In general, storage-style electric and gas water heaters last between 8-12 years. Before they near the end of their service life, they may work like a clock, without any issues. However, at some point, you may start noticing problems that were not there before, and if its an old heater, it makes more sense to replace rather than repair it. This guide will help you decide whether replacing your old hot water heater is the best option. Signs that your hot water heater is nearing the end of its service life Here are signs that your water heater may need to be replaced. On average you should expect

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Right? Well maybe… Prior to this modern method of keeping your bath water in the tub, many homes use to have “ Standing Waste & Overflow ” a tall cylindrical barrel standing next to the tub with an interior plunger which allowed you to stop the water so you could bathe. Drop  the plunger down and it stopped the water, lift it up and the water would drain. They were eventually phased out (although thousands are still in service today) because they simply are no longer code compliant in most municipalities across the country. Enter the modern Trip Waste Assembly a simple device which can easily be

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GOP to Appeal to Hispanic Voters with New Candidate After a tough loss to Obama last year, Republicans are changing their game plan for the 2016 election. Focusing on the lackluster support by hispanic voters, the GOP announced Enrique Miguel Honduras as the most likely candidate for the next election cycle. With a Mexican immigrant on the ballot, the party hopes to gain increased support from hispanic voters. Opposition on the left has attacked Mr. Honduras for his lack of political experience. Speaking on behalf of the candidate, GOP spokesperson Connor Whitman Jr. told the Sewer, “Señor

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You can find a staggering number of slow cooker cookbooks, and an equally impressive number of free recipes . It’s easy to use. The slow cooker defines kitchen convenience . Most times you dump in your ingredients, set it and let it go. Lift the lid to add new ingredients if you choose (but not to peek—that loses heat) and unplug when you’re done. It holds in heat. Nothing compares to the slow cooker’s ability to keep that cheese dip or chili warm for several hours. There’s almost no chance your potluck dish will reduce too much or burn from the heat. The flavor can be iffy.  f you’re hoping to sear

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If left unchecked, blockages in your gutters can lead to unwanted and dangerous ice Gordontheplumber.com Wood Dale IL 60399 dams. Also, the freezing wait of water that had been blocked by debris in your gutters can put a lot of weight and lead to breaks or cracks in your plumbing structure. Not only you but your plumbing needs to stay warm during the fall and the winter. As the temperatures start to lower be sure that you’re keeping your house at a warm temperature. If your pipes in your house freeze due to the cold weather than your pipes could burst. You probably wouldn’t even know they have broken

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It was in this last capacity — as plumbing supervisor for eight years at a prison in California — that Eisenhauer gained perspective about customers. “I tell our technicians that my best client in prison was worse than my worst client on the outside,” he says. “My best defense was communication.” A growing company like The Sunny Plumber is necessarily a hiring company. It builds out its business on the backs of new hires who, once they prove themselves, become the veteran employees whose performances foster future growth. The Sunny Plumber will be in a hiring mode for years to come because

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A filter’s performance is measured by the size of space between the media, which is referred to as the pore size. The smaller the pore size, the more substances that are removed from the water. Smaller pore sizes also decrease the rate at which water can be filtered as well as the total volume of water that can be filtered There are a number of different filtration systems that can be installed in a home, each one using a slightly different filter media and filtration process. Here are a few types of water filtration systems available: Charcoal Filters: The most common type of water filters

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Brackish Water: Water containing bacteria between 1,000 and 15,000 ppm of dissolved solids. Branch Vent: A vent pipe connecting one or more individual vents with a vent stack or stack vent. Brass: Slang for faucets and fittings regardless of materials used. Burst Pressure: The internal pressure that will cause a piece of tubing to fail. Branch Drain: Plumbing fixture drain that leads to the main drain line. Bushing: A fitting that’s threaded inside and outside that joins pipes of different sizes. CC Connection: Gordontheplumber.com Medinah IL A term for a Copper Connection. (a shower water

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Be thoughtful, compassionate, and most importantly; be nice. Part of cultivating a good online reputation is ongoing maintenance. Audit your profiles and website at regular intervals to make sure all of the information is still relevant and true. Delete content that isn’t relevant anymore. You also want to make sure that you are updating and posting regularly. This involves updating your profiles with relevant content on a regular basis. Make sure that the content you post is relevant, accurate, useful, and unique. Always fact check before you post and avoid posting about topics that are c

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UK Taco Bell found to contain horse meat; Customers calling it “vast improvement.” Less than a week following the release of information claiming several UK Taco Bell locations have been serving unregulated horse meat, customers are rejoicing in the scandal. Calling the new burrito filler a “vast improvement” over the previous sawdust laden beef concoction, which in early 2011 led to a lawsuit attempting to ban the fast food chain from labeling their beef blend (containing only 36% actual beef) as meat.  This recent scandal has had a surprising effect as customers were overjoyed at the prospect of real meat

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