STEP 3 Now go to Home Depot / Lowe’s or other local home improvement store and buy a new valve with the SAME pressure setting, and a roll of teflon tape. When you buy your parts, put teflon tape on new valve threads clockwise, and screw in new valve tightly. Be sure to get the right size, or you will have to go get a replacement! STEP 4 Now open cold water and put gas setting back to normal (or turn on circuit breaker if electric). Once tank is full, again gently open pressure relief valve and let a little water out (2-3 ounces). Remember, water will be hot, so be careful. Once you drain 2-3 OZ, and close valve back, see if water is still coming out. It should not! If all is good, put discharge tube/pipe back on. You are done!

Have no fear—you can always fake it! Wrap a length of red-flowered garland around the rail, stick sprays of fake geraniums into a vase on a bistro table, or fill a railing window box with the brightest red and orange artificial flowers you can find. Fake blooms work fine to attract their attention, but the birds won’t stick around once they discover your trick. So make sure there’s a sweet payoff . If you use artificial flowers to attract hungry birds, add mini nectar feeders on wire stems to your flowerpots, and make sure your full-size feeder is full of sugar water, close by and visible. Plus: Learn some other fascinating facts about hummingbirds here. One last trick to get the most out of your high-rise hummingbird haven: Add perches. The tiny birds spend as much as 80 percent of their waking hours at rest. They prefer a relatively high perch with a clear view, so straighten out a wire coat hanger (the perfect diameter for those tiny feet), twist one end onto the railing and bend the top horizontally to provide a lookout.

The high volume of water escaping through the broken hydrant can siphon water from the connected water system (for example the hose submerged in the pool water wile filling). The back siphonage could cause the pool water to be sucked into the water distribution system, potentially contaminating the water supply with unknown elements. Back pressure can be caused by a booster pump system when installed over the capacity of the incoming water supply. If a residential user needs their water main repaired, it’s usually a straight forward operation. Shut the water off and remove all the mud and debris to expose the failed piping. Complete the repairs, restore water pressure, flush the lines and check for the correct static pressure. Back-fill, clean up, and the job is done. Within this repair, our concern has been realized. What is the correct procedure to protect users from contamination? Is the simple flush of the lines enough?

Also, tankless systems have a 99% (or close to) efficiency rating , meaning what energy it makes, is what is actually uses.   While tankless systems are more “green” than other traditional tank systems, their green benefits are more collective than personal. Tankless water heaters will make you feel good about your carbon footprint, but that won’t completely translate into direct savings for you. When you decide to purchase a tankless water heater, chances are it is more a luxury for all its features. Each time you decide to add a specialty system to your home, like a tankless water heater, you are increasing your property value. This can result in being more competitive when trying to sell your home. When you convert a traditional system to a tankless system in the wrong neighborhood, you might not see a return on investment. Just like with any home repairs and upgrades, if you’re not in the right location, the upgrades may price your home out of the market. To avoid this, really calculate your home worth and consider its market value before making this purchase, especially if you hope the unit will help you gain more value for your home.

How to Use Insulated Can Lights in Ceilings How an airtight recessed fixture saves energy and protects your roof Use airtight recessed lights in a cathedral ceiling to prevent heat loss, moisture problems and roof rot. The fixtures are inexpensive. By the Naperville Illinois 60563 DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine Recessed lights often leak warm, moist air against cold roof sheathing, which eventually causes roof rot. You also lose a lot of heat. If you’re concerned about heat loss through your recessed lights in a cathedral ceiling, turn off the light, unscrew the bulb and remove the trim to check the label inside. Your fixtures aren’t airtight unless they have an “airtight” rating. But don’t simply plug the holes to make it tighter (see photo). Manufacturers submit fixtures to Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL) to receive a safety rating for their designated use. (You’ll see a UL rating somewhere on the fixture.) Altering the fixture in any way may compromise its margins for safety. This is a real issue.

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