Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Frost free spigots

 Frost free spigots

Your hose bib (outdoor faucet) gets a workout during the summertime, however when the temperatures drop, that outside faucet can cause pipelines to freeze. One way to cut down on the danger of a burst pipeline is to set up a frost-free hose bib. These are often called freeze-proof, and they go by the name's faucet, spigot, Silcock and house bib. The style and setup of this special faucet decrease the chances of water freezing inside the spigot.




 When you shut down the water on a frost-free faucet, the water stops behind the valve, which is set further back inside the home. This indicates the water won’t freeze since it remains where the interior air temperature level is warmer. Because water left in the external portion of the pipeline drains to the outside, there’s absolutely nothing left freeze and trigger pressure in the pipes.

Tips for Preventing Freezing
Simply setting up a frost-free spigot might not suffice to prevent freezing. Correct fall maintenance on your outside faucet also helps decreases possible damage. You still want to get rid of the hose so water can exit the valve all the way when shut off. Any water caught in the faucet freezes, with that ice potentially working its method further into the pipe and triggering pressure, which can make a pipeline burst.

It’s likewise important to have an enough length to keep the valve in warm temperature levels inside from the exterior. Adding insulation to the wall or sealing around the hole for the faucet can help keep the area warmer, which reduces the risk of freezing.

Also having a foam bell above the frost free will protect from low temperatures. 



Sunday, January 2, 2022

Did you know?

 1. The garbage disposal, food waste disposal, or “garburator”, was invented in 1927 by a Wisconsin architect who created InSinkErator.

2. The first mechanical dishwasher was registered in 1850 in the United States by Joel Houghton. This device was made of wood and was cranked by hand while water sprayed onto the dishes. This device was both slow and unreliable. Another patent granted to L.A. Alexander in 1865  was similar to the first but featured a hand-cranked rack system. Neither was practical or widely accepted.

3. William Shepphard patented liquid soap on August 22, 1865. Minnetonka Corporation introduced the first modern liquid soap and cornered the market by buying up the entire supply of the plastic pumps needed for the liquid soap dispensers.