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The Smell of Gas – Preventative and Emergency Measures

On a cold winter night, nothing is better than a roaring fire. While having a gas fireplace is wonderful, there is also a potential risk that people should know about. Natural gas is used to fuel not only fireplaces but also stoves, clothes dryers, air conditioners,...

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Steps for Securing a Plumbing Apprenticeship

For anyone interested in becoming a successful plumber, one of the best options is securing an apprenticeship. Before this can happen, you need to complete certain tasks. However, once an apprenticeship is secured, there are incredible opportunities for learning and...

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Tips for Repairing a Leaky Faucet

Nothing is more annoying than getting all snuggled in bed for the night only to hear the constant drip of a faucet. Obviously, faucets are a key part of the home and something that people depend on every day without giving them much thought. Unless faucets are in...

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Tips for Solving Low Water Pressure Issues

Having low water pressure is a common problem, although annoying. Whether trying to run water for a shower or bath or washing clothes, having no pressure causes problems. Although this could be caused by a main water line break, more than likely low water pressure is...

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Hidden Plumbing Problems Found in Older Homes

Without question, there is an intrigue that goes along with old homes. They have character and charm typically not found in newer homes. While older homes offer benefits, there are also a few drawbacks, one being the plumbing. Galvanized Piping Prior to the 1960s,...

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Evolution of the Faucet

The faucet has come a long way since first being invented around 1700 BC. During ancient times, faucets were used as a means of controlling water. According to historians, plumbing and faucets were used by ancient Romans to run water into both private and public...

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Tips for Changing a Showerhead

Over time, showerheads become outdated or clogged with mineral deposits. At that point, a new showerhead can be installed. While a plumber can always help, this is something that most anyone can handle with ease. When the time comes to replace a showerhead, you have...

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Safety Associated with Residential Gas Lines

While millions of homes have gas lines, seldom does anyone give them a lot of thought. Residential gas lines are used to operate clothes dryers, hot water heaters, stoves/ovens, furnaces, gas fireplaces, and more. The biggest challenge is that gas leaks often go...

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Learning to Vent Plumbing

While working with the drain waste vent system, or DWV, is something left to a professional plumber, there are ways a homeowner can vent plumbing. For any plumbing system, proper ventilation is essential. Because of this, all fixtures, including bathtubs, showers,...

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