Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: Clue Plumbing!
Weâ€™d like to extend a hearty, clog-free, gleaming copper pipe welcome to our latest Advertiser, entrepreneur Tim Elling and his company, Clue Plumbing.
Going into business was a lead pipe cinch for Tim.
â€œItâ€™s been a goal of mine to have my own company since I started in plumbing over fifteen years ago,â€ he told us recently.
Tim got the bulk of his hands-on experience working for Merit Mechanical in Redmond.
â€œI was Head Service Plumber at Merit,â€ he said. â€œMerit services thirty-five percent of all commercial buildings between Everett and Olympia.â€
Based in Burien, Tim, bonded and insured, is licensed to work wonders from Seattle to Tacoma.
Tim Elling is a person who does not brag and does not boast. Trying to get him to tell us how darn good he is is like prying a rusted forty year-old elbow joint from a pre-1980 galvanized…well, you get the picture.
He thought and said: â€œThe other day a local insurance executive pointed out at a luncheon that several other plumbing firms had told him that heâ€™d have to pay hundreds of dollars to fix a problem with his shower. He called me. I asked him some questions and told him over the phone how to easily resolve the problem on his own. Didnâ€™t cost him a cent.â€
His slogan is: â€œHave a plumbing problem and havenâ€™t a clue? Hereâ€™s what Clue Plumbing can do for you.â€
Tim will replace, repair and install drains, vents, hot water tanks, fixtures and faucets and a whole lot more. Residential and commercial.
He also does kitchen and bath remodels.
After nearly two decades in the business, Timâ€™s got a Clue. Plenty of Clue.
Try this: The next time you have a plumbing issue, hire Tim. His phone numbers are listed below.
When heâ€™s there, freeing you from some broken pipe nightmare, quiz Tim by asking him to define the following randomly selected plumbing terms.
Heâ€™ll know the answers.
(And we did not go over this with him in advance. Really.)
Here are the plumbing terms:
- Eccentric Shank
- Piezo Switch
- Backjet Pulse Canister
- Water Hammer
- Barlow’s Formula
- Butterfly Valve
- Down Head Boring Gimlet
- “A” Valve
- Acceptance Factor
- Priming Jet
- Seattle/Burien area phone: 206-300-5183
- Tacoma phone: 253-208-1687
- email: [email protected]
- Clue Plumbing license number: CLUEPP*923ZBP
Clue Plumbing â€œGet a Clueâ€ plumbing term answers:
- Eccentric Shank: A shank or the fitting with a shank in which the centerline is offset to allow minor compensation for supply lines that would be difficult to precisely position.
- Piezo Switch: The electronic switch the bather uses to control the whirlpool and optional heater. This switch, based upon the piezo-electric effect, generates a voltage when pressure is applied to it.
- Backjet Pulse Canister: A serviceable water-controlling device responsible for backjet pulsing action.
- Water Hammer: A loud banging noise caused by the hydraulic shock of suddenly shutting off a water supply, where water moves against the side of containing pipe or vessel.
- Barlow’s Formula: An equation which shows the relationship of internal pressure to allowable stress, nominal thickness and diameter.
- Butterfly Valve: A valve made of a square, rectangular, or round disk attached to a shaft inside a body of the same shape. Rotating the shaft 90 degrees opens or closes the valve.
- Down Head Boring Gimlet: A flexible cutting tip for an auger cable.
- Johnni-Bolts: Closet bolts, used to mount toilet bowls to the closet flange.
- “A” Valve: A manual gas shut-off valve.
- POS: Porcelain on steel. A finish commonly used on sinks and tubs.
- Acceptance Factor: Bladder tank drawdown expressed in percentage.
- Priming Jet: Opening in bowl through which tank-supplied water flows, designed to propel waste up into the trapway.