Toilets may be the most underappreciated innovation of all time. Only those who camp a lot or who have lived with an outhouse can understand how great plumbing truly is, and what a luxury a comfortable toilet seat is, too.Continue reading
A clogged toilet can be a total nightmare. If you have ever seen it, you know there aren’t many things as terrifying as the moment you realize your toilet is clogging. You flush the toilet but then, nothing! You lift the cover to find It swirls strangely and then, perhaps you notice the water level is rising and rising. Nobody wants to deal with a clogged toilet, so we want to arm you with useful information to deal with it. In today’s “Ask Pete” we will find out how you unclog a toilet.
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Sometimes you are moving into a place with terrible toilet seats, sometimes you realize you’ve lived a very long time with the same toilet and the seats are not what they used to be and sometimes they break, slip, or slide. Whatever the reason, if you’ve ever wondered how to install a toilet seat, we’ve got all the information you need for this simple project.Continue reading
Why does my toilet keep clogging? If you’ve ever wondered if your toilet is possessed or just want to know why it keeps clogging, here’s why and what you can do about it.Continue reading
Is PEX Pipe Better Than Copper Pipe?
You may have heard lots of hardware-store hype on this topic but the question isn’t whether one type of pipe is better than the other, it’s a question of which is better for a given application. The most common arrangement for most projects is to have PEX piping running in most of the home and copper piping on any outside features. So, when it comes to copper vs PEX pipes, the answer is that PEX is not better than copper, but it is an ideal option for most indoor plumbing. Continue reading
In our complicated modern lives, bathrooms have become the inner sanctum of our home sanctuary. We want our showers to be perfect and when they aren’t we need to fix that right away. Do you need a new shower head to make it perfect? Or are you looking to improve the water pressure in your shower? Learn all about low-pressure versus high-pressure shower heads to create your perfect shower.Continue reading
So if you know what a hose bib is, you are already way ahead of the game. Most of us just call it “that tap outside that house that I attach the hose to or get water from”. Not graceful at all, so when you need help fixing a leaky hose bib it helps to know the right terminology and how to take care of an easy hose bib repair. We are here to help with all of that!Continue reading
Summertime gets us in the mood for home grilled food and pool parties, so we have some tips to get your summer fired up by connecting your natural gas grill to your home’s stub-out.Continue reading
Owning your own home comes with so many benefits and while your plumbing system isn’t glamorous and seems quite boring, it is actually one of the most important parts of your home. Believe it or not, your plumbing is one of the primary home features that provide real luxury. All you need to do is imagine a home without plumbing to truly appreciate it. Taking long hot showers, having water in several rooms on demand, using a bathroom indoors. We don’t think of these as luxuries, but they truly are. So, in order to keep these features operating at peak performance, you will want a few simple plumbing tips and we’ve got those for you right here.Continue reading