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Drains JLC Field Guide
The drain-waste-vent (DWV) system is the first plumbing to be installed in a house. It includes the sewer lines, building drain lines, fixture traps and plumbing vents.

Drains Featured Articles

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The Dirty Dozen -- Common Plumbing Service Calls

Take a tour with a master plumber as he makes the rounds of the twelve most common plumbing repairs. Read more

Lineup of Linear Shower Drains
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Lineup of Linear Shower Drains

An installer's look at a selection of current products Read more

Efficient Hot-Water Piping
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Efficient Hot-Water Piping

Smarter layouts and right-sized pipes save time, water, and energy Read more

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Hot-Water Circulation Systems
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Hot-Water Circulation Systems

On-demand systems install quickly and can save both water and energy. Read more

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Plumbing Venting Explained

Ever wonder why the plumber insists on notching and boring the framing to run all those vent lines up through the house? A master plumber explains the whys and wherefores of venting rules, and tells how he goes beyond code minimums to avoid callbacks. Read more

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Drains Instruction

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Connecting a Dishwasher Drain Hose

Is it better to run the dishwasher drain into the kitchen sink drain or directly into the waste line? Read more

Tags: Plumbing, Kitchen, Appliances, Drain Entrapment, Drainage
Winterize & Maintain Your Tankless Water Heater
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Winterize & Maintain Your Tankless Water Heater

Tankless water heaters are fantastic units but they do need more care &... Read more

Rookie Builder Mistakes - Part 3 - Plumbing
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Rookie Builder Mistakes - Part 3 - Plumbing

Plumbing is a huge topic and isn't easy to cover in one blog post but here's a few... Read more

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Venting a Sewage Ejector Tank

What is the proper way to vent a system that uses a sewage ejector tank? Read more

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Solutions for Noisy Pipes

Noisy pipes and the sound of rushing water inside the walls can be really annoying. Here's one easy way to totally eliminate the noise of water inside your drain pipes. Read more

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