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Weekly Topic Inspiration: Bathroom Plumbing

  1. Simone Smith profile image91
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    Good day to you, honorable Hubbers!

    We are now in our second (and final) week of the Clogs to Coins contest, which is based in the plumbing category, and to go along with that, we're making our Weekly Topic Inspiration themes plumbing-related, to help you write great entries!

    This week's theme: bathroom plumbing big_smile

    Here are some commonly searched for keywords related to bathroom plumbing that might give you some ideas if you're at a loss:

    clogged bathroom sink
    bathroom sink installation
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    bathroom sink clog
    replace bathroom sink
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    installing a bathroom sink
    bathroom plumbing repair
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    bathroom plumbing fixtures
    bathroom rough plumbing
    bathtub plumbing
    bathroom plumbing diagram
    bathroom plumbing supply
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    bathroom plumbing supplies
    plumbing bathroom fixtures
    faucet plumbing
    plumbing questions
    plumbing a bathroom sink
    home plumbing problems
    plumbing remodeling
    new bathroom plumbing
    plumbing help

    By writing on this topic this week, you will be included in the Clogs to Coins contest, and will therefore have a chance to  win $50, $100, and even $500, which is a pretty nice bonus!

    If you'd like to join in on this week's topic by writing a Hub, follow these steps:

    1)    Click here to visit this week's topic.
    2)    Click the green button "answer this question".
    3)    Click the gray button below the box (leave that empty) that says "make a Hub about it."
    4)    Give your Hub a very specific title, like Easy Summer Gardening Projects for Kids or Challenging Summer Activities for Teens
    5)    Create good quality original content that hasn't been covered before.
    6)    After you publish your Weekly Topic Inspiration Hub, come back to this forum thread and post a link to your Hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.

    For a full explanation Weekly Topic Inspiration program, read our Learning Center guide.

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/5063877_f260.jpg

    The final submission deadline for the contest is September 4th at 12:00pm (PT), so this theme shall last until then. I'm looking forward to seeing what you write!

    1. AEvans profile image70
      AEvansposted 5 years ago

      I am working on one now. I can't believe I am writing about D-I-Y what an experience! smile

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, for real! I'm looking forward to reading what you put together!

    2. Mrs. Menagerie profile image82
      Mrs. Menagerieposted 5 years ago

      Ooops, I published this one just before this Weekly Topic Inspiration.  I hope it's not cheating to post it anyway...I love to participate in WTI!!!! smile

      http://mrsmenagerie.hubpages.com/hub/DI … ing-Faucet

      1. K9keystrokes profile image92
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Nice plumbing pointers Mrs.M! Very helpful images and directions.smile

      2. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, Mrs. Menagerie! Your photos are awesome and your advice is super helpful.   You've published a BUNCH of really good ones recently!

        1. Mrs. Menagerie profile image82
          Mrs. Menagerieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Aw shucks...thanks K9 and Simone!

    3. profile image0
      SirDentposted 5 years ago

      I clicked to answer the question but it is showing up as Kitchen Plumbing for the weekly topic.

      I am going to continue with it but write it on Bathroom Plumbing.

      1. livelonger profile image87
        livelongerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        SirDent: I used (successfully!) your Hub on how to replace a toilet about a year ago. Was really informative and helpful.

        1. profile image0
          SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          That is awesome news to me.  I think you are the first who let me know you used my instructions.  I think that was one of the first hubs I published here.  My, how time flies.

          I am trying to write one now for this HubTopic but it has already taken a life of it's own.  I am not sure I can get it done in time.

      2. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for pointing out the issue with the question to be answered, SirDent! I had put in the wrong link! Now it's fixed.

    4. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

      How to use a Power Auger to clear the main drainpipe, one miserable step at a time...
      http://k9keystrokes.hubpages.com/t/28abe2
      hmm

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hahaa, it might have been a miserable process, but the Hub turned out to be a Daily Drawing winner, so hurrah for that!

        1. K9keystrokes profile image92
          K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Awesome! I guess that makes up for the misery of main drainpipe issues! I am so thrilled Simone, Thank you and the HP team! lol

    5. tlpoague profile image90
      tlpoagueposted 5 years ago

      I am a little slow on the draw here, but hopefully this will help some do-it-yourselfer out there. Oops, I forgot to go thru the green question. Does that matter?
      Here is the link:
      http://tlpoague.hubpages.com/hub/Help-M … t-know-why

      1. K9keystrokes profile image92
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        What a great hub! I found your information on Dieletric Union for older plumbing very interesting! Worth every minute to read tlpoague. smile
        Cheers~

      2. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, seriously! This was packed with useful info. Robin and I both really liked it. Well done!

    6. tlpoague profile image90
      tlpoagueposted 5 years ago

      Thanks K9,
      I freaked out for a moment thinking my entry was lost. I wanted to add my newest hub to it. Oops, I forgot to use the green button again. Well, hopefully people will find this one helpful too.
      Congrats by the way.

