In an older home, it's sometimes necessary to repair and upgrade plumbing fixtures. This section shows you how to repair both a gas water heater and an electric water heater. Plus, you'll learn how to install an electric water heater, a water filter, and an on-demand water heater. Other basic skills—such as increasing water pressure and maintaining both a water pump and a water softener—are also covered.
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Before you commit to any plumbing project, make sure you know your limits and understand plumbing basics. This section will show you how to shut off the water in your home, make drawings, and stay-up-to-date on plumbing codes. We'll also help you understand your drain-waste-vent system, learn the principles of venting, and make appropriate considerations for accessibility.
Do you have a smelly garbage disposer? Cleaning the disposal is simple! Run cold water, turn on the disposal, and feed two trays of ice cubes into the disposal quickly. Wait until all ice is completely degraded before turning off the disposer and cold water. If the disposer still smells bad, chop up a lemon into small chunks and feed it down the drain.
Although plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters perform three distinct and specialized roles, their duties are often similar. For example, they all install pipes and fittings that carry water, steam, air, or other liquids or gases. They determine the necessary materials for a job, connect pipes, and perform pressure tests to ensure that a pipe system is airtight and watertight. Their tools include drills, saws, welding torches, and wrenches.