Pretty much any residential plumbing questions. For "item specific" details such as a specific model of fixture, I will need to research and there may not be any useful information available.
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While I'm no longer actively contracting, I do like to "keep my chops up" by answering these questions. I have many, many years in the building trades and love to share my knowledge and help others.
I still follow new developments in the field about new materials etc. I often discover new things while researching information about the questions I receive.
You know what flows downhill, payday is on Friday and don't bite your fingernails. (plumber inside joke)
"Green" is a new HOT buzzword. Taking the same old product and changing the slant of the advertising and the packaging does not make it "green".
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Hello Jake, Yes, replacing an above floor tub with a conventional type will require re-working the drain system. Normal tubs require the trap to be below the floor. Look at this page... http://edmondbathtubrefinishing
Hello Nancy, Typically the cost of operation is less for a gas heater than electric but that varies per location. The "Power Vent" feature is part of the water heater design, not an add-on system.
Hi Roland, No personal experience. It's more of a "homeowner" tactic. Obviously, the problem should be located and repaired but I understand the costs. Possibly substantial depending on the circumstances
Sort of stuck if you cannot get the handles off. You may need to destroy the faucet and just replace it. That seems extreme though. I don't recall anything unusual about these faucets, the handles should
Hello Andrew, This type of "spread" faucet is installed from the bottom. The top nuts are accessed by removing the handles and trim rings if any. Unscrew these nuts and lower the faucet assembly down
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