Easy Repair Showers and Bathtubs

Easy Repair Showers and Bathtubs

Easy Repair Showers

Easy Repair Showers and Bathtubs

Cracks, gaps, chips, or stains easy repair showers and bathtubs. Showers and tubs produced using fiberglass, acrylic, or even cast iron can some of the time be fixed yourself, and regularly cheaply. There are a few DIY items available that can assist you with fixing gaps, fill breaks, eradicate rust spots, and conceal imperfections. These may not be extreme arrangements, and sometimes, the fix might be useful yet at the same time very obvious. Yet, they can spare you hundreds or even a large number of dollars for the time being, just as broaden the life of your shower or tub until you can supplant it.

Fixing Minor Damage on Fiberglass and Acrylic

Gaps and splits in fiberglass or acrylic tubs go past unattractive. At the point when water invades these openings, it can spill behind the unit and make pools of water, drench the protection, debilitate studs, and even outcome in form inside the divider and floor holes.

Regardless of whether it is a bath, shower slow down, or blend bath/shower encompass, the procedure for minor fixes is the equivalent for both fiberglass and acrylic materials. The dependable guideline is that if the opening is littler than 1/2 inch, you ought to have the option to make the fixes yourself. In the event that you are managing a bigger opening, at that point the substitution of the encompass or unit may be in your short term.

Fixing the difficult territory includes applying a two-section epoxy exacerbate that solidifies to the quality of the encompassing material. With broadly useful packs, essential colorants can help bring the shade of the fix nearer to the shade of the shower or tub, yet the shading match is once in a while great. A few producers offer epoxy units figured to precisely coordinate the most mainstream shades of showers and tubs from significant installation makers. Knowing the specific maker and model number of your shower or tub may permit you to purchase an epoxy unit that is an awesome counterpart for your apparatus.

.Apparatuses and Supplies You Will Need

  • Tub and tile resurfacing pack
  • Nonabrasive cleaner, for example, Bon Ami
  • Sponge
  • Bucket
  • Putty blade (if there is no tool in your pack)
  • 600-coarseness wet-dry sandpaper

Fixing Minor Damage

  1. Clean the harmed territory totally with the nonabrasive powdered chemical.
  1. Rinse completely, guaranteeing that no buildup from the cleaner stays on a superficial level. Any buildup that remaining parts will bargain your fix, debilitating it and shortening its life expectancy.
  1. If coordinated by the pack, apply the fortification tape to the split or little gap.
  1. In a dispensable holder, join the gum with the hardener and shading operator, following bundle bearings.
  1. Spread the blend over the tape or the harmed spot, feathering out the edges and making the smoothest surface conceivable.
  1. Let the fix solidify and fix totally, as per bundle bearings.
  1. Sand wet with the wet-dry sandpaper gave. The paper ought to be no coarser than 600-coarseness. Sand delicately until the fix region feels smooth with the encompassing region.

Easy Repair Tubs

Albeit most baths today are made of fiberglass or acrylic, more established homes may even now have enameled solid metal or steel tubs. At the point when the defensive covering on cast-iron or steel baths pieces or chips away, you risk the base material rusting destroyed and creating spills. Fixing these regions with porcelain paint ostensibly improves the vibe of the tub and for the most part forestalls further rusting.

Instruments and Supplies You Will Need

  • lint cloth
  • Razorblade (if necessary)
  • 600-coarseness wet-dry sandpaper
  • Non-rough powdered chemical, as Bon Ami
  • Porcelain paint, appropriate for cast iron
  • Small paintbrush

Fixing the Tub

  1. Remove any chipping or harmed paint from the chipped territory. On the off chance that a lot of paint should be expelled, utilize another straight disposable cutter with the sharp edge held at about level against the surface.
  1. Clean the chipped zone with the cloth and chemical, at that point flush altogether.
  1. Using in any event 600-coarseness wet-dry sandpaper, wet the sandpaper and delicately buff to streamline any flaws.
  1. Apply a limited quantity of finish up paint and permit to dry and fix totally, per the bundle bearings.
  1. If the painted region isn’t totally smooth, a subsequent light sanding with wet-dry sandpaper will streamline the fix territory.

