Some DIY Plumbing Tips

Have you stopped to think about the amount of money we’ve wasted over the years for not knowing 4 or 5 basic DIY issues? Many times we make the mistake of considering that to paint a wall or repair a blind, to give two examples, it is necessary to be a real handyman. Nothing could be further from the truth.

We have set out to demystify the world of DIY so that we can maintain control over our homes and save a significant amount of money by dealing with such basic issues as these ourselves.Plumbing repairs

Today we’re talking about 3 plumbing tricks that we can do completely on our own and that will get us out of more than one predicament. We’ll learn how to change a faucet, unblock the sink or clean a siphon. Don’t miss it!

Replacing the sink faucet in just 6 steps

First of all, we will select a faucet according to the decoration of the rest of the bathroom: modern, classic, metallic, matt. There are a lot of options, and we think it’s a great opportunity to add a touch of design in a simple and economical way.

1. Forecasting and setting up the work area – that sounds very bombastic, but it’s as simple as putting a bucket or other container under the sink to keep water from falling to the ground.

2. Next, we will cut off the water by turning the stopcocks that come out of the hoses that go to the faucet.

3. Afterwards, you can open the tap to empty it completely and unscrew the hoses.

4. We’ll also unscrew the faucet from underneath.

5. When it is time to place the faucet, we will first pass the hoses carefully one at a time and connect them to the faucet.

6. All that remains is to screw in the new tap, open the square wrenches, and check that everything is working correctly and that the installation does not lose water.

Tips to keep in mind:

Normally the hot water corresponds to the left hose and the cold water hose to the right hose.

We can take advantage of the change of tap to install an aerator that allows us to reduce water consumption by up to 50%.

How to unblock the sink

First of all, we’ll turn the tap on in the hot water position, just for a few moments, just long enough for there to be a water base before we start our first bet. Then we will spread a small layer of Vaseline on the bottom of a plunger and pump it with firm, dry movements.

If despite the effort, the jam persists, and the cause of the jam is not found at great depths, we will try with a wire or screwdriver, there are even specific unblockers for hair. We will place any of them in the drain, making a little bit of lever and exercising movements that get the dirt off the walls of the pipe. The latter is also a good preventive system and should be done on a regular basis to avoid further problems in the future.

Finally, and before we give up, we will turn to the very useful and popular chemical plungers. You will find many options: from weekly treatments to avoid odors and residues, to the most powerful products on the market made from a mixture of sodium hypochlorite and potassium hydroxide. There won’t be any traffic jams that can resist us!

Cleaning the sink siphon

The best way to avoid any kind of clogging is to clean the sink siphon from time to time.

1. Before we get down to business, we’ll put a bucket in the work area, that is, under the sink siphon, in order to keep staining to a minimum.

2. Remove the elbow plug, if our siphon has one, and loosen the drain plugs.

3. Clean all parts with plenty of soap and water and dry them.

4. We promised you simple projects and here you have them, right? Believe it or not, our siphon is ready, we just have to reassemble it following step 2 in reverse.

This Blog was posted by Chambliss Plumbing in San Antonio, Texas

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Save Yourself Some Headaches With These Tips On Auto Insurance

Save Yourself Some Headaches With These Tips On Auto Insurance

It may seem like it is you against the world, when it comes to dealing with auto insurance. With the vast amount of information available online, it can be very overwhelming at first. This article will provide some helpful information for you to get started on the right path.

