9 Best Home Improvements For Plumbing

This kitchen design shows just how far a window with natural light will go with the overall appearance of the kitchen. Also, the addition of a hanging holder for your pots and pans adds space to your cabinets/pantry and also allows them to be part of the overall appearance of the kitchen. If you have a blank wall in your kitchen, this quick update kitchen design also demonstrates just how perfect small shelves can be to your kitchen. Add some decoration or make some of your counter toppers a decoration on the shelves to be used later. Have a basement you want to make a kitchen or want to add some texture to your kitchen? Brick walls are a great way to add some color, dimension, and texture to your kitchen. Now, I know what you are think, there is no possible way you could tear down your walls just to replace them with brick. Well, you can get wallpaper that has that appearance of a brick wall. This look goes well with any wood you place in for flooring, cabinets, and furniture. Kitchen designs don’t have to be spendy.


Cross Connection: Any physical connection or arrangement between two otherwise separate piping systems, one of which contains potable water and the other either water of unknown or questionable safety or steam, gas, or chemical whereby there may be a flow from one system to the other, the direction of flow depending on the pressure differential between the two systems. Crown Vent: A vent for a plumbing fixture in which the vent pipe is connected at the top of the curve in the pipe that forms the trap or within 2 pipe diameters of the trap. Dam: A barrier in the trapway of a toilet that controls the water level in the toilet bowl. Diaphragm: A flexible membrane in a valve that deflects down onto a rigid area of the valve body to regulate water flow from the supply lines. This eliminates the possibility of debris build-up within the valve. Die: Cutting device used to thread pipe. A set of these attach to dieheads, and mounted on a threader. Dielectric: A nonconductor of direct electric current. Diffuser: A device used to reduce the velocity and increasing the static pressure of a fluid passing through a system. Dip Tube: A tube inside the water heater that sends cold water to the bottom of the tank. Disposal Field: (aka septic drain field) An area containing a series of one or more trenches lined with coarse aggregate and conveying the effluent from the septic tank through vitrified clay pipe or perforated, non-metallic pipe, laid in such a manner that the flow will be distributed with reasonable uniformity into natural soil.


You’ll always know where your keys are with this handy hint! To make Lego keychains, start by drilling a hole into the base of a Lego that is slightly smaller than the screw potion of an eyelet screw. Next, wind the eyelet screw into the lego. Thread a split ring through the hole and use it to attach keys. Mount the lego board to a surface using your preferred method. In this case, we mounted our lego plate to the wall in our mud room. Attach the lego board to the wall by first marking the desired location for the board and making sure that it is level. Drill pilot holes in the four corners of the lego board and into the wall. To finish, drill screws with small enough heads to fit in between the lego pegs into the board. You’ll be so excited to put the Lego on the Lego board that you won’t lose your keys (hopefully) ever again!


Type “L” copper tube wall is approximately 50 percent greater thickness than type “M”. Leach Lines: Pipes that carry effluent from the septic system out to the leach field, a porous soil area where treated waste is emptied. Leader: An exterior drainage pipe for conveying storm water from roof or gutter drains to the building storm drain, combined building sewer, or other means of disposal.  Low Consumption Gordontheplumber.com Itasca Illinois 60143 Toilet: A class of toilet designed to flush using 1.6 gallons of water or less. Also known as “water-saving” toilets. M Tubing: An industry standard for copper tubing defined by the tube wall thickness. Identified by a “red” stripe. Maceration: the use of a machine that reduces solids to small pieces in order to deal with rags and other solid waste. Also, macerating toilets, which use a grinding or blending mechanism to reduce human waste to a slurry, which can then be moved by pumping. Main: The primary artery of the supply or drain system to which all the branches connect. Referred to as the Main Vent in the vent system.


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