Removing Stains From a Shower Stall or Tub

Obstinate stains on showers or tubs can demolish its appearance. It’s an ideal opportunity to delete these stains when customary cleaning strategies have fizzled. Cleaning obstinate stains from shower slows down or baths includes beginning with straightforward techniques, for example, lemon squeeze and advancing to more grounded, progressively harsh strategies, for example, utilizing gentle acids. By and large, the straightforward, natural, and less dangerous strategies will be adequate to take out the stain.

Apparatuses and Supplies You Will Need

  • Lemon, cut into quarters
  • Baking pop
  • Sponge
  • Bucket
  • Bleach
  • Rubber gloves, respirator cover, wellbeing glasses
  • Oxalic corrosive (5 percent arrangement) or hydrochloric corrosive (10 percent arrangement)

Removing Stains

  1. Cut a lemon in quarters and rub the surface with the natural product. In the event that you just have packaged lemon juice available, that will work. Next, flush with water.
  1. Scrub the region with heating pop and a wipe, at that point flush with water.
  1. If the stain despite everything remains, attempt an answer of one section dye to one section water; wear elastic gloves to ensure your hands.
  1. As a final hotel, attempt a 5 percent arrangement of oxalic corrosive or a 10 percent arrangement of hydrochloric corrosive. Either corrosive can be bought at a home improvement shop or home focus. Touch the arrangement on with a cloth for only two or three seconds, at that point wash altogether. Wear elastic gloves, a veil, and security glasses when working with those arrangements. If you need any other help with any issues just call Plumber Oklahoma City, Ok Plumbing & Repair or Plumber Oklahoma city.

Slab Leak Location

Slab Leak Location

Leak Location

The customer called us today with to get help with a Slab Leak Location or a slab leak and they had a hot spot in the middle of the kitchen. We told them it was probably a water line leaking underneath the slab of their home. When we arrived the plumbers hooked up the compressor to the front seal cock and applied air in order to try and locate the leak more accurately. We will find it as close as possible and start breaking the concrete. Which is no easy job. Sometime it comes out easy but then there are times it will have wire or re bar in it and boy it becomes some work. Some times everything is sitting on a footing and a stem wall and it is almost impossible to break the concrete. Even with a jackhammer.

Slab Leak

Hoping to find the water line fairly quick. Dig around it were it making sure there are no more leaks in the line that we can see in that area. Then we will turn the water on and see if we can find it exactly. We can usually find it pretty fast but sometimes they become a nightmare. Especially if it ends up being under a wall, water heater, central heat plenum, bathroom or kitchen cabinet. We finally find it and are able to clean it up and repair it pretty easy.

Then we will try and pack the dirt and sand back in as good as possible keeping it the right level at the bottom of the slab. Once we get it packed well enough we can go ahead and mix the concrete. Clean up around the hole and sweep then go ahead and pour the concrete. We will try and mix it as dry as possible so we don’t have to wait to long for it to dry. Once we float it down to where it is level with the old concrete you have to let it sit awhile and trowel it one last time.

Ground Rough in Plumbers

Ground rough

When Plumbers Okc or your Okc Plumbers are assessing the job site on a ground rough in using the home owners engineered plans we usually have a little digging and we can lay all the drain pipe. This one is going to be a little different. There will be a lot more digging on this one. Usually it is the other way around because this home will be on a septic tank and not city sewer. It is a rural area out in the middle of a 360 acre track of land so no city water or sewer. So we always have about a Two foot stem wall for plenty of room for the plumbing (water lines & drain lines) with very little
digging. This one the home owner can do a little concrete work himself so no stem wall. Just a 2×4 laying on the ground after he scraped the grass off with his tractor. So there was a huge amount of digging and a lot of it was through rock and really hard ground making it way more work.

