Dirty glass at gas fireplaces

-   You can try looking up instructions online by searching with your model number – just pop open the bottom access panel, clear away some of the dust, and you should be able to locate the model number. The next step is to remove the glass on your gas fireplace.  You’ll obviously want to turn the gas off to your fireplace first, and allow the glass to cool down before removing it, if necessary. . This is probably the most difficult part, and every gas fireplace is different, so I can’t offer much advice here ..More

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Plumbing Vents Covered with Frost

- 2530, Subp. The way to prevent plumbing vents from getting covered over with frost is to increase the size of the vent before it protrudes through the roof. 2. .  Here in Minnesota, the smallest size vent that can penetrate the roof surface is 2″, according to Minnesota Plumbing Code section 4715 ..More

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Short Nails in Shingles

-  Of course, if the roof sheathing consists of 1″ roof boards, it’s acceptable for the nails to not penetrate the sheathing. . If all you can see is the very tip of the nails and you have 1/2″ sheathing, this is a problem ..More

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Superior Kitchen Faucets at Plumbing Supply Stores?

-  If a faucet goes bad and it came from a plumbing supply store, the plumber can bring the bad faucet in and swap it out for another, or easily obtain replacement parts if something goes bad. .  If the faucet came from a big box retailer, not so.  If the kitchen faucet is leaking, who can wait around for replacement parts to be shipped?.  While many faucet manufacturers have liberal lifetime warranties on their faucets, a leaking faucet can mean waiting around for the manufacturer to ship a replacement piece. At any rate, I have no problem with a plumber giving a warranty on the faucet they get from a supply store, but not a big box retailer ..More

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Burning Dryer Transition Ducts

- . I tried lighting some paper on fire inside one of these plastic ducts to see how fast it would burn through, and the plastic itself actually caught on fire ..More

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