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If you have an issue with a blocked drain Perth or hot water system Perth, then you need a 24 hour plumber Perth or an emergency plumber Perth to service you. You might also reach out to a gas plumber Perth to help you. Its important that you have a plumber Perth you can trust.
Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Tuesday, 27 May 2014
Have you run your bath water only to realise its ice cold? Have you jumped in the shower and been sprayed by cold water? If so, chances are you have a problem with your homes hot water system. Don’t stress, there are a few basic things you can try yourself prior to calling a plumber. If you have a natural or propane gas water system, chances are the pilot has gone out. The pilot is a small flame that ignites the gas burner on your system. When it goes out, first try relighting it, following the directions on the label, which is often on the front of the system. If the pilot doesn't relight, or if it goes out right after lighting, by far the most common cause is a broken thermocouple. The good news: you can usually replace a thermocouple for minimal cost and in less than an hour from a local hardware. You'll get your hot water going without waiting for a pro to show up and save a few dollars!
To replace the thermocouple, be sure to turn off the shutoff valve in the gas line; that is, one quarter turn so that the handle is at a right angle to the pipe. Since working room is tight around the burner, we recommend that you simply unscrew the three nuts at the control valve and pull out the entire burner assembly unit. You'll see either a slot or clips that hold it in its place. Then either unscrew the thermocouple end or pull it out (depending on the water heater) and take it with you to hardware store to find a match. Position it exactly the same way as the old one. The pilot flame should wrap around the thermocouple bulb.
To reattach the three lines to the gas valve, thread the nuts into place with your fingers and hand-tighten them properly. Then snug them up with a quarter to half revolution with a wrench. The metals are soft, so don't over tighten as they will break.
Be sure to test for gas leaks. You must have the pilot lit and the burner on for this test so that gas is flowing through the large tube on the system. Reopen the shutoff valve, relight the pilot, then turn the control valve to the “on” position. When the gas burner is on, use a 50/50 dish soap/water mix to test the screw joints for air bubbles that indicate leaks.
Sunday, 18 May 2014
Have you ever wondered why you have a running toilet? Firstly, it is important that you acknowledge the fact that every hand made device is always bound to break and this is no exception with your toilet. Therefore, in case you realize that your toilet is running, you should never be worried at all; instead, simply take some time and figure out why is running out, and then consider repairing it.
For you establish the main cause of the problem in your toilet, it is paramount to remove the top tank of the toilet and place on a secure location. Try pushing the toilet’s flush lever and examines what happens.
On many occasions, one will be in agreement with the fact that one of the reasons why the toilet runs is simply because one or all of the following has/have problems.
· Tank ball
· Ball cork
· Intake valve and/or
· Float ball
Having identified the reason why your toilet is running, it is then important to think of a way of repairing it. So how do you fix a running toilet?
There are complicated aspects in the toilet repair that inexperienced cannot handle. Therefore, consider hiring experienced personnel first.
Check if the spare parts in the toilet tank require any replacement or just repair. It is important to note that different people use various mechanisms. However, all these normally lead to the same answers.
Try checking if the chain is in contact with the flapper. It is important to thread the flapper chain using a plastic straw as this prevents long chain from sticking on things. Complete replacement of the chain is another remedy for this. You can achieve this by using a dental floss made loop having a similar length to the chain.
Also, it is important to ensure that the water is filled to the water line as lack of water is what basically makes the toilet to run.
Another tip for fixing the running problem is through adjusting the float and valve. By using your hands, you can pulp up the float. If the action stops the water flow, it is advisable to adjust the float level in order for the tank to stop filling having attained the required amount of water flow, slightly below overflow tube top.
Finally, ensure that the flapper is well cleaned to prevent a repeat of the running. Dirty flappers have always been blamed for the leaking of the toilets. This should then be followed by troubleshooting any other problem in your toilet in order to function normally.