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How can I add a natural gas connection point on a patio?

QUESTION: I am tired of running out of propane and lugging heavy BBQ tanks to be refilled. How hard is it to add a natural gas connection point to my patio? ANSWER: Adding a gas […]

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How to fix a leaky hose-bib

QUESTION: I have a small leak in my hose-bib. Should I bother fixing it? Are there other plumbing things I should consider doing in the summertime? ANSWER: Your hose bib is certainly worth fixing. It […]

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Should I service my furnace or boiler every year?

QUESTION: Should I service my furnace or boiler every year? If so, when is the best time? Answer: I usually recommend to our customers that they have their heating equipment looked at every year. In […]

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How do tankless water heaters work?

QUESTION: How do tankless water heaters work, and how long do they last? ANSWER: Tankless water heaters work on demand – they only heat water when necessary. When a hot water fixture is opened or […]

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What should I do to winterize my external plumbing systems?

QUESTION: What should I do to winterize my external plumbing systems? Answer: Winterizing your external plumbing system is the most important job if you live in areas that freeze in the winter. The simple fact […]

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How to fix apartment building drainage back-ups

QUESTION: I am on Strata in a 4-story apartment building. It’s not that old but, we seem to be having problems with drainage back-ups and small floods. We have snaked the sinks that backed-up but, […]

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How do I choose a natural gas contractor?

QUESTION: I have plans to renovate or build my house. How do I choose a natural gas contractor? Answer: Whether they’re purely practical or driven by your dreams, natural gas can play a big part […]

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What should I do to prepare my house for the fall and winter seasons?

QUESTION: What should I do to prepare my house for the fall and winter seasons? Answer: As we move into fall and the rainy season, the first thing you should do is inspect your gutters […]

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Do I need to install a low consumption toilet?

QUESTION: I have heard some talk about the Provincial Government requiring the installation of low consumption toilets. How does this affect me? Answer: UPDATE: The Province of British Columbia is taking another step toward increased […]

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Do You Need Your Kitec Piping Replaced?

QUESTION: I’ve recently heard about a problem with “Kitec” branded piping and a settlement of a class action law suit against the manufacturer? ANSWER: Commonly used in domestic water, and heating system, this is reminiscent of another […]

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