S19 E2: Preventing Plumbing Disasters
Earlier episode: S19 E1 | Following episode: Publishing on Oct 18, 8pm ET
In this episode:
Richard points out how, wherever, and why plumbing systems fall short.
Richard offers a deep dive on when and how plumbing pipes and connections can be fixed or changed.
Ross explains and demonstrates how to prevent plumbing failures with new technological innovation.
Preventing Water Damage
Kevin O’Connor and problems prevention expert Michael Milligan toured a residence to detect ways to avert plumbing leaks and other flood problems.
Where by to come across it?
Specialized steering for this segment was provided by State Farm Coverage. Point out Farm has several strategies for blocking floods and other hurt to your house. For far more info, go to Condition Farm.
Replacement offer hoses, appliance pans, pipe insulation, air-sealing foam, and sump pumps are readily available at property centers and hardware retailers.
The IntelliFlow automatic shutoff for washing equipment is produced by:
Watts Water Systems
How a Frozen Pipe Bursts
Richard demonstrates how and why frozen pipes burst.
The place to discover it?
Richard demonstrated that pipes, when frozen, expand in quantity, which exponentially increases the drinking water force and forces the pipe to burst. In these instances, shut the water off at the principal and straight away get in touch with a plumber.
To avoid the pipes from freezing in the to start with spot, Richard advised holding cupboard doors open and insulating the pipes with pipe insulation. This can be uncovered at household facilities.
Drinking water Supply Piping
Richard and Kevin visited a area residence heart in which Richard defined the diverse choices offered for h2o supply piping including galvanized metal, copper, CPVC, and PEX. He also confirmed some various varieties of fittings employed to join pipes with each other.
In which to uncover it?
H2o provide pipes and fittings are out there at any components retailer, home middle or plumbing offer property.
How to Change Polybutylene Piping with PEX
Richard travels to Richmond, Virginia to aid a property owner substitute her polybutylene piping with common PEX.
In which to find it?
Polybutylene pipes are no longer to code and want to be replaced by a certified expert. Richard was assisted by Capital Mechanical. The resources and resources required to change the pipes, including the PEX traces, fittings, and the expansion resource, can all be uncovered at house facilities and plumbing source homes. The PEX piping for this project was provided by Uponor.
Potential House | Sensible Automated Water Shutoff Valves
Ross travels to Los Angeles to discover about improvements staying built to automated h2o shutoff valves.
Exactly where to locate it?
While computerized water shutoff valves have been all around for pretty some time, there are a selection of various providers that are now modifying the models to make them smart equipment.
In this phase, Ross acquired about the features of a Flo by Moen automated drinking water shutoff valve. Through the discussion afterwards, Ross and Richard also talked about the Phyn computerized drinking water shutoff valve, which is a very similar system in the intelligent computerized water shutoff valve place.
Testing Good Automated Water Shutoff Valves
Richard Trethewey assessments two unique types of intelligent computerized drinking water shutoff valves.
In which to uncover it?
Richard described that most fashionable computerized water shutoff valves tumble beneath two categories of design: sensor-activated and valve system activated.
The sensor-activated valves are commonly a lot more cost-effective and have a more rapidly response time, considering that their most important perform is to detect leaks and other plumbing failures. The sensor-activated valve Richard shown was a Floodmaster App-Based Wireless Plumbing Leak Detection & Computerized Drinking water Shut-Off Procedure, which is created by Reliance Detection Technologies. The kit comes with two sensors and further kinds can be acquired and paired.
The valve physique activated valves have extra characteristics to them, including use experiences and working health exams to check out and capture plumbing failures forward of time. The all-in-1 clever valve Richard shown was the Phyn Moreover Sensible Water Assistant + Shutoff, which is produced by Phyn.
Specialist help with this segment was provided by the Walter F. Morris Company.
Unique Air Date: Oct 11, 2020 Year 19 Ep.2 23:43
Items and Companies from this Episode
Condition Farm Insurance
Flo by Moen
Floodmaster Application-Based Wireless Plumbing Leak Detection & Automatic Water Shut-Off Process
Phyn As well as Sensible Water Assistant + Shutoff
Walter F. Morris Enterprise