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How To Plumbing Series Toilets Part 1

See previous posts from the "How To Plumbing Series" to obtain a brief introduction

In the first two installments of the How To Plumbing Series we looked at plumbing emergencies. Over the next several posts we will shift our focus to — drum roll please — toilets.

Yep. There’s a lot to know about toilets.

Helping Homeowners Understand Sneaky Plumber Tricks

Many homeowners hate calling a heating, ventilation, or air conditioning (HVAC) specialist, plumber, electrician, or any other kind of service technician for a variety of reasons like:

  • Don’t want to spend the money
  • Think they can do it on their own
  • Don’t know who to call
  • Don’t want to mess with it
  • Don’t know who’s honest and who is not

In a previous post we provided tips on finding a plumber. In this post we look at a few sneaky plumber tricks of the trade.

How To Plumbing Series Basic Plumbing Emergencies Part 2

See the first post for a brief introduction on this How To Plumbing Series

To Start the How To Plumbing Series we began by addressing plumbing emergencies, including:

  • Shutting off a water main/water supply at the street, near the home, inside the home
  • Shutting off a gas line

In Part Two, we address:

  • How to thaw frozen pipes
  • How to patch a pipe leak

Installing And Using A Water Softener

You researched the hard water issue at your home and decided to purchase and install a water softener yourself to help solve the annoying water problem.

In this post we take a look at installing and maintaining a water softener.

Do note: Most homeowners who are comfortable with Do It Yourself projects around the house and who are familiar with basic plumbing should be able to install a water softener themselves. However, if you are unsure of your DIY skills and plumbing knowledge, call your plumber for assistance. It will cost extra dinero, but you’ll have a peace of mind that the job is done correctly and you can save a weekend day to watch the Bulldogs, Falcons, or Braves.

How To Plumbing Series Basic Plumbing Emergencies Part 1

Series Intro

There are many essential systems in our homes. HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) keeps us comfortable. Electric and gas powers everything that needs energy. And plumbing brings us fresh water for cooking and cleaning and removes waste.

When something goes wrong with the HVAC, it gets uncomfortably hot or cold. We call a repair tech to fix the problem. When something goes amiss with the electric or gas, whatever is powered stops working. We call the electric or gas company to send a repair tech. When something goes wrong with the plumbing, problems range from annoying (a toilet that won’t stop “running”) to catastrophic (a burst pipe spewing water all over the floor). We frantically call a plumber.

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