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Beware: Unclogging a Bathtub Drain with Zip-It Can Be Disgusting

The Zip-It is one of the easiest tools around to unclog drains especially in a bathtub. It won’t damage pipes like Draino and other snaking devices. But the results can be a bit disgusting as the above video shows. At least you’ll have a tub that drains!

Snake Your Sewer Line

Snake Your Sewer Line

Our house was built in 1936 and therefore retains a lot of character and quirkiness that new homes don’t have. By character and quirkiness I mean; bad wiring, busted heaters, leaking roofs, and clogged sewer lines. We’ve been dealing with that last unmentionable item recently and it hasn’t been pretty.

Easy Home Plumbing Tips

Easy Home Plumbing Tips

Toilet clogged, won’t flush, constantly running, or you’ve got noisy banging pipes? Here are some easy home plumbing tips you should try before bringing in the pros. Most often they will usually work and if it doesn’t at least you’ll know a lot more about your plumbing than you did […]

Choosing the Perfect Pipe for Your Project

Choosing the Perfect Pipe for Your Project

Selecting the right pipe for a job can be a daunting process. Here’s a guide that breaks down the most common pipes and what applications they are best suited for. If you need help selecting the proper size and dimensions for your pipe or fitting, the Engineering Toolbox has a […]

Determine Pipe Thread Size

Determine Pipe Thread Size

Here’s a handy chart for determining pipe thread size. You can find thread sizes for both male and female joints. According to plumbingsupply.com: “Two common pipe thread sizes exist, the tapered National Pipe Thread (NPT) and the straight National Standard Free-Fitting Straight Mechanical Pipe Thread (NPSM). The tapered threads are […]

Frozen Pipes – Prevention and Repair

Frozen Pipes – Prevention and Repair

This winter has been relatively mild for the northeast but it has returned with a vengeance this month and catching many homeowners off guard who didn’t properly prepare for the cold weather. One of the most vulnerable parts of your house is not easily seen but when attacked by the […]