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Plumbing Tips for a New Home If you are building a brand-new house or planning a major renovation project for an older home, you will want to take the time to think about how you want the plumbing installed. By this, we mean that the placement of freshwater supply lines, sewer and drainpipes and plumbing vents should be installed in the right locations so that water need travel the shortest distance possible. If you have a large home, the farther the water connections are from the main supply line, the lower the pressure. Since it can be challenging to know if you will have sufficient water pressure post-construction or post-renovation, it is a good idea to have a water pressure regulator installed simultaneously. Aside from the above, here are a few other tips and ideas you will want to incorporate into your new home plumbing installation.. Centralize Plumbing In the…

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Tips From Experts: 4 Things to Know Before Opting for a Hot Water System You’ve been yearning for that nice and hot shower and you’ve heard a lot about the importance of a hot water system. But, how much do you really know about it? When it comes to hot water, we are experts and before you break your bank account to get that hot water system, here are some answers to common FAQs about hot water systems. #1. What System Is Best for You? That’s the first question most people will ask. To reduce your confusion, there are many different variables out there and what may be best for somebody else may not be best for you. Factors such as family size, water consumption habits and budget can play a big role as well. Generally, there are two main water-hating methods you can select from: tank and instantaneous water…

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Attention: Common Downspout Problems When it rains, especially when it rains a lot, one thing is for certain at one point or another, all that rain and moisture can cause great damage to your home, in terms of rot, erosion, mold and mildew issues. But, that’s when the guttering system comes to the fore. As one of the most important systems in a house, it is designed to prevent any water damage and flooding. Gutters will collect the accumulated rainwater from your house’s roof and direct it away from your house. And, that’s when downspouts play a critical role: connected to gutters, they are the channels that direct the rainwater safely to a drainage area. What Is the Importance of Properly Functioning Downspouts? Longer roof lifespan: When rainwater will overflow your gutters, it will also seep under the shingles and cause damage to the fascia and soffit of your roof.…

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Why Choose a Flexible Water Tank to Collect Rainwater?

Why Choose a Flexible Water Tank to Collect Rainwater? Contents     – Principle of the flexible water tank     – Why choose a flexible cistern to collect rainwater?     – Installation of a flexible cistern     – Price of a flexible water cistern Why Choose a Flexible Water Tank to Collect Rainwater? The self-supporting flexible cistern is one solution for rainwater harvesting, along with the concrete tank and the polyethylene tank. It is also known as a flexible tank or a water pocket. Principle of the flexible water tank The flexible water tank is made of high resistance polyester, coated with PVC. The materials must comply with sanitary standards so as not to alter the water they contain. They have a lifespan of about 15 years. The cistern is shaped like a cushion allowing it to be self-supporting and ensures its solidity. The corners must be reinforced. Most cisterns are…

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5 Essential Steps for Installing a Classic Shower

5 Essential Steps for Installing a Classic Shower  Contents  – Step 1: Position the tray of your Classic Shower  – Step 2: Install the drain and seal of your Classic Shower  – Step 3: Assemble the sleeves to the drain hose of your classic shower  – Step 4: Attach the drain hose to the drain of your Classic Shower and connect it  – Step 5: Attach your Classic Shower Tray to the walls   For a bathroom on a budget, installing a standard shower is the best option. Functional and space-saving, the shower tray is easy to install, even for the uninitiated.  This sheet explains, in steps, how to install a standard shower.  1. Position the tray of your classic shower  Place your shower tray in its final location. Check that it is level with a spirit level. If it’s not level, put it on its edge to adjust the…

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6 Reasons Commercial Electrical Maintenance Is Important Whatever the type of industry you are in, an electrical system plays a huge role in your business and you depend on it. But, rather than taking it for granted, why don’t you hire some commercial electrical maintenance services to perform a proper inspection of your business’ power system? Reason 1: Reduced Energy Cost When an electrical appliance or equipment is functioning properly, it will use less energy and hence is cost-saving for you. However, sometimes, there might be some issues with your appliance that maybe you won’t notice, but which is taking up more energy than necessary to operate (and, of course, driving the cost up). But, rest assured as the skilled and experienced electricians at Lion electric will be able to find and eliminate these small and unnoticeable problems with your electrical equipment that may be costing you. And, they may…

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Steps to Dismantle a Faucet

Pipes and Wrenches | 4 Easy Steps to Dismantle a Faucet Contents     – Precautions to take before disassembling a faucet     – Step 1: Unscrew the nuts that connect the hoses to the water supply     – Step 2: Detach the control stem from the bung     – Step 3: Remove the faucet fasteners from under the sink, basin, or tub     – Step 4: Remove the faucet Removing a faucet is a simple operation that unsophisticated DIYers can do. Replacing a defective faucet, changing a faucet model, or replacing a worn-out gasket: all these operations require disassembling a faucet. To disassemble a faucet, you will need to disconnect it from its support and disconnect it from the hot and cold water supplies. Precautions to take before disassembling a faucet Before starting to disassemble a faucet, you must turn off the water, with the stopcock if you have one, otherwise…

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Leaking Faucet

6 Easy Steps to Repair a Leaking Faucet Repairing a Leaking Mixer at the Base and Changing Its Cartridge Contents – Precautions to take before repairing a leaking faucet – Step 1: Remove the handle from the mixing valve (option 1) – Disassemble the handle of the mixing valve (option 2) – Step 2: Access the cartridge – Step 3: Change the used seals – Step 4: Reassemble the mixing valve – Step 5: Check the mixer installation – Step 6: If the mixer is still leaking, change the cartridge Repairing a leaking faucet by replacing the cartridge seals is something you can do yourself. Moreover, this repair does not require many tools.  The mixing valve differs from other types of faucets in that it has a single control for water temperature and flow. However, sometimes the seals of the cartridge inserted in the mixing valve body wear out and…

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Installing a Rainwater Harvesting System

Pipes and Wrenches | Installing a Rainwater Harvesting System Summary     – Zoom on rainwater harvesters     – Step 1: Prepare a flat and rigid slab     – Step 2: Install the connection pipe at the top     – Step 3: Install the tap of the rainwater harvesting system in the lower part     – Step 4: Install the filtering collector on the gutter     – Step 5: Collect rainwater Installing a Rainwater Harvesting System Installing a rainwater collector is a relatively simple operation that allows you to save water for watering your garden. However, you must be careful to recover as much water as possible and avoid the proliferation of organisms. Follow the advice in this sheet to properly install your rainwater harvesting system. Zoom on rainwater harvesters Rainwater harvesters are commercially available in various forms and materials; the most common are made of polyethylene. You can also recycle…

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Faucet Aerator

6 Easy Steps to Descale a Faucet Aerator Contents     – The different methods to descale a faucet     – Step 1: Descale the outside of the faucet     – Step 2: Unscrew the aerator from the faucet     – Step 3: Remove the aerator from the faucet     – Step 4: Descale the aerator from the faucet     – Step 5: Reassemble the aerator from the faucet     – Step 6: Screw the aerator back on Descaling a faucet aerator is easy and accessible to everyone. Moreover, it does not require expensive equipment. Loss of pressure, splashing, over-consumption of water, even leakage: the accumulation of scale causes many inconveniences and deteriorates your faucet. Generally, scale is deposited in the faucet orifice. It is also necessary to descale the seats of the faucet heads inside the faucet itself. Here the scale prevents the faucet from closing properly and dripping. The…

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