Questions about: water

I'm looking at an REO property that has been "winterized" and I am a little concerned about the conditions in the basement. There is roughly 3" of water ( ice ) in the basement. The furnace and hot water heater are on blocks so it did not reach them
In light of the recent lead contamination in Flint, MI (USA) - I've been wondering which, if any, media are effective for removing lead from household tap water. I currently have a custom filter system I build myself with 3 standard 10" filter housin
ice maker adapter plumbing connecting an hose directly to a tap home. Having an ice maker like ice maker adapter plumbing connecting an hose directly to a tap home can be really helpful once you want some additional ice making ability. This can be if
Former Valve employee Jeri Ellsworth has spoken of the company's famous flat management structure, calling out several shortcomings as part of an interview for the Grey Area podcast. Because of Valve's success and profitability, the unconventional ma
Most water heaters upon initial start-up can take several hours to heat the tank water to the setting on the thermostat. Also, if the setting is not at the hottest temperature and it is a large tank 12 hours isn't unreasonable. You should also be awa
Yes, you use 4-way switches. Here is an animation that shows how they work. You can have as many 4-way switches as you want, in the middle
We have kitchen faucet that is the farthest one from the water entry point in the house. It always has seemed to have a little lower pressure than several others we have in the house, but recently the flow in this one has dropped drastically. I was w
Many homeowners experience a long wait for hot water to reach their shower or bathroom faucets that are not located near to the hot water heater. This delay is caused by water that has cooled down while standing in the hot water line pipes. While the
The other answers hit the nail on the head--wood floors in basements or anywhere subject to moisture is generally a bad idea. I just wanted to add one more vinyl floor variant that you should consider for a basement installation if you are already co