November 1, 1989
On a couple of occasions during my career as a home remodeler I have accidently driven nails or drywall screws into copper plumbing lines. Sometimes the leak will begin to…
July 1, 1989
How one plumber hooks up the common grease-gobbler.
January 1, 1989
The objective in designing and installing drainage systems around the perimeter of a foundation is to keep water from soaking into the soil and moving under the footings.
November 1, 1988
A few tips to help you keep your sticks and nails out of the way of plumbers.
May 1, 1988
It's mostly in the flange.
Working on a faucet seat recently, I came up against a fitting that required a square-tipped driver. I didn't have one that fit, but I did have an old doorknob…
July 1, 1987
I had a toilet leaking around the rubber stopper at the bottom of the tank, which not only wasted water but caused pure annoyance at the sound of the tank…
May 1, 1987
Advice on assembling a residential drainage system with plastic pipes.
January 1, 1987
I have a simple, accurate way to document the placement of the framing, wiring and plumbing parts that go into a construction project: photographs. If I see the possibility of…
November 1, 1986
One of the problems I have when remodeling a kitchen or bathroom occurs when I have to sweat-solder new fittings into an existing copper water-supply line. It is almost impossible…
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