Why the relief valve at the water heater is leaking, and what to do about it

-  This is a fairly simple and straightforward fix; an expansion tank will give the water somewhere to go when it expands, and the T&P relief valve on the water heater will stop causing problems. . The Fix  When a closed system exists on the water distribution piping in a home, an expansion tank needs to be installed somewhere on the plumbing system ..More

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Water Softener Installation Defects

-  If the water pipes in the home weren’t bonded, what would happen if an energized (aka ‘hot’, aka ‘ungrounded’) wire came in contact with one of the pipes?  All of the plumbing fixtures and other pipes that were connected would become silently energized. . All of the metallic water distribution pipes in the home are supposed to be bonded; in other words, they’re all supposed to be able to touch each other.  When everything is properly bonded and there is a proper ground jumper at the water meter, this can’t happen ..More

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Chimney Repairs: Hire a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep®, not a Hack with a Trowel

- I know what you’re thinking – either “that’s the same picture!” or “where’s the duct tape?”, right?  If you click on either of the photos for a larger view, you’ll notice that in the second photo, someone simply slapped some mortar on the chimney; they didn’t fix it. .  This chimney still needs repair ..More

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Inspecting Tandem Circuit Breakers – aka Cheaters

- The model or part number of the electric panelboard usually will indicate whether or not the electric panelboard is designed to accept tandem breakers and how many can be used. . Here are a few examples: ..More

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Artificial Firelogs – Bad For Your Fireplace?

- …yeah but still. .  Myself included.  Even though artificial firelogs are cleaner, safer, cheaper, and easier than real wood fires, everyone still prefers wood fires ..More

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