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Is the top of the toilet flange even (or close to even) with the finished floor? If it is too low – then use two wax rings. One regular wax ring on the bottom and one (or more) with the plastic horn insert on top. I have seen leaks like you describe if the …

Continue reading I moved my toilet’s location during a remodel (or a new floor install) and now it leaks at the base?

Tankless Water Heaters Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2014

Name of product: Tankless gas water heaters

Hazard: The water heaters can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled water heaters and contact Challenger Supply Holdings to arrange for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: Challenger Supply Holdings at (800) 729-6118 between 7 a.m. and …

Continue reading Tankless Water Heaters Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

When the lowest plumbing fixture in the house overflows when another fixture (like a clothes washing machine) is draining; most commonly the septic tank needs to be pumped, there is a break in the sewer pipe outside the house or the main drain is plugged somewhere. However, the washing machine line could be connected to …

Continue reading When I run the clothes washer my toilet and/or shower bubbles or overflows?

There could be a couple of different reasons for this. Don’t mix PVC washers and nuts with metal washers and nuts. Keep them consistent. The plastic washers (ferrules) go with the plastic pipe and washers. The thicker side faces the nut and the thinner side the *cup*. The metal pipe uses metal nuts and square …

Continue reading The drain pipes under my kitchen sink and the garbage disposal keep coming loose – help!