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Orangeburg Pipe
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Orangeburg Pipes

Orangeburg pipes were first used in the late 1860's and were originally manufactured in Orangeburg, NY, hence the name. These pipes were a lower cost option to metal drain lines since instead of metal, orangeburg…
aaron
October 12, 2020
why is an s trap illegal
Plumbing

Why Is An “S” Trap Illegal?

You may have heard about the "S" trap drain line or its cousin, the P Trap. But why is the S trap illegal? The "S" trap is prohibited under the Uniform Plumbing Code throughout the…
aaron
August 14, 2020
caulk around toilet base
Plumbing

Should You Caulk Around A Toilet?

To caulk, or not to caulk, that is the question... Should we caulk around the toilet base? BUT! ...Before we jump into it, I am behind Reuben Saltzman, from Structure Tech Home Inspections that the…
aaron
August 12, 2020
SharkBite Fittings on Pex
Plumbing

SharkBite Plumbing Fittings: Do they leak?

So what's the deal with SharkBite plumbing fittings? Should they be used? Do they leak? We answer your questions here. How SharkBite Fittings Work Very simply, SharkBite fittings work by pushing teeth onto pipes that…
aaron
April 22, 2020