Hot Water Heater Drain Valve

How To : Install a water heater shut off valve

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install an automatic shut off valve for a water heater. Steps: 1 Turn off the water to the water heater. 2 Drain the water heater using an electric pump and garden hose. 3 Shut off the gas, then disconnect the gas line from ...more

How To : Troubleshoot common dishwasher problems

Watch this video tutorial for troubleshooting dishwasher problems. Check the following: are you over loading on detergent causing soapy residues? Have you stacked your dishes badly? Is the seal around the door old and worn? Do you have a dodgy pipe connection? Worst case scen ...more

How To : Winterizing your boat engine block

In this Outdoor Recreation video tutorial you will learn how to winterizing your boat engine block. For this you will need some screwdrivers, compressed air and a flexible hose if you have a hot water heater system on the boat. First you got to drain out all the water inside t ...more

How To : Drain down central heating in your home

First of all the tutor advises that this is a good idea to do it regularly. It is advisable to drain it out otherwise it shall stop the boiler from working. Before starting your work you have to switch off your boiler. Now allow the water to cool down because it is very hot. F ...more

How To : Troubleshoot common washing machine problems

So your washing machine is on the blink? Dirty clothes piling up? You're embarrassed of your smalls and can't face the launderette? Watch this video tutorial to save your blushes and get your machine up and running again in no time... First things first always always always u ...more

How To : Install a towel warmer with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a towel warmer. Steps: 1. Drain hot-water heating system; turn off water supply to the old radiator. 2. Use reciprocating saw to cut hot-water supply and return lines from old radiator; remove radiator. 3. Cut open ...more

How To : Fix a sweating toilet tank with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to fix a sweating toilet. Steps: 1. Turn off water and drain the pipes. 2. Cut a tee-fitting into a nearby hot-water water pipe. 3. Dry-assemble the various copper pipes and fittings to the anti-sweat valve. 4. Solder together ...more

How To : Repair a kitchen sink sprayer with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to repair a kitchen sink sprayer. Steps: 1. Turn off hot- and cold-water at the shut-off valves under sink. 2. Loosen cap behind faucet’s spout with pliers; protect chrome cap with a rag. 3. Remove cap and stuff the rag into t ...more

How To : Adjust your water heater to save energy

If you can make yourself a cup of tea just by turning on your faucet, you need to lower your water heater. You’ll help the planet and save money on your heating bills. You Will Need: * A meat thermometer * A water heater blanket * And a water heater timer Step 1: Check the t ...more

How To : Replace your hot water heater

Many old water heaters don't meet today's safety standards. Since they are often placed in basements or garages, they are sometimes near combustible items and can start fires. Here is the process for installing a new, safer water heater. Replace your hot water heater. Click th ...more

How To : Light a hot water heater

This video shows you how to light a gas hot water heater. The process is simple if you follow the steps in order and don't worry, most water heaters have directions on the side as well.

How To : Install an air valve for hot-water heating system

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install an air valve for a hot-water heating system. Steps: 1. Turn off water leading to the boiler. 2. Mark the pipe for cutting, which allows the installation of the air valve. 3. Use reciprocating saw to cut out section ...more

How To : Use hot water from your heater for disasters

Remember that your hot water heater is an excellent source of drinking water that you can use during emergencies. To access the water, learn how by checking out this video. Use hot water from your heater for disasters. Click through to watch this video on emd.wa.gov

How To : Get hot water from your water heater

Tired of waiting for hot water? Danny shows three methods for easing the problem. Including a hot water recirculation pump, proper water heater maintenance, and a tankless water heater, these solutions will have your water running hot in no time. From getting hot water quicke ...more

How To : Flush a water heater with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to flush your water heater. Steps: 1. Turn off electricity and water to the water heater; allow heater to cool. 2. Drain water from the heater’s tank using a garden hose and pump. 3. Catch drained water in a bucket for inspect ...more

How To : Polish a chrome faucet fixture

Watch this video tutorial from the Polish Guy to see how to polish a chrome faucet fixture. In this demonstration we use a Faucet & Fixture Care Kit that includes Simichrome and Flitz Faucet & Fixture Wax to polish a chrome bath tub faucet spout. Materials: Faucet & Fixture ...more

How To : Cook Betty's loaded baked potato salad

In this tutorial, learn how to make an entirely unique salad with Betty. This loaded baked potato salad is warm and delicious and makes a perfect addition to any gathering or picnic. Enjoy! You Will Need: *about 2 pounds small red potatoes (new potatoes) *1 teaspoon salt for c ...more

How To : Conserve water in your home

Australian native Scott's biggest concern is water conservation. By overhauling his bathroom, hot water, heater and backyard, Scott saves $360 a year on water costs. Learn how you can save money and conserve water by renovating your plumbing with this how to video.

