A simple leaky gasket can cause a big problem. By Matt Weber You wouldn’t think a bathtub overflow drain would be the source of a water leak, especially if you never fill the tub to a level at which water would enter the opening. You, like me, could be very wrong. It didn’t […]
By Merle Henkenius How will you know when your water heater needs to be replaced? When its steel tank begins to leak. Conventional gas and electric water heaters have few external components, and none of them move, which makes these appliances quite durable. You may need to replace an ignitor or a temperature-and-pressure […]
By Matt Weber A shower diverter valve switches the supply of water from the faucet to the shower head and back again. Repeated operation over time can wear out the valve or the rubber washers and result in drips and leaks. Two handle faucets typically have one of two types of diverter valves. […]
Reconstruction of the walls and floor can present problems for a major bathroom overhaul. By Rob Robillard Bathrooms are botched more than any other room in the house. With bathroom remodels people often focus on easy-to-see things like tile colors and layout, or special amenities like heated floors. These are all important, but you also need to think about the […]
By Merle Henkenius If your home’s drinking water has an unpleasant taste or is occasionally cloudy, an inline water filter is often an easy and inexpensive fix. Private water wells can deliver off-tasting water and waterborne sediment. Accumulating sediment can short-out electric water heaters and reduce the efficiency of gas water heaters. Although […]
Up Close with Glass Shower Stall Enclosures By Rob Robillard
by Brian Whitehurst of Pexheat.com We at Pexheat.com get asked this question a lot. I would like to take this chance to outline some of the important details worth considering when selecting a heat plant for your home, shop or business. After looking at these 4 points you should be able to determine if a water heater is applicable to […]
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