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Plumbing Geelong 101

Posted by on January 23, 2014

At its base, plumbing is a very basic model as it follows three simple laws of nature:

  1. Gravity
  2. Pressure
  3. Water that wants its own level.

If you can understand this, then you are on the right path to understanding the mysteries of being a plumber. This will aid you in making many fixes in your home’s plumbing system saving you lots of trouble, time and money!

Every business or plumbing system is structured with  different subsystems that are logical. The first system brings fresh and clean water into your house. The second system removes used water from your home or business. Water that enters your home or business is under pressure, which forces it to travel. This pressure ensures that the water can travel upstairs, downstairs wherever it is required in the home . To monitor the amount of water being used in your location, the water travels through a water meter.

All plumbing systems contain a main water shutoff or stop value. Generally, this is located close or nexto to the meter. In most plumbing emergencies, the first thing to do is locate the stop valve to turn the water inflow off. Its nb you turn the water supply off quickly, as your house or business will be flooded within in no time.

However, should you discover that the plumbing issue is located in a sink or near a toilet, then you do not need to use the shutoff to stop supply to the whole system. It is very common that most fixtures have a stop valve to prevent flooding.

Cold water incoming to the house is immediately ready for your usage. However, your hot water will need another step prior to your use. A pipe carries the cold water to your hot water system. From the hot water system, a hot water pipe transports the hot water to all taps and appliances that require use. In order to maintain the temperature on the hot water system, a thermostat maintains the temp that you set. The devices heating elements automatically turn on and off to maintain your most desired temperature. The recommended hot water temperature for a home is somewhere between 140’F and 160′ F. saying that, some homeowners set the hot water temperature to a hundred and twenty degrees F as its more economical.

It is  more common that some dishwashers require high water temperatures to help with the drying process. In these cases, the dishwasher will have their own mini water heaters to increase the temperature by an additional twenty degrees F.

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