How To : Clean a sink drain

A clogged drain is not only an unpleasant but seems to happen at the most inconvenient time. Good thing there is a simple way to unclog most minor stoppages with a few household products. Be your own plumber and keep those drains free and flowing. Keep your sink drain flowing ...more

How To : Conserve water at home

In these videos our experts, two ladies who have been involved in city level water management and conservation for years, will show you how make your residence more water efficient. They’ll give you tips on where to look for leaks, both indoors and outdoors, as well as how to ...more

How To : Make Indian-style chicken stock

In this Food video tutorial you will learn how to make Indian-style chicken stock. Harpal Singh Sokhi presents this video. To make good soup or gravy, the stock is the main part. Take the chicken bones; boil them with hot water and drain. Then refresh them with cold water, tha ...more

How To : Use PEX piping with This Old House

Watch this video to learn how to work with PEX piping. Steps: 1 Use PEX to run main cold-water feed into house. 2 Connect cold-water feed to manifold. 3 Run separate cold-water lines out from manifold to various fixtures. 4 Run PEX hot-water feed from water heater to manifold ...more

How To : Join steel and copper pipes with This Old House

Steps: 1. Turn off water and power to water heater. 2. Use garden hose to drain water from heater's tank. 3. Cut copper pipe just above the corroded connection using a tubing cutter. 4. Use two pipe wrenches to loosen the old union. 5. Remove the old union from the steel pipe ...more

How To : Unclog a slow moving drain without a plumber

To unclog a drain without the help of a plumber you will need 1/2 of a cup of baking soda and 1/2 of a cup of white vinegar. Pour the baking soda down the drain. Next, pour the vinegar down the drain. It will react with the baking soda and bubble up. Then, close the drain and ...more

How To : Install a frost-free sillcock

If you live in a colder climate, your water pipes may be susceptible to freezing. For the most part, your plumbing is safely inside the heated living space of your house. However, a sillcock (spigot) on the outside wall of your house is exposed to the elements and can freeze d ...more

How To : Unclog a slow drain without calling a plummer

In this video Erin Bried shows how to unclog a slow drain without calling a plumber. First put 1/2 cup of baking soda down the drain. Then pour 1/2 cup of white vinegar in the drain. The two ingredients react when put in the drain together. After about 15 minutes have gone by ...more

How To : Make edamame

Edamame are immature whole green soybeans—the only vegetable with a complete protein that’s similar to animal protein. And because they’re actually kind of fun to eat, they’re an excellent snack. . . and pretty tasty with beer, too. They are cheap and good for you. Learn how t ...more

How To : Clean a coffee machine

In this tutorial, we learn how to clean a coffee machine. First, get the filter out of the machine. After this, run hot water through the coffee machine and let it drain out. Clean off all the instruments that are on the machine to get it completely clean. Then, you will want ...more

How To : use a MRE (MEAL,READY-TO-EAT) Heater

Warnings Vapors released by heater contain hydrogen,a flammable gas do not epose to open flame,vapors displace oxygen when using multiple heaters,ensure proper ventilation such as open door or top hatch.MRE and heater will get very hot can cause burns discard heater after use ...more

How To : Remove and replace a toilet

Changing a toilet is really not the dirty and difficult job that you would imagine. Start by turning the water off using the valve that is located on the wall. Empty the tank by flushing the toilet and holding up the drain valve. Soak up the excess water with a sponge. Disconn ...more

How To : Change the fill valve and stop a leaky toilet

We’ve all had the problem of a toilet that just won’t stop running. You can fix this problem yourself with a few tools from the local hardware store. The part that is causing the excess running is an old fill tube and stopper valve. You will want to shut the water off to your ...more

