In plumbing, leaks and leaks appear to be minor problems, but if they are not repaired, in time they can cause flooding, damage to carpentry in the plaster and create buildup of tartar in bathrooms and sinks. They are also dangerous near the electrical installations, and cause an economic increase either by the greater expense of water.
Changing a kitchen battery
Use a clamp or screwdriver to unscrew the cap from the “cold” or “hot” cap. Sometimes that lid goes under pressure. Be careful of the chrome plating. Once the cover is removed, unscrew the large nut from the body with an open wrench, remove the valve mechanism, lift the old one and replace it with a new one. Reassemble the tap, open the stopcock and make sure everything is normal.
Lost by axes
In the old quills losses axis indicate that the ring, which is responsible not to let the water when the bobbin shaft rotates, is worn and must be replaced.
In modern bobbins have plastic rings instead of rings of greased yarn. If you need to replace a plastic packing, you must know the make of the bobbin to buy a new one.
Mute a leak at night
In the case that the leak occurred in a non-opportune time to change the curio, we can apply a homemade method to silence the leak, tie a thread to the peak of the tap, or put a straw.
Losses in pipes
In pipes that are in sight of one of the ways to stop a temporary loss of water, is to use an old bicycle camera. It is rolled up like an adhesive tape and stretched while turning the pipe, starting about 10 cm before the crack and wrapping up to about 10 cm. Then, and fit with a wire. An arrangement with more durability than the previous would be the placement of some adhesive.
For this the pipe must be well dry, can pass a sandpaper to leave more porous and get the adhesive to stick the best. The adhesive is placed and allowed to dry for a few minutes before re-opening the faucet.
Remember that drinking water is a scarce good, don’t waste-it, repair leaks and leaks in the pipes.