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This more common on older water heaters, but it can happen to newer tanks if the insulation has been damaged or the thermostat is set too high for safe operation.
Some municipalities require a device called an "air gap" to be installed with all dishwashers. This prevents the dirty water in the dishwasher from being siphoned back into the water supply. However, this is not yet a requirement everywhere. If you live in a location without these restrictions, you can install a dishwasher without an air gap.
Cooper piping for water supply is available in two forms-rigid, or hard tubing, and drawn, or soft tubing. Rigid copper comes in 10-or 20-foot lengths, while soft copper comes in 60-, 100-, and 120-foot coils.
PEX is made in a variety of colors. plus clear, but most companies are gravitating toward red and blue, to signify hot and cold water.
Sink drain lines are installed in two basic ways: through the floor, which is the through the wall, which is the approach used in most newer ones to make installing bathroom vanities and kitchen cabinets easier.
A first glance, soldering together copper tubing and fittings seem like a messy job. You have dirty pipes, greasy flux, and dripping solder at nearly every turn.
The most common type of flaring tool has vise to hold the pipe and a separate flaring head that clamps to the vise and turns into the end of the tube.
Shutoff valves, or stops, for water piping, have a variety of control mechanisms. Each mechanism type has its advantages and disadvantages, and understanding those pluses and minuses will help you decide where to use each one.
You can install a PEX tubing system using the main branch and trunk lines as you would a copper system.
In general, PEX requires more anchoring than rigid copper, and there are a variety of anchors and brackets to help you do the job.
There are a variety of ways to terminate PEX tubing runs at plumbing fixtures, and a number are shown in the sequence that follows.
Cast -iron pipe was once the universal material for underfloor, or basement, soil piping, It was also common in vertical stacks in houses built prior to the early 1960s.
Temperature and pressure relief valves, usually called T&P valves, release water from a water heater when the temperature and pressure inside the tank become dangerously high.
A final option is to suspend the pipe with hole strap or lightweight chain. This i the best way to support horizontal piping.
You have a choice of methods when cutting cast-iron pipe. You can use a hacksaw, but it is slow work. You can also use a chisel and ball-peen hammer.
These days, cast-iron pipes are joined with easy-to-use neoprene gaskets or no-hub couplings. Both approaches replace the traditional method of packing the joints with oakum and lead wool.
Working with existing cast iron.
When you need to install a T- or Y-fitting into an existing cast iron pipe, local codes may let you install a plastic PVC fitting into the cast iron and the use PVC pipe and fittings for the rest of the job.
In some situations, the best approach is to start your new piping inside an old hub. One example is when a stack hub rests at basement floor level and you'd like to extend a branch line horizontally just above the floor.
t's not a surprise to anyone that PVC plumbing pipe and fittings are easier to install and repair than cast-iron versions.
Many houses with basements and all slab-on-grade homes will have soil pipes trenched in place before the concrete goes down.
To dismantle an antiquated galvanized-steel or copper plumbing system, you can cut it apart with a hacksaw or reciprocating saw.
Inexpensive and easy to install, pipe insulation dampens much of the noise of running water and limits freezing.
The plastic drainage materials allowed by codes for use in drain and vent systems are Schedule 40 PVC, and to a lesser extent, Schedule 40 ABS. PVC is white; ABS plastic is black.
PVC (AND ABS) pipes and fittings, once cemented together, stay that way, Unlike wood glues, which bind each piece of wood to it self, plastic pipe solvents actually melt one surface into the other, creating a chemical weld.
The chain or wire lifts the flapper or ball from its flush-valve seat, which allows water to escape through the valve.
In general, pressure-assisted toilets work better than gravity models. These toilets use in coming water to compress air in a chamber inside the tank.
To remove bacteria, first kill as much of it as possible, not just in the bowl but in the bowl's rim and rim holes.
Your toilet seems sluggish. It once flushed vigorously, but now the water seems to move slowly through its cycle, often rising high in the bowl before passing through the trap.
The toilet flushes well enough, but the tank takes 10 to 15 minutes to fill. You also hear a slight hissing sound when house is quiet.
The toilet often keeps running until you wiggle the flush handle.
The toilet comes on by itself, runs for a few seconds, and then shuts off.
With a flapper, shut off the water; unhook the chain, and lift the flapper from its pegs at the base of the flush valve or from around the overflow tube if the flapper has a collar.