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More stories about Plumbing

  • Exposed Gas Line

    Q: A client wants to install an outdoor gas fireplace. The most logical route for the gas supply extends from a roof-mounted furnace 60 feet along an exterior parapet wall and then down. Are there any requirements for lightning protection in such an expos

  • The Truth About Thomas Crapper

    It sounds like a straightforward trivia question: Was the flush toilet invented by a Victorian Englishman named Thomas Crapper, and is his name the source of the slang expression for that invention?

  • In the News

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  • Toolbox

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  • Plumbing Problem-Solvers

    These devices tackle common plumbing predicaments without breaking the budget.

  • Septic Systems for Coastal Homes

    Along the shore and intercoastal waterways, all sites are "difficult," requiring extra treatment for wastewater. Charles Wardell examines some of the more successful alternative treatment options that are being used by home builders up and down the coast.

  • Demo Near Post-Tension Cables

    Q. What precautions should you take when tearing out a post-tensioned slab? What are the risks? We are pouring a large post-tensioned slab, and while there is no demo involved at this stage, I would like to know how to proceed in case there is a plumbing

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    Plumbing of the past

  • Low-Flow Update

    Ten years after low-flow toilets became law, there are more and better options on the market than ever before.