On March 11th, tackle these home plumbing projects in honor of World Plumbing Day.
In honor of World Plumbing Day, here are some at home plumbing projects to help you celebrate and build education and awareness about one of the necessities of our modern civilization: plumbing.
So many people rush to the phone when they have a plumbing issue, but don’t be intimidated. There are many problems that you can handle yourself with a little know-how.
The trick is to know what you can take on and to know when to call for help. You can take a quick trip down to the hardware store and talk to the people in the plumbing department to get some good advice. They can point you in the right direction for parts or let you know that it’s best to contact a professional for that particular job.
For most jobs, you’ll need to turn off the water supply. For sinks, look under the sink and you’ll see two valves, one for hot and one for cold. For toilets, look behind the toilet on the wall or on the pipe behind the toilet. For kitchen sinks, you might also see a valve for your fridge icemaker and dishwasher. You can always turn off your main water supply if you can’t find the immediate valve.
Get the right tools. This might include a plumber’s pipe or wrench, basin wrench, seat wrench, water meter key, drain snake, plumber’s putty, or Teflon tape.
Try this for starters. Install a new shower head. Unscrew the old shower head from the shower arm and clean off the threads. Re-wrap the shower arm with a fresh strip of Teflon tape, then screw on the new head. This is a great little project to get some better water flow in your shower and get your feet wet with home plumbing!
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