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In a plumbing emergency, every second counts. A burst pipe can flood a home in a short period of time causing considerable damage, so you should have a plan in place to manage the damage until a plumber can arrive on scene. The following stopgap measures might help to contain the damage until a plumber can assess […]

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A kitchen’s plumbing system consists of water supply lines and, in many cases, a gas supply pipe. The visible part of the sink’s plumbing is nearly always located directly below the sink, inside the sink’s base cabinet. Generally, a flexible gas connector, controlled by a gas valve located at the wall or floor beneath a […]

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It happens to almost every homeowner at some point. You flush your toilet, run water in the sink, take a shower and it happens. The water doesn’t go away, but backs up, begins to build in the basin, bowl, or tub and threatens to overflow. You have a clogged drain. Knowing what you can do […]

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Inspect the Float and Inlet Valve Take a look inside the tank. If the water level rises above the overflow tube, the problem may be with the float or the inlet valve on the ballcock. Remember that the float rises with the level of the water and tells the inlet valve when to shut off […]

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Plumbing runs throughout your house, heating your water, moving it into your kitchen and bathroom faucets and draining it back out of your home. But there are plumbing pipes and fixtures outside of the house that are just as important to properly maintain. Think about it: You use your outdoor faucet to water your gardens, […]

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The following sections show how to install the three major bathroom plumbing fixtures in a common configuration. You’ll even find some variations on this basic arrangement. Your situation may call for pipe runs that differ from those shown, so you may need to develop a unique plan that suits your home. Architecto beatae vitae dicta […]

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