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Clogs can lead to sewage backing up and overflowing.  If the trap arm goes down at more than a 45 degree angle prior to reaching the vent, it is called an S-trap (because it forms an S shape) and it can cause the water to be siphoned out of the trap which means sewer gases can make their way back up into the house. This can cause people to become ill and can even lead to death in extreme cases. Note: Some older homes have S-traps as they used to be allowed, but they are prohibited by current plumbing code. However, many hardware stores still carry S-trap kits. If someone at your local hardware store tries to sell you one, please politely decline. An inspector will not approve of an S-trap. If you currently have an S-trap in your home and are having problems with sewer gases or slow drainage, you might want to consider having your plumbing updated to fit current codes. I will explain more about the system and how it works in other posts. TL:DR? It is important for drains to be properly vented to ensure efficient flow of water and air and prevent sewage and sewer gases from entering going back into the home.


As tensions build in the Korean Peninsula, a South Korean plays Starcraft There’s a lot going on in the Korean peninsula these days. Every day North Korea seems to be gearing up more and more for some weird modern war with their generally just kind of nice but eccentric neighbors. The Onteora Sewer had the privilege of interviewing a South Korean during this crisis. When asked about the impending war he looked up weary-eyed from his computer screen and said, “Yeah, the North Koreans are rough.” Turning back quickly, he took a big ol bite out of some greasy-ass pizza, pressed a few keys, and shouted, “Fuck the Terrans, Zergs for life bitch,” and won the hell out of a game of Starcraft. Enthralled with the skillful gamesmanship, our reporter continued watching, giving advice occasionally, but mainly basking in the heartfelt devotion that was a video game being played right. When Starcraft was finished, it was time for DotA, then World of Warcraft. It was a night of cheap food and sore backs. North Korea became the mother who tells you to get off the computer, who you ignore with all the stoicism and majesty of a goddamn Blue Crane flying in the air, free as the fucking wind. When the sunlight began to creep up on the horizon, our reporter had long since fallen asleep, leaving the South Korean alone with his thoughts. Looking over tenderly, he paused his game, got a blanket, and tucked the enterprising journalist in, fluffing a pillow and chuckling quietly to himself: “I don’t even remember why he’s here”, as he sat back down to the comfort and stability of his digital world.


10 Ways to Save Money During Your Bathroom Renovation These bathroom remodeling tips will keep you from flushing away your hard-earned money. It may at first seem like a good idea to renovate your bathroom’s design, but unless you’re willing to shell out about $5,000 each time you move plumbing fixtures, you might want to keep your existing fixtures in place.  Check out this bathroom makeover on a budget. The focal point of your bathroom is likely the mirror over your sink, so why not fancy it up? Not only will adding a frame around your mirror make Gordontheplumber.com Winfield IL for an elegant look, but it will also hide any age-related wear around the mirror’s edges.  Here’s how to remodel your bathroom without destroying it. Hit up those antique stores, flea markets and resellers for a beautiful old dresser you can spruce up and reuse in place of your outdated bathroom vanity. It makes for a great DIY project, and you’ll be able to easily cut out the space to hide the plumbing, seal drawers, add towel bars on the sides and put a sink in it or on it.  Here’s how to install a vanity sink. While tile makes for a clean and sleek look, having it from floor to ceiling can cost a hefty amount. Consider alternatives like reclaimed wood panels, which create a more warm and rustic look that can accent white fixtures and other minimalist elements.  Get inspired with these 12 incredible shiplap wall ideas. When other people remodel their bathroom or other parts of their home, they sometimes have leftover tiles that they’ll sell on Craigslist or eBay. Scour the sites in search of people’s leftovers, which will likely be up for grabs at a steep discount, since they can’t return them! Purchase as much as you can, then buy the rest from a local home improvement store.  Check out these 13 tile tips for better bathroom tile.


For the most part getting them out is a relatively straight-forward task, but installing the new ones can be tricky at times. You have to drop the springs into a small recess inside the faucet followed by the rubber seat which also has to sit over the spring and into the recess. Often if there’s water sitting in the faucet, the rubber seat ends up floating up and out of the recess. A good tip is to remove all the sitting water via a sponge or straw so this problem is avoided.I usually, will thread the rubber seat followed by the spring onto a thin blade screwdriver and use it as a guide to lower them into the recess inside the faucet. This has been the way I’ve been doing it ever since I can recall, but recently I found this tool in one of my supplier’s catalogs called a Purge-N-Set tool for seats and springs. Needless to say, besides being a tool geek and curious I had to order one and check it out. Well, I’m happy to say it works really well and for those of you who are having trouble removing and re-installing seats and springs in your Delta faucets, you might want to check it out. You can purchase a Purge-N-Set tool at few online retailers and if you want to see it in action check out the video below where I demonstrate just how it performs. As always if you have any questions on Delta faucet repairs, you can e-mail me at info@bobsplumbingvideos.com.


How to Make Sure You Hire the Best Carpet Cleaner Regular cleaning doesn’t just make your carpet look better ; it makes it last longer too. Most carpet manufacturers recommend professional hot-water extraction as the primary cleaning method for synthetic carpets. The best strategy is to hire a professional every year or two and clean the carpet yourself between pro cleanings. Here are some hiring tips: Hire a pro who uses truck-mounted equipment rather than portable steam clean-ing equipment. Truck-mounted equipment exhausts the dirty air and humidity out-side. Its stronger suction leaves carpets drier too. Ask for a high-pressure rinse. This agitates the pile and neutralizes the carpet’s pH. Ask the pro to set furniture on blocks or pads after cleaning. This prevents stains from transferring from furniture legs to the damp carpet.


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