Can SharkBite be used on galvanized pipe?
The SharkBite push-to-connect fittings are not meant to be used with galvanized pipe. To use your PEX pipe with galvanized, you will need a threaded transition adapter from SharkBite. If you want to reread your galvanized pipe, you will need to square-cut it.
How many minutes is 25 miles?
The time it will take to drive 25 miles varies depending on the location and posted speed limit. For example, if you're driving on the interstate, it may only take 30 minutes. However, if you find yourself in a residential area or on lower-speed roads, expect the journey to last anywhere from 30 minutes up to a couple of hours (not including traffic conditions).
How Does A Water Softener Work?
A water softener uses a medium that serves to exchange “ions” of calcium and magnesium with sodium or potassium. The water in the house runs through a media tank filled with a resin bed of small plastic beads designed to attract hard minerals present in the water. Eventually they are saturated with minerals and need to be cleaned or regenerated. Sodium or potassium is introduced to the media bed during regeneration. As this brine water flows over the resin beads ion exchange occurs, they swap places with the calcium and magnesium ions and the hard minerals are removed from the resin beads and discharged in the backwash water along with any dirt or sediment collected. The final phase rinses the resin bed with fresh water and loads the brine tank so it is ready for the next cycle. Automatic water softeners are usually programmed to recharge at specific times that will not disrupt the occupants. It is more water-efficient to have a metered that will regenerate only when required
What size electrical service system do I install in my home?
Most states call for 100 amps minimum, but with all the new electronic devices, air conditioning and electric heat, I would suggest 200 amps especially in new homes. This also gives you some space for future additions. This is not a job for an unlicensed person to attempt. In most cases it involves replacing everything from the service loop (this is the wire that extends from the top of your meter to the utility tie in ) up to and including the main panel.
I think I have an appointment for somebody to clean our filters, but I'm not sure when that is. Can I do the same time on Wednesday next week? That'd be great!
Oh, we can help you with that. The schedule is for today between 3 to 6 PM. Someone is trying to call you to move the appointment to 7 PM because our plumber is currently stuck at a previous appointment. Or you can reschedule it entirely if you're not ready.
How should a residential HVAC system be cleaned?
The most effective way to clean air ducts and ventilation systems is to employ source removal methods of cleaning. This requires a contractor to place the system under negative pressure, through the use of a specialized, powerful vacuum. While the vacuum draws air through the system, devices are inserted into the ducts to dislodge any debris that might be stuck to interior surfaces. The debris can then travel down the ducts to the vacuum, which removes it from the system and the home.
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