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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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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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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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4 Steps to Install a Shower Tray

4 Steps to Install 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 the…

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