We live in a recently completed townhouse that was built with double-wall construction. That construction method was touted by the builder as what would keep sound from penetrating between the units. But we can hear the next door neighbors' TV and stereo, and sometimes voices and even snoring, through the wall. While sometimes it's the volume, mostly it's the bass sounds coming through the wall. They say they don't hear us, but we keep our bass turned down. They crank up the bass, and they are not going to change that. They also are not going to do anything construction-wise to help from their side. What is the best way for us to try to block the low frequency/bass sounds from penetrating the existing wall into our side?
It's easy to panic and call a plumber when you're having toilet troubles, but many fixes are easy to do yourself. This section will teach you all about toilet plumbing, including things like troubleshooting and clearing a clogged toilet. We'll also cover how to eliminate run-on, how to install and repair a fill valve, how to solve phantom flushes, how to fix a sweating toilet, and how to maintain a pressure-assisted toilet. We also cover replacing a toilet and replacing a toilet seat.
When you call Victor James Plumbing & Heating, a live person immediately asks, "How can we make you smile?" At this point, you realize that Victor James Plumbing & Heating is not like other Companies. We're a full service plumbing contractor with over 20 years of experience. Since our inception, we've provided Phoenixville, Pennsylvania and surrounding communities with courteous, quality plumbing and heating at competitive rates. Victor James Plumbing & Heating, Inc. knows the dynamics of plumbing and hydronic heating.
In addition to water heaters, we also service and install well tanks, disposals, faucets, water closets (toilets), and re-piping of any type of water or drain lines. We also replace bathtubs, showers, sinks, vanity cabinets, and marbleized countertops. Are you looking for something more than simply replacing a sink or bathtub? No problem! We also provide complete kitchen or bathroom remodels to give your home a new look you'll be thrilled about.
Pete's Plumbing is, hands down, the best in the area! He's professional, he's quick to schedule you and he puts your mind at ease! Nothing is worse than being surprised by an unexpected leak or a backed up tub, but Pete responds quickly and calmly and explains the potential issues in a way you can understand! He obviously works hard and his prices are reasonable, can't beat that! Thanks, Pete!
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Plumbing is our life, we love it! In fact, we love it so much that we have put together this section to demonstrate the fun side of plumbing. You will want to check out our fun facts is you would like to more know about the history of toilets and toilet paper, what redneck plumbing looks like, or even funny objects that our plumbers have found inside of pipes they have cleaned. Impress your friends with your new found knowledge of useless plumbing facts. Learn More
So we start by cleaning the joints to be soldered. Okay. In this case we're going to use these two pieces of pipe. You just kind of wrap it around, and you're going to clean it. Be judicious with the cleaning. Okay. I don't want to see any black marks on that recently sanded pipe. That's carbon. That will cause a leak. That's another reason I'm wearing gloves. People might call me a primadonna for doing so, but it actually keeps the oils in your hands off of the joint. This is not conducive to soldering. The oils in your hands are not conducive to soldering. So now we're going to take our fitting and our fitting brush, okay, just a wire brush. This one's kind of beat up, but it will still get the job done. Again same idea, you twist it around in there until you can see your reflection. So we've got a nice, clean 90-degree elbow. The next thing you want to do, again the gloves come in, they're very imperative here.
Galvanized steel potable water supply and distribution pipes are commonly found with nominal pipe sizes from 3⁄8 inch (9.5 mm) to 2 inches (51 mm). It is rarely used today for new construction residential plumbing. Steel pipe has National Pipe Thread (NPT) standard tapered male threads, which connect with female tapered threads on elbows, tees, couplers, valves, and other fittings. Galvanized steel (often known simply as "galv" or "iron" in the plumbing trade) is relatively expensive, and difficult to work with due to weight and requirement of a pipe threader. It remains in common use for repair of existing "galv" systems and to satisfy building code non-combustibility requirements typically found in hotels, apartment buildings and other commercial applications. It is also extremely durable and resistant to mechanical abuse. Black lacquered steel pipe is the most widely used pipe material for fire sprinklers and natural gas.
Of course, some repairs are easier and quicker to handle than others. Some are a major hassle—particularly those that involve working on pipes that are hidden behind walls or under floors or are otherwise difficult to access. This doesn’t mean you can’t do them yourself, it just means you may need a little more instruction, a few more tools, and a load of patience.
Sewage was backing up into my closet from the main sewer line. I called Pete that morning and he arrived the same day. He's friendly, professional and even gave me tips on how to minimize occurrence after he identified that tree roots are the culprits. He snaked and cleared the line in under an hour and his price was reasonable too. I'm glad I called him and will use his services again if I have to.
Did you know that an average family of four uses over 2,000 gallons of hot water each month? Between showers, washing dishes, doing the laundry, and the many other daily uses of hot water – if your hot water heater is on the fritz, it can be a life-stopping problem. We can help you avoid this from becoming an issue by providing expert hot water heater maintenance, replacement or if necessary emergency repair services.
The straight sections of plumbing systems are called "pipes" or "tubes". A pipe is typically formed via casting or welding, whereas a tube is made through extrusion. Pipe normally has thicker walls and may be threaded or welded, while tubing is thinner-walled and requires special joining techniques such as brazing, compression fitting, crimping, or for plastics, solvent welding. These joining techniques are discussed in more detail in the piping and plumbing fittings article.