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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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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 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 the type of faucet…

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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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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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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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