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In both cases, the removal of the cartridges, ball, seats and springs is necessary for a proper re-build. As far back as I can remember I’ve used a thin blade screwdriver, dental pick or even a long needle nose pliers to remove those pesky seats and springs which sometimes can be a pain in the butt to remove. Especially the hot water side, those rubber seats get hard as a rock and literally, break into pieces when trying to remove them. For the most part getting them out is a relatively straight-forward task, but installing the new ones can be tricky at times. You have to drop the springs into a small recess inside the faucet followed by the rubber seat which also has to sit over the spring and into the recess. Often if there’s water sitting in the faucet, the rubber seat ends up floating up and out of the recess. A good tip is to remove all the sitting water via a sponge or straw so this problem is avoided.I usually, will thread the rubber seat followed by the spring onto a thin blade screwdriver and use it as a guide to lower them into the recess inside the faucet. This has been the way I’ve been doing it ever since I can recall, but recently I found this tool in one of my supplier’s catalogs called a Purge-N-Set tool for seats and springs. Needless to say, besides being a tool geek and curious I had to order one and check it out. Well, I’m happy to say it works really well and for those of you who are having trouble removing and re-installing seats and springs in your Delta faucets, you might want to check it out. You can purchase a Purge-N-Set tool at few online retailers and if you want to see it in action check out the video below where I demonstrate just how it performs.

http://www.bobsplumbingvideos.com/delta-faucets-delta-repairs-purge-n-set-tool/

More often than not, clogged drains are a result of buildup hair, grease, soap, human waste, food, and other debris that collect over time. Store bought chemical drain cleaners used chemical reactions to unclog drains. The chemical mixtures in these cleaners give off noxious fumes, which are unpleasant for everyone as well as pets. If one drain cleaner doesn’t work then the easiest step would be to try a different one, right? NO, when using these chemical drain cleaners, mixed chemicals can sometimes cause a cement like reaction. On the other hand if the chemicals being mixed are quick-tempered then that could cause an eruption in your drain. These chemical reactions are also very harsh on your porcelain, stainless steel, and aluminum bathroom fixtures. Some chemical combinations can cause corrosion and sometimes eat through the fixtures. Drain cleaners can also damage PVC, old or corroded pipes as well. This is an instance where a simple clogged drain could end up becoming a huge re-piping/ plumbing job. Instead of using chemical drain cleaners you could try the old fashioned way.

http://www.expressplumbingidaho.com/blog/use-chemical-drain-cleaners/

Lesbian voters turn away from Wiener in upcoming election. Former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner, known for coming under fire for a twitter sexting scandal in 2011 is considering a mayoral run this year. Expected to face openly gay politician Christine Quinn, the war of words has already begun. “Wiener just leaves a bad taste in my mouth,” Quinn said in a press conference late this evening. She continued to say that following Weiner’s infamous sexting scandal only two years ago, a mayoral campaign would be a “ballsy and even cocky move.”   Quinn is not alone, a recent Gallup poll finds nearly 100 percent of lesbian voters disinterested in Wiener. Although this data is hardly surprising, Weiner will have to gain support in this demographic in order to avoid getting the shaft in the 2013 elections.    Senator in hot water after slander of handsome NK leader A top US Congressman yesterday expressed concerns regarding the “stability” of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, sparking controversy throughout the international community. “My comments were out of line,” the congressman said in a press conference this morning. “I meant no disrespect.”  The comments were considered particularly inappropriate following yesterday’s charitable actions by the North Korean dignitary. North Korean television reported his heroic deeds, showing him dropkicking a dragon that had been devastating at least two small North Korean cities; saving a horde of thankful and beautiful women, all of whom had been hanging off cliffs; and rolling in a large pile of money while thankful children looked on.  “Unstable?” said President Obama in a press conference to alleviate the international embarrassment. “From what I’ve been reading in North Korean newspapers, Kim Jong is as stable and good-looking as it gets.” At press time, the North Korean leader was announcing the release of a “real life video game” which would feature worldwide nuclear assault.

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Well if you own a gas water heater chances are that A. your heater could be leaking or B. your Gas Water Heater Pilot Light is out. The pilot light in a gas water heater is made possible by either of two devices. In older water heaters it’s called a thermocouple which is a heat sensing bulb attached to a copper capillary which connects to the fuel control valve. It produces a small electrical signal (millivolts) which allows the pilot to stay lit. In Gordontheplumber.com Warrenville IL 60555 newer style water heaters the manufacturers will provide either the traditional thermocouple or a pilot generator which is a larger sized sensing bulb and instead if a copper capillary tube, they actually use shielded light gauged wires which connect to the fuel control valve and again allow the pilot to stay lit. In older water heaters thermocouples have a tendency to burn out which is not unusual, but in some cases, it may have moved out of position keeping it from sensing the heat generated by the pilot light. I’ve actually seen new water heaters having pilot outage issues because the thermocouple moved out of position while in transit.

http://www.bobsplumbingvideos.com/gas-water-heater-pilot-light/

I later came to the realization I was expecting more from them than they were designed to do. (more on that later). I started looking for a less expensive multi-tool blade alternative and over the years, tried several aftermarket brands. None of them were as good a quality as the originals, but for the price I paid they got the job done. I was recently on Amazon scrolling thru the tools (my toy store) and came across a company that manufacturers replacement blades for multi tools. They had over two hundred positive reviews about their blades so I had to check them out. I contacted the company and they were very gracious in that they sent me two of their most popular multi-tool blade assortment kits. Before I move on please know that I did not pay for these blades and agreed to produce the below video after trying them out. I received two kits, a 15 piece multi tool saw blade set which consisted of three pieces each of five different blades.

http://www.bobsplumbingvideos.com/multi-tool-blades/

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