Posts Tagged 'plumbing'

Going green with greywater

Another major drought is predicted for parts of California and the American Southwest this summer. Local edicts will go into effect regarding watering the lawn and landscaping or washing your [...]

Greywater and greening the home

Another major drought is predicted for parts of California and the American Southwest this summer. Local edicts will go into effect regarding watering the lawn and landscaping or washing your [...]

Going with the flow: look at energy efficient plumbing

Low-flow plumbing fixtures can save you money in the long haul. The jury is still out whether you can quickly gain a return on your investment since water savings may [...]

Save your basement with a French drain

If your basement is wet, moldy and frequently flooded, it may not be due to a flaw in your foundation. Often the culprit is leaking basement walls that are saturated [...]

Red flags for buyers: poor home maintenance

Do you think your home will catch the eye of a potential buyer in a challenging real estate market? Look again. Even if you've put money into home improvements in [...]

New Warnings About Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing

What I love most about the home improvement and building industry is that it frequently takes a close look at what it does and evaluates not only common practice, but [...]

Tighten Up Plumbing and Irrigation Against Winter

I was reading the annual list of winterizing suggestions from the Portland Oregonian, reminding those of us that experience sub-freezing temperatures during the winter months. For most of us living [...]

Basement Conversions and Game Rooms

Game rooms are all about expressing the personalities of the people who play in them. Some homeowners like converting a basement space into the ultimate man cave, replete with wide-screen [...]

Beware Failing Appliances and Suspicious Plumbers

You'd think that torrential rain gathering in clogged gutters or burst frozen pipes are the largest cause of water damage in the home. Not so, says a vice president at [...]

Assembling Your Plumber's Toolbox

If you're a staunch do-it-yourselfer, you don't want to scrimp on plumbing tools. Like most every tool in the box, when it comes to plumbing tools I've found that the [...]