Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Impossible main line cleaning

after the work is done

6" c/o, no-share couplings, gravels

other view
 There was no access to do the main line cleaning. Tried to pulled toilet, through roof and no result. Camera the main line and when the  house was built the plumber contractor did some wrong connections and so, when the time has come to clean the main line no way to do it. The outside 6" c/o was necessary. The depth 5', front yard. At the end clean front yard we let.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012

old kitchen sink drain

old drain under kitchen sink

new pvc drain under the sink

sanitary tee and couplings

Old house in Chicago, all the plumbing was in bad shape, few improvements has been made. Because the sump pump flood the kitchen cabinet, the customer cut the wall and founded that above the galvanize tee was a gap about 1/2" and he decided to call a plumber. And we fix it!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Short story

Years ago I used to have o small store with plumbing and heating materials. At the entrance was exposed toilets, lavatories, pedestals and floor-wall tiles. It was at the end of the day when a new customer step inside. After a short look he wiped one of the lavatory and I considered is time to approach and asking him what he is looking for. He said he wants to buy all what is necessary for one bathroom from my store. After he paid I ask him why he wiped the lavatory and he said it was the only store in the city where was not dust on the items exposed! And more than that he said if somebody invite you to eat in his house, before to do that is better for you to ask the permission to use the bathroom and if that one is clean you can eat if not no, because that will show you the dimension of the cleanest of that house. So, be aware!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


The traps in floor drains or for that matter, any drains that haven't been used often, will eventually dry out. This may sound harmless enough, but a dry trap can cause a room to fill with sewer gas from the city sewer system. Traps need to have a layer of water sitting in the lower portion to prevent sewer gases from entering your home. You can eliminate these problems with a little fresh water and vinegar.