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Everything related to health and hygiene is grouped in what is called “the sanitary”. More specifically, it is the bathroom and the toilet. In most homes, these two rooms are combined. In addition, there are the showers, laundry room, and kitchen. The plumbing system distributes water and/or gas to your home. Its installation is not improvised, hence the need to call an expert plumber. The latter can also perform other work such as the connection of sanitary appliances like the washing machine, the installation of your bathtub, etc. Things to Remember Before Proceeding It is essential to know a few things before proceeding with a plumbing connection. First of all, you should know that there are several pipes: the main pipe (22mm diameter), and the 12mm pipes that run from other pipes to the tap. Next, you need to think about the materials that make up the pipes. For gas…

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Limescale build-up in the pipes can be a real nuisance. However, it’s even worse to ignore the problem and settle for slow water flow and flow problems because sooner or later, the pipes will become completely clogged with scale and need to be replaced. Unless you take the necessary steps to fix the situation, there is still time! When limescale gets into your pipes, it can lead to many problems. These problems must be dealt with quickly in order to preserve your pipes. How do you unclog a pipe that is clogged with limescale? How does limescale get into the pipes? As you probably know, limescale is naturally present in the water you consume. This material in your water will gradually build up on the walls of your pipes. Its content in water varies depending on the city or region in which you are located. Limescale does not affect your health, but…

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Contents – The drop-in tray – The recessed shower tray – The tiled shower tray – How to choose a shower tray? The shower tray is an essential element because it allows water to be collected and drained. This post will help you choose a suitable shower tray by evaluating the different types of shower trays that exist, with their many shapes, sizes, and materials. The free-standing shower tray The drop-in tray is one of the three main types of the tray. You can place it on the floor or a base. It’s best if you don’t want to do any major work, since only the drain and the outlet, if not already provided, require digging up the floor. And for those who don’t want to have a step to climb, there are also extra-flat shower trays that are only 4 to 5 cm high. However, the drainage system must…

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Pipe Damage

Have you taken the steps needed to keep pipes in your home from freezing in cold winter weather? When pipes freeze, the extra pressure within the pipes can cause them to burst, leading to water damage in the home. Here are a few simple ways you can keep your pipes warm and your home dry, even in the coldest of winters. Keep thermostats in outbuildings and second homes at 65 degrees. If you have a guest or pool house, or have a home with multiple heating zones, make sure to keep them all at a minimum of 65 degrees, to prevent frozen pipes in the winter months. For buildings that you won’t use at all in the winter, you can turn off the main water supply and drain the pipes instead. Add insulation to outside walls that contain pipes. Exterior walls can get much colder than inside walls. If you…

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Solar Panels

Read This Before Installing Your Solar Panels  There are 2 types of solar panels: the photovoltaic solar panel produces electricity, and the thermal solar panel produces heat.  You can install a solar thermal panel in your garden to heat your pool water. Photovoltaic solar panels can be installed in a field to produce electricity.  You can also install a thermal panel on the ground, connected to a water heater for the house.  Note well: A solar panel should not be installed in any way.  For optimal performance, the installation of solar panels must be very precise and depends on the orientation and architecture of the building.  Solar panel installation: a professional job  The installation of photovoltaic solar panels on a roof, a facade, or a garden is not obvious. Especially for building-integrated photovoltaic solar panels! You must entrust this step to a professional installer.  It is also a matter of installing the regulator…

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Having trouble finding the proper heating for your home? You can choose between the reversible air conditioner that produces heat or cools the room according to your needs or the heating stove that comes in several types, such as wood stove, pellet stove, electric stove, oil stove, gas, bioethanol stove, and oil stove. Usually, the choice of a heating stove depends on the size of your house, and whether you want to heat the whole or part of the area. Here are some of the types of stoves you can find: Wood-Burning Stoves They are more economical than other stoves. The use of wood stoves reduces certain health risks. Indeed, it does not release harmful gases, and it captures a lot of oxygen in the air during its combustion. In addition, wood is one of the cheapest renewable energy sources. Wood stoves are more efficient and require only periodic easy…

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Gas Lines

2 Pro Steps for Insulating Your 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…

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Water

Water Treatment: How to Purify Tap 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…

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Drain

How To Unclog a Garage Floor 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…

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How to Install a Pellet stove with suction cup outlet 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…

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