Installing a toilet is not too difficult, although there are a fair number of steps. If everything goes smoothly, you should be able to
replace a toilet in about one to two hours. Turn off the water at the valve behind the toilet.
Incidentally, if you need to replace this valve for some reason, doing so when the toilet is out will make your work that much easier. It is also a great opportunity to repaint the wall behind the toilet. Next, flush the toilet. Hold down the handle to drain as much water out as possible. Now you can disconnect the hose from the tank. You may be able to do this by hand. Otherwise, use a pair of slip-joint pliers to loosen the nut. Have a small container ready to catch the water from the hose and fill valve. Because of the weight and size of two-piece toilets, it is advisable to remove the tank from the bowl.
Water Heater & Circulator
It's important to keep your water heater in good working condition. Either that or you face time
without the appliance that doesn't get all that praise it deserves.
Measure the center-to-center dimension between the hot and cold water pipes on the top of the water heater and try to ensure the new heater has the same dimensions. That will make the plumbing job a bit easier. Take a look at the plumbing connecting to the old water heater. Make sure you have a gas union in the gas line if you have a gas water heater, and make sure there are a water shutoff for the cold water inlet pipe and a union connector for the hot water outlet pipe. Heater, then install the cold water shut off valve, and / or gas union or hot water pipe union. Our plumbers do the right job in the beginning so hopefully everything is in place.
Hot water circulating systems are hot water systems that circulate hot water through the hot water piping so that obtaining hot water is nearly instantaneous. They are often referred to as re-circ, re-circ or re-circulating pumps. Hot water recirculation systems deliver hot water to fixtures quickly without waiting for the water to get hot.
Rather than relying on low water pressure common in most water lines, re-circulating systems use a pump to rapidly move water from a water heater to the fixtures. Hot water recirculation systems can be activated by the push of a button, or by a thermostat, timer or motion sensor. Systems that use a thermostat or timer automatically turn on the pump whenever water temperature drops below a set-point, or when the timer reaches a setting. These systems ensure that hot water is always available at the faucet without any waiting. Systems that use a thermostat or timer may use more energy than on/off button or switch operated systems.
New Construction & Remodeling
If you are considering building a new home or building, you need a plumber you can trust. The last thing any owner wants is for their new construction to contain faulty plumbing.
That's why it is essential to get a reliable, experienced plumber to create the piping and fixtures on time and in working order.105th St Plumbing and Heating offers new
construction plumbing services that'll insure that your plumbing is up and running when youíre ready to open the door. We coordinate our work with that of architects and other
contractors to insure that your new plumbing functions well, without causing you problems.
No matter the size of your project, we can outfit you with all the required plumbing. Whether you're building a new bathroom, kitchen, or a whole new house, count on us to provide you with plumbing that works.
We specialize in Residential Remodeling and improvements for the kitchen and bathroom. We will inspect the site, review your plans, talk over your project and provide you with a free estimate and written proposal. We can even coordinate the carpentry, concrete work, tile work and other trades to give you a complete job proposal. We work with a group of contractors including carpenters, tile setters, manufacturers, vanity top makers, electricians, etc. that takes the worry and coordinating efforts off the homeowner. Most of our remodeling work involves complete kitchen and bathroom renovations, which includes replacing of pipes and installing sinks, shower/tub units, dishwashers and toilets. We will work with you and/or your contractor to achieve your desired outcome.
Our remodel rates are very affordable. We employ specialists who can handle complete plumbing repairs such as faucets, water heaters, toilets, drains, the thawing of pipes and just about any plumbing problem you may be experiencing.
Air Heating and Cooling
Under floor Heating are dedicated suppliers of high quality warm water under floor heating systems designed and supplied anywhere in the US. The design
team is from plumbing and heating backgrounds so they will know what is needed for your project to make it work perfectly whatever the heat source (geothermal
heat pumps, solar or any central heating system existing or new) or floor construction. Enjoy the comfort and benefits of a new heating system from a name you can
trust our under floor Heating.
Modern warm water under floor heating means complete room-by-room temperature control, no unsightly radiators, lower fuel bills and blissful warmth underfoot all year round. With under floor heating the heat surrounds you rather than rising form the radiators and escaping through the ceiling. Experience the ultimate in comfort with under floor heating that really will make the difference to your home and your heating bills!
We also offer comprehensive repairs and maintenance service on all brands of residential air-conditioning and cooling systems. As your comfort is our goal, we offer the best equipment along with the latest technology available to make your home comfortable and energy efficient. Start-up - evaluation for safety and efficiency, charge system. Standard air conditioning systems install or retrofit into existing duct system. High velocity air conditioning system installation and services can be done. Split air conditioning system for architectural limitation.
If you decide to install an air conditioner, you need to maintain it. Neglected maintenance of your air conditioner can be dangerous to your health. An ignored air conditioning system can promote the spread of microorganisms; itís not difficult to maintain your air conditioning system if you get it checked out before the summer. But if something goes wrong we are there to help you.
Plumbing Installation & Repair
When installing a Fiberglass Bath and Shower Unit there is a couple of tips a homeowner can do to help
ensure a quieter and better looking finished bathroom. Use insulation as a noise filter to deaden the sound of falling water. First, insulation on
the floor where the Bath and Shower unit will be installed. This is particularly important for upstairs bathrooms. Second, insulation between the wall
studs where the Bath and Shower unit will rest up against. Future having sound asleep occupants of neighboring bedrooms will thank you.
Normally the Bath and Shower Unit is secured with Nails or Screws near the edge of the unit. The thickness of the Unit is approximately 1/8 inch thick. By using narrow strips of Asphalt shingles you can help smooth the transition from the edge of the Unit to the surrounding Stud edge surface, thus creating a more finished wall appearance when the Sheetrock is applied.
Our team of plumbers uses state-of-the-art equipment to locate concealed leaks. Water leaks can cause serious damage to your home and furnishings in a short time, so don't wait to have your home inspected. Our well trained plumbers will arrive at your home in a timely manner and locate and repair the source of your plumbing problems quickly.
The Leak Detection and Repair Services most requested by our customers are:
- Underground Water Service Leaks
- Slab Leaks
- Concealed Pipe Leaks
- Water Heater Leaks
- Boiler Leaks
- Sewer and Waste Pipe Leaks
Our fully trained plumbers respect your time as well as your home and they'll get the job done right the first time. Guaranteed! Our trucks are fully stocked with thousands of repair and replacement parts. This means that of the time we can solve your plumbing problem on-the-spot... saving you valuable time and money!
Faucet & Fixture
To fix a single handle leaky faucet, first turn off water to the faucet by shutting off the water supply valves underneath the sink. Next, push the handle of the
faucet to the ON position to make sure water is indeed turned off to the faucet.
Remove the cap cover from the top of the faucet handle that is causing the leak. The small common screwdriver may come in handy here to remove the cap. Next, using a Philips screwdriver remove the screw that holds the handle to the faucet valve stem.
Once the screw has been removed, use a wrench to unscrew the nut that secures the faucet valve stem to the faucet. Now remove the handle assembly from the leaky faucet. There is usually a small screw located on the backside of the faucet handle. Sometimes it may be covered by a small plastic decorative piece.