Usually we just measure, mark it off and stake where every drain will be. This way you can see where your drain is running and where to dig. This one was a little more work. You have to just roughly mark it then dig your main trunk lines digging past the drains then you can mark and stake the drains. If you drive your stake first as normal your stake gets dug up and pulled out of the way so you have to remeasure them all and stake them again.

Drain Lines

Now you have most of it roughly dug so you can start laying some pipe. Usually starting with the main sewer stub out. On one like this it is going to be draining into a septic tank so you need to be stubbing out as shallow as possible. This is a huge two story house and the upstairs stub up is way across on the other side of the structure so we you have a lot more digging to keep it all under the concrete. In turn making the stub out deeper. Also making the septic tank deeper. When starting the drains you want to make sure they drain properly now and in the future. It is very important to size the pipe not only correctly but it needs to be on grade at 1/4″ per foot of linear foot of drain pipe. It makes it easier having a few scrap pieces of PVC pipe to lay in the ditch when installing you combos, tees long sweep 90s, 45s etc… Measuring twice cutting once. Making practice fits a couple of times before primer and gluing. Practicing and bedding with a little dirt.Then final gluing twist a tiny bit and holding until dry enough to not push apart. A few seconds on smaller pipe. One and a half inch and two inch. Longer on larger pipe. Three inch or four inch. Make sure it is solid. Bed it a little more with some fine dirt. Then double check your measurements and tape the drain risers to the stakes making sure they are level and about ten inches above the concrete floor. We make sure everything is straight. Looking very good going as far as when final gluing making sure all the lines on the pipe are straight up and showing nicely after all bedding is done. Even though it will never be seen again after final inspection and after they pour the slab floor. The line will need to be watered up. It is required to have a four foot head pressure on it.In some municipality’s to pass code but if it is below thirty two degrees or below they will let you slide.

Water Lines

Now we have the water lines the run. They are a lot less work but still need to Be run correctly and pass all local codes. We always use Upunar aqua pex water pipe. It is a cross link system and has a memory when you expand it. It is way better the regular pex pipe. If you are a contractor and have done their seminar they warranty their pipe and fittings twenty five years. Most other plumbers use the regular crimp ex. It is not as good and their fittings don’t stand up as good. All we have to do on the water lines is role it out to each fixture. Sleaving it and taping it to either stakes our the drain lines. We will manifold it together on the top out rough in.

Top Tips for New Construction Plumbing

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Top Tips for New Construction Plumbing – Good Advise from your Plumber

Plumbing might seem an easy thing but it isn’t as easy as well, it needs a proper guidance when it comes to new construction. In the setup for a house there are three main components to look at, first being the water supply system, second being the drainage system and the third component is the fixtures. In order to have good plumbing at your home it is highly recommended to have a professional plumber who can do the work well with a good knowledge of the basics. If you are looking for the experts who can do a professional job with long term maintenance then Plumber Oklahoma City, Ok Plumbing & Repair is the best choice to make. These Okc plumbers are expert in carrying out their responsibility with expertise and proficiency.

Plumbing of the new house is a big issue and the malfunction of the washroom and kitchen puts you in major trouble on a daily basis. Plumber Oklahoma City, Ok Plumbing & Repair provide professional services which will give you a relief in terms of plumbing and appliances problems. Each house has a different layout therefore it is very important to hire someone who is well versed and has great experience with the plumbing works.

There are certain tips to keep in view, they are mentioned as follows:

Installation Timetable

You must know well the installation time of the plumbing and wiring at each phase in order to have a proper plumbing bid. You should know that the rough-in plumbing phase, which occurs in conjunction with the wiring and duct installation phase, takes place after the framing is complete, but before hanging drywall. This is the time to install main drains in floors and connect them to the stack. Rough-in drain fittings install now for sinks and tubs. This is also the time to install water supply pipes or tubing and set toilet flanges.

