Different Types Of Outside Taps

Different Types of Outside Taps Having an outdoor tap can be very useful. Typically, you will fit your tap on the outside of your kitchen wall, so you can connect it to the plumbing under your sink. There are several types of outdoor taps you might see. Many of them are brass, because this is…

3 Easy Upgrades For Your Kitchen Sink

  Replace your old Flange and basket strainer. Is your existing flange scratched and just doesn’t look nice anymore? Does your old basket strainer clog things up more than it strains? Simply by replacing your sink flange or strainer with a new one, you can spice up the look of your sink. This is a…

What Is A Belfast Sink?

Many people tend to ask the question “What is a Belfast sink?” To start with, the name Belfast sink is derived from a “Butler sink”. Butler sinks got their name as they where used by Butlers in their pantries for preparing food and washing up after the nobles had finished. Butler sinks where made in…

Flow rates from taps

Flow Rates The following is a list of typical flow rates from taps in a two storey house with a cold water storage tank in the loft and a hot water storage tank on the first floor. Ground Floor Kitchen:  Cold tap is mains water approxiametly 20 litres/min, hot tap is 12 litres/min First Floor…

Savings calculator

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Beer taps

A beer tap is a valve, specifically a tap, for controlling the release of beer. While in other contexts, depending on location, a “tap” may be a “faucet”, “valve” or “spigot”, the use of “tap” for beer is almost universal. This may be because the word was originally coined for the wooden valve in traditional…

Preventing Kitchen Drain Clogs

No plumbing problem is more common or more frustrating than a clogged drain. Kitchen sink drains clog most often because of a buildup of grease that traps food particles. Hair and soap are often at fault in bathroom drains.   Drains can usually be cleared easily and inexpensively, but taking some simple precautions will help…

How To Winterise Your Plumbing System

Homeowners who used to simply turn down the thermostat in a vacated house for the winter are now closing down the plumbing system because of prohibitively high energy costs. Winterising your plumbing is a virtually cost-free alternative to frozen pipes.   •Turn off the main shutoff valve or have the water company turn off service…

Waste disposal Units – Batch Feed and Continuous Feed

Waste Disposal Units – Batch Feed and Continuous Feed. What’s the Difference? Disposing of our waste is big business. It’s also a major concern for the environment. Most of us separate our waste into items that can and cannot be recycled. But what do you do when it comes to your kitchen bin? We all…

How To Fix A Leaking Tap

How to Fix a Leaking Tap A leaking tap is a common problem in bathrooms and kitchens. Some people find the constant drip of a leaking tap particularly annoying, but it’s not just the constant drip-drip-drip that’s the problem here. If you are on a water meter, as many of us now are, you’ll be…

Undermount Or Overmount Sink?

Undermount or Overmount Sinks: What to Consider When Making the Decision. If you’re having a new kitchen installed, you’ll no doubt be wondering which sink to get. With so many designs and styles on the market, choosing from those available can be a challenge. It may help to first consider the type of sink you…

Tap Water Filters

Tap water is water that comes directly from the cities mains water supply. The water is processed through the mains system before being served to the taps of homes. With tap water you may notice a slight metallic taste. This is because of the combination of chlorine, limescale and other impurities found in tap water….