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  • Quieting that dripping faucet

    One way to preserve your sanity when that dripping faucet keeps you awake at night and you don't have time to fix or replace it just yet -- simply tie a string around the faucet so that drip will flow quietly into the sink. If the drip makes noise from the sink down to the bottom of the trap, lo...
  • A home made lint trap for the laundry tub.

    Andrew in Toronto has solved the problem of laundry lint blocking his laundry tub and causing it to overflow. He simply clamps a nylon stocking onto the end of the drain pipe leading from the washing machine. The stocking collects the lint so that it can't block the drain and it is easy to clea...
  • Tip: Marking ABS to line up plumbing joints

    Tim from Winnipeg sent in the useful suggestion that you use a china marker to put line-up marks on your rough fitted ABS joints so that when you take it all apart and then go to glue it back together, everything lines up as you had planned. If you don't have a china marker handy, use the white ...
  • OVERVIEW: Frozen pipes: Tracing, thawing, preventing.

    As weather patterns change we are getting longer colder periods than traditionally in many areas of the country -- and with that, more and more complaints of water pipes freezing. Finding the frozen point can be difficult, thawing it can be problematic but if you have done those two, go one step...
  • Shower head cleaning

    Calcium build-up can make a shower a difficult place to get wet. Soaking the shower head in ammonia over night solves the problem. You can do it without even taking the head out of the shower. Just put a vegetable bag full of vinegar over the head and attach it with a rubber band over night, t...
  • Noises in hot water heating pipes

    Ray from Rothesay, N.B. has a rumbling sound in his hot water heating pipes. Servicemen drained them twice, thinking it was air in the pipes, but no improvement.First idea, maybe it is a bad bearing in the circulation pump. You can check that out by putting your ear right to the pump when it ki...
  • Sealing Shower Faucets

    Shower faucets often have large holes cut through the tiles to allow the plumbing through. These are then covered up by escutcheon plates, those decorative plates behind the handles. But these plates are not water proof and often water rolls down the tiles, behind the cover plates and into the ...
  • Stopping a leak in a shower stall

    Letter: I have a ceramic shower, that is leaking, I do not know how it was built or what is underneath.In the last week +- have noticed about an ounce or 2 of water in the garage,I have a small openeing in the ceiling directly under due to the drain pipe, the drain pipe and feed lines are dry. Bu...
  • It is all wet behind the shower tiles. Why?

    Ed writes from Ajax, Ontario : All 3 walls of my bathroom shower stall are finished with 4" ceramic tiles and are in good shape. When I had to remove one of them, I discovered that the drywall was behind it was so wet that I had to put a fan on it over night to dry it out before I could glue...