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Dope: A lubricant used by plumbers on pipe threads. Often called “pipe dope”. Drain-Waste-Vent System: (DWV) A pipe system that drains wastewater from the bathroom and vents the drain system. Drop Ell: An elbow having lugs for attaching it to a wall or joist. (aka Drop Elbow). Often used to connect supply line for handheld showerheads or sprayers. Drum Trap: A type of water seal-type trap usually used in the 4x5-inch or 4x8-inch sizes. These traps have a greater sealing capacity than the “P” trap and pass large amounts of water quickly. Commonly connected to bathtubs, foot baths, sitz baths, and modified shower baths. No longer allowed in many jurisdictions due to not being self-scouring.

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 Think before you react. Never respond to a negative review in the heat of the moment. Take some time to process the information before you respond. Avoid getting defensive. Getting defensive when responding to a negative review can make things worse. Instead swallow your pride and try to see things from the customers point of view. This may give you some insight into areas of your business that could be improved. Be genuine, courteous, and empathetic. You never know what kind of day someone is having. When a customer leaves a negative review, it could have simply been the straw that broke the camels back, and so they are taking it out on you. By showing genuine care and concern, and responding with a courteous and empathetic demeanor, you can deescalate the situation and even turn it around.   Always try to resolve.

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10 Ways to Save Money During Your Bathroom Renovation These bathroom remodeling tips will keep you from flushing away your hard-earned money. It may at first seem like a good idea to renovate your bathroom’s design, but unless you’re willing to shell out about $5,000 each time you move plumbing fixtures, you might want to keep your existing fixtures in place.  Check out this bathroom makeover on a budget. The focal point of your bathroom is likely the mirror over your sink, so why not fancy it up? Not only will adding a frame around your mirror make for an elegant look, but it will also hide any age-related wear around the mirror’s edges.  Here’s how to remodel your bathroom without destroying it. Hit up those antique stores, flea markets and resellers for a beautiful old dresser you can spruce up and reuse in place of your outdated bathroom vanity. It makes for a great DIY project, and you’ll be able to easily cut out the space to hide the plumbing, seal drawers, add towel bars on the sides and put a sink in it or on it.  Here’s how to install a vanity sink. While tile makes for a clean and sleek look, having it from floor to ceiling can cost a hefty amount. Consider alternatives like reclaimed wood panels, which create a more warm and rustic look that can accent white fixtures and other minimalist elements.  Get inspired with these 12 incredible shiplap wall ideas. When other people remodel their bathroom or other parts of their home, they sometimes have leftover tiles that they’ll sell on Craigslist or eBay. Scour the sites in search of people’s leftovers, which will likely be up for grabs at a steep discount, since they can’t return them!

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IPC: Acronym for International Plumbing Code IPS: An acrynym for Iron Pipe Straight thread. A shower valve denoted as IPS uses non-tapered straight-threaded fittings (see NPSM).  IRC: Acronym for International Residential Code  Jet Pump: A pump in which a small jet of steam, air, water, or other fluid in rapid motion lifts or otherwise moves by its impulse a large quantity of the fluid with which it mingles. kPa: A metric unit for pressure. 100 kPa = one atmosphere. L Tubing: An industry standard for copper tubing defined by the tube wall thickness and identified by a “blue” strip. Type “L” copper tube wall is approximately 50 percent greater thickness than type “M”. Leach Lines: Pipes that carry effluent from the septic system out to the leach field, a porous soil area where treated waste is emptied. Leader: An exterior drainage pipe for conveying storm water from roof or gutter drains to the building storm drain, combined building sewer, or other Gordontheplumber.com Fox Valley Illinois 60599 means of disposal.  Low Consumption Toilet: A class of toilet designed to flush using 1.6 gallons of water or less. Also known as “water-saving” toilets. M Tubing: An industry standard for copper tubing defined by the tube wall thickness. Identified by a “red” stripe.

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Reworking a chopped-up bath creates a spacious and sunny retreat A crowded bath can be downright scary. When Jim and Jane Breihan moved into their 1996 ranch, in Geneva, Illinois, the master bath felt so cramped, dark, and dated that Jane refused to use it. “I just closed the doors and went to the guest bathroom,” she says. No wonder: Between a giant corner tub, two hulking vanities, a massive walk-in closet, and a separate toilet enclosure, there was little room to maneuver. So the couple enlisted the help of local design firm The Kitchen Studio of Glen Ellyn to bring the master bath some much-needed airiness. To maximize the space, everything had to go—especially the extra walls that broke up the room. The new layout allows or an expansive shower, complemented by a charming claw-foot tub. Two vanities were replaced with one that boasts six drawers and a marble counter with plenty of deck space. And with vintage-style paneled wainscoting, a basketweave tile floor, and polished-nickel finishes, the new bath has a timeless look.

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