Ms. Muffet’s Tankless Water Heater Installation Guide

tankless-water-heater-installationHello people! Ms. Muffet here once again. A follower of mine recently sent me an e-mail and asked me for tips on how to install a tankless hot water heater. And because you know how I love my subscribers, let me share a simple tankless water heater installation guide with you.

But first things first. Let me remind you to be very careful, okay? Don’t do something that you know you aren’t capable of to avoid plumbing and electrical issues. Remember, tankless water heaters in West Palm Beach are quite expensive. You don’t want to let your hard-earned money go to waste just because of overconfidence. You’ll be dealing with electricity and water so take precautions and make sure that you do know what you’re doing before you hurt yourself or damage your belongings. Are you ready? Let’s begin!

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  1. Shut the main water supply valve.
  2. Remove your water heater from the box. Read the instructions manual just in case your appliance requires special directions.
  3. Specify the installation location of your water heater. Guarantee that it complies with your local building codes.
  4. Mount the tankless water heater carefully.
  5. Hook up the connections to the appliance: the supply pipes and the power supply.
  6. Plug the water heater to a power source. Install the cold and hot water supply pipes.
  7. Turn the water heater on and check for leaks.
  8. Go to your bathroom or kitchen and turn the faucet on. Check if the water that will come out of the fixture is hot.

See? It’s pretty easy. Just don’t forget my constant reminder. If this isn’t something that you can do, just call a plumber in West Palm Beach. A licensed plumber is trained and qualified to do this kind of plumbing job safely. If you are worried about tankless water heater  installation cost, you should consult a professional or research online to get an idea on how much money you should prepare.

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I hope you liked my easy-to-follow DIY blog today! I have to cook now but I’ll leave you with this informative video that features more tips on how to troubleshoot water heater problems!

How To Fix A Running Toilet In Your South FL Home

how-to-fix-a-running-toilet-in-your-South-FL-homeIn my previous post, I’ve talked about the top three causes of a running toilet.  As promised, here’s part two of the blog: the solution, yay!!

I did some research for the best solutions of the problems I posted earlier.  Some are not easy and trust me, I tried!  It’s quite hard to figure out what goes where and so on. However, without further ado,  here they are:

Fixing the Three Common Problems to Your Running Toilet

Your Stuck Flapper

In order to fix this toilet malfunction, simply grab the flapper and securely close it in your hand.  Carry out any required adjustments and it should respond well to this approach.

The Intermittent Filling

The solution for intermittent filling differs based on its root cause; however, the most general method of correcting this is by removing the buildup of mineral and cleaning the tank.  You can also simply replace the flapper to directly fix the problem.

Your Dysfunctional Flapper

Close the valve of the toilet which is frequently located underneath the toilet tank.  Flush the toilet to verify that it is closed.  If the tank refuses to fill up, then this proves that the valve has been successfully closed.

Remove the flapper and the chain and replace it with a new one. Use a finger to remove any mineral you find around the rim of the flapper. Remember to make use of a sponge while replacing the flapper.

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If you are still encountering problems and if you couldn’t really fix it, call your local South FL plumber today.   The entire mechanism may be faulty and it’s something you should not attempt to be doing yourself.  You might have to buy a complete new set for your toilet.  Visit OrrPlumbing.com to get in touch with a pro to help with the installation and the leaks.

Find out how a toilet works! Watch this video from Ehow.

Top 3 Causes of Running Toilet Problems

running-toiletOkay… there’s water running but it’s not coming from the faucet. You listen closely and it’s coming from — the toilet??!! Can you imagine how much money and H20 is wasted if this problem continues?

Not everyone knows how to resolve running toilet problems, (just LIKE ME) so hiring the services of a local plumber is the fastest and best method of solving the problem.

Some people opt to troubleshoot common plumbing issues by themselves (yaay for them!).  A number of toilet dilemmas can be fixed easily by carrying out some minor tweaks and adjustments and it’s just a matter of knowing what to do and how to do it.  But before doing so, it is best to figure out the cause of all these before carrying on any solution.

Causes Of A Running Toilet

  1. Stuck Flapper

If a toilet tank does not fill to capacity or does not fill up at all, then this could be an indication of a malfunctioning flapper.  A stuck flapper can be a result of many factors which include:

  • The chain not properly catching
  • The wedge of the flapper not properly opening
  • The flapper not aligned properly
  • The flapper is stuck
  1. Intermittent Filling

If the toilet tank is not performing its duties of tank filling, then there may be a slow leak.  In order to confirm this, place a few tablets of food dye in the tank. Do not flush the toilet for at least an hour; if the colored dye shows up in the bowl after the hour has past, this confirms the problem.

  1. A Dysfunctional Flapper

A flapper that is dysfunctional can result in multiple running toilet issues. Hiring the services of a plumber to repair this, particularly when it requires replacement, can frequently cost a lot.

So, have you determined what caused YOUR toilet problem?  I will be posted a part 2 of this blog post shortly, talking about quick solutions to the top 3 causes I wrote above. Stay tuned!

Is your toilet consistently leaking? Watch this video to find out what you should do!

Fixture Repair and Installation in Independence MO

One thing every homeowner wants is their bathroom and kitchen fixtures working to their best. If you have a busy family, the last thing you need is shoddy fixtures letting you down time and time again.

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There is no point having a working plumbing system without the fixtures. What use is the best pipes without a decent water heater, shower, tap or waste disposal unit? Not only do you want the best kitchen and bathroom fixtures on the market, but you want them to be installed by experienced professionals who you can trust.  Fixture Repair and Installation in Independence MO is easy because there are so many trusted plumbers in the place.

If any of your appliances do break down, there are a couple of handy tips that could save you getting the plumbers in straight away:

  • Leaky tap A leaky tap can really be a pain, however, it needn’t be for long as it can be relatively easy to install some new ones. Firstly you need to unscrew the tap and lift it out of the faucet; next install the new taps from beneath the faucet with the new washers and nuts. You can even use the old pipes meaning this job is a real breeze!
  • Replacing a shower head An old, leaky shower head can really spoil a good, relaxing wash. You don’t need to put up with it for long though, as it is super easy to change the head. Grab yourself a pair of pliers and carefully loosen the nut that connects the shower head to the shower arm. Then simply repeat the process with the new appliance and you’re good to go!

Of course, these are just small jobs, for the bigger jobs, it pays to get the professionals in. If you have any plumbing fixtures that need sorting or you are looking for a complete appliance upgrade – contact your local Independence plumbing expert today.