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Electric Water Heater Not Heating

When an electric water heater fails to heat to its usual temperature, the causes are, in most cases, one of three conditions. Either the heating element, temperature thermostat, or dip tube is not functioning properly.  Each of these components will be discussed in this article providing all the procedures necessary for electric water heater troubleshooting. [...]

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Replacing Toilet Parts

Replacing the major toilet parts is easily accomplished as follows: If you hear sounds of dripping water when you are near the toilet, it is usually because the flush valve, sometimes referred to as flapper valve, is leaking allowing water to leave the tank. When the tank water gets to a certain level, the fill [...]

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Fixing Leaking Faucet

  PROCEDURE FOR FIXING LEAKING FAUCET:   REPLACING FAUCET WASHERS Fixing a leaking faucet is relatively easy if the following procedures are followed.  Older Two Handle Faucets Procedure as shown:    The parts in the older faucets that occasionally need to be replaced are the washer, seat and o-rings.  The stem very seldom needs replacement. Shut off water [...]

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Clearing Clogged Drains

In most cases clearing clogged drains can be accomplished without calling a plumber.  Try following the steps below.   1. CLEARING CLOGGED SINK DRAINS   *  Baking soda and vinegar The cause of clogged drains, in most cases, is obstruction in the sink trap.  Try clearing it by pouring a quart of hot water in the [...]

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Repairing Drywall

This article covers repairing drywall in the following areas:   Popped Nails and Exposed Screws Loose and Peeling Joint Tape Repairing Holes Up To 8 Inches Repairing Holes Over 8 Inches   POPPED NAILS AND EXPOSED SCREWS   Tools and Supplies Need: Hammer or Phillip’s screwdriver Joint compound Joint trowel Fine-grade sandpaper or fine grit [...]

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