Drainage pipes

Usually on a residential new construction the main drain and vent is either 3 or 4 inches in diameter, which runs vertical from beneath the ground floor to the roof line above. The waste drains connect at the back and take the wasted water down the main drainer.

Water Supply system

The water supply splits into two lines; one supplies the cold water and the other supplies hot water and both the lines with the new pex need fastened down properly . You should know what stage requires which application in order to get the water system installed correctly.

 

Vent pipes

Water locks can cause clogs if the constant flow of air is not provided. Ventilation is very important and vent pipes are very necessary.

Traps

The drain trap is a U-shaped pipe that connects to the bottom of the sink. The trap controls the flow of smelly gases from entering the house.

If you are well aware of these aspects then it gets very easy to set up a good residential plumbing structure for the new construction.

Plumbing and your drain pipes

Drain pipe

Plumbing and your drain pipes – Call your OKC Plumber

First let’s talk about the truth and the truth is that not all cast iron drains are bad. The truth is that cast iron drains will usually have a life span of about 50 to 60 years and if your main sewer line was installed with cast iron and is not having problems with clogging or roots infiltrating the system or leaking then whats not broke don’t fix, but, most cast iron drains that are installed under the concrete or in side of the crawl space of a house or building were installed with galvanized piping for running to all the branch lines such as sinks, tubs and showers. The real truth is that these drains are the worst you can have to say the least.

Most all of them will not drain at all and cannot be snaked out and why can they not be snaked out we will explain the facts. The new pipe systems are fabricated to have a smooth path for all the fluids and solids. They are even made to be self cleaning because the the fluid runs on a crisscross pattern and they clean themselves.

This will prevent the solids from being caught and eventually clogging the pipe off. Glued type systems are ABS or PVC, if they are installed correctly will prevent this from happening.

The truth about cast iron it does not provide this and is simple, it will corrode. Even the corrosive metals when treated, will eventually scale and rust from the long term exposure to the water and the chemicals.

The main reason though that it is not maintainable is due to the fact that the original plumber that installed it did it incorrectly.

Plumbing Tips and Tricks

Plumbing Tips and tricks

Plumbing Tips and Tricks -Plumber OKC Secrets

We always want to know the when we have problems with our plumbing in Okc.

What is it that plumbers in Okc know and will also allow them to come onsite, diagnose and repair your Okc plumbing issues with ease, where you struggle with what seems like nothing to our Oklahoma city plumbers. There is no doubt that the Okc plumber has a huge advantage over most of us as they come across so many different Oklahoma City plumbing problems and have already afforded many solutions they can use to repair the problems.

Also, since many of your problems for plumbing in Oklahoma city, Ok are frequently found, our Plumbers in okc have applied their trade to many, many of times. So as such things go, these saviors of plumbing messes have afforded a very diverse set of plumbing tips, tricks and a few well kept secrets they may not want to let you in on.

Here are some of the plumbing related ideas that you should store away or you may want to put right to use as they may also apply in your situations.

1. Most of us will have spray hoses in our kitchen sinks and sometimes when you are pulling on the sprayer hose, it doesn’t always cooperate. This is usually due to the fact that it will get caught on something like your hot and cold water stops. One easy fix is to add some pipe insulation on the water lines and the stops that run under your sink. In the cabinet under or below your sink. Just put that insulation on the water lines and you will discover that things will move nicely when your puling on your sprayer hose so it will reach over to the other side of the sink for cleaning dishes.

2. If you have ever noticed your kitchen sinks, stainless steel basin will get a bit noisy when you are moving you pots and pans or utensils as you attempting to clean off or wash your dishes. We have a way to make sure that those stainless steel basins do not sound like drums in the rock star band. Apply some expanding foam to the sink up underneath the cabinet and start spraying the bottom of the basins. Spray the sinks with a nice layer. Don’t miss the voided area between the sinks. This will help a lot to lower the noise level.

