How to Fix a Busted Pipe in Your Home

When you have a busted pipe in your home, calling on a professional doesn’t have to always be the answer. With a few tools and a little bit of patience, any homeowner can fix a busted pipe when the time comes.

In most cases, pipes bust from being frozen from the cold weather. In this post we not only plan to show you how to fix this problem, but also how to prevent it from happening again by simply installing a stop and waste valve.

Think you maybe up to the challenge? If so, grab the materials need below and you will be ready to go!

What You Will Need

  • Soldering Paste
  • Lead Free Solder
  • Stop and Waste Valve
  • Copper Pipe Cutter
  • Copper Pipe (1/2 inch)
  • Copper Fittings (1/2 inch)
  • Torch Kit (that includes a striker and torch)
  • Steel Wool Cloth
  • Safety Goggles

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Tutorial: How to Fix a Leaky Water Heater

Water heaters are great assets to our homes but when they become broken, it can cause a great dent in our wallets. Just because your water heater is leaking though, doesn’t mean you will always need a new one.

In this article, we would like to help you identify the different types of problems that can cause water heaters to leak, and inform you of the best ways to go about addressing them. If you don’t feel comfortable assessing these problems yourself, it may be a better option to contact a professional.

When your water heater is leaking, it’s important to address the problem as quickly as possible to prevent the possibility of mold or mildew formation, which can be harmful to your health.

 

#1.) Safety First

Before beginning, it’s best to turn off the electricity and water to your unit to ensure that you won’t get hurt in any way. Water leaking around an electrical unit is obviously quite dangerous, and all precautionary measures should be taken to protect yourself from electrocution, shock, and scalding from the hot water.

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[Tutorial] Cleaning a Room Air Conditioner

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Did you know that your air conditioner works best when the cooling fins and evaporator are straightened out and cleaned. Over time, these can become dirty and dusty, making it harder for your air conditioning unit to keep the room cool. This can continue to cost you money over time because the problem will only get worse, so do yourself a favor now by performing a quick and easy clean.

Most of the time when you feel warm air blowing from your air conditioner, you may shoot straight to thinking that it’s out of coolant. While this can be true, the majority of times your components are just dirty or clogged.

Before calling an appliance repair professional or thinking of buying a new unit, try performing a good clean to see if the problem can be treated. This cleaning procedure can be done yourself for much cheaper than hiring a pro, and will only cost you a little in time.

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