plumbing

Plumbing Access Camouflage

Plumbing Access Camouflage

I needed to provide access to the bathtub "wet wall" plumbing during a recent renovation. It had to be located in a highly visible place – right beside the flush where it was subject to close scrutiny. Since we planned to add bead board panelling to the lower part of the wall, I figured I’d […]

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Kitchen Faucet Installation is Easy

Kitchen Faucet Installation is Easy

The kitchen faucet’s been leaking for so long, it’s embarrassing to admit exactly how long. I bought a new Moen faucet months ago, but I’ve been dreading the idea of trying to work in a cramped space with "not quite" the right wrench for the job. A few days ago I dusted off my resolve […]

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Frost-Free Hose Bibs Can Freeze!

Frost-Free Hose Bibs Can Freeze!

Last year’s renovations included adding a much-needed outdoor hose bib to replace the hose snaking through the cellar and out through a hole drilled in the old wooden entry doors. Our plumber installed one of the “frost-free” bibs that are about 14 inches long which effectively shut the water off “inside” the house thus preventing […]

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