basement to bring up a new 3-in. waste stack. Should I break the…
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