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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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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 also recommend different means to further save…

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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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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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Installing a Shower Tray

Pipes and Wrenches | Installing a Shower Tray Summary     – Step 1: Prepare the base     – Step 2: Install the drain system     – Step 3: Form the base     – Step 4: Finalize the installation of the shower tray Showers are becoming more and more popular thanks to the wide variety of shower trays becoming more extensive and comfortable. Installing a shower tray requires following a few strict rules to ensure water tightness and proper drainage. 1. Prepare the base If you don’t have an existing drain on the floor, you’ll need to provide support for a side drain.     – Position the shower tray in its future location.     – Draw the contours of the shower tray with a pencil.     – To form the future base, ideally use pieces of aerated concrete (or waterproof plaster tiles) that you will place at the four corners of…

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Heat Pump

How a Heat Pump Works Contents – Principles of heat pump operation – Explanations of how a heat pump works – How a heat pump works according to its type – Avoid heat pumps with piston compressors Although an air conditioner can technically be called a heat pump, the word “heat pump” is more commonly used to refer to an HVAC system that can pump heat both inside and outdoors. Heat pumps can move heat in both directions: from the inside to the outside (cooling) and from the outside to the inside (heating).  To understand all the advantages of a heat pump, its limitations, and maintenance constraints, you need to know how it works, and this post tells you what it’s all about. Principles of heat pump operation Heat pump operation is based on heat transfer between a heat transfer fluid and a surrounding environment. The so-called “refrigerant” has the property of…

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