2015

What Is PEX Pipe?

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PEX tubing is made from a high-density polyethylene polymer. It goes through a process of being melted and shaped through a die. A die is a special tool used in the manufacturing process to shape a cut a material using a press. This is how PEX tubing is available in short lengths for small projects, or in longer rolls for large jobs. PEX Piping is a Smart Plumbing Choice PEX is a good choice because it is much cheaper than copper for pipes.…

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2 Tips For Re-Caulking Your Tub Like A Pro

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As you’re probably aware, aging bathtub caulk is anything but pretty. Not only that, but degraded caulk can lead to costly forms of damage by allowing water to penetrate around the edges of your tub. Therefore, knowing how to replace old caulk is a valuable skill. If you would like to improve your knowledge of home plumbing, read on. This article will offer two key tips for getting the job done right.…

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How To Repair A Burst Pipe

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Nothing is sure to ruin a winter morning more than waking up and going to turn on the water, only to realize nothing is coming out. The dropping winter temperatures wreak havoc on plumbing and a burst pipe is one of the worst consequences. It may seem like a daunting task, but there are ways to keep the water flowing without having to solder or cut any pipe. While these should only be used temporarily, it will provide relief and, more importantly, water usage until a complete fix of the pipe is possible.…

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3 Potential Causes Of A Stinky Sink

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Nobody expects the inside of their plumbing pipes to smell like a breath mint. Yet you know something’s wrong when you begin smelling rotten eggs every time you stand over your sink. Luckily, this problem is usually fairly simple to correct. Read on to learn three of the most common problems causing a stinky sink–and how to eliminate each one. Bacteria In Your Pipes This is probably the most common cause of sulphurous smells coming out of the sink.…

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Do You Value Your Landscaping? Two Technologies Your Plumber Can Use to Repair Sewer Lines Without Digging Up Your Yard

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Do you enjoy keeping your yard well-kept and working to make your landscaping just right? You may be upset to learn that a break in your sewer line can cancel out all your hard work; plumbing companies may have to dig up your whole lawn in order to access the pipes that need repair. And while this can be repaired in time, you’ll probably be living with a muddy mess for at least a few months.…

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Avoid Furnace Repairs By Protecting Your Air Intake Vent

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Furnace air intake vents are vulnerable to rodent and bird infestations. When animals make their nests inside your air intake vents, the end result is often furnace damage. Luckily, there’s a simple way to prevent your furnace air intake vent from becoming a home to pests. These answers to frequently asked questions will teach you how to protect your furnace air intake vent. What is the air intake vent? The air intake vent for your furnace is a pipe that leads from the outside of your home to the furnace unit.…

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