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S-Traps vs. P-Traps

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Curbless Shower Retrofit

Here's how to provide slope for drainage for a barrier-free shower when you can’t... More

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Fast Fixes for Closet Flanges

A few simple tools and techniques take most of the misery out of repairing these... More

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Plumbing Pitfalls For Bathroom Remodels

From corroded pipes and antique fixtures to limited access and impossible working... More

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Common Plumbing Service Calls

The twelve most common residential plumbing problems, and how a master plumber... More

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The Down & Dirty on DWV

A plumber explains how vents and traps work and how to solve some difficult venting problems. More

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Up-Flush Basement Baths

The old rule that sewage runs downhill does not apply here. A plumbing contractor tells how to handle drainage when adding a basement bath. More

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Saving Water Pays Dividends

The conventional wisdom says that a business suffers if water-saving devices are mandated. This resort developer disagrees and has five years of success to prove his point. More

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On-Site Sewage Systems: A Look at the Options

Henri de Marne looks at the basics of construction and outlines some of the more promising options. More

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