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Plumbing & Heating (warm air, hot water & steam heat)

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40 years in the business, 35 years as a lic. master plumber in NY State. Retired


Graduated Magna cum laude at the School of Hard Knocks

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Commercial, residential and light industrial. You name it ...I have probably worked on it

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Steve11/12/16101010Good advice Jay,thanks...
Anthony09/30/16101010I must have used the wrong washer .....
Kay09/28/16101010Thank you again for answering my concerns
Kay09/24/16101010Thank you

Recent Answers from Jay Nicholas

2016-11-09 Joining pvc at different angles:

Hi Steve,  I would cut a wye in to the horizontal line(background pipe) and lay it slightly less than flat then I would use a couple 45 and or street 45's to make the desired angle.  A straight 45 on the

2016-10-28 Gas Heat - Air separator:

Jeff, your plumber is wrong. That vent is replaceable. Taco uses a high capacity vent that threads in. Unless you have service valves installed where you can isolate the system, you will have to bring

2016-10-18 Stainless-Steel Sink Surface Damage?:

Hi Alex, Sorry to hear about your accident. I had answered this question a few days ago but for some reason it didn't post. So I'll do it now.  I haven't had much experience cleaning stainless but I have

2016-10-15 Leaky Tub Faucet:

Rebecca,  Thank you for the pic. Now I have a better idea of what you are dealing with. The golden colored nut with the flats for removing is called a bonnet nut. You willed a small crescent wrench or

2016-10-14 Leaky Tub Faucet:

Hi Rebecca,  The problem is the faucet washers and perhaps the washer seats  are worn out. The washers are and easy fix. The seats are another  thing. First, the washers. Turn off the water supply to the


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