What is high draft?
Combustion gas spillage out of any fossil fuel-burning appliance is dangerous. Depending on the home or building situation, spillage can happen in a couple ways. Many HVAC technicians who service heating equipment miss this problem. I’ve witnessed it on the job quite a few times first hand. Recently I came across a Valiant natural gas …
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Do You Really Need A Combustion Analysis?
A combustion analysis is a critical part of a thorough preseason inspection of boilers furnaces and water heaters. But this essential part of the heating system safety check gets overlooked frequently by plumbers and HVAC technicians. A proper flue gas test finds problems that can get severe sooner than later. Here’s what can happen if …
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Toilet Seat Bidet Kits – Are They Safe?
Have you been thinking about buying one of those toilet seat bidet conversion kits so yo can have a fancy multi function toilet? Think again before you decide to buy one and install it yourself. There is a very serious problem with the toilet seat bidet and without knowing this information, you and your family’s …
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Are Plumbing Inspections Legit?
If a licensed plumber is hired to do plumbing work, there are no possible ways flaws can occur, right? Well, think twice. Take a look at some of the screw-ups I stumbled across, and you’ll be surprised to say, what if that happened to me? Would I know it’s wrong? What do I do? Prepare …
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Commercial Plumbing Estimates From Blueprints
I have come across this problem a few times, and I thought preparing a post would assist anyone in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, with speeding up the process for their commercial remodeling or construction needs. The first thing that I get asked is to provide a quote for a small commercial plumbing project, for example, a …
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Clogged Drains Sneak Up On You
When you get clogged drains, it’s a big hassle that won’t go away on its own. Drain clogs don’t happen overnight. It takes a while for things to build up to the point where the water stops draining. Then it can become an emergency. Here’s some problems you need to be aware of and how …
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