Ways to Save Heat & Fuel at Home

Ways to Save Heat & Fuel at Home

For most households, energy is an expensive necessity. However, there are a number of things you can do to save heat and fuel at home, which will not only save you money but will also make your house cosier and sustainable to run. Ways to Save Heat & Fuel at Home...
Does Rain Affect My Plumbing?

Does Rain Affect My Plumbing?

In short, yes.  Even in dry weather it is important to stay on top of any possible plumbing issues, but when the weather gets wet, it’s even more important to understand how rain, especially heavy rain, can affect your plumbing. This is the first step to avoiding and...

How do you avoid frozen pipes?

How do you avoid frozen pipes? Why Pipes Burst When water freezes, it expands in volume by about 9 percent. And it expands with tremendous force: The pressure inside pipes may go from 40 pounds per square inch to 40,000 psi! No pipe can hold that much pressure, so it...
Thomas Crapper

Thomas Crapper

Who invented the flush toilet? The centerpiece of today’s modern bathroom, the flush toilet has equal roots in ancient sanitation practices, Elizabethan politics and Industrial Revolution know-how. Primitive latrines that utilized a constant stream of water to carry...
15 facts about Copper

15 facts about Copper

The Statue of Liberty is made from 179,000 pounds of copper. The average home contains 400 pounds of copper that is used for electrical wiring, pipes and appliances. The average car has 50 pounds of copper. All gold contains some level of copper, even 24 karat gold....

Mario and Luigi are no longer plumbers but why where they plumbers in the first place? Everyone knows Mario. Nintendo’s mustachioed mascot has led quite an eventful life in the 40 years since his debut. He’s appeared in countless video games, starred in several tv...