Wiring Connections To an Electrical Outlet

Replacing an electrical outlet is a very straightforward job.  When you connect the wires to an outlet, there are different ways to do it. You might notice that in the back of an outlet are holes where you can push the tip of the copper wire into. The metal connector inside the outlet holds the wire in place. To release …

Should I Repair or Replace my Kitchen Faucet?

A leaking kitchen faucet presents a quandary of whether or not you should repair or replace the faucet. The answer depends on several things. Probably the biggest factor is the age of the faucet. If it is old you might lean more towards replacing it. Along with it being old, there are probably other parts in the faucet ready to …

Water Heater Replacement Causes Air at Faucets?

Replacing a water heater is really a series of steps that ultimately lead to you taking a hot shower. When you remove a water heater, you drain it and install a new tank (assuming you are using a tank-style storage heater). That tank is full of air and you need to bleed the air out of the system. Once the …

Replacing a Plumbing Angle Stop

You might find yourself needing to work on your plumbing sometime, specifically replacing an angle stop. If your angle stop is dripping, you can try to slightly tighten the nut right under the handle but if that doesn’t work, you are likely looking at replacing it. You will need to turn off the water to the house. Some angle stops …