10 Top Related Articles About Plumbing

10 Top Related Articles About Plumbing

Anode Rod: A sacrificial rod installed in a water heater, composed of one or more metals that protects the tank from corrosion, helping to extend the life of the tank. Auger (or Closet Auger): A bendable rod with curved end used by plumbers to remove clogs from a toilet’s trap. Back Flow: When water traveling from one system backs into any part of the main distribution system, usually by siphoning. Back Flow Preventer: A device to prevent back flow, especially into a potable water supply. Required for sprinkler systems, handheld showers, pullout faucet spouts, and kitchen sprayers. Back Pr

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10 Great Articles On Your Home Plumbing Today

10 Great Articles On Your Home Plumbing Today

Remedy: Consumers should keep this recalled product away from children and immediately contact The Clorox Company’s Liquid Plumr call center for disposal and refund instructions. Consumer Contact: The Clorox Company’s Liquid Plumr call center toll-free at 855-490-0705 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.liquidplumr.com and click on “Important Safety Recall Notice” for more information. Description: This recall involves three Liquid Plumr clog removing products, sold in 17 ounce bottles that are about 9 inches tall. The bottles have the Liquid Plumr logo and the

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8 Great Articles On Your Home Plumbing

8 Great Articles On Your Home Plumbing

Anytime the thermal regulation seems highly unregulated, despite your constant adjustments to the controls, it’s time to take a look under the hood. If you plan on selling your home anytime soon and it hasn’t been properly maintained, potential buyers aren’t going to be interested, until you rectify the situation or unless you lower your home’s selling price and that can take a big bite out of profits. Every home is more valuable (in more ways than one) when it provides thermal stability. 10. You Have Peace Of Mind When Your HVAC Is Running Right It’s hard to fall asleep at night if you’re

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5 Things On Home Improvement Plumbing Today

5 Things On Home Improvement Plumbing Today

Why Maintaining Your HVAC System Is So Crucial Just like your own body needs every part functioning properly to keep you healthy, your home does, too. If, for example, you don’t eat or sleep well, your mood, energy and ability to keep going suffer greatly. The same applies to the different parts of your home, making preventative measures so consequential: 1. You Save Money When The System Runs Right When the components that heat and cool your home work overtime, you pay for it. A struggling system is inefficient and burns more resources, even though it’s not keeping the occupants more comf

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9 Top Related Articles About Plumbing

9 Top Related Articles About Plumbing

Hard water generally ranges from 100 to 250 ppm. Hose Bibb: Sillcock. An outdoor faucet, also used to supply washing machines. IAPMO: Acronym for International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials®  ID: Stands for “inside diameter.” Measures the inside width of a pipe. Impeller: A rotating wheel with vanes found inside a centrifugal pump. As it spins at high speed it draws fluids in and thrusts them under pressure to the discharge outlet. Individual Vent: Individual vent permitted. Each trap and trapped fixture is permitted to be provided with an individual vent. The individual vent

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3 Top Related Articles About Plumbing

3 Top Related Articles About Plumbing

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Coming Soon! Google Local Services Ads Coming to a City Near You! April 20th, 2018 by gtowsley Leave a reply » We’ve been talking about Google Home Services for some time now. Recently Google began to incorporate other services that take place outside of the home, into their Google Home Services platform. This allows for more industries to take advantage of the benefits offered by Google Home Service ads. If you are just tuning in, you may be wondering how Google Local Services ads vary from traditional adwords. Here

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5 Best Home Improvements For Plumbing

5 Best Home Improvements For Plumbing

If your plumbing bangs and clangs like a truckload of scrap metal, you’ve got “water hammer.” Water develops momentum as it flows fast through pipes. When a valve closes quickly and stops the flow, that momentum shakes and pounds pipes. A water hammer arrestor cures this condition with a cushion of air that absorbs the momentum. Before you install a water hammer arrestor, determine which faucets or valves in your house cause the noise. Washing machines and dishwashers are prime suspects because their automatic valves close fast. Arresters for washing machines have screw-on connections, making

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9 Things Should Learn About Plumbing

9 Things Should Learn About Plumbing

Soldering brass fittings, like the valve in Photo 7, requires more heat. Leave the valve open so pressure doesn’t build inside the tube and cause the joint to leak. And if the valve has soft plastic or rubber parts, remove them if possible to avoid ruining them. Temporarily hang a flame protector cloth (opening photo) or a steel plate over wood and other flammable materials when soldering nearby. In any event, keep a fire extinguisher or bucket of water handy in case you start a fire. Shut off your torch when you set it down. The propane tank is tippy. Eventually a lit torch will fall over

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7 Best Home Improvements For Plumbing Now

7 Best Home Improvements For Plumbing Now

“I meant no disrespect.”  The comments were considered particularly inappropriate following yesterday’s charitable actions by the North Korean dignitary. North Korean television reported his heroic deeds, showing him dropkicking a dragon that had been devastating at least two small North Korean cities; saving a horde of thankful and beautiful women, all of whom had been hanging off cliffs; and rolling in a large pile of money while thankful children looked on.  “Unstable?” said President Obama in a press conference to alleviate the international embarrassment. “From what I’ve been reading in North

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3 Things On Home Improvement Plumbing

3 Things On Home Improvement Plumbing

Should you hire drain cleaners for a clogged drain or use chemical drain cleaners? The first thing some people may grab is a chemical drain cleaner. Although most store bought chemical drain cleaning solutions are affordable and easy to grab in times of urgency, they’re not always good for your plumbing system. Here are some reasons why you should cut back on using store bought chemical cleaners. More often than not, clogged drains are a result of buildup hair, grease, soap, human waste, food, and other debris that collect over time. Store bought chemical drain cleaners used chemical reactions

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