A Brief History of the “Pittsburgh Toilet”


Throughout Allegheny County and the surrounding areas, older homes contain a quirky little secret in their basements. To longtime residents, it might seem perfectly normal. However, newcomers to Pittsburgh might be a little taken aback by the (often working) toilet sitting right out in the open. Maybe you’ve never given these out-of-place pieces of porcelain a second thought, or maybe you’ve always wondered where these subterranean toilets are doing in an unfinished basement. Just like French fries on sandwiches and parking chairs, the “Pittsburgh toilet” makes our region the special place it is. Why do Houses in Pittsburgh Have Toilets […]

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Should You Call a Plumber To Install Your New Dishwasher?


Ever wonder how that dishwasher fits so perfectly in-between your kitchen cabinets? How the heck it’s connected? Can you do it yourself? The answer? Well, probably. However, you’ll want to read this first. There are a few instances when you’ll  need to call a plumber to avoid any issues.   First things first… Not all dishwashers are created equal. If you have dreams of going to Lowe’s or Home Depot and coming home with a fancy new dishwasher, there are a few things you should consider.   Measure the space (sounds obvious, but also easy to forget) Do some research […]

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