3. Sometimes if you need to get underneath the sink cabinet to remove the P trap to help break up a clog or just do general cleaning. To loosen up some of the food blockage, it is also advisable for you bring out your trusty plunger, be sure and fill the sink with some water and try to plunge out the sink. If you do have a double sink, be sure and stop up that side of the sink with another plunger or a stopper to contain the air pressure. This will help you will loosen up the food and debris and will also make your job a little easier. If you cannot get it unclogged though. Don’t hesitate to call our plumbers in Oklahoma city, Ok.

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Don’t Struggle With Toilet Repair

Don’t Struggle With Toilet Repair Call your OKC Plumber

Sometimes you just have to do maintenance on your toilet even though you don’t want to. Although it is something you won’t be able to do with out if you are a home owner. So if you do have problems with your toilet it might be a good idea to do some research on the subject matter. Although you need to be careful when trying to practice maintenance on your toilet if you own your own home. You can easily do more damage and sometimes make it irreparable. It is usually best to call a plumber in Okc to get the repair done right the first time.

Flapper Problems

When you want to flush your toilet and you push down on the handle. This is what lifts the flapper to flush the toilet. Some home owners will replace the flapper themselves and usually it is a fairly easy job but if they don’t get it adjusted correctly they will have problems with the toilet and wish they would have called an Oklahoma city plumber. Even if the chain that pulls up the flapper is to short or to long they will have all kinds of issues with the toilet.

The Wax Ring

Are you noticing water around the base our your toilet. Well this is usually a problem with the seal or the wax ring. If the toilet wobbles at all this will cause the wax ring to fail and come lose. The original installer probably did not set the toilet correctly because when set correctly they will never start to wobble and cause the wax ring to fail. If the wax ring has failed the toilet will need to be reset with new wax rings. This will stop the water seepage and also prevent sewer gas from entering the home.

Clogged Toilet

When your having a clog with your toilet it can be very frustrating. Most of the time it will be caused by flushing to much toilet paper or flushing something that is not supposed to be flushed like reusable rags or baby wipes. These will hang up on anything and they will really clog up your toilet. Sometimes you can get it unclogged with a plunger but usually it will have to be closet auger-ed or snaked from the main clean out. This will require that you call one of the plumbers in Okc to remedy the problem.

If you are having plumbing issues in Oklahoma City you can call Plumber Oklahoma City Plumbing & Repair to take care of all of your plumbing problems at 405-999-7289

A Small amount of roots, can cause lots of problems

How to Prevent Damaging your drain lines

A Small amount of roots, can cause lots of problems: How to Prevent Damaging your drain lines

It is a fact that trees and shrubs used when you landscape are a real hazard to your drain lines . Not only in your yard but also under your house. Even if you have a concrete slab. The roots from these trees and shrubs can grow extremely long and cover a great distance. Especially if there is a drought in your area. These shrub and trees get very thirsty and start searching for water wherever they can find it.

They can chase down and find the vapors coming from the water in your drain lines when there is loose fittings or cracks in the lines. These micro fine roots can get through these cracks in your sewer lines. They will stop at no ends because the water and solids inside are great nutrients for them. These problems have to be stopped or they can fill you sewer lines with huge masses of hair size roots at each place they are able to penetrate the pipes.

This will cause food, grease and other solids that flow from your house to get caught in the root masses and either completely clog your sewer lines or slow them down considerably. Your sewer line will become completely clogged or blocked if you don’t call a plumber in Okc to clean out the roots or snake the lines. The grey water and sewer have nowhere to go so it will inevitably start to run back into your house. It will pour out at the lowest spot it can find which is usually your shower, tub, at the base of your toilet or in the garage at the drain for your central heat and water heater.

If the roots in you sewer lines are left unchecked they will cause extreme havoc on your drain line. Tree roots can lift your house off of its foundation and break concrete with ease so you can just imagine what kind of damage they can do to your sewer drain lines if you don’t call an Okc plumber to have them removed. If you have an older house that is more than thirty years old you will have cast iron drain lines under your house which have problems with corrosion and either concrete or clay tile drain lines in your yard going to the city sewer main. Clay tile and concrete are considered somewhat porous, require higher maintenance and are more than likely old and getting brittle and crumbly.

