I Need What Part?

Written by Henry Morgan

I Need What Part?

One ofrepparttar first things you learn as a homeowner is that you may own your home, but you don’t actually live in it full time. You get to spendrepparttar 141970 rest of your time living inrepparttar 141971 hardware store or hardware dept of your local retail store. Unfortunatelyrepparttar 141972 olderrepparttar 141973 homerepparttar 141974 more frequent you visit this vast place with aisles and aisles of thingies and who whos, that previously meant little more than, ‘‘…that aisle that my dad use to get all kinds of shiny pipes, connectors, and silver and brass things.” A place where he spent many hours, (and you will too), talking about stuff with strange names and even stranger looking objects’d plumbing. For now I’m just going to talk about plumbing. The first thing to realize is that older homes have plumbing systems that use galvanized pipe, which will corrode over time, leading to low pressure and leaks, (modern homes use copper and flexible pipe). Also in most modern homes there are usually “stop valves”, (these arerepparttar 141975 little turn thingies) under each sink and toilet inrepparttar 141976 house,repparttar 141977 most important one isrepparttar 141978 main water cut off. KNOW WHERE THIS IS LOCATED!! Or be ready to watch “Ole Faithful” wash your ceiling. So, as a result of my many “Trial by Water” episodes of plumbing problems, I thought it time to clarify some ofrepparttar 141979 incorrect definitions of plumbing terms withrepparttar 141980 correct ones used byrepparttar 141981 pros, at least,repparttar 141982 “pros” in my local hardware store. These are all terms that I have come across in my attempts (more failures and disasters than success stories) to rectify some problems I have encountered with my 20 year old home.

1) ABS pipe… not to be confused with PVC pipe ABS-Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene: …It is a rigid black plastic pipe used for drain, waste and vent lines. PVC-Polyvinyl Chloride: …It is a rigid white or cream colored plastic pipe used in non-pressure systems, such as drainage, waste and vent systems.

2) Aerator: This is not biology…. it is NOT part of a woman’s anatomy. …It is a device screwed intorepparttar 141983 end of a faucet spout that mixes air into flowing water, and controls flow to reduce splashing.

3) Drip Channel: This is not a TV channel for plumbers, or your spouse’s cousin. …A metal channel that is designed to prevent water running down a shower door from dripping ontorepparttar 141984 floor whenrepparttar 141985 door is opened.

Tabriz Persian Rugs

Written by Jeff Brokob

Tabriz are one ofrepparttar most popular Persian rugs. Tabriz isrepparttar 141701 dominant city of Northwest Iran and isrepparttar 141702 second largest city in Iran. It has beenrepparttar 141703 center ofrepparttar 141704 carpet trade for hundreds, if not thousands of years.

Tabriz rugs have many unique designs, butrepparttar 141705 typical pattern is filled with dense floral motifs, large palmettes or vases. Typical colors are dark red and a powerful blue. Newer carpets can also be soft green and brown.

Tabriz carpets come in all different sizes. The majority will range in size from 4X6 feet to 8X10 feet. You can also find rugs up to 10X18 feet.

Tabriz also has several "sub-styles". These includerepparttar 141706 Mahi, Naqsheh, and Tabatabaie. The Mahi is commonly referred to as "The Decorators Carpet", becauserepparttar 141707 colors available can match any room. The Naqsheh is generally consideredrepparttar 141708 most spectacular of Tabriz rugs due to its coloring scheme. The Tabatabaie has touches of orange, lemon green and beige.

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