Sprinkler timer and sprinkler system design concepts

Sprinkler timer and sprinkler system design concepts

http://www.homemedicusa.com/podcasts/SprinklersTimersandSizing.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS A sprinkler system can make your life easier – or they can make you tear your hair out. It’s all about how it’s done. The brains of the sprinkler system is the timer box – and it’s that box that controls how healthy your lawn is, and what your bill is going to look like. ┬áIf you do your sprinkler system wrong, you can end up with mold issues and respiratory problems for your family. Learn how to get both: a beautiful lawn and a reasonable water bill. A healthy lawn and smaller bills are very much attainable. In this segment, the Home Medic explains how to keep your money in your wallet and your family out of the...
Drainage drama – when the water don’t do you right

Drainage drama – when the water don’t do you right

Ah, drainage issues. I could write a book about them and still only cover the surface – but really, who wants to read a book about plumbing leaks? I certainly know that I, for one, don’t want to be the guy writing it. So. We’ll try to somewhat kinda sorta cover it in a few hundred words. Basically, and this won’t be a surprise to anyone, but there are a few basic rules with inspecting and maintaining your plumbing system. They go something like this: Water runs downhill. Water that runs downhill that stays in your house causes problems. I know this is very technical stuff, and hard to wrap a person’s brain around, but with a little study, we can all begin to imagine its ramifications. Let’s start with exhibit one for the prosecution. Water runs pretty well through pipes, especially when the pipes run downhill, but add electrician’s tape to the mix? Yeah, things stop working so well. This is like trying to fix a broken arm using a stapler and screwdriver. And if you’re not guilty of this? Well, your grandpa did it. I see it everywhere. Don’t. Just don’t. Exhibit B. Have you ever had one of those real juicy whiffs of sewer smell? I know that stuff in the toilet smells bad when you flush it, but what exactly happens to it to make it so nasty after it’s been fermenting in the sewer lines? By the way, those gases not only smell bad, but they’re not good for you. If you have sewer smells, look for a trap that might have evaporated water...