Plumbing installation

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May
16
2012

Low-Flow Lowdown

Contrary to popular myth, plumber Thomas Crapper did not invent the flush toilet. One of his contemporaries, though, did create the first toilet that prevented sewer gases from entering the home. Englishman Joseph Adamson's 1853 design — the siphon flush — eventually made obsolete both the chamber pot and the outhouse. Adamson's invention, like all [...]

May
14
2012

Drain Training in Toronto

While setting up a bathtub in your Toronto home, one of the crucial steps that need to be undertaken is to set up a bathtub drain. There are three types of tubs available in the market and installation of a bathtub drain is common to all of them. These are tubs set on legs, tubs [...]

May
2
2012

Sorting Out Washers in Toronto

There are variations in clothes washers, but all are basically big tubs that fill with water, agitate to scrub clothes, and then spin to wring out the water. Of course, in addition to these basic functions, they may have any number of sophisticated features. Most types also incorporate an electronic timer and controls. Because a [...]

Apr
30
2012

All HET Up

Replace your gravity flush toilet with a high-efficiency model. The newest generation of high-efficiency toilets (HETs) are 20 percent more efficient than current federal standards. HETs not only take water efficiency to higher levels, they are frequently capable of flushing more waste. HETs are currently offered by all major fixture manufacturers. There is very little [...]

Apr
25
2012

Tear Down That Wall!

Opening up, modifying, or entirely removing one or more walls is relatively easy but guaranteed to make a mess. In addition, you must patch the floor, walls, and ceiling. Before you remove any wall studs, you must determine whether or not the wall is a bearing wall—part of your Toronto home’s structural system Be aware [...]

Apr
23
2012

The Sumpiest Pump in Toronto

Sump Pump Basics ­A sump pump usually stands in a sump pit -- a hole with a gravel base about 2 feet (60 centimeters) deep and 18 inches (45 centimeters) wide -- dug in the lowest part of your Toronto basement or crawlspace. As the pit fills with water, the pump turns on. It moves [...]

Apr
2
2012

Conserve H2O, Save $$ With Dual Flush

Dual flush toilets are exactly what they claim to be: toilets that give you the option to choose from two different flushes. Why? Because, to put it plainly, it doesn't take as much water to send number one packing as it does to get rid of number two. By purchasing a toilet with both a [...]

Mar
7
2012

Why Pick Pex Plastic Plumbing Pipe?

One of the most widely used and cost effective new plumbing solutions to hit the market in decades is pex plumbing. Pex tubing is plastic plumbing pipe that is perfect for residential use. It's easy to install, cheaper than traditional copper plumbing, and has a great track record when it comes to performance. It is [...]

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