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Buying fixtures from Home Depot
Posted on May 3, 2012 by admin
If you are planning to update some of the fixtures in your home there are a few things to consider that could save you money down the road. Many of the cheap fixtures available at Home Depot or Lowes are very difficult to find parts for. Brands such as Glacier Bay will package up to seven other manufactures fixtures and relabel them as their own.…
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DIY plumbing not covered by insurance
Posted on April 13, 2012 by admin
A plumbing failure due to a construction or workmanship deficit is one that will not be covered by a general homeowners insurance policy. There are workmanship exclusions included in the fine print of a homeowners insurance policy that exclude work done by either a contractor or a homeowner. This is why licensed plumbers carry a separate general liability insurance policy.…
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Finding the right plumber
Posted on April 12, 2012 by admin
If you are in search of a plumber there are several indicators as to weither or not a company would be a good fit for you. The first and most important step is to find a plumber that is properly licensed and insured. A plumbing failure is not necessarily covered by a homeowners insurance policy. If it was part of a recent repair or alteration than it would need to be covered by a liability policy that includes plumbing.…
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How to be a Plumber
Posted on March 23, 2012 by admin
If you are interested in a career as a plumber you should explore all types of plumbing related fields. There is a big difference in working as a union plumber and working as a private plumber. If you become a union plumber it will take a decent resume to get accepted into an apprenticeship program and once you are accepted it takes 4 years to complete and 2,000 hours at which point you can test to become a journeyman plumber.…
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Adding a bathroom to a basement
Posted on March 20, 2012 by admin
As a contractor who has specialized in basement finishing for the past five years we have added many bathrooms to existing basements. A lot of the basements we are in newer subdivisions in Overland Park, Olathe, and Shawnee. The builder will usually stub out a  3″ line for the toilet, a 2″ line for the lavatory, and another 2″ line capped below the slab that will serve as the shower drain. …
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