About Gary Jessen
Water from the main supply is immediately ready for your cold water
needs. The hot water supply, however, requires another step. One pipe
carries water from the cold water system to your water heater. From the
heater, a hot water line carries the heated water to all the fixtures,
out-lets, and appliances that require hot water. A thermostat on the
heater maintains the temperature you select by turning the device's
heating elements on and off as required. The normal temperature setting
for a home water heater is between 140 degrees F and 160 degrees F, but
120 degrees F is usually adequate and is also more economical. Some
automatic dishwashers require higher temperature water, though many of
these have a water heater within them that boosts the temperature another
20 degrees F.
Outtoday Plumbing Heating & ELEC Bio: Most plumbing problems occur at or
near such fixtures as sinks, tubs, and toilets. Sometimes, however, the
pipes themselves are the root of the problem. Pipes can be temperamental
-- they can leak, sweat, freeze, or make loud noises. In the following
article, we'll tell you how to deal with all of these difficulties. We'll
begin in this section by addressing leaking, sweating, and frozen pipes.
Outtoday Plumbing Heating & ELEC Website: There are all kinds of plumbing
leaks. Some can flood your home, while others are not nearly so damaging.
Your approach to stopping a leak depends on the type of leak it is. If
the leak is at a joint, tighten the joint. If the leak is in a pipe,
remove the section that is leaking and replace it with a new section.
Unfortunately, this is more easily said than done. For example, when you
turn a threaded galvanized steel pipe to unscrew it from its fitting at
one end, you tighten the pipe into its fitting at the other end. With
copper pipe, the new section must be sweat-soldered in place. Most pipe
replacement jobs are best left to a plumber, but, as a do-it-yourselfer,
you may consider an alternative: the pipe patch.
Outtoday Plumbing Heating & ELEC Website
You'll find patch kits for plumbing leaks at the hardware store, or you
can make your own with a piece of heavy rubber from an old inner tube and
a C-clamp. Another possibility is to use a hose clamp with a rubber
patch. Factory-made kits contain a rubber pad that goes over the hole in
the pipe and metal plates that compress the rubber pad over the hole. A
quick and easy way to stop a leak, the patch kit can even be used on a
permanent basis if the pipe is otherwise sound.
Outtoday Plumbing Heating & ELEC Bio: Maybe you don't have any 'plumbing
problems' but are looking to upgrade the look of your bathroom with new
plumbing fixtures. If you want to change that old 1970s style faucet to
some 'bold' new plumbing fixtures, we've got a faucet section that will
help you understand how to repair and replace faucets! Putting in new
plumbing fixtures, such as faucets, clawfoot bathtubs or sinks will
update your home's look.
Outtoday Plumbing Heating & ELEC of Bellevue: Much of the plumbing work
in populated areas is regulated by government or quasi-government
agencies due to the direct impact on the public's health, safety, and
welfare. Plumbing installation and repair work on residences and other
buildings generally must be done according to plumbing and building codes
to protect the inhabitants of the buildings and to ensure safe, quality
construction to future buyers. If permits are required for work, plumbing
contractors typically secure them from the authorities on behalf of home
or building owners.
Outtoday Plumbing Heating & ELEC: We've all got plumbing supply problems,
but many of us need a little help in plumbing repair and could use a few
plumbing tips — well plumbing help is right around the corner