      Here is my link to my newest hub:
      http://tlpoague.hubpages.com/hub/Help-M … t-Know-Why

      1. K9keystrokes profile image92
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I love the image of the mineral build up, awesome shot! Your info is real easy to understand regarding hard vs soft water!
        Cheers~
        K9

        1. tlpoague profile image90
          tlpoagueposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks K9, I love that picture. It looks like a big crystal.

      2. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Another great one, tipoague!

    7. profile image0
      SirDentposted 5 years ago

      Here is my hub for the weekly topic, though the link to answer the question was not right when I clicked it.  I hope you enjoy it.

      http://sirdent.hubpages.com/hub/The-Ins … m-Plumbing

      1. Penny Circle profile image60
        Penny Circleposted 5 years ago in reply to this

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        1. profile image0
          SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          The contest is separate from the Weekly Topic.  All hubs published on the contest topic are eligible for the contest.

          1. K9keystrokes profile image92
            K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            A really good look at lever vs wheel valves. I found this an interesting topic Penny.
            And "The Year of the Three Kettles" very funny. Thanks for clearing up what I didn't know about lime scale in pipes and fixtures.

        2. K9keystrokes profile image92
          K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          SirDent, the first image alone made the trip worth it! But then you give all this great plumbing fixture info, super good stuff!
          cool

      2. PaulaHenry1 profile image68
        PaulaHenry1posted 5 years ago
        1. K9keystrokes profile image92
          K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I really liked the old Drano ad!

      3. HRoger profile image59
        HRogerposted 5 years ago

        Essential ideas and tips on working with bathroom remodeling. The idea of this HUB is to should you how can simple and things make such a difference when it comes to bathroom remodeling. Check it out now everyone!

        http://hroger.hubpages.com/hub/Essentia … h-Fixtures

        1. K9keystrokes profile image92
          K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Some essential information for those who want to remodel their bathroom! Very helpful hub.

      4. K9keystrokes profile image92
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

        A simple lesson on changing a whole house water filter! With pictures of course...
        http://hubpages.com/t/28ac0e
        Have a Wonderful Day Hubbers~
        K9

        1. Simone Smith profile image91
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Jeez. I can't believe that this one won TWO prizes in one day. You really are lucky (AND good at writing these), K9keystrokes!

          1. K9keystrokes profile image92
            K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Totally playing the lottery this weekend! Thank you very much Simone!
            So many great hubs in this plumbing contest, I am humbled to be in such good company.

            1. Penny Circle profile image60
              Penny Circleposted 5 years ago in reply to this

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              1. K9keystrokes profile image92
                K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Thank you so much Penny Circle, you are too kind. smile

            2. SimeyC profile image88
              SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              To be honest you should be very proud of the Hubs you have created! They are all amazing and have raised the bar!

              1. K9keystrokes profile image92
                K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                SimeyC~ Such a sweet thing to share, I am quite flattered by your praise.  I am having so much fun researching, and hanging out with my dad in doing so, that it is just pure joy to compete with such wonderful hub writers like yourself and the HP plumbing community. I really appreciate the remarks. smile

      5. HRoger profile image59
        HRogerposted 5 years ago

        Here is a great Hub with some great tips and information to help us understand why is it to important to maintain our bathrooms in a very good way. This will certainly make the whole remodel process whether new or old much more pleasant than any other.

        http://hroger.hubpages.com/hub/Perfect- … Prep-Steps

        1. K9keystrokes profile image92
          K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Oh yes, the grout issue! I think this is a great source for prep to bathroom remodeling. And be sure to get the grout done right. Like you say, otherwise a big problem will soon be had!

          1. HRoger profile image59
            HRogerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Certainly! The better we handle the situation prior to having everything happening the better we will avoid many future problems.

            ;p

            1. Simone Smith profile image91
              Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Hahaa, this is so true.  It can be pretty embarrassing to have folks come in to work in a terribly maintained bathroom, too. #^_^#

              1. K9keystrokes profile image92
                K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                LOL!  lol

      6. PaulaHenry1 profile image68
        PaulaHenry1posted 5 years ago
        1. K9keystrokes profile image92
          K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Wow...Personally I have never even thought about flushing kitty litter, but I suppose it could make sense to some. Your method for resolving the problem, brilliant! Gotta love Dawn dish soap... hmm

        2. Simone Smith profile image91
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Hahaa, yeah! Great fixes, PaulaHenry1!

      7. HRoger profile image59
        HRogerposted 5 years ago

        What if you have the worst leak possible? IN THE BATHTUB!
        This is probably one of the messiest repairs you can have it done on your bathroom.
        Check out these amazing tips which will give you some ideas of the problems it can cause and a few ways to get around them.

        http://hroger.hubpages.com/hub/Bathtub- … o-Fix-Them

        1. Simone Smith profile image91
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I'm glad you put this together, HRoger!  I would NOT want to have to deal with a leaky bathtub, but it's good to know what to do should the problem arise.

