You don’t usually think much about your plumbing in Mount Vernon-until something goes wrong. If you are having a problem or are considering replacing some of your pipes or perhaps your water heater, it’s not a bad idea to check into what technology has to offer these days.
Even things as seemingly dull as your kitchen sink or bathroom pipes are the subjects of research on a regular basis. Companies want to stay ahead of the curve, so they create new technologies all the time.
Basic Safety For Home Plumbing Projects
There have been several serious reports of life snakes bites in the bathrooms. The causes of this plumbing emergency case may be: (A) Bad building plan (B) Bad Plumbing installation. Builders should make sure that block walls are properly plastered with well mixed cement up to the ceiling level.
An outer ceiling must be made of strong lasting materials that will not rotten with time to create chance for reptiles to climb into the roof. On the other hand careless plumbing installations in the house, has created loopholes for rats, lizards, frogs, toads, and even snakes to gain entrance into living apartments through the bathroom waste pipelines.
All vents must be covered with stainless or plastic vent cover with tiny holes to let out air. All the baths, sinks, wash hand basin should be fixed with good resealing traps.
Never enter any dark toilet without light. Use torches where there is no electricity, where there is electricity; switch for bathroom light must be fixed before the bathroom door to enable users to light the room before entry. The above suggestions will help to prevent unnecessary plumbing emergencies in bathrooms.
Common Types of HVAC and Plumbing Repairs
People often have questions about installing CPVC pipe. They need new water lines and want to know if CPVC pipe is a good choice. Many want to know if it is really as easy to install CPVC plumbing as it looks. I mean, it requires no special tools and is really easy to put it together. You just glue it together, what could be easier?
Like most things in life, it's not quite that simple. The truth is, CPVC pipe is a perfectly good product and can be an excellent choice for water pipes, but you do need to know a few things to do it right. For starters, you need to be able to properly size the pipe in your system and you need to be able to design the piping layout efficiently. There are also some things you need to know about CPVC piping installations in particular.
Here are a few tips to help you get a good system.
Strap It Right
Strap CPVC every 4' horizontally and at least once between the floor and ceiling vertically. Use plastic support hooks and get the kind that hold the pipe a little off of the wood. CPVC expands and contracts like all plastic pipe and if it is fastened too tightly against the framing it can make a lot of popping and squeaking noises as time goes on.
Stay Away From Heat Sources
Don't run CPVC pipes too close to heat sources, such as can lights or flue vents. A good rule of thumb is to stay at least 12" away from these kinds of things.
Check All Products For Compatibility
Last of all make sure that any pipe dope or other chemicals that come into contact with any part of the piping system are approved and listed as safe for CPVC. Some chemicals can have a damaging effect on the plastic pipe, causing failures months and even years later. That doesn't mean CPVC is not a good product, just pay attention to what you use with it.
These tips should help your next CPVC project be a success!
Copyright 2008 Bryan Stevens
CPVC Pipe Installation Tips From a Professional Plumber