All posts tagged "pipes"
Tip of the Day: Water Hammer
Here is one quick, money-saving tip that will help you fix up and improve your home. All from the award-winning On The House Tip of the Day. https://onthehouse.com/tip_audio/2017/2017-01-26.mp3
- Posted January 26, 2017
Taking Care of Noisy Water Pipes
Did you ever turn off a faucet only to experience sounds and vibrations similar to those produced by a three-point earthquake? Here is what happens. Imagine a fast moving stream of water traveling down a narrow pipe....
- Posted August 7, 2015
Plumbing: Prevent Frozen Water Pipes
Nearly twenty-five winters ago we had occasion to rent a cabin in Lake Tahoe. What a vacation, we skied, sledded and had snow ball fights followed up by evenings of conversation around a warm, inviting fire. It...
- Posted January 15, 2015
Replacing Pipes Instead of Repairs
In 1884, 25 nations met in Washington, D.C. and set up time zones for the world. They chose the village of Greenwich, England, longitude zero as the prime meridian and keeper of the world’s time. Thus, today...
- Posted April 29, 2014
Pipe Burst Prevention Suggestions
You never know when there will be a freeze. Here’s how to reduce the chance of having a water pipe burst. Even at a very slow rate, a dripping water faucet will help to prevent a water line from...
- Posted March 25, 2014
Getting the Granules to Go Away
If your faucet aerator gets repeatedly clogged with tiny blue or green granules, it’s aluminum hydroxide: a corrosion by-product caused when household water with a high pH level comes in contact with the aluminum anode in your...
- Posted March 5, 2014
Stopping Bathroom Noise
Our house has back-to-back bathrooms, one of which adjoins our bedroom. When guests use this bathroom the sound of running water and toilet flushing is so loud it can awaken us from sleep. How can we deaden...
- Posted January 24, 2014