Bathroom Faucet Removal

Bathub Spout Removal

Yesterday we described our situation with the damaged diverter within the spout in our bathroom's bathtub, such that we no longer could divert the water to the shower head. I greatly feared a possible solution because I know little and have even less personal experience with plumbing. However, I learned that underneath the spout is a small hole through with the small screw holding the spout to the water pipe could be accessed and loosened sufficiently that the spout could be simply pulled … [Read more...]

Sealing Air Leaks Outside The House – 3

Satellite Cable Air Leak

Yesterday we found and repaired air leaks around both the plastic encasement for the electrical cabling entering our home as well as what we think was either telephone or TV cabling. Today, two more air leaks are discovered. First, when we moved into this house two years ago we had a satellite dish installed for our television. Well, look at this. Less than two years since that time and we can see the caulking used for the satellite dish is not properly sealing the cabling. It has … [Read more...]

Sealing Air Leaks Outside The House – 2

Electrical Cabling Air Leaks

Yesterday we way how old caulking can shrink and stop preventing air leaks around water pipes entering the home to cost you higher home heating costs in the winter and higher air conditioner costs in the summer. Today we start to look at the west wall of our home to see if we can locate any air leaks which we can seal for our house and which you can add to your collection of home maintenance tips and energy conservation tips to use for your own home. First we find one around what I believe … [Read more...]

Sealing Air Leaks Outside The House – 1

Water Pipe Air Leakage

As we continue to prepare our home for the coming winter with a mind to reduce our heating costs and save money, we were very, very surprised how many opportunities for air leakage reduction we found. We hope that our experiences will encourage you to look around the outside of your own home and seal them before it gets any colder. Finding and sealing air leaks on the outside of your home with some good caulking will save you money by reduced heating expenses in the winter as well as … [Read more...]

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