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Hi, my name is Clint Hastings and I've written this blog as a source of information about plumbing problems. I like to fix things around the house and through the years, I've learned a lot about plumbing systems and how they work. It wasn't always by choice, but when you wake up to a bathtub full of sewage or your kitchen sink won't drain, you've got to do something to fix the problem. All through my blog, you'll learn about common plumbing problems, troubleshooting tips and how to make simple repairs to get your water running again. Since running water is something that's used every day, I think it's important to know how to fix minor plumbing issues. Not every plumbing issue is simple to fix, so I'll also let you know when it's time to put down the wrench and call a professional plumber.

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Repair Your Pre-1930s Brick House With Lime-Based Mortar To Keep It From Crumbling

In the 1930s, as Graymont details, the mortar used in most brickwork in the United States changed from lime-based mortars that had been used for centuries to newer formulations that contained portland cement. Masons favored the newer mortars, because they dried much faster than lime-based ones, letting masons finish more work in a single day. Portland cement-based mortars, which are still used today, aren't perfect for every mason job, though. When used to repair pre-1930s homes, they can damage old bricks. Read More 

5 Reasons To Have Cast Iron Car Parts Heat Treated

Cast iron might be best known as a material for making gates and fences, but it's also still used for many car parts like engine blocks, camshafts, and control arms. If you're manufacturing custom or generic car parts from cast iron for its superior strength and damage resistance, you may be able to make your products even better with a little heat treating. These five benefits are all easily achieved with the help of thermal processing experts. Read More 

How to Install a Catch Basin & Drain Pipe to Remove Standing Water from Your Yard

If your yard floods during even a moderate amount of rain or water tends to stand for long periods of time, you may need to install catch basins that capture and drain the water. The project isn't difficult, and you will be surprised at well a simple drain system will work at reducing the volume of water. Here is what you need as well as how to install the drain: Read More 

Tankless Water Heaters: 3 Components That Will Help You Save More on Energy Costs

Tankless water heaters are becoming one of the more popular heating systems thanks to their energy efficient ways. Unlike storage tanks, tankless water heaters do not require a continuous standby amount of energy to remain operational, and can save at least 30% in energy costs throughout its entire lifespan. Although tankless water heaters are already exceptionally energy efficient, there are plenty of features that you can look for that will further improve overall efficiency of the entire system. Read More 

Understanding Your Fence Options For Your Backyard Construction Project

Construction sites pose serious safety hazards if they aren't secured by safety fences. The best type of fence for the job will depend on a lot of factors, including the type of work you're doing, the city requirements, and even the duration of the job. Sometimes, major construction work requires the placement of semi-permanent fences. In the case of smaller projects, a temporary plastic fence may suffice. If you are getting ready to start a construction project on your property, whether to build a new structure or expand, you should consider your fence options. Read More