Category: Plumbing and HVAC Tips
Your resource for home plumbing and HVAC tips, expert advice, and technical information. A valuable homeowners guide for Billings, Bozeman, and Great Falls.
Plumbing: it’s an amazing career. But for an apprentice just starting out in this trade, there’s a lot to learn. It’s easy to make mistakes. As a journeyman plumber with 17 years in the trade, I’ve definitely taken my lumps. Don’t worry: if you’re looking to carve out a plumbing career, I’m here to help. more »
Clogs. Nobody likes them. But it can be real satisfying to clear them if you’ve got the right tools. So let’s take a look at three different types of clogs, the best ways to remove them, and whether hydro jetting or snaking is the best option for you. This how-to will be helpful to plumbing apprentices, more »
Learning how to size a home drainage system, and how to calculate drainage fixture units (DFUs) in a residential setting, can be invaluable skill for up-and-coming plumbers and DIYers. A DFU, or drainage fixture unit, is a numerical value assigned to each fixture that determines how much load that fixture is putting on the drainage system. more »
Knowing how to install a whole-house humidifier requires some technical knowledge and skill. However, the effort is well worth it: in the cold, dry months of winter, a humidifier can improve your indoor air quality and help you feel a lot more comfortable. So keep reading to learn the key steps of a successful humidifier more »
We get a lot of comments on our YouTube videos from curious plumbers and DIYers. Most recently, we’ve received a lot of questions in response to our popular PEX-A vs PEX-B video, which covers the two most common types of PEX pipe. Keep reading to see our answers to some of these questions. Regarding sizing more »
Knowing how to size your water lines (PEX or copper) is essential if you’re a DIYer or new to the plumbing trade. This blog post will cover the steps to our preferred method, using the 2018 Uniform Plumbing Code. If you’re making an addition or starting from scratch, this tutorial should be a big help. more »