Encinitas Plumbers and Plumbing Contractors
In many ways, todayís modern baths seem a far cry from the outdated, germ-ridden plumbing systems of the past. Yet, archaeologists have confirmed that the first operational toilet dates back more than 2,800 years. (Interestingly, it has only been in recent years that it was discovered that China, not Londonís Thomas Crapper, should be credited for the innovation.)
Changes in plumbing design occurred slowly after that major breakthrough, however. In fact, when Colonists packed for the New World, it is likely they took old-fashioned chamber pots with them. Along the way came the development of the outhouse, which provided privacy but did nothing to carry away waste. It was Thomas Jefferson, a successful architect and inventor when not distracted by politics, who developed a unique indoor privy at his Monticello home by rigging up a system of pulleys.
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Troubleshooting Gas Water Heaters
There could be many reasons why your gas water heater is acting up. A step by step check will help you discover the problem. For one, if there isn't enough hot water, your thermostat could be set too low and you may need to increase the temperature, while there could also be sediments in the tank causing disruptions to the water flow. Another possibility is that you have low gas pressure and may consider checking with the utility company. If there is no hot water at all, you should check the pilot light and make sure the gas controls are switched on. Then, have a look at the thermocouple and ensure that it is linked to the gas control unit. If there is water leaking from the heater, check for leaks in the drain-cock, safety valve and examine the tank for any leaks.