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                                    I Hate Plumbers

      

  Yep! Sure you hate Plumbers. I'm a plumber, but I understand where you're coming from. This is why  PlumberX.com was created. As a Plumber I heard it all everything from the Plumber charged me and didn't even do anything, I took off from work and the plumber never showed up, The Plumber was here for 5 minutes and I was charged $120.00. WHAT? This is enough to make anyone hate a Plumber. Well, first like anything if you give a person too much power your depending on them. Stop giving the plumber so much power. That's right, stop giving the Plumber so much power. Take your independence back. Look throughout this web site and arm yourself with common plumbing knowledge find all the information you need how to and even where to buy the parts you need and fight back.

 
    

  First things first and this is very important. Find out where your main water cut off and Gas cut off  is for the safety of you and your family. How to find the water and gas cut off to the home. Let's start with the water cut off. If you live up north where the weather gets very cold, even to the point of freezing each home should have to cut off valve before the water service get's to the house.  The first water cut off  is called a tap your not really going to worry about this one because you could not get to if you wanted to anyway, it's out in the street at the street main water supply under tons of dirt and cement or asphalt and at least any were from 6 feet to 16 feet down I know YIPS! And this water Tap would need to be dug up with a large Backhoe with shoring and all kinds of safety stuff.


   
  Now the next
water cut off, you will find in most cases between the street curb and sidewalk and sometimes in the front yard. If you can't find it fear not, call your water department and ask them can they locate it for you if you can't find it yourself , some water company may tell you to hire a plumber to find it, but some water company will help you out. Now if you find the water cut off yourself great. Now go out and by a water key for the water cut off outside all water keys are not alike your local hardware store or plumbing supply house can tell you what kind you need just tell them were you live and that will give them a good idea what water key you need.

  The last water cut off to the house you should find coming up in the utility room around the water heater and furnace or if you have a basement you will find it coming through the basement cement wall from the side of the house were the main water cut off outside the house. If this a finish basement you will have to look very close because it could be cover with some type of panel door or in a closet. If this is a house that's on the corner of the street your main water line could be coming through any side of the

  

   How to find the main water cut off to your home if you live down south where the weather is nice and warm :-)  Each home should have two cut off valve before get's to the house.

One at the meter next to the street and the second places you can find them. The outside wall, in the garage area, Laundry area, Next to water heater, or under kitchen sink at wall.

  The first water cut off  is called a Tap your not really going to worry about this one because you couldn't get to if you wanted anyway, it's out in the street at the street main water supply under tons of dirt and cement or asphalt at least any were from 4 feet to 16 feet down I know YIPS! And this Tap would need to be dug up with a large Backhoe with shoring and all kinds of safety stuff.

  Now the next water cut off, you will find in most cases between the street curb and sidewalk and sometimes in the front yard. If you can't find it, fear not, call your water department and ask them can they locate it for you if you can't find it yourself, some water company may tell you to hire a plumber to find it, but some water company will help you out. Now if you find the water cut off yourself great. Now go out and buy a water key for the water cut off outside all water keys are not alike your local hardware store or plumbing supply house can tell you what kind you need just tell them where you live and that will give them a good idea of what water key you need.

    The last water cut off to the house you should find coming up in the utility room around the water heater and furnace or out in the garage behind a panel and may be just right outside the building house wall. You know in some cases you may even find it up under the kitchen sink.

  

  Now let's find the gas cut off. First, in most cases you will find it right outside of the building wall to the home or if you have a basement you may find it coming through the basement wall, mostly at the front or side of the home into the home and could be covered up with a panel or in a closet. For emergence cases it would be a good idea to have a large adjustable wrench and place it or hang it right next to the Gas meter for a fast cut off keep your family safe.



 

  Now that you can take care of a plumbing emergency yourself, you can deal with the plumber logically without the fare of your home blowing up are flooding. If you have a gas leak save you money, call the Gas company first they just may fix it for free first or tell you, you need a plumber.



  Warning:

  If the Gas company or the plumber finds a gas leak they have the right to cut your gas off until you can get it fix and in some cases the Gas Company will remove your Gas meter until repairs and leaks are fixed, this is for the safety of you and your family



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