Month: August 2014

Hassle-Free Shower Tub Faucet Repair In South Palm Beach FL

shower tub faucet repair in South Palm Beach FL

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Do you have a tub faucet that’s connected to an existing shower? Just like any other faucet you have at home, this type is also prone to plumbing issues. Sooner or later, it will leak, get corroded or its threads will just wear out.  That’s normal since it’s always exposed to water. So if you do have a shower tub spout that needs repair, you can simply do the repair project on your own. All you have to is prepare some plumbing tools, the required replacement unit and work on it. To remove the damaged faucet, follow this DIY guide.

How to Remove an Existing Shower & Tub Faucet

The faucet on a combination tub and shower consists of a tub spout over the tub, a handle or handles and a shower head. The handles turn the water on and off, and water is dispensed from the tub spout or the shower head when the water is turned on. If your faucet looks worn and outdated, replace it with a new, modern faucet. Simply remove the old faucet in order to install a new faucet that suits your décor and personal style.

It looks pretty easy to remove a broken tap. You’ll just need your reliable putty knife, screwdriver, hex key wrench and pipe wrench to complete this part of the project successfully. Now once you’ve removed the old faucet, you now have to install the new unit. Make sure that you follow the steps in this DIY guide.

Installing a Shower or Tub Faucet

Installing separate 3/4-inch lines to supply the shower ensures good water pressure and protects from temperature changes when another faucet is turned on or the toilet tank refills. Tap into the cold and hot water lines as close to the water heater as possible.

Choose the tub or shower faucet before you run pipes. Follow the manufacturer’s directions for plumbing the faucet. If your faucet does not have integrated shutoff valves, install shutoff valves in the lines to the valve.

Assuming an 18-inch-tall tub, position the faucet about 28 inches above the floor for a tub, about 48 inches for a shower. You may want to compromise and position it about 38 inches above the floor.

I hope that you enjoyed reading my blog about shower tub faucet repair in South Palm Beach FL. If you need a new  fixture for your bathtub, read this article on how to install a bathtub spout. And should you require professional plumbing help, don’t hesitate to call Plumbers 911 Florida at 305-662-0668 (Miami-Dade County FL), 954-468-0512 (Broward County FL), 561-327-6287 (Palm Beach County FL)!

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Is Flapperless Toilet Installation In Miami FL Worth Your Money?

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I bet you have the regular type of faucet at home. You know, the one with a tank that’s packed with several parts inside? Yes, that’s the regular toilet. Have you heard about the flapperless toilet though? It’s a new type of ceramic throne that has been making the buzz in the market nowadays. If you still don’t have any idea how it works, read this informative article I got from one the best know-how websites I love.

What Is a Flapperless Toilet?

Standard toilets often leak when a component becomes worn out, including toilet “flappers.” New toilet designs use the “tipping bucket” concept instead of flappers. 

A “flapperless” toilet is one without a rubber flapper and seal in the toilet tank to control the flow of water from the tank into the bowl. A gravity flush toilet uses a “tipping bucket” to control water flow. Water fills a bucket at the top of the tank. The flush lever tips the bucket and the water flows from the tank into the bowl.

So according to the article, it’s still a gravity-type toilet after all.  The only difference is that instead of having a flapper to monitor the flow of water into the bowl, this type of ceramic throne simply flushes down waste materials with the help of a tipping bucket that’s installed inside its tank. Advantages were also noted in the write-up. For instance, leaking becomes less likely to occur. The author also pointed out that using this type of toilet entails lesser repair expenses. Well the big question is, “Is it really worth it to have one?” Here’s an interesting forum you might want to join.

Flapperless – whats the deal?

Discovered this toilet with a internal trough that flips to dump water and was intrigued…. NO sweating and NO flapper. Then a search brought me to a very detailed toilet test done by a government agency. I recall the first three best as Toto ultramaxes, and then this Niagara flapperless – rated higher than the other Toto’s, and I found it delivered for about 180$ online.

It looks a bit ugly, but I see it as a great landlord toilet and other than master bath unit. This test also had really surprising results from flapper replacements that took many 1.6 flushes to 5.5 gallons. This tipping trough cannot vary in its flush gallonage… and based on test results gives a agressive flush from the quick water drop. Am I looking at the next gold standard in toilets? 

Hoping that this article about flapperless toilet installation in Miami FL has helped you make a decision as to whether or not you should go for flapperless. Also check out this toilet buying guide to help you choose the right ceramic throne for your needs. And should you need professional assistance for its installation, just call Douglas Orr Plumbing at 305-887-1687 or 954-522-8282!

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