Plumbing Problems At Home? Try These Helpful Tips!

Many of us have no idea how plumbing works. Knowing a few simple tips and tricks can help you keep your money in your hands and not that of a plumber. Sometimes, it is necessary to call up a plumber, but by following a few words of advice, you can take preemptive action and stop a problem before it starts. Check out the list we’ve compiled for you below from Ecowaternebraska.com.

If you live in an area that sees routine freezing temperatures, make sure you do something to keep your pipes from becoming frozen as well. There are a wide variety of ways you can keep your pipes from freezing, which will help you avoid damage to your home and costly repairs.

While it is possible to do plumbing activities yourself, it is generally not recommended. If you are not sure of what you are doing, then you must hire a professional. This will help to insure you don’t make a bigger mess of the small problem that your plumbing previously had.

Use a shop vacuum to unplug your toilets or drains, if a hard object is clogging it. Using a plunger will only push the object further and make it impossible to remove. If you do not have a shop vacuum, you can rent one from most Walmart stores or from similar franchises.

Always try plunging any clogged toilet or drain before snaking. Snaking can often push problems further down the pipe and make matters worse. A plunger uses nothing but your strength and water pressure to help clear clogs. For more effective plunging, boil some water and pour into the affected drain or toilet to help loosen things up before plunging.

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Japanese Pickle Roll (Handroll, Temakisushi)

INGREDIENTS:

4 c sushi rice; see recipe
4 takuan (japanese pickles);
-cut in thin strips
2 sheets nori seaweed

PREPARATION:

HAND VINEGAR 1 ts rice vinegar
3 tb water
Soy sauce; for dipping

Just before rolling sushi, toast the nori by passing the shiny side over
a
high flame. The color of the nori will change from brownish black to
dark
green. (Without toasting, the nori will be gummy and hard to chew.)
Cut toasted nori sheets in half crosswise.

Lay a 1/2 a sheet of the nori, shiny side down on a counter. Combine the
rice vinegar and water, and moisten your hands with this hand vinegar to
keep the rice from sticking to your hands as you work. Spread about 1
cup
of the sushi rice on 3/4 of the nori closest to you, in a layer about 1/4 inch thick, spreading it to the edges. Lay 1/4 of the pickle slices across the center of the nori. Roll gently, using the fingers and palms of both hands. Eat immediately, without cutting, and serve the soy sauce as a dipping sauce.

Per serving: 680 Calories (kcal); 2g Total Fat; (2% calories from fat); 12g Protein; 156g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 20mg Sodium Food Exchanges: 10 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates… Read the rest