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by on Oct.26, 2018, under Plumbing

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Tara & I made a trip up last fall (Oct 2017).  While we were there, we noticed that when the outside faucets were turned on, they leaked from various places, we had to hire plumber services immediately so they could do some drain cleaning  with the help of professional drainage contractors and we also had to fix up the pipes that needed a repair. Depending on the  problem plumbing can be really easy to fix up any residential plumbing problems you may have.

Just make sure your plumber knows what they are doing when installing hydro jettingbecause you don´t want to end up causing a bigger problem, that´s why it is better to hire professional plumbers to get our bathroom renovation done. If you need more information on how to start a bathroom renovation, get it from here.

  • Excessive Water Usage – A septic system designed too small for the house it serves or too small for the water generated from the house, getting a new system from residential plumbing is the best idea. If sludge or scum is allowed to escape out of the septic tank and enter the drainfield, the pipe, rock, or sand may become clogged, so consider getting dewatering pumps. If this happens the liquid will not be absorbed into the sand. This common problem is caused by a failure to have the septic tank regularly pumped out, so contact an emergency plumber for assistance. It is also important to note that, over the normal operating life of a septic system, this clogging will naturally occur and can eventually degrade a system. Again, regular pump outs every year after your septic tank installation are the best preventative service that can be performed with the help of a professional septic service.
  • High Water Table and Septic System Failures – According to a plumber, during wet or abnormally wet seasons, groundwater may rise into a drainfield and force sewage to the surface. This is caused by an error in design or sometimes by a significant change in the surrounding landscape, so make sure to contact a commercial plumbing service if you believe your system is failing. 

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Screen Door Repair and Other Maintenance

by on Jan.18, 2017, under Insulation, Plumbing, Ranch Maintenance

Sometime last year, the mice or birds chewed a hole through the screen on our screen door.  We brought up some new screen and spline from Metroplex Windows & Glass to make a repairs.

We started by removing the screen door from the frame.  This involved adjusting the rollers on the bottom of the door for as little pressure as possible, the prying the door up and over the bumps which the rollers run on.  We set the screen onto our floor to work on it. We started by locating the end of the spline, and pulling it out of the channel to release the screen material. Replacing a door can be very complicated so it is much more easier to hire a Storefront Door Installation service for professional help, but if you are going to be doing repairs yourself, then make sure to stop by the hardware store to get the right tools and materials, like Flat washers to have a successful repair. 

Removing the spline

Removing the spline

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Bathroom Sink Install

by on Mar.20, 2011, under Plumbing

fWe are finally getting a sink in the little house.  This is a big step, as before we had to go down to the shed to wash our hands.  With the new sink and bathroom cabinetry, we can clean up better such as washing our hands and faces, and also brushing our teeth.

We chose an old-fashioned looking model with curved doors from Lowes.  It has a slide out drawer in the bottom, as well as a shelf inside.

Sink installed

Sink installed

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Toilet Install

by on Oct.17, 2010, under Plumbing

Welcome to civilization…

We managed to install out toilet in the bathroom at the Littlehouse last week, we also made sure to get new Toilet Backup Repair Services because there was definitely something wrong with our last one.  I didn’t make any step-by-step photos, but they are all pretty much the same.

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Sterling Stinson model

Sterling Stinson model

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Bathroom Shower Install

by on Sep.28, 2010, under Plumbing

09/18/2010

After painting all of the bathroom walls, the base unit and the solar hot water systems was ready for install.  It was a little tight.  I had to pull the inlet for the toilet into the wall (easy, since it’s connected to the adjustable mounting bracket, and the other side of the wall is not drywalled, yet.  After placing some tile adhesive down, I placed the base into the cubbyhole.  It was not easy to do by myself.

Yes, I scuffed up the walls some getting the base in.  It was a tight fit.  But that will mostly be covered with the door shower and walls, and what isn’t can be touched up when we’re done.

Shower Base Unit

Shower Base Unit

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