Category Archives: Pipes and Wrenches

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This article is here to burst your bubble about the world of plumbing, and there are many things you are doing that are counterintuitive. The thing about plumbing is that everyone thinks it’s a simple job, granted something you can DIY yourself, but the more complicated things should be left to the professional if you ask my humble opinion.  Plumbing isn’t something that most of us have much knowledge of, and we should leave it to the professional rather than believing everything we see on the internet. This line is blurred when you start adding myth into the mix. So without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and bust some of the common misconceptions and myths about plumbing. Myth 1- You can flush items that say they are flushable Well, you can, but you aren’t recommended to do this as they will just contaminate the water source and even cause…

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heater

Who does not want to save money on their water heater bills? Did you know that your water bills count up to 18 % of your total bills? It definitely makes your pockets hurt, huh? Have you ever taken your hot water for granted and when your water heater was broken down you felt betrayed and had to shower with cold water on a Monday morning? In this article, you will learn how to create an efficient home; saving money and energy. 10 Water Heater Tips; 1. Lower The Thermostat Many manufacturers already have a certain degree for their water heater, which is normally at 60 degrees Celsius but most homes are mostly comfortable at 48 degrees Celsius. When you are done with the adjustment you will want to take a quick shower to see if there is a noticeable difference in the temperature. If it does not make a…

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Water leaks are a fairly common occurrence in our homes. However, you have the option of temporarily fixing it until the specialist arrives. If you find yourself in this situation, keep calm and call a professional. Here are the steps to follow to repair a hot water leak. Turn off the main water supply As soon as you notice a water leak, the first thing to do is find out where the leak is located. Next, you need to turn off the main water supply to your home. This will stop the water leak from dripping. A water leak in your home can come from a variety of places. If yours is located in a buried or concealed pipe, you should seek the advice of a plumber. They will be able to help you better in this case. Repairing a water leak on a fitting If your water leak is on…

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The combined solar system is becoming more and more popular in homes. It provides hot water and heating thanks to solar energy. It represents a potentially exciting investment, allowing for significant savings on the bill. But what about its installation cost? Focus. What Is a Combined Solar System? When you decide to equip yourself with a solar panel, you can choose between different types of installation. Among these is the SSC or Combined Solar System configuration. This one allows you to cover all your hot water and heating needs. Working with inexhaustible energy, which is the sun, proves to be a practical solution to lower energy bills. Its solar collectors transform the sun’s rays into a heat transfer fluid, which allows obtaining energy. At night, the regulator takes over and triggers the secondary energy source. Although the purchase of a solar combisystem is an economical solution, the cost of installation…

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There are a plethora of hot water systems on the market, and you have a wide array of choices to choose from. However, this can be a bit dicey because you don’t know what the hot water system is perfect for you. The type of water heater you choose should depend on your budget, but we advise you to invest in a solar water heater if you have the money. In my book, the perfect water system is solar water heaters because they save you money on gas and fossil fuel and are the most eco-friendly alternative on the market. Don’t worry because we are here to help you out. So without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn more about solar water heaters.  1. What is a solar water heater? A solar water heater is a system that produces domestic hot water (DHW) using solar energy. It has a…

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plumber

There are many things you need to know before hiring a plumber. Just like letting a stranger into your home, you need to be careful in choosing your plumber. I don’t know anything about plumbing, and I’m not necessarily good with my hands. The perfect plumber should meet all of your requirements, and you should hire someone not because they are known in the area but you should hire someone who is experienced but knows what they are doing. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of the things you need to know before hiring a plumber. 1. Call a professional plumber Although it is sometimes tempting to repair, renovate or install the plumbing in your home, the risk involved far outweighs the benefits of doing it yourself. Whether you are a novice or a black belt in DIY, no one is safe from mistakes. Between…

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hard water

Hard water can be an expensive condition to live in. When dissolved minerals in the water react with heat in your home’s pipes, scale and buildup form, causing damage to your pipes, appliances, and fixtures. Rainwater is pure and devoid of minerals or soft water when it falls as rain. As it passes through the ground, calcium and magnesium are gathered. Water that has accumulated many minerals is called hard water. Hard water isn’t bad for your health, but it is bad for your house. A water softener treats hard water by eliminating the minerals that cause it using an ion-exchange process. The resin within the system traps mineral ions that cause hardness and damage to your property and exchanges them for sodium and potassium ions. How To Know If You Have Hard Water A hard water area covers over 85% of the United States. You may have hard water…

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Thermostatic Shower Mixer

How to Choose Your Thermostatic Shower Mixer Contents     – Advantages and disadvantages of the thermostatic shower mixer     – Choosing a thermostatic shower mixer     – Price of thermostatic shower mixers The thermostatic shower mixer allows you to adjust the water temperature to the nearest degree and maintain it throughout the shower. It remains to choose between the various models adorned with many materials, shapes, and additional equipment. Our zoom guides you through this world of thermostatic shower mixers.  Advantages and disadvantages of thermostatic shower mixers The thermostatic shower mixer is equipped with two levers; one is used to adjust the flow of water, the other to adjust the temperature, which is thus fixed at the desired degree. But this is not the only advantage. Here are the others:     – The water temperature remains constant, even when the pressure drops, for example, when someone uses another faucet in…

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Tips on Choosing Your Flush-Mounted Shower Tray Contents – Why choose an inset shower tray? – How to choose an inset shower tray? – Flush-mounted shower tray: prices and points of sale The flush-mounted shower tray allows access to the shower without climbing over a step. Positioned level with the floor, it is as stylish as practical, but it is more complex to install than a drop-in tray. Find out why and how to choose one. Why choose a flush-mounted shower tray? Features This type of shower tray is embedded in the floor or, more rarely, in a base made of polystyrene to be tiled, bricks, or cinder block. You can choose the recessed shower tray for its aesthetic appeal, the impression of space it gives to the shower, and ease of use. It is ideal for children and people with reduced mobility with no steps to climb. Note: the flush-mounted…

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How to Choose Your Showerhead Summary     – Choosing your showerhead     – Models of showerhead     – Showerhead: prices and points of sale The showerhead is one of the main accessories of the shower fittings with the mixer, the shower column, and the shower hose. Connected to the mixer by the flexible hose, it can be chosen among many models depending on the design and the type of spray desired. Choosing your showerhead The showerhead is essential to the comfort of the shower, and its choice is important. Let’s see closer below. Materials The showerhead can be made in different shapes and chrome-plated, colored, transparent, etc. ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) is the most common material. This molded plastic material does not rust and is highly resistant to impact. There are also wooden showerheads, warm and natural but more expensive and sensitive to scratches. Metal is rare. Note: daily, the showerhead can…

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