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More Blogs about Plumbing:

  1. So the water heater is older...what’s the big deal?

  2. What are the pipes on my roof?

  3. Should I upgrade to a tankless water heater?

  4. How much does it cost to replace the plumbing in a house?

  5. How old is that water heater?

  6. Why is spray foam used for attic insulation?

  7. How do I get rid of the sewer gas smell in my house?

  8. What causes low water pressure in a house?

  9. What’s the powdery crust on the pipe connections at the water heater?

  10. Do you check the plumbing under the floor slab?

  11. What is a “cross connection” in a home’s plumbing system?

  12. What’s the flip-up handle on the water heater for?

  13. What is the difference between water service pipe and water supply pipe?

  14. My well water test came back positive for bacteria. What should I do?

  15. What is the difference between a regular water heater and a power vent water heater?

  16. How can I tell what type of plumbing pipe I have?

  17. How can I determine the age of a water heater if the serial number is missing or decoding it is impossible?

  18. What is a saddle valve?

  19. If all the plumbing drains have water in them and you can still smell sewer gas, what’s causing the problem?

  20. What is a grinder pump?

  21. What can I do to make my water heater last longer?

  22. What is that little tank on top of the water heater for?

  23. What are the minimum clearances around a toilet?

  24. What are the common problems to look for when the plumbing has been replaced in a house?

  25. What is the average life expectancy of copper pipe?

  26. What is an FVIR water heater?

  27. Should I seal the washing machine drain hose to the standpipe?

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