Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) December 11, 2012 -- “You must pick a drainpipe diameter large enough to keep the fluid from slowing down (you need at least 2-ft. per second) and to allow air in the pipe at all times,” says Mr Rooter. Bob Beall, master plumber and owner of Mr Rooter Plumbing, offers free expert plumbing advice daily to consumers in the Southwest Pennsylvania and Northeast Ohio region.
“Practically speaking, there are four different pipe diameters to work with: 1 1/2 inch, 2 inch, 3 inch, and 4 inch,” says Beall. Mr Rooter recommends staying away from 1 1/4 inch because its small diameter can become easily clogged and fill with water.
“There are very complicated tables the consumer can use to help choose minimum pipe diameters, but the following simple tips will keep you out of trouble,” says the most referred and trusted plumber in Pittsburgh and Youngstown.