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Plumbing / Basements

Copper Tubing Pipework

Copper Tubing Pipework

by Guest on Jan 5, 2010

Copper tubing for use in domestic systems comes in three different sizes, these are 15mm, 22mm and 28mm. In older properties the original copper pipework will be imperial, this came in 1/2", 3/4" and 1". Although the difference in sizes seems obvious, metric pipework is measured externally while imperial pipework was measured internally, this makes the differences between the equivalent metric and imperial pipework very small. Continue reading →

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How to Replace a Faucet

How to Replace a Faucet

by Guest on Jan 12, 2010

Replacing an old or leaking faucet is not a difficult task and doesn’t require many tools. You will first need to select the right replacement faucet, one that completely covers the mounting holes of the old faucet. The following steps will show you how to replace a faucet on a kitchen or bathroom sink. Continue reading →

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Basement Dehumidifiers to Dry Your Damp Basement

Basement Dehumidifiers to Dry Your Damp Basement

by Guest on Apr 5, 2010

Your Basement should always be dry when constructed properly with correct ventilation, but most basements end up becoming a victim to dampness. In case, the humidity level in your basement crosses the mark of 50%, it becomes a breeding ground for mildews, molds and several other allergens. Rotting of wooden furniture and allergies among the family members are a common problem that people face due to such conditions. Continue reading →

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Tips on Replacing Bathtub Faucets You Would Not Want to Miss

Tips on Replacing Bathtub Faucets You Would Not Want to Miss

by Guest on Apr 12, 2010

Bathtub faucets allow water in pipes to be used in controlled manner. Generally the bathtubs have either 2 valve or 3 valve faucets. They start leaking or dripping when washers become stiff and corroded. Water pressure also hastens this process. In older designs faucets there were rubber or neoprene washers. In the newer systems cartridge is used in place of washers. Continue reading →

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Why Use a Chlorine Water Filter? Chlorine Is Supposed To Make Us Safe!

Why Use a Chlorine Water Filter? Chlorine Is Supposed To Make Us Safe!

by Guest on Aug 3, 2010

Many people still don't seem to realize the benefits that a chlorine water filter would give them and their families. Chlorine in your drinking and shower water poses a grave danger to your health, but it seems that it's a necessary evil in our lives. Chlorine really does help to keep us safe from the majority of the dangerous bacteria that haunts our waterways. Continue reading →

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An Inconvenient Truth About Ingredients in Tap Water

An Inconvenient Truth About Ingredients in Tap Water

by Guest on Oct 23, 2010

There has been a lot of talk over the last few decades about the rise of harmful ingredients in tap water. Despite all of the recent reports on the growing number of contaminants in our water supply many people have failed to take the warnings that their health was at risk very seriously. They seem to believe the propaganda that the regulatory agencies are feeding them. Continue reading →

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Septic Systems 101 for Home Buyers

Septic Systems 101 for Home Buyers

by Guest on Dec 18, 2010

If you’re a city dweller who is looking for a home in the suburbs, it’s likely that you’re looking at homes with septic for the first time. This situation tends to make buyers nervous. It needn’t. Let’s take an overview of what a simple septic system is, how it’s maintained, and what you can do if you’re buying a home that uses one. A septic system is a self-contained system for disposing of sewerage. They’re frequently found in rural and suburban areas that do not have public sewerage systems. The system one sees most often is a holding tank in which enzyme and bacterial action decomposes the waste material and buried lines in a drainage field use soil to strain out what remains. Continue reading →

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DIY Home Repair; How to Patch Breaks in a Basement Wall

DIY Home Repair; How to Patch Breaks in a Basement Wall

by Guest on Apr 12, 2011

Important factor of beginning patching breaks in a basement wall project is watch over the area that needs patching for a couple of months. Although most cracks in cement walls are the result of normal settling, they could be a sign of major structural problems. If the problem area does not stabilize, but continues to get worse, seek the services of a building contractor, or repairing building contractor. Continue reading →

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DIY Plumbing - Can You Do It?

DIY Plumbing - Can You Do It?

by Guest on Nov 1, 2011

Home may be where the heart is. It's also a heartland of numerous plumbed pipes, connections, valves and couplings. There are some areas of the home that don't always need a professional plumbing consultant for repairs. For the avid Do-It-Yourselfers, all that may be needed is a wrench, a few minor parts and patience. Yes, patience. It's been said that professional plumbers have the patience of Job. For good reason, all those major repairs can be downright gruesome for the uninitiated. Fortunately, most home have quite a few minor repairs most anyone can tackle without great expense. Continue reading →

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All about Valves

All about Valves

by Guest on Nov 18, 2011

Valves are an indispensable part of any modern building. By opening and closing, they can control the flow of air, water, or some other liquid through the pipes and prevent the pressure from becoming two great. There are many different types of valves, each designed for a specific purpose. These include ball valve, butterfly valve, diagram valve, solenoid valve, check valve, piston valves, needle valve, and choke valve— and this article will discuss each of them, its design and its use in the home. Continue reading →

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