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3 Plumbing Myths That Could Harm Your Toilet

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There are plenty of good tips for keeping your toilet in great shape. However, there are also plenty of myths and misconceptions that could eventually ruin your toilet. The following provides an in-depth look at three common plumbing myths that are actually harmful for your toilet, including ways you can avoid falling victim to them. A Brick in the Toilet Tank Saves Water The whole idea behind this is that the brick’s surface area displaces the water inside the tank, which usually fills the tank until it reaches the high-water-level mark.…

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Save Money on Electric Bills by Making These Two Adjustments to Your Water Heater

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The electric bill is possibly the biggest utility expense in your home. Although trading your incandescent bulbs for CFLs and using your HVAC system less can help reduce energy usage, making a couple of simple changes to your water heater can too. Here are two you should try. Turn Down the Temperature Quite possibly the easiest thing you can do to save energy is lower the temperature on your water heater.…

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Reasons Why Commercial Plumbing Is The Way It Is

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Commercial plumbing design, specifically bathrooms in multi-story buildings, are constructed such that all human waste and wastewater heads down the same pipes and in the same direction. If you want to change that, it becomes a complicated project with options that may be rather expensive. As frustrating as all this is, there are some good reasons why the plumbing in your commercial building is the way that it is, but you can change it.…

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