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Can I use a cup plunger to unclog my toilet?

It may work, but a forced ball plunger is designed to make more of a seal around the bottom of the toilet to remove the...

 
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Which is better for sealing pipe threads, teflon tape or pipe paste?

They both do a similar job, but the teflon tape is a bit easier to use. Be sure to wrap in a clockwise direction when using teflon tape. Pipe...

 

Is there a wrench I can use that will not damage the brass, aluminum or other soft material?

Yes, a strap wrench grips the pipe without...

 

I have heat tape on my water line. What type of pipe wrap should I use over the heat tape?

Use fiberglass. Don’t use foam wrap, because the heat could melt...

 

What type of liquid drain cleaner do you recommend?

A sulfuric base is one of the most effective. Care should be taken, because it is highly corrosive. Do not use on aluminum...

 

Do you have anything I can put in my drain line that will kill the tree roots invading the line?

There are root killers that contain copper...

 

Condensation is dripping from the waterline in my basement. What can I do about this?

Pipe wrap will solve this...

 

What can I use to keep outdoor faucets from freezing?

Install a frost-free lawn faucet that is angled down to drain. For existing faucets, you can use an insulating...

 

What does the flux do?

It cleans the surface prior to soldering. It prevents the oxidation of the metal. And it allows the solder to flow...

 

What kind of solder do I use on a water line?

Health codes require lead-free...

 
 
 


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