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What Causes Toilet Tank Bolts To Rust?

What Causes Toilet Tank Bolts To Rust?

If you have a toilet you may have looked into the tank to clean or fix issues. That being said, if the toilet is more than a few years old you might have noticed the tank bolts are rusty. This can cause alarm because you know if the bolts rust out you’re going to have a massive leak. Rusting toilet tank bolts can easily be prevented by using solid brass bolts. Manufacturers of toilets due to saving every dime on cheap parts have been including zinc plated steel bolts (which are prone to rust) with toilets for years now, and they just don’t last forever.

Should You Switch to City Water if You Have a Well?

Should You Switch to City Water if You Have a Well?

Even with city water supply, many people in Charlotte and the surrounding areas are still on well water. There are both drawbacks and benefits to being on either well or city water. So if you are considering switching to city water, you’ll want to ask yourself these questions.

How to Clean Jetted Tubs with Bleach

How to Clean Jetted Tubs With Bleach

No one wants to sit down for a nice bath and find flecks of water stains, hair, and who-knows-what-else floating in the water. Unfortunately thought if you have a jetted tub this is pretty common because the jets and plumbing can collect build up and release it into the water even when the jets aren’t on. But there are some simple ways to keep those jets clean using dish soap and bleach.

How Much Time Does the Average Shower Last?

How Much Time Does the Average Shower Last?

The amount of time people spend in the shower is all over the place, and if you share a household with someone who spends way too much time in the shower it can begin to infringe on your hot water supply. But it is a fact that we all have to get clean and a shower is usually the fastest way to do it unless you have a very laid back morning routine and can take a long hot bath. But for the rest of us, it is a rushed morning shower or often a quick shower before bed.

According to the site Home Water Works, the average person living in the US is in the shower for 8.2 minutes every day which comes out to 17.2 gallons of water. When you add up the amount of used water in a year all across America, the numbers are staggering. 

Common Problems Soldering Pipe

Common Problems Soldering Pipe

For most of us, soldering is not an everyday task. For some, it is an ability which includes an additional level to your DIY pipes skills. No matter where you stand on the range of knowledge, you will likely come across soldering copper pipe troubles.

The most typical DIY soldering for copper pipes gets on a pipes, which is why some specialty is required. You desire a potable water supply and not something which has actually been infected by flux and solder. 

With the right equipment, info and a touch of persistence, you can avoid the worst soldering copper pipe issues.

How to Fix a Rocking Toilet

How To Fix A Rocking Toilet
If you’ve ever had a toilet that rocks or sat on one at a relative or friends house, you don’t have to be an expert to tell that something is not right. The cause of a rocking toilet is that the flange height is too high for the toilet base. To fix the rocking toilet issue you’ll want to use plastic shims to wedge under the base, then caulk around the base to help support and form a water tight seal. 

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