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Most student drivers pose a higher risk to auto insurance companies because their age bracket is statistically involved in more accidents, but students can combat this by simply making the honor roll. Students with good grades are less likely to get behind the wheel of their cars drunk or having taken drugs, and insurance companies know this.
There are a lot of factors that determine the cost of your automobile insurance. Your age, sex, marital status and location all play a factor. While you can’t change most of those, and few people would move or get married to save money on car insurance, you can control the type of car you drive, which also plays a role. Choose cars with lots of safety options and anti theft systems in place.
Get liability-only coverage. This policy is the cheapest one you can get that still follows all mandatory minimum state laws. Just remember that it does not cover you or your vehicle, only the other person and their vehicle. In the event your car is damaged in some way, you would have to pay for the repairs yourself.
Stay far away from vehicles with the word “sport” included on them. Anything that goes fast is viewed negatively by insurance companies, as these can influence drivers to take more risks, which in turn costs them more money. Steer clear of sporty vehicles unless you want your premiums to get higher.
Carpool or take public transportation. Insurance companies are very happy with responsible clients. If you let your agent know that you have changed your driving habits, you may be eligible for a discount.
Drive safely and carefully. Good drivers will get discounts on their car insurance. By avoiding drunk driving and respecting simple rules, you can avoid getting into an accident that you are responsible for. Your insurance should not increase as much if you get into an accident that you are not responsible for.
Shop around for car insurance instead of renewing it. When it comes time to renew, many car owners do just that. They renew their car insurance. Instead of renewing, take a look around at other providers. Your situation might have changed or you might be able to find a better deal.

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If your insurance contacts you about an increase in your premium, find out if it is justified or not. A practice known as data mining is used by certain unethical companies: they refer to a consulting firm that will create fake data that would justify an increased premium. If you catch your insurance company doing this, switch immediately to another one.
In summary, you want to do all that you can to learn about auto insurance. There is a lot of information available, but we have provided some of the most important tips. Hopefully, we have provided you with enough information, to not only give you a solid background, but to also, further spark your interest for becoming an expert in it. Find more information

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RV’s and 5th Wheel Operations Can Be Intimidating.

There are a few parts of RV ownership – specifically, 5th wheel ownership – that are a bit intimidating. For one thing, it is a significant financial investment to purchase a 5th wheel, so that is an early hurdle that you will need to clear. Also, driving such a big rig down the road can be intimidating to those with no experience, as driving a truck and 5th wheel is a big departure from piloting a sedan. However, the biggest challenge to 5th wheel ownership for most people is going to be the issue of backing up the rig.RV Resorts Texas

Backing up a 5th wheel is a challenge on multiple fronts. For one thing, the rig is rather large, so you may feel nervous moving in backward into an area that you can’t really see. Also, the rig is going to move in the opposite direction as your vehicle, so you will have to learn how to ‘dance’ with the 5th wheel in order to place it in exactly the right spot.

If you are struggling to back up your 5th wheel successfully, or if you would just like to have some tips in mind before trying for the first time, review the points below.

It’s All About Opposites

As mentioned above, you have to think ‘opposite’ when you want to back up a 5th wheel. At first, the fact that the 5th wheel moves opposite of your vehicle is likely to throw you for a loop, but you will get used to this factor relatively quickly. Try to find an open parking lot or another safe place to practice backing up and you will start to naturally respond to the way the trailer moves in reverse.

Go Slow

You don’t need to be in a rush to back up your 5th wheel properly. Take it slow, especially at first, and only keep moving back when you are confident in the direction that you are going. Don’t worry if other people are watching or even waiting – it isn’t worth pushing your 5th wheel into a bad spot just because you are trying to get out of the way.

Have a Spotter

This is perhaps the most important piece of advice that you can receive. If you are backing up your 5th wheel into any kind of a tight spot, have a trusted spotter and use them to direct your movements. If necessary, pick up some two-way radios to communicate between the cab and the spotter with ease. Or, if you prefer not to use radios, develop a few hand signals that you can use to make sure you are on the same page. Of course, you don’t want to back up into your spotter, so make sure you can see them at all times while the vehicle is in motion.RV Parks texas

Stay on Driver’s Side

If at all possible, work on backing into spots that are on the same side of the vehicle as the driver. It is more difficult to go to the other side, as it will be harder to see as you back up. An experienced 5th wheel driver may be able to go the other way without too much effort, but stick to the driver’s side until you have confidence in your skills.

Spend Time Practicing

Just like any other skill in life, the only way to master backing up in your 5th wheel is to practice on a regular basis. If you are willing to put in some practice time in a nearby parking lot (or even in your own driveway, if it is big enough), you should be able to develop your 5th wheel backing skills in short order.
This Blog was provided by Coastal Breeze RV Resort in Rockport, Texas

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