If you still have the old clay tile or concrete sewer pipes they can very ease-ally be damaged by tree roots and even the newer PVC drain line can have root problems as it ages. Now although you can still have the root problems with the PVC it is not as extreme. At least with the PVC drain lines there is much less damage done from the ground settling and loosening the joints of the piping.

The issues won’t solve themselves or just magically disappear if you are seeing slow running drains or hearing gurgling from your toilet or tub.

Call your plumber in Okc

 

It’s probable time for you to call some plumbers in Okc to inspect the plumbing issues. If you have roots in your drain lines a plumber in Oklahoma City will be able to remove them by snaking the lines.

The Oklahoma city plumbers may have to dig up the sewer lines (sometime several feet or deeper) to access the problem areas. When they have it exposed the plumbers will be able to install new drain lines or possibly repair the problems.

Once they have repaired the issues you may have to remove the trees or shrubs that are close to the drains. If you have to plant trees in the area try to locate them so they wont ruin you sewer lines and or drain lines.

Don’t wait until the problem gets bad.
If you need help from our professional plumbers here at Plumber Oklahoma City, Ok Plumbing and repair.

Give us a call at 405-999-7289 We are here to help.

You Have To Understand Your Plumbing System

You Have To Understand Your Plumbing System Advise from Plumber OK

Your Oklahoma city Plumbing and Systems for your house are always the most important part
compared to the other mechanical devises in your house and it should always be made the highest priority for any home owner while thinking about the expenses for maintenance and repair of any or all of their Okc plumbing .

 

Their plumbing in Okc involves the transportation of cold and hot water from a central location in your home. Then again from the inside of your home it involves the distribution of water teeing out to the various plumbing fixtures and appliances like the faucets, the bathroom shower, the bathtubs, the kitchen sink, the washing machine, the water heater, the dishwasher etc, Repair of the Plumbing in Oklahoma city of such any of your plumbing system is important to you for distributing and managing one of the five crucial life elements of nature such as water, but also it can be very costly to involve a plumber in Oklahoma City, Ok every time something goes wrong.

It will always pay if you can understand the basics of a home plumbing system- especially when you have to call a plumber in Okc to repair all of these on an ongoing basis.

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Heat pump water heaters

Heat pump water heaters – the plumber tipps

If you use a regular water heater to heat your water then it is probably electric or gas fired. These will use either an electric heating element or gas fired burner assemblies to heat the water they provide. They will build their own heat and then provide you with plenty of hot water on demand. No only is this not the most economical or efficient way to heat your hot water for use in your home. It will not be the only options that you have. Now if you start to look at the newer technology you find out about the heat pump water heaters. These water haters will utilize a completely different option to heat your hot water. Now we will explore the way these units work and some of the reasons why you may want to have one installed in you house by our Plumbers in Oklahoma City, Ok

How They Work

It take two completely separate systems in combination to make up heat pump water heaters. The heat pump takes the place of you central heat usually. It uses refrigerant evaporation with the evaporator coil to collect thermal heat from the outside air around your home then the refrigerant gets condensed inside and releases the heat on the inside of your house. It does work some what differently in a heat pump water heater. The evaporator coil on a heat pump water heater is mounted on the top or at the side of the water heater and it will collect the heat from inside the room but it won’t send that heat to a different room. It will use that heat that it collected to heat the water inside the tank with thermal energy.

Heat Pump Water Heaters advantages.

These tanks are very, very efficient. Way more efficient then your regular eclectic or gas water heaters. The cost to operate these water heaters are very reasonable because they don’t need any electric or gas to run and or build their own heat. These are the advantages when you are thinking about installing a heat pump water heater. You won’t sacrifice losing any volume of the amount of hot water you will be provide and the energy efficiency of you house