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How to Fix a Toilet Bowl Slow-Drip : Plumbing Tips

Posted by in Plumber Talk, on March 13, 2018

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Fixing a toilet bowl with a slow-drip isn’t something you should let cost you hundreds of dollars in professional help. Fix a toilet bowl with a slow-drip with help from an experienced construction professional in this free video clip.

Expert: Nicholas Iarocci
Filmmaker: Nicholas Iarocci

Series Description: You can save yourself a lot of money by taking care of smaller plumbing jobs on your own. Get plumbing tips and learn how to fix a variety of issues that could pop up with help from an experienced construction professional in this free video series.…

Plumbing Tips On Forced Air Furnace Repair

Posted by in Plumber Talk, on March 12, 2018 Hire a plumber in Vancouver for a furnace repair if needed to ensure your heating system meets code and maintains peak efficiency. A tuned furnace will save money and keep you warm.

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Scheduling regular home furnace cleaning is important for indoor air quality as its easy to let bi-annual events like that slip past you. We suggest you find a local plumber or home heating specialist you like and let them include you in their schedule. They should have a furnace sticker with date of service so you’ll know when its time again. You could even mark the sticker every time you change filters to help keep track of maintenance.

A clean, well tuned furnace will throw off more heat than a dirty furnace, and save you money in the long run. People in the home heating field come across dangerous furnaces on occasion. A neglected furnace will collect dust and other debris that runs the risk of igniting under certain conditions. Call your local fire department and ask how many fires have started from dirty home furnace. Its good information to know.

If a new furnace is in your plans you’ll have some choices, like one with an enhanced speed blower or blower enhanced humidity. If you can afford the extra initial cost, a high efficiency furnace can justify that cost in immediate savings and long term saving as well, for models that outlast traditional style furnaces. There are furnaces with 98% efficiency on the market these days so its worth while going over the numbers.

Use a licensed gas fitter to ensure your safety and peace of mind. Don’t ask your neighbor to tune your central heating system unless he holds a gas ticket. Saving money on a gas appliance is best served by hiring a qualified professional for your family safety. Same thing goes for an electric furnace those types also need a qualified service man.

Don’t forget the air ducks. A dusty duck system reduces air quality and can be the source of illness in your house when really dirty. Always call a pro when you need plumbing in Vancouver.…


Posted by in Plumber Talk, on March 8, 2018

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This video covers the basics of fitting a shower rail or riser with head to the wall. Includes fitting to the wall and testing operation.

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Holla, and welcome to this week’s video. Today I’m going to show you exactly how to successfully install a shower rail and riser. That is the bit that actually holds the shower head on and has an adjustable height on it. We’ll tell you how to get it level, how a lot of them work, and also the things you should do before you put the rail in. The amount of people who put the rail on without actually putting the shower head clamp in is just insane. So let’s have an absolutely mental time and hold tight throughout the night. Hold tight!
Today, we’re looking at, as an example, is the Bristan Artisan shower. In the previous figure, we fitted the actual bar shower itself, and now we’re going to have a look at the shower riser. If you want to buy that shower or anything, just click on the link below. So, the first thing we do is collect all the decorative fascias off of everything and pop them to one side. You should then be left with just the underpart of the fascia just here. You’ve got your screw holes there. Now the ones I recommend you use are these ones here. Use the ones that have an adjustable kind of slot on them. Now, we have to decide where exactly you want to put your shower riser.
There’s the shower valve, now we’re going to put our riser just up here. Do a small mock up of the actual riser itself. Take it all in so it’s all fully and properly in place. To be honest, I’m a little bit short so I have to put it a bit higher for those people who are abnormally tall and generally, a lot more ugly. So we’re going to put this a bit higher up, just up here. Now what I usually tend to do is if the tile is really good, and the tile line is central, then you should be alright for your centres. If not, you’ll have to measure across from wherever to get a centre and then you’ll know exactly where you want to be. I’ll mark my hole just here,just here. I’m going to drill these in, get these in first. Because the tile is for this job, it’s actually been put onto a hard wood back, I know all I have to do is just drill through this bit of grout here and then I can actually put a wood screw in straight into the wood. Now you might not be so lucky. You might find you actually go on to a cavity wall or a brick wall, …

How to Fix One Radiator Not Working – Plumbing Tips

Posted by in Plumber Talk, on March 7, 2018

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How to fix one radiator if it is not working. Includes the thermostatic radiator valve and lockshield. It also covers air in the radiator and sludge in the radiator. For more information visit

