Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Clearing Deep Clogs with an Auger

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1-Buy an inexpensive cable auger, or plumber's snake. Augers are great for clearing deep clogs that can’t be reached by other means. If you don’t want to buy one, you may be able to rent one from a hardware store. While the cables coiled on a spool come in many lengths, a 25-foot (7.5 m) cable should be plenty for most household needs.
 
2-Remove the trap under the sink, if necessary. Some sinks have a built-in strainer, so you may have to bypass this in order to reach the clog. The “trap” is a j-shaped pipe under your sink. Some sink traps can be removed by hand, but if this is not possible you may be able to remove it with a wrench or channel lock pliers. Have a bucket close by to catch any water that drains from the pipe after you remove it.
 
3-Slowly push the auger cable or snake into the pipe opening. Once it’s in a few inches, crank the handle on the auger while pushing the coil firmly into the pipe. The auger will slowly drive deeper into the pipe until it meets the obstruction.
 
4-Keep cranking the auger until you meet resistance. If the auger wire encounters a clog that is too big or strong to break up, it will resist turning. Crank the handle a few more times to lodge the wire firmly in the clog, then wiggle it gently to help loosen up the blockage.
 
5-Turn the crank the other way to withdraw the auger from the pipe. If you successfully lodged the auger in the blockage, the clog should come out with the wire. Clean the debris off the end of the auger and dispose of them.
 
6-Test your drain and repeat the process, if necessary. Run a little water in your sink or tub and check to see if it drains properly. If not, try running the auger through your pipes a second time, and repeat as necessary until your drain is clear.
 
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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Garbage Disposal The Woodlands

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Is ones garbage disposal plugged? In case a person go in certain areas wherever there can be no appropriate technique regarding losing left over meal, after that one could comprehend the plumbing which causes it to be easy for one to be able to drain yours. People will not possess ended to suppose the way people, as well, can remove such squander inside a healthy way as opposed to tossing it within ones dustbin. Yet in case ones kitchen area disposer may not be working, people could have a bad time too.
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Thursday, December 5, 2019

How to Fix a Running Toilet ? 🤔↙️

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1-Test the Flapper
Push down on the flapper with a stick when you hear the water running and listen for it to stop. If it stops, you know the flapper isn’t sealing properly. Replace it. Check the fill tube length and cut it back so it’s at least 1/2-in. above the water line.


2-Check the Fill Valve for a Leak
Flush the toilet and look for a fill valve leak. Lift up on the toilet float arm when the tank is filling to see if the water stops. Bend or adjust the toilet float arm so the tank stops filling when the water level is 1/2- to 1-in. below the top of the overflow pipe. If the fill valve still leaks, replace it as shown in the next photo.

3-Remove the and Replace Old Toilet Fill Valve
Turn off the water supply, flush the toilet, and sponge the remaining water from the tank. Disconnect the water supply line, unscrew the fill valve locknut and lift out the old fill valve.

4-Install the New Fill Valve
Insert the new fill valve into the tank according to the instruction sheet and tighten the locknut a half turn past hand tight. If the fill valve is at its maximum height, but the overflow pipe is still higher than the critical level mark, shorten the overflow pipe with a hacksaw so it’s 1 in. lower than the critical level mark on the fill valve.

5-Connect the Fill Tube
Attach one end of the new fill tube to the fill valve nipple and the other to the enclosed angle adapter (shorten the tube to avoid kinks, if necessary). Clip the angle adapter onto the overflow pipe. Finish the installation by attaching the flapper chain to the flush lever as described above. Turn on the water and test flush the toilet.

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