        2. K9keystrokes profile image92
          K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I personally appreciated your awesome advice surrounding the use of a sump pump, very important piece of equipment!
          cool

      8. SimeyC profile image88
        SimeyCposted 5 years ago

        My latest 'plumbing' entry! I know it was supposed to be bathroom plumbing and that's how it started, I just got carried away!

        This is probably my last plumbing article - there's only so much research I can take on plumbing *LOL*

        http://simeyc.hubpages.com/hub/Standard … g-Fixtures

        1. HRoger profile image59
          HRogerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Wow Simey! Great Hub Man!! I love reading your hubs and this was indeed a very interesting Hub to read. I still can't get over the germs fact, over 100,000 for every square inch! If anyone is wondering about what I mean then go read Simey's Hub above.

          Have a great night Hubbers!

        2. Simone Smith profile image91
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah really, this one's fantastic!!!  The germs fact got me, too.  As did the photo of the old greek public toilets. I'm glad we live in an age of modern plumbing.

        3. K9keystrokes profile image92
          K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I am totally with Simone on the greek public toilets...yikes! But the hub was awesome man! I really enjoyed how you added in the tid-bits of "did you know" throughout the work, nice touch. smile

      9. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
        DzyMsLizzyposted 5 years ago

        Here's my contribution for the week....again missed the 'right way around' to do this hub...see what happens when you get in a hurry??!!  Grrr...

        Well, anyway...this is on how to keep your toilet from giving you headaches.

        http://dzymslizzy.hubpages.com/hub/Prev … oiletClogs

        1. K9keystrokes profile image92
          K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Great hub DzyMsLizzy. Knowing the stuff that should NOT be flushed even when it gets marketed as flushable is really helpful! I was really surprised by a few of the items on your list, this is one to keep pinned over the bathroom sink!
          Cheers~
          K9

          1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
            DzyMsLizzyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks, K9--  ;-)

        2. Simone Smith profile image91
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah, really! This is great! I'm so glad to be reading guides like this... hopefully I'm saving myself a whole lot of grief in the future @_@

      10. K9keystrokes profile image92
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

        A last day of the contest hub on Resurfacing Your Bathtub, is it really worth the money these days?
        http://hubpages.com/t/28dd85

        Have a super great Labor Day Weekend Hubbers!
        cool

        1. Simone Smith profile image91
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Whaaa? I didn't even know bathtubs could be resurfaced.  Good to know!

      11. Chuck profile image86
        Chuckposted 5 years ago

        Here is my Hub for this week's topic.  I finished it last night but was too tired to come back here so I am posting the link now.
        http://chuck.hubpages.com/hub/Repairing … e-Bathroom

        1. K9keystrokes profile image92
          K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          So helpful your mold and mildew prevention technique, and the information you offer for that sneaky nasty leak is worth bookmarking. Thank goodness for one noisy pipe drip!
          Cheers! wink

      12. SimeyC profile image88
        SimeyCposted 5 years ago

        OK so I lied - I did one more plumbing entry! Now this was actually inspired by the topic - when I lived in Wales I remember a lot of press about the under-the-mountain power station that helped out in peak times for electricity usage - now as the peak times tend to be toilet breaks during commercials then there is a tenuous link between bathrooms and my hub...are you buying it? *grin*

        http://simeyc.hubpages.com/hub/Extreme- … Hoover-Dam

        1. Simone Smith profile image91
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I really got a kick out of this one!  I never thought of those things as plumbing, but they totally are. What a fun take on the theme!

      13. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
        DzyMsLizzyposted 5 years ago

        Ooops...a little late, but I was just reminded by a fellow-hubber that perhaps indeed I should have posted my latest and last-minute plumbing aritcle here as well as on the contest page (which I did just barely in time to make the noon deadlline).

        This one is sort of on the edge of the category...not really kitchen, but it is; not really bathroom, but it is...how to manage plumbing fixtures and maintenance aboard a boat.  Check it out here:

        http://dzymslizzy.hubpages.com/hub/PlumbingOnBoats

        1. Simone Smith profile image91
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          This was super interesting!  I've always wondered about plumbing on things like boats and motorhomes and trains.  I wonder how different things are across vehicle type!

      14. thougtforce profile image83
        thougtforceposted 5 years ago

        Now I know I am too late to participate in the contest, but since the hub was ready I published it any way:)) Thanks for the inspiration this contest has created. I have learned so many new things and this community have some hidden talents!
        Tina

      15. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

        Thanks for all of the awesome plumbing Hubs, everyone! I hope you've enjoyed it- bathroom plumbing can be a bit of a drag, but I've been surprised by how many fascinating articles have resulted from the contest and WTI themes!

        We've got a bit more of a broadly appealing theme for this week though: Halloween! You can check it out and join in on the new thread here: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/82432

       
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