Category Archives: Pipes and Wrenches

Water Pressure

Low water pressure can be exhausting whenever you take a shower, but did you know that your water pressure can be TOO high? People tend to associate high water pressure with an advantage. Still, high water pressure can lead to a shorter life cycle of your appliances and it can also damage your plumbing, leading to leaks and pipe bursts, which can cost you a lot. In this article, we will talk about the various symptoms of high water pressure and how to fix the issues… Symptoms Of High Water Pressure Water Hammering We’ve all heard the ominous pounding coming from the pipes. When a fast, heavy water flow comes to a standstill, it’s known as a “water hammer.” A fixture can halt the flow of water. As a result, a shock wave is sent through your plumbing system. Intense vibrations cause the well-known shuddering sounds in your pipes. Leaking…

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Cables & Wiring How to Use a Connecting Stripe

Cables & Wiring: How to Use a Connecting Stripe  Contents  – Step 1: Connect a classic connecting stripe  – Step 2: Connecting WAGO quick connectors  The connection of two or more electrical cables is often necessary for an installation. Two types of equipment exist today to make a connection: the classic connecting stripe equipped with screws that hold the wires in place and the WAGO or quick connector in which the cables are clipped.    A connecting stripe, whatever its type, is part of essential electrical work, within reach of any handyman, even a beginner.     Caution: make sure to turn off the circuit breaker before any work to avoid the risk of electrification. If in doubt, call a professional.     Reminder:  – The ground wire is usually in the middle of the outlet.  – The letter N indicates the neutral (blue wire).  – The letter L indicates the phase (red,…

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Plumbing tips

A few budget-friendly plumbing tips to help you save. Do Not Tighten Your Tap. One of the worst things you do to your plumbing fixtures all the time is to tighten your tap excessively. Some of us think it is best to tighten your tap to the extreme to ensure it is not dripping. We believe that we are saving water, but we are damaging our tap’s seal. Because of the additional pressure, it is subjected to, it will wear out faster every time it is tightened. To avoid this, turn the tap until it comes to a natural stop; do not go further than that. Watch What You Flush It’s simple to take it away by flushing it down the toilet. Then you’re shocked by the fact that your toilet is clogged. Certain items should be flushed, while others should be thrown in the trash. If you flush anything…

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Symptoms of a Damaged Sewer Pipe

There’s no need for this year’s spooky season, especially with the Covid-19 to be ruined by some home sewage problems like damaged sewer pipes. With our help, you will be able to identify the top 5 tell-tale symptoms that your sewer line is possibly broken. #1. Strong Sewer Odor I’d say a strong and unusual odor is a tell-tale symptom that there is something wrong with your sewer system. Usually, a sanitary sewer is designed to be airtight, with the exception of vent stacks on your roof that makes way for the sewage to move downhill. But, if there is a crack in your sewer lines, your nose will tell you. And, before this toxic odor creeps into your house, contact a sewer repair professional immediately. #2. There Are Moldy Areas on Walls, Floors, and Ceilings Whether it’s the mucky black spots on your walls, the fuzzy white patches on…

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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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