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Who Invented Indoor Plumbing?

Indoor plumbing refers to a system of pipes and valves that transport water from a big pipe under a road into a persons home. This method of transport can also be employed using a well. There is a set of pipes that carries liquid waste from the home though a system of pipes that go into sewer pipes. Thomas Crapper is commonly attributed with inventing an indoor toilet during the Elizabethan era, but he was not the actual person to invent indoor plumbing.The first flush toilet dates back to about 1700 - 1000 BC, where not too long ago archaeologists discovered a plumbing system on the Island of Crete in the Mediterranean Sea. It was found in the Minoan Royal Palace of Knossos. Archeologists performing excavations on Crete discovered a 4,000-year-old palace that held a water and drainage system. Waste water was carried away by pipes made up of a form of baked clay known as terra-cotta. The first sewers were built in Rome between 800 B.C. and 735 B.C. These sewers appeared before the first aqueduct by around 500...

 


How Does a Plumbing Franchise Work?

Because of the general nature and specificity of the field of plumbing an average homeowner cannot know everything that is required to maintain or repair the entire plumbing system on their property. It is possible to pick up bits of information at a time, and certainly, there are some general concepts that should be known before making a home purchase in order to make a wise decision. Additionally, plumbing can take a considerable amount of time when there is a problem and homeowners are very busy. It is always more cost effective for the work to be completed by someone who has extensive experience. Professionals are in place to help the homeowner gain general information regarding proper maintenance and to service the entire system. Plumbing franchises are growing. For a fee, an investor can purchase a bit of an existing company to open their franchise. This gives them legal rights to use the company name and also purchases assistance from the parent company to start up the branch. While the initial investm...

 


How to Lower Your Water Heating Costs

Heating your water is a major expense. In fact, water heating is the third largest energy expense in the average U.S home. It typically accounts for about 12% of your utility bill. Following the tips below will help lower your utility bills. Tips for Lowering Your Water Heating Costs:1. Conserve hot water. You can conserve hot water by washing your clothes in cold water. If you prefer warm water, then choose cold water for the rinse cycle. 2. Lower your water heater thermostat. The water heater temperature is usually set higher than needed. Many hot water heaters are set to 150 degrees Fahrenheit which is much hotter than necessary. Turn yours down to 115 degrees Fahrenheit. 3. Insulate your hot water tank. Insulating your tank can prevent energy loss. According to the US Department of Energy, "Unless your water heater's storage tank already has a high R-value of insulation (at least R-24), adding insulation to it can reduce standby heat losses by 25%-45%. This will save you around 4%-9% in water heating co...

 




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