Category: plumbing

Shower stall leaks

shower stall leaksUser chapsley asks: I poured five gallons of water directly down the drain and didn’t get any leaks, so I believe it’s the tile. I’ve ran silicone caulking around where the floor meets the wall and the leak has gotten better but not gone. Anyone have an idea how I should proceed?

Answer: Tear it out. Install a shower pan and re-tile it. It sucks but that’s your only real fix.
– Mcwebb93

ItJustGotRielle adds: Unfortunately this is the case. The pan and membrane were not installed or were installed incorrectly.

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12 Jun

Is this Plumbing related?

Pop quiz. Is the damage seen in the picture above (originally posted by  ElaborateToast) caused by a plumbing related issue? The answer is below the fold so you have proper time to think on it.


19 Apr

Hot water coming out cold?

I-am-ocean asks:

In winter when I turn the hot water on in faucet cold water comes out eventually getting warmer to hot after about (x) seconds, Why does this happen and how do you fix it?

Answer: I would like to recommend a product as a simple solution. Meaning does not require running a new return pipe across the house. Install it under the sink at your farthest point from the water heater (which faucet takes the longest to warm up. it is very economical to operate but you have to decide which cost you more, electricity or water. This one operates at a cost similar to a 40 watt light bulb. I installed this pump a couple of months ago and have very pleased with the results. A non-professional can install it depending on your level of comfort and handiness. Please hire a professional if you do not fully understand any of the process involved. A water leak or electrical issue will far out way the cost of a professional. Hope this helps – James Bowman, National Technical Manager, HVACR

30 Mar

Eliminate Drain Stink-Bugs and Trap Primers

Rick Ensley will be conducting a QuickFire Session at the NFMT 2017 March 9 in Baltimore

Join leading equipment and service providers like Rick Ensley for a quick presentation on the expo hall floor. Get up to speed with the latest Plumbing technology and trends like SureSeal a proven trap seal device that blocks drain stink and bugs from entering the building through floor drains without using water.

Visit us at Booth #1704

28 Feb