How To : Baby proof your home

Worried about your baby or toddler either wrecking or wrecking themselves in your home? Baby proofing time! Make sure your house is safe and secure for your child when they start exploring their turf. You Will Need: • Blankets • A smoke and carbon monoxide detector • Batte ...more

How To : Make Betty's breakfast casserole

Betty delivers as usual with a great breakfast casserole recipe. This is a great, light treat to complement fruit or eggs. Ingredients: 6 oz. package dry hash brown potatoes (I used a 5.2 oz. Betty Crocker Seasoned Skillets hash brown mix that had potatoes, onions, and some ...more

How To : Install radiant heat with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install radiant heat. Steps: 1. Screw aluminum transfer plates to underside of subfloor; install two plates per joist bay. 2. Assemble radiant-heat manifold with circulating pump, sensor, relay switch and mixing valve. 3. C ...more

How To : Install an instantaneous water heater

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install an instantaneous water heater. Steps: 1 Use template to mark position of vent hole on exterior wall of basement. 2 Bore center pilot hole for vent using a 3/8-inch-diameter masonry bit. 3 Cut vent hole through wall u ...more

How To : Make perfect ramen noodles

This video is a demonstration of how to make the perfect ramen noodles. The requirements for the recipe are 2 packets of ramen noodles, milk and vegetable oil. Using butter instead of oil enhances the taste of this recipe. Water is heated in a pan and the noddles are added to ...more

How To : Make a seaweed salad

If your looking for a fast, easy, tasty, and super healthy salad then look no further. This seaweed salad is made of thinly sliced vegetables like cucumber, onion, carrot and seaweed. This salad is crunchy and full of color and nutrients. You will need: 3/4 ounce dried wakam ...more

How To : Use solar thermal microgeneration

Solar Thermal Microgeneration may be used to reduce your hot water bill, fossil fuel use, and lower your carbon footprint. For water heating, water is collected from solar panels. It is used to heat the water, as it filters through the water heater. Some areas require all new ...more

How To : Install an automatic fill valve

Having a beautiful waterfall in your outside area, is a great way to add a relaxing feature to your landscape. But a common problem with them is that during the long hot summer months, water tends to evaporate and this causes the water in waterfalls and ponds to dissapear. So ...more

How To : Make apple salad

Learn how to make an easy apple salad with this recipe: In a mixing bowl put: 1 tablespoon of sugar 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup mayonnaise Stir Add 1/3 cup of raisins into hot water, this plumps the raisins. In the mixing bowl add: 4 cups of shredded cabbage Chop ...more

How To : Help your RV water heater run more efficiently

RV water heaters can be easily made more efficient by loosening one or two screws that hold the U-tube tight. Sometimes the orifice that connects the gas valve and the U-tube is not aligned properly with the U-tube, and the loosening of one screw or the other will allow the st ...more

How To : Make creamy fettuccine alfredo

Mmm... fettuccine alfredo. If you're a fan of cream sauces, one bite of this cheesy, decadent dish and you'll be hooked for life. Serve with a salad and tell yourself it's healthy! Enjoy! You Will Need: • 1 8-ounce block of parmesan cheese • 1 1/2 tsp. Salt • 1 12-ounce bo ...more

How To : Make jams and preserves

Step 1 Wash your canning jars, along with their lids and screw bands, in very hot, soapy water. Rinse well and let them air dry. Check for cracks and chips before using. Step 2 Rinse the fruit. Remove skins, stems, and peels, and quarter the fruit if necessary. Toss it with t ...more

How To : Clean with baking soda

When it comes to household versatility, baking soda is king. Here are just some of the many cleaning uses for baking soda. Cleaning tips: You Will Need: * Baking soda * Water * A sponge * A vacuum * Salt * White vinegar * Laundry detergent * A cotton swab * A toothbrush * A b ...more

How To : Maintain your RV water heater

Stop guessing if you need to take your RV into a service center, answers are here in this tutorial video. Learn how to maintain the water heater on your RV. You can locate the water heater by looking for a panel with a vent/grill looking box on it on the outside of your unit. ...more

How To : 8 Ways to Protect Your Skin from Winter Dryness

Though feeling cold during the winter is pretty unavoidable, you can definitely prevent the torment of having flaky, dry skin during the cold winter months. If you spend a lot of time indoors, use a humidifier if possible and avoid overusing the indoor heater. Take shorter sh ...more

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