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This is sometimes called the fixture arm. The fixture arm serves as both a waste line and a vent line. A certain amount of water remains inside the trap, which prevents sewer gases from coming back up and entering the house. Having water block the trap is good. If water blocks the trap arm it can cause clogs. Clogs can lead to sewage backing up and overflowing.  If the trap arm goes down at more than a 45 degree angle prior to reaching the vent, it is called an S-trap (because it forms an S shape) and it can cause the water to be siphoned out of the trap which means sewer gases can make their way back up into the house. This can cause people to become ill and can even lead to death in extreme cases. Note: Some older homes have S-traps as they used to be allowed, but they are prohibited by current plumbing code. However, many hardware stores still carry S-trap kits. If someone at your local hardware store tries to sell you one, please politely decline.


As tensions build in the Korean Peninsula, a South Korean plays Starcraft There’s a lot going on in the Korean peninsula these days. Every day North Korea seems to be gearing up more and more for some weird modern war with their generally just kind of nice but eccentric neighbors. The Onteora Sewer had the privilege of interviewing a South Korean during this crisis. When asked about the impending war he looked up weary-eyed from his computer screen and said, “Yeah, the North Koreans are rough.” Turning back quickly, he took a big ol bite out of some greasy-ass pizza, pressed a few keys, and shouted, “Fuck the Terrans, Zergs for life bitch,” and won the hell out of a game of Starcraft. Enthralled with the skillful gamesmanship, our reporter continued watching, giving advice occasionally, but mainly basking in the heartfelt devotion that was a video game being played right. When Starcraft was finished, it was time for DotA, then World of Warcraft. It was a night of cheap food and sore backs. North Korea became the mother who tells you to get off the computer, who you ignore with all the stoicism and majesty of a goddamn Blue Crane flying in the air, free as the fucking wind. When the sunlight began to creep up on the horizon, our reporter had long since fallen asleep, leaving the South Korean alone with his thoughts.


The common name for deposit is "scale" Gordontheplumber.com Lisle Illinois 60532 DuPage County and the cause is – hard water. But what can be done when the water coming from the water supply system is more or less hard? There are a few solutions which plumbers recommend, but let's first clarify how water becomes hard, or why it is soft in Vancouver and New York, hard in Toronto and New Orleans, and extremely hard in Regina and Las Vegas. Imagine rain falling down, soaking the soil, gravel, rocks... On its journey to the depth of the earth, the water dissolves some structures, and the elements such as metal ions became a component part of the water. You don't need to know the whole chemical process, but remember that water hardness depends on at least two factors – the quality of the soil, and water characteristics. After all, water supply companies deliver water not only from natural underground reservoirs and springs but also from lakes, rivers... All things considered, it is clear why differences appear. Water hardness usually refers to the presence of calcium and magnesium ions. You can see them easily as fine white deposits on the taps, tiles an especially inside the dark pot in which water was boiling.


You are here: Home / Plumbing Articles / Top Plumbing Blogs & Websites for Plumbers & Plumbing Professionals Top Plumbing Blogs & Websites for Plumbers & Plumbing Professionals The Top 50 Plumbing Blogs & Websites for Plumbers & Plumbing Professionals! Are you Kidding! So my usual morning routine goes something like this. Travel from my home in Staten Island into Brooklyn hit the local Dunkin Doughnuts at about 6:40 am and in the office by 7:50/7:00 am depending on traffic. Prepare my breakfast (usually egg whites and some fruit) then grab my large black hot coffee and hit the desktop. First, it’s Desk.com to check and answer any email inquiries from BobPlumbingVideos.com, over to YouTube to check viewer comments and finally over to FaceBook to check on any inquiries from my Robert Sessa Plumbing and BobsPlumbingVideos profiles. I see someone left a message over at B.P.V. so I’m curious and the message read something like this, You’ve been selected as one the Top Plumbing Blogs. Naturally, I’m curious I hit the link and was taken to an attractive looking page listing all 50 winners of which B.P.V. was sitting in the #3 position.


Below, you’ll find our original post from 2016. For updated information on the 2017 scholarship opportunity from My Service Depot (now $2000!), please visit https://www.smartservice.com/smart-service-scholarship/ Are you currently attending, or plan to attend, a college, university, or trade school with the intention of pursuing a career in a field service industry? Know someone who is? Well, we have some good news: a $1000 scholarship is being offered by My Service Depot for the 2017 Spring and Fall semesters! The company, known for its Smart Service software, has chosen to offer the sewer drain cleaning twice-yearly scholarship in light of the growing movement to better recognize alternative career paths after high school, as well as the chronic shortage of skilled workers. Says Creative Director Ben Yackshaw, “At My Service Depot, we feel that too much effort is spent directing young men and women to pursue traditional four year colleges and liberal arts degrees when those degrees don’t necessarily translate into good jobs for graduating students.  Meanwhile, many field service occupations that offer intellectually stimulating and well-paying work remain understaffed.” The scholarship is open to anyone who’s enrolled or planning to enroll in a skilled trades program, and  has graduated high school in the last 15 years – or will have graduated at the time of receiving the award – with a 2.5 GPA or better. All that’s needed is either a video (5 minutes or less) or written essay explaining the applicant’s interest in the skilled trades. Video is preferred “both to increase the appeal of the opportunity and to emphasize traits (affability, presentation) we feel will better serve aspiring field service professionals in their chosen field.” For full details and eligibility requirements, visit http://www.smartservice.com/scholarship.html – entries for Spring 2017 must be submitted by Thursday, November 10th, 2016! We think this is a great opportunity, and encourage everyone to spread the word!


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