8 Topics You Should Know Regarding Plumbing

I’ll apply some mega lock pipe joint compound the to male end threads, and after I make the up the nuts with my channel lock pliers or pipe wrench. they’re pretty darn secure. I test for leaks by filling and draining the sink a few times and all is good to go. Right? Not so fast! It doesn’t happen often but on some jobs I ultimately end up getting a callback because the pipe came loose or fell which frankly could not have happened unless stuff was getting thrown around. The kitchen base cabinet seems to be the place where all the misc. junk seems to find a home. You open the door throw everything in and close the door and eventually it all piles up in, around and on the drain pipes. So I return re-set the job and I’m on my way.


Never work on a water heater, or garbage disposal with the power connected. Protect your eyes when cutting into things. There is always the risk of things flying at your face and when you are wearing protective goggles you can pretty much eliminate the risk of eye damage. Loud noise can cause damage. Things like power saws and other equipment can become loud and ear damage can occur without you even noticing. Wearing ear plugs can help protect your hearing. You are sure to run into some type of dust and/or chemical fumes when doing plumbing work. If chemicals are being used, a respirator is something you want to consider wearing. Basic mask would be fine if it’s just for dust. Using the wrong tools can result in injury.


First time in history, student asks stupid question. Contradicting the age old philosophy “there’s no such thing as a stupid question,” local High Schooler Jaymes Floorboy, just astounded teachers and pupils alike by asking the world’s first ever stupid question. The student, a 12th grader attending Jontieroa High School, had the entire school on lockdown following his question in US History class, deemed to be the first stupid question in all recorded history. A reporter from the Sewer was able to snatch a brief interview with the principle of the school, who purportedly stated “We’re very proud of James! Here at Jontieroa, we encourage students to think outside the box, even when that box is coated in snot-covered crayon shavings and half-eaten glue. From this day forward,” the Principle said “today will be a schoolwide holiday, and we shall have a moment of silence to celebrate this glorious occasion.” The principle was unable to answer any more questions, stating that he was too busy preparing for the Regents exams next week; exams Jaymes is expected to perform remarkably on. Obama and Putin spend romantic weekend together after accidental booking of couples retreat. An error last weekend led to the booking of a couples weekend for world leaders Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin. The two planned to focus on increasing diplomatic relations between the US and Russia in coming months and years. “The weekend was lovely,” a relaxed and lackadaisical Obama told reporters.


When you actually do wash a load, always remember to set the appropriate load size and try to use cold water. To save energy, air or line-dry whatever you can. 4. Encourage healthy eating and water-drinking. We’re sure you do this for your kids already, but did you know that by eating fresh foods and drinking water you’re actually helping to save water and energy? Generally, it takes a lot more water to produce processed foods than it does to actually grow food. In addition, purchasing locally grown food cuts back on the amount of water and energy needed to transport it. If your town has a farmer’s market, it’s your best bet for high-quality fruits and vegetables. If money is tight, you’ll be happy to know that many farmers’ markets accept EBT and WIC. Many areas also have free or low-cost community gardens and co-ops that provide fresh, local food. Another quick, healthy tip that can save many gallons of water per year is to put a pitcher of water in the fridge for drinking, instead of waiting for the tap to run cool into your glass.


From this you can gather than a tankless water heater will most likely come to the end of its service life, BEFORE you will recoup its high initial cost in energy savings. You should keep in mind that most gas (not electric) tankless water heaters qualify for a state tax rebate (around $300). Check what the requirements and rebate rates are in your location. When you compare the savings from traditional vs. tankless electric models, they are even less than from gas powered devices. On average, according to the US Department of Energy, electric tankless heaters save only $44/year more than tank-style models. Clearly, if you think purely in terms of dollar amount, it does not make sound financial sense to get a tankless hot water heater (especially if you are on a budget). However, many people still buy them and love them for a variety of different reasons: Longevity: a tankless water heater lasts 20+ years, while a traditional device lasts only 8-12 Longer Warranty Period: most tankless models come with a 15 year warranty, while standard devices come with a 6 year warranty. Compact Design: tankless hot water heaters offer a compact, space saving design. This allows for greater flexibility of installation in different areas of the home.