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By contrast, a storage water heater is very bulky; a 40-60 gallon tank measures on average 60″ tall and 24″ wide (most of them are installed on the floor). Cleaner Water: traditional water heating units could build up corrosion and scale inside the storage tank, contaminating the water stored in it. This is why, you sometimes see rusty water coming out of your faucet or shower. By contrast, you will not have this issue with a tankless device; your water will always be fresh and clean. Disadvantages of a Tankless Hot Water Heater As with any device, a tanless Gordontheplumber.com Wood Dale Illinois water heater has its own set of disadvantages, that may not make it the right option for every household. Initial High Cost: The biggest drawback to switching to a tankless water heating systems is that the purchase and setup prices are dramatically higher than what you would pay for a storage model. The average cost of a tankless unit together with installation can run $2,500-4,000 (a large portion of the cost goes to expensive installation). By comparison, you can purchase and install a 40-60 gallon storage tank for $800-1,500. The price difference is the primary reason why most homeowners stay away from tankless heaters.

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— Mike Winter If you’re hanging pictures and run out of those sawtooth hangers, just grab the nearest pop can. Bend the pull tab back and forth until it breaks off. Then screw it to your picture frame. Bend the free end out slightly and hang the picture . Here’s an easy way to tear tape and get a starting edge at the same time. Simply fold the tape under at a 90-degree angle to the roll. Then, with a snapping motion, pull the tape against the edge of the roll. The tape tears, leaving a triangular starting tab. This won’t work with plastic tapes; those must be cut. — Chris Henrichs. Plus: How to Tape Drywall Cut off the top of an empty gallon or half-gallon milk jug with sharp scissors. It helps to draw the cut line with a marker first.

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They were eventually phased out (although thousands are still in service today) because they simply are no longer code compliant in most municipalities across the country. Enter the modern Trip Waste Assembly a simple device which can easily be operated by a flick of a lever located in the bathtubs overflow. Flick it up and the water stops, flick it down and the water drains. Generally trouble free but as time goes by hair, soap scum and variety of mysterious childrens toys make their way into the drain and interfere with plunger causing it to hang up or not operate at all. In addition the linkage that connects the plunger to the trip lever up top gets loose or completely disconnected. When this happens some minor (or major) adjustments will be required by removing the overflow plate / trip lever assembly and exploring exactly what the issue could be. The overflow is also the access through which you would run an electric snake in the event of a complete tub blockage. Care must be taken when performing either of these procedures because not all overflows are secured to the tub thru use of a backup plate which is screwed directly  into the overflow tube. If buy chance that overflow tube becomes dislodged from the waste tee inside the wall, you’ll be placing a call into your local friendly plumber (ouch). This is especially true  when trying to clear a stoppage with an electric snake. An occasional lubrication of the plunger and linkage is always recommended, but care must be taken whenever you remove the overflow plate / trip lever.

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