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The most likely scenario is that the work on the system disturbed sediment/debris that migrated to your home water piping, plugging up your faucet aerators. Rather than the "quarter turn" you describe (which would accomplish nothing) it is probable that the aerators were removed, flushed, and reinstalled to restore flow. You should remain diligent, it is ...
The manual will say something like Flushing the heat exchanger with a descaling solution if mineral build up is evident. Scale build up will shorten the life of the water heater, descale heat exchanger thoroughly and repeat annually depending on mineral content of ground water. (From Bosch 2400E NG user manual) or maybe something like Periodic ...
as a HVAC technician. i found most failed capacitor issues was involved with blocked/dirty condensate coils, causing the compressor/fan to drew more amperage. so check first your condensate (outside unit) coil. if it is dirty unscrew the grill/fence around the unit and clean it with water. it is sometimes important to use detergents to wash it off.
Hole saw out the center and cut a pie shaped piece out with a saws all all the way to the threads but not into the threads, then with a hammer and punch knock out the pie shaped piece and remove the rest with channel lock pliers. Do it every day as a professional plumber. And if the threads are different stop at a local plumbing outfit and get a lead plug.
Our Ladylux café with the pullout spray exhibited the low pressure issue a few weeks ago. I ended up unscrewing the head from the metal hose and cleaning out the filter and flow rate limiter. Then, I dug through the cabinet to find the mysterious black plastic tool that came with the faucet and used it to unscrew the business end of the spray head. I ...
It's not clear if you're talking about mini-split AC systems with a heat pump or window AC units with resistive heating. If you mean the former, those systems are becoming more popular and are a very efficient way to heat your house, especially if your climate stays within the external temperature range supported by the unit (down to 20 or 30 ºF in older ...
How do I know if/when tuckpointing is necessary You need to tuckpoint when the existing mortar is failing. That could be that it's water damaged, cracked, or just getting weak. To see if it's weak, take your key and drag it along a joint...if it's easily flaking off and scratched...or worse, crumbling, then it's time to chisel out the damaged mortar and ...
Capacitors (similar to light bulbs) will fail at some point. Sometimes the chemicals (an electrolyte/oil/etc..., though PCB are very stable) will degrade and cause the capacitor to expand (perhaps blow up). Other times, the dielectric material (the material that separates the two conductors in the capacitor) will degrade, allowing the terminals of the ...
From treehugger.com "When air passes over your home, it works the same way as it does over an airplane wing: the Bernoulli effect causes the air on top and on the downwind side of the house to be at a lower pressure than on the upwind side. So if you have double hung windows, you can open the bottom section of the upwind side of the house (usually west) and ...
you can use office chair casters for hardwood floors, they are made of a soft Polyurethane material and they protect the wood floors, any ways I recommend to clean them every few weeks because the dust stick to the rubber and that can produce scratches on the floor. A good brand that I use and I am very happy with is Katu casters, check them on Google.
Bring your pressure washer inside where it won't freeze or put anti-freeze in it. It is impossible to get all of the water out of the pump and freezing will crack it. If you live in an area with a lot of snow, mark the edges of your sidewalk and driveway with tall thin reflective markers.
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