How to: Rerouting Downspouts | Terry's Plumbing

How to: Rerouting Downspouts

Downspouts are a very important part of any house. They attach to the gutters at the top of the eave and run rainwater away from the building exterior. Downspouts are available in vinyl or aluminum, but both follow the same installation methods. One important step in the installation process of downspouts is positioning them in the proper location on the ground. To ensure that stormwater is running into proper drainage areas, check that your home’s downspouts are directed away from your home’s foundation. Downspouts should also end in grass or another place where rainwater can be absorbed. Over time, things […]

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How to Install a Hose Spicket | Terry's Plumbing

How to Install a Hose Spicket

An outdoor hose connection is a handy feature for gardening and other chores that call for running water outside of your house. The average do-it-yourself homeowner is more than capable of tying into an existing connection to install a faucet.  Below, we show you how to quickly complete this project so you can move forward with your weekend.

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How to Identify Pool Plumbing Lines and Valves | Terry's Plumbing

How to Identify Pool Plumbing Lines and Valves

A swimming pool uses a complex plumbing network to circulate and clean the water. With most pool plumbing components hidden behind walls and underneath the floor, most people have poor knowledge about how a pool works. Studying a swimming pool plumbing diagram can improve your knowledge and make it easy to understand the basics. In this article, we discuss diagram types and common FAQ’s.

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How to Install Pool Parts: Returns and Drain Fittings | Terry's Plumbing

How to Install Pool Parts: Returns and Drain Fittings

When building an inground swimming pool, there are many important small details. One area that is often oversimplified is the plumbing of the pool. More specifically, installing the main drains, and returns. So, here’s a step-by-step process for each of these, in detail.

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Is your Pool Plumbed Properly? | Terrys Plumbing

Is your Pool Plumbed Properly?

Many pool builders skimp or rush through the plumbing. If it’s done wrong or looks like junk, no one will be happy. The client won’t be happy when the pool isn’t performing up to standard, and as a plumber, you’ll be out there spending countless hours reworking and fixing your rush job. Ideally, you want to use straight lines and have everything symmetric. It’s more appealing to the eyes and helps water flow, but it’s not always possible. So, in this blog, we go over how to know if your pool is plumbed properly.

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Different Pipe types for Pool Plumbing Systems | Terry's Plumbing

Different Pipe types for Pool Plumbing Systems

Pools are a great addition to any home. Currently, there are millions of residential pools in America alone and more are being added every year. The right piping is essential for the successful installation and construction of these pools. If you are considering an inground pool installation, it’s natural to have questions about the correct materials to use for this process. In this blog, we will cover the common types of pipes found in pool plumbing systems and determine which pipe will work best for you. Let’s dive in! Rigid PVC Pipe If rigid PVC pipe is being used to […]

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Reading and Understanding “Blueprints” | Terrys Plumbing | Pittsburgh

Reading and Understanding “Blueprints”

Blueprints provide a map for building a home. The symbols on the blueprints tell carpenters, plumbers and electricians all they need to know about the home’s design and building materials. Plumbing blueprints detail everything from the type and size of sinks to the location of gas lines, drains and vents. Most times, plumbers must take extensive courses to learn how to read all the details of a plumbing blueprint. In this blog we give a crash course on how to understand blueprints and different things to consider when reading them. What are Blueprints? Blueprints are 2-dimensional architectural design drawings that […]

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The Process of a Sewer line Repair | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

The Process of a Sewer line Repair

Intact sewer and water lines are essential to a clean and comfortable home. A sewer line backup or leak can be frustrating to deal with as a homeowner. Along with the unpleasant smell and messy cleanup of a compromised sewer pipe, it can be difficult to pinpoint the root cause of your sewage problem. Read on to learn what signs you should look out for and how sewer lines are replaced.

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Well Water Pros, Cons and More | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

Well Water Pros, Cons and More

The typical residential well is an amazing resource and can produce excellent quality water with minimal servicing. Most wells can operate for many years without maintenance. However, homeowners sometimes don’t realize that their water well requires service and routine maintenance until it is too late. The effect that well water can have on our pipes is something that is greatly overlooked. In this blog we cover how a well works, pros and cons, and common issues you may run into. For more information keep on reading!

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How a Sewer Camera Inspection Works | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

How a Sewer Camera Inspection Works

If you’ve done any research on sewer line problems, you’ve probably seen something about “sewer cameras” or “video pipe inspections.” Plumbers use this technique when diagnosing backups or damage, so it’s wise for homeowners to know what sewer camera inspections are and what they’re used for should a problem ever arise. Lucky for you, this is exactly what we cover in this blog!

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