A water heater is a costly investment, and very few homeowners know how to care for them. With proper maintenance, you can extend the life of the equipment, lower utility costs and minimize the risk damages caused by a leaking water tank. A water heater flush is a fairly simple procedure that removes the buildup of sediment in the tank. To avoid problems and increase the life of the water heater, a flush is recommended every six months. There should always be clear access to the water heater, and keep pertinent information easily accessible. For instance, is your heater gas, electric or propane? Keeping the serial and model numbers readily available will also help address any warranty questions easily. Take care of your water heater and enjoy nice, warm showers for a long time!
Plumbing fixtures are exchangeable devices using water that can be connected to a building's plumbing system. They are considered to be "fixtures", in that they are semi-permanent parts of buildings, not usually owned or maintained separately. Plumbing fixtures are seen by and designed for the end-users. Some examples of fixtures include water closets (also known as toilets), urinals, bidets, showers, bathtubs, utility and kitchen sinks, drinking fountains, ice makers, humidifiers, air washers, fountains, and eye wash stations.
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So we start by cleaning the joints to be soldered. Okay. In this case we're going to use these two pieces of pipe. You just kind of wrap it around, and you're going to clean it. Be judicious with the cleaning. Okay. I don't want to see any black marks on that recently sanded pipe. That's carbon. That will cause a leak. That's another reason I'm wearing gloves. People might call me a primadonna for doing so, but it actually keeps the oils in your hands off of the joint. This is not conducive to soldering. The oils in your hands are not conducive to soldering. So now we're going to take our fitting and our fitting brush, okay, just a wire brush. This one's kind of beat up, but it will still get the job done. Again same idea, you twist it around in there until you can see your reflection. So we've got a nice, clean 90-degree elbow. The next thing you want to do, again the gloves come in, they're very imperative here.
Despite the Romans' common use of lead pipes, their aqueducts rarely poisoned people. Unlike other parts of the world where lead pipes cause poisoning, the Roman water had so much calcium in it that a layer of plaque prevented the water contacting the lead itself. What often causes confusion is the large amount of evidence of widespread lead poisoning, particularly amongst those who would have had easy access to piped water. This was an unfortunate result of lead being used in cookware and as an additive to processed food and drink, for example as a preservative in wine. Roman lead pipe inscriptions provided information on the owner to prevent water theft.