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Gas Lines

2 Pro Steps for Insulating Your Gas Lines Summary – Step 1: Insulate the gas line thermally – Step 2: Insulate the gas line system (pipes) acoustically Insulating your gas lines (pipes) has a double advantage: limiting heat loss and noise in your pipes. We distinguish between: – The thermal insulation of a pipe consists in wrapping the pipe in an insulating sleeve. – The sound insulation of your pipes consists, for example, in changing the fixing collars for anti-vibration foam collars. 1. Insulate the pipe thermally Insulating your gas lines can significantly impact your energy costs, especially if they run through unheated areas such as the cellar, garage or attic. It avoids heat loss and, in extreme cases, freezing of pipes. To insulate your pipes thermally: – Measure the length of your pipes and cut the insulation sleeves to the desired size using a cutter. – Put them in place:…

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Water

Water is an essential element for the life of every human being. In many countries, tap water is treated and controlled before being distributed in domestic networks. But sometimes, this water contains particles that can harm the health of users. Discover in this content, how you can purify tap water!  Experiment with a Carbon Filter for Faucets Charcoal filters fit easily into the tap and filter the water when you turn it on. Some of these filters can be connected to the water line under the sink. This allows the water to pass through a carbon bed filter. You can seek advice from a water purification and disinfection specialist. Charcoal filters are quite affordable, so you can get them without breaking your budget. They remove a variety of contaminants from water, including certain pesticides, chlorine and radon. They also remove certain bacteria and heavy metals such as lead. However, be…

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Drain

Have you ever gone to your garage to store something, only to discover stagnant, gooey sludge lying on top of the floor grate? As bad as the mess looks, what’s even worse is that if you don’t have it addressed quickly, it might end up harming any objects you have stored nearby. A garage floor drain is designed to drain any water that enters your garage with your vehicles, spills in your garage, or pours into your garage from the outside. A clogged garage drain can result in a slew of problems, including the loss of valuables and tools. Continue reading to learn about the most frequent causes of garage drain backups, as well as how to prevent them. Causes of Clogged Garage Floor Drains. Lack of Maintenance: If you don’t clean it out every few months, debris builds up and might cause a backlog, resulting in discoloration and mold…

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Have you ever heard of a pellet stove with a suction cup outlet? This device has a low installation cost, low environmental impact and high efficiency. In addition, it’s been quite popular for a number of years. But, its installation is quite complex and requires skills in the field. What you need to know before installing a pellet stove In general, there are three types of installation of a pellet stove with venting. But before doing anything, you must take into account the safety instructions: observe the safety distances (especially for combustible materials) and take into account the air supply of the stove. Parameters to be taken into account To ensure a successful and safe installation of the appliance, it is imperative to determine certain parameters: Find the ideal location The stove must generally be installed on a solid and resistant support because the appliance is often heavy (between 70…

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Walk-in Shower

Contents – Zoom on the walk-in shower – Step 1: Position the drain plug – Step 2: Make a form for the drain – Step 3: Pour the bottom of the shower tray – Step 4: Install the drain – Step 5: Install the waterproofing sheet – Step 6: Cut out the drain grate support – Step 7: Make a diamond point screed – Step 8: Lay the tiles Aesthetic and discreet in the bathroom, the walk-in shower is becoming more and more popular. Spacious, accessible, and decorative, it requires great attention during its construction, especially to the drainage of water and the waterproofing of the whole at the risk of significant disorder. There are two main methods to build an Italian shower: – the installation by making the screed yourself; – the installation with a ready-to-tile shower tray. This sheet presents the first method, i.e., the realization of a…

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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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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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Unclogging a Drain

Pipes and Wrenches | Unclogging a Drain Contents     – Method 1: Unclog your sink by removing and cleaning the drain     – Method 2: Unclog your sink with a plunger     – Method 3: Unclog a sink with a pressure washer     – Method 4: Unclog the sink with a chemical product It is common for food, grease, or any dirt to get lodged in your sink’s trap and clog it. The clogged trap prevents water from draining normally and can cause your sink to overflow. Unclogging a drain is easy to do yourself. In most cases, it takes less than half an hour to unblock your sink. Method 1: Unclog your sink by removing and cleaning the trap Removing the drain and cleaning it is the most effective way to deal with a clogged sink.     – First, place a bowl filled with a few inches of water…

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