Tran Foster

  • Tran Foster posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    Avoid frozen pipes this winter! Keep a small trickle of water dripping from faucets, and wrap your uninsulated pipes with foam or newspaper. If possible, keep the doors open between unheated and heated rooms. In an unheated area such as a garage or laundry room, keep a small heater next to the pipes. Remember to do
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  • Tran Foster posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    Knowing what you are doing is essential if you plan on undertaking any plumbing projects in your home. A plumbing problem is one of the worst things that can happen to a home. Luckily, people who own homes can do many things to prevent major plumbing problems and to control the damage that does happen.

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  • Tran Foster posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    If a pipe ever freezes, you need to make sure to shut off the water. This will keep the pipe from bursting and causing you major damage to your home. Make sure to shut the water off at the main valve, and then open the faucet that is closest to the frozen pipe so it can drain while it is thawing out.

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  • Tran Foster posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    You always want to solder correctly, the biggest mistake most people make when soldering is failing to get the interior of the fitting and the exterior of the pipe clean and shiny. Polish these surfaces with a fine emery clot until bright. When soldering, never heat the pipe, but instead heat the fitting. Doing so allows the solder to be drawn…[Read more]

  • Tran Foster posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    You always want to solder correctly, the biggest mistake most people make when soldering is failing to get the interior of the fitting and the exterior of the pipe clean and shiny. Polish these surfaces with a fine emery clot until bright. When soldering, never heat the pipe, but instead heat the fitting. Doing so allows the solder to be drawn…[Read more]

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