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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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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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How to Descale a Faucet

The seat is the surface on which the valve seal rests to prevent water from flowing when the valve handles are turned. This internal part of the faucet may be worn or scaled, causing repeated leaks. Here, the seat should be lapped. Honing flattens the center of the valve heads, allowing the valve to seal when the valve is closed. Begin by removing the valve handles Switch off both the hot and cold water supplies to the faucet. To access the faucet head seats, remove the faucet handles. Using pliers, unscrew the faucet handle cover. The cover comprises the red or blue colored pad (water temperature) on some faucet types, which you may remove with a short flat screwdriver. Then, unscrew the fixing screw located inside the head. Remove the faucet head by pulling it out along its tilt axis. Note: on some faucet models, the head is just inserted. To remove the…

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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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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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