Know Your Water Heater Temperature

Do you know your water heater temperature ? To know if your hot water heater is operating at the correct temperature, let the faucet run long enough for the heated water to flow out and then fill a coffee cup and insert a standard cooking thermometer. Most water heaters average between 120 and 140 degrees. …

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Small children and hot water.

Small children and hot water. Small children and hot water do not mix very well. If you have small children and you have concerns about them getting burned by your hot water faucets, you can have anti-scald faucets installed in your home to prevent a sudden influx of hot water coming out of your faucet.  …

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Is hiring a plumber a waste of your money?

Is hiring a plumber a waste of your money? Is using the services of a plumbing expert a waste of your hard earned money?  Some people think so and this is a dangerous habit that could lead to even more money spent in the future. What everyone should be aware of, is that professional plumbers …

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Copper water lines have different grades.

Copper water lines have different grades. Copper water lines used in your home or building have different grades. They are standard Type M or thick wall Type L. There is also a Type K  copper pipe which is used underground which has even thicker walls. Local plumbing codes dictate which grade can be used, where …

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Running a pipe through a wall.

Running a pipe through a wall. If you have to run a pipe through a wall stud, floor or ceiling joists always make your hole is slightly larger than the pipe. Pipe expands when warm or hot water pass through them and the noise you hear is the pipe rubbing against the wood if the …

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