Saturday, February 20, 2010

How To Clean A Delta Faucet

Always blot dry any water from faucet surface. Allowing water to evaporate on the surface can lead to build up of mineral deposits. Cleaning with a damp non-abrasive sponge and buffing it dry with a clean soft cloth should help keep your product looking beautiful. To remove water spots, use warm water and a soft, damp cloth. Hard water stains may be removed using a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water.  Make certain that you rinse thoroughly with water afterward.

If additional cleaning is required, all of our finishes may be cleaned with the following household cleaners: Formula 409® Antibacterial All Purpose Cleaner, Fantastik® All Purpose Cleaner, or Windex® Original Glass Cleaner, when used according to the manufacturers' instructions for use. 

Avoid using the following which can damage your finish:
  • Avoid industrial cleaners and abrasive cleaners, such as those used for toilet bowls, green Scotch-Brite heavy duty scrub sponges, Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner and Lysol Basin Tub, Soft Scrub, and Tile Cleaner.
  • Avoid products that state on the label that they remove tarnish and rust, and those containing hydrofluoric, hydrochloric and/or phosphoric acids and caustic agents.
  • Avoid harsh abrasives or polishes
  • Avoid bleach-based cleaners 

Monday, February 15, 2010

i have a single sink/vanity in my bathroom but i want a double sink. do i need seperate plumbing or can i run a T across to the new sink?

have a single sink/vanity in my bathroom but i want a double sink. do i need seperate plumbing or can i run a T across to the new sink?

You should be able to cut in a tee. However, you should check with your local codes to make sure this is permissible. Also, the drain going down, should be 2" and the vent should be 1-1/2" this is also could vary depending on your local requirements.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My Kohler Toilet Will Not Stop Running. Help!

Question: My Toilet Will Not Stop Running. Help!

Answer: This is a common problem and it wastes water and costs you money every month. To fix this follow the steps below:

(Note: This fix is for Kohler Toilets, however, it will work for all toilets that use the fluidmaster style flush system.)

1. Shut off the water supply to the toilet.

2. Remove the float valve top by rotating the top cap 1/4 inch counterclockwise. Lift up the float arm ads you rotate the top. The arm will leverage off the cap.

3. Remove the seal from the cap and rinse it off with water. Check the condition of the seal for any tears or cracks.

4. Cover the unit with a cup to prevent water splashing and turn on the water supply to flush the line. (Do this for about 30 seconds.)

5. Turn the water supply back to the off position.

6. Reinstall the seal (the old one is fine if it is in good condition, if not then replace with a new one.)

7. Turn the water supply back on and check to see if the running water has stopped.