Hi and welcome to this weeks video.
Today I’m going to give you a bit of advice
About how to get your radiator working if only one’s working.
I’ve seen a few other videos on the internet about how to do this and some of them are plain wrong
and some could cause problems if you do it wrong.
Here’s the radiator in question, all the other radiators are burning hot,
the boiler’s on and the pump’s running,
and the thermostat in the room’s calling for heat.
but this one radiator isn’t getting hot.
If we feel the pipes feeding the radiator there is no heat at all.
and as I said all the other radiators are hot in the house.
so the first thing we do is check that the lockshield is open.
All you need to do is remove the lockshield cap.
You’ll find the lockshield valve here. Get a set of adjustables on there.
and open that fully up. Turn it all the way anticlockwise.
You never know, now you might find you have heat coming into the radiator.
to get the earliest affirmative answer as to whether there’s heat going into the radiator,
Instead of feeling the radiator at the bottom or the top, feel the two pipes going to it.
One will be a flow pipe and one will be a return pipe, and if now you’ve opened up your lockshield
and you feel one of these pipes getting warm then you know you’re getting flow.
However that might not have solved your problem, you could still have air in the radiators.
The symptoms of air in your radiators are quite simple to describe.
If you already have a hot flow and return going to the radiator,
If you’ve felt down the radiator and it’s warm at the bottom.
and at the top it’s cold,
This is always a sign of air being in the rads.
But before you go mental trying to bleed the air out of the radiators, I recommend you turn the boiler and the pump off.
Anyway, here’s how you bleed a rad.
Your boiler and pump are turned off.
Both radiator valves are open, although we haven’t checked the TRV yet, that could be stuck shut, we’ll check in a minute.
Get a little cloth
Get your radiator key in
Open that and as you can see we have water here already.
Obviously if the radiator has air in it you’ll have air coming out.
You’ll be able to hear a slight hiss and be able to control easily
The rate at which it comes out using this key.
As soon as you get water coming out just tighten it up.
Wipe up …

How to Fix That Cold Radiator – Plumbing Tips

Posted by in Plumber Talk, on March 6, 2018

Do you have a cold radiator that needs fixing? Would you like to try fixing it yourself? Then look no further.

Roger troubleshoots that problem radiator.

How to fix that one cold radiator – Plumbing Tips

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Atlanta Plumbing Tips – Venting T and P Valve – Plumbsmartinc

Posted by in Plumber Talk, on March 5, 2018
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3 Port Valves and Y Plan Heating Systems – Plumbing Tips

Posted by in Plumber Talk, on March 4, 2018

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This video covers the 3 port valve. In particular its position in a Y plan system. We also cover the basics of installing or replaceing a three port valve or head. For more information visit

Hello and welcome to this Plumberparts video. Today, I’m going to tell you about 3-port valves that position the heating system and how to install their control heads. Basically, giving you a brief explanation. If you want anymore detailed information you’ll have to contact us and go to our website at Let’s first have a look at the position of the 3-port valve in the heating system. This pipe here is the flow from our boiler, okay? It comes up here through the pump, is pumped up through this pipe here to our 3-port valve here, Okay? Now what the 3-port valve then does is divert hot water, either through here into the coil of the hot water tank and back out to the boiler, or, through here, which is off down to the heating system, okay, to the radiators.
Now it does that according to whether it is being controlled by either the thermostat on the side of the tank, this side, or your thermostat in your room. Now, we should send it off down this side. Now that might sound simple enough but the complication comes in when you try to wire them in. For most heating engineers like me, or other people who are experienced in this, it’s an easy thing to do. But if you don’t know what you are doing, you can easily get in an electric shock, or the system just won’t work properly at all. Now only do this if you know what you’re doing and you’re competent with electric, okay, and you have a tester. For God’s sake don’t touch anything that you haven’t tested first, okay?
So here’s the control box. I’m just going to remove this cover. Right. So that is why you take the cover off and you look at that and you say, oh, my God, what is going on here? Once you isolate each wire, find out what it does, then you’re in a much better position, okay, and you’ll be able to figure it out a bit easier, with any luck. Now we can have a look at this. This is our replacement head, okay. But, I’ll tell you what these wires do and basically how this works, okay, becomes sometimes there can be confusing the three-port valve type because when it’s only on heating, it has to have a separate live that keeps the boiler and pump on, okay? Now, so what we have here is pretty simple. We have our standard wire here, this is our earth wire. That goes into the earth. This is our neutral, okay? Now these two here are our signal wires, okay. Now, on a two-port valve you have a …