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Universal Multimeter

How to Use a Universal Multimeter or Tester Contents Step 1: Measuring a voltage Step 2: Measuring a current Using a multimeter or a universal tester, you can measure several physical quantities: an AC or DC voltage expressed in volts (V); a resistance, expressed in ohms (Ω); a current, expressed in amperes (A). Today, there are two types of universal testers: digital and analog. Some digital testers have the advantage of automatic gauge selection, making them much easier to use. Always choose the highest rating of the quantity being measured if the rating selection is not automatic. Reminder: The ground wire is usually in the middle of the socket. The letter N indicates the neutral (blue wire). The letter L indicates the phase (red, brown, or black wire). Caution: An electrical outlet can conduct electricity even if the appliance connected is not working. Use a voltmeter or a voltage tester to…

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Hard water

You may have heard this before; the term hard water and soft water have been used over and over lately and repeatedly. What is the difference between soft and hard water?  All types of water are clear, except if it is muddy water or mixed with something else, but pure water is clear. However, we all know that not all water is made the same; some have a higher concentration of minerals than others.  In this article, we will look at the differences between the two types of water and how to tell if you have hard water at home.  What Is The Difference Between Hard And Soft Water?  The quantity of calcium and magnesium in water is the primary determinant of its hardness, and hard water is caused by high quantities of these and other minerals. Water softening systems function by lowering the mineral content in the water. Soft…

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Water

We always hear speeches about curbing water use. Turn off the tap when you shower or brush your teeth, yet there is still a gap that needs to be addressed. Even if you do everything you can, things can still be done at your level. What should we change to protect future generations? Green plumbing uses methods and technologies to reduce water consumption by investing in environmentally friendly plumbing systems and reducing consumption in every way possible. In general, green plumbing is about things we can’t fully understand. Because even if we do everything we can to save water, our efforts are in vain if there are problems at the plumbing level. Some may think that eco-friendly plumbing is a fad that only makes us spend more money, but in reality, it can save people money on their bills. In some places in the world, some features of eco-friendly plumbing…

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Water Pressure

Signs Your Water Pressure Is Too High 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…

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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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Bathroom toilet

DIY Bathroom Installation Do you want to install a toilet? The installation of a bathroom implies having some knowledge about the connection and the evacuation. Be careful; the installation is different if it is a macerator toilet. Everything depends on the situation in which you find yourself installing a toilet. If you have a DIY project, this post has what you need to read before you get going. The installation of the toilet does not have to be redone. This is the case if the toilet is installed on a vertical evacuation in the floor (model with a hidden rear central CA outlet or S from underneath) or a horizontal evacuation in the wall (model with a rear H outlet) under your installation. You do not have to intervene at the water inlet: the installation is simple. The drainage system of the new toilet is different from the old one…

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Bathroom Faucet

How to Choose Your Bathroom Faucet How to Choose The Proper Bathroom Faucet You can choose between two main types of faucets for your bathroom: the mixer and the single lever faucet. It’s up to you to select the bathroom faucet that, by its operation or design, but also its price, corresponds precisely to the use you want to make of it. This post helps you choose suitable bathroom faucets. HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR BATHROOM FAUCETS? You should take the below criteria into account to choose the most suitable faucet for each bathroom piece of equipment. SPOUT SHAPE AND HEIGHT Like that of the control lever(s), the shape of the faucet spout can be retro, classic, or contemporary to match the style of the entire bathroom. Note: the waterfall spout, widely popular today, takes a flattened shape to diffuse water in a cascade. Be careful with its size. The height of the faucet spout depends on…

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Hard water

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…

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Walk-in Shower

8 Essential Steps for Making a 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…

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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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