Guide On Kitchen Faucet Installation

You must first choose the sink you want. If you are replacing an old one it should be of the same size, so that it does not have to be rectified on the countertop. If the counter is new you will have it easier, because you can adapt the hole to the sink so it’s more to your liking. The right thing to do is to mount the drain valve, fastening clips, sealant and the faucet with its hoses in the sink before installing it.

Step 1. Prepare the sink valve, depending on the type of drain you have, usually related to the diameter of the sink. Dismantle each part with a screwdriver.

Step 2. Place the valve itself under the sink and, through the breast part, the gasket and the valve mouth. With a hand screwdriver, tighten the valve ensuring that it is firmly fixed and centered inside the drain hole.

Step 3. Now place the overflow, according to the model chosen and adapted to the type of sink. One part goes into the drain valve and the other, with a sealing gasket, into the grate where the water will overflow if the drain siphon is filled.

Step 4. Do not forget to screw the overflow tightly on the inside of the breast with a screwdriver.

Step 5. Now place the corresponding staples in the metal profile prepared for it at the bottom of the sink. Place the ones recommended by the manufacturer, depending on the size of the sink. Usually, the staples come under pressure.

Step 6. Next you must put the tape or sealant that can be included with the sink or buy it independently. Alternatively, a silicone cord can be applied.

Step 7. Now prepare the faucet. Insert the two hoses into their corresponding holes, one for the hot water outlet and one for the cold water outlet.

Step 8. You must also insert one or two rods or threaded rods of tightening, according to the model of the tap.

Step 9. Now insert the rubber gasket and its associated tightening plate into the stem or stems of the faucet.

Step 10. Hand-tighten the screw or tightening screws that will end up holding the faucet tightly to the surface of the sink.

Step 11. Definitive tightening of the screw is done on most faucet models with a pipe wrench, usually 12 mm. This operation can be topped off once the sink has been placed on the hob.

Step 12. You can now reattach any accessories like the garbage disposal www.bestgarbagedisposalreviews.net. Make sure they are securely fastened of course.

Tips for traveling with your dog

traveling dog 2If you have decided to take your car, you have undoubtedly made the wisest choice for your four-legged companion. The car is a simple and safe means of transport for a dog, not stressful because it is possible to stop to let him go out, to walk, to play, to do his needs (do not forget the small bags for picking up his feces …) or drink a little water.

Moreover, most dogs love to ride and drive, provided they have been accustomed from an early age. It is important, whether it is a small or a large journey, to avoid-one cannot repeat too much because the dog jumps continuously from one seat to another or barks all the way time. This behavior could be dangerous or annoying to the driver or other passengers.

Is it safe for dogs to travel in the back of a truck? This is a common question, and the answer depends on if they are properly crated. Dogs should not be free in the back, as it can be dangerous. A good crate can solve this issue.

Precautions to be taken

So it is sometimes better and more convenient to put it in a dog crate. The animal thus keeps quiet and runs less risk of being ill. The bag or cage should be positioned vertically to reduce vibrations and securely attached to the rear seat so that they do not fall or move.

It is also possible to prevent the dog from moving by simply attaching it, with a short leash, but without a muzzle that would not allow it to breathe properly. It is preferable, however, if it is the vehicle used by the whole family, to install it at the rear, separated from the other occupants by a net or a grid.

Under no circumstances should it be put in the trunk where it could suffer from claustrophobia or perish asphyxiated by the exhaust gases.

To prevent the dog from vomiting in a car, it is best not to feed him two or three hours before departure. It is not advisable to carefully protect the seats with plastic, especially during the first journeys made by the animal.

Why not leave a dog alone in the car?

traveling dog 1Heat and dehydration are two important factors to consider essential when traveling by car with a dog. Do not leave a dog alone in a car, even for a relatively short time and although it is not very hot. A car can indeed turn into a real oven within minutes. Beyond 30 ° C, your dog may fall into a state of shock, suffer from heart problems and even die: it is called heat stroke.

In case of very short absence, to go to the toilet, for example, you have to park the car in the shade and leave the windows half open, enough for the air to circulate but not enough for the animal to be able to leave the head.

When driving, it is also important to ensure that the dog does not pass the head through the door, as this often causes otitis, conjunctivitis, coldness, and irritation due to dust entering the eyes, nostrils or ears.
It is also necessary for summer to be wary of traffic jams if the car does not have air conditioning, because here again the dog can catch an insolation, fall in shock or die due to heat and lack of heat, air. If the cork threatens to last, choose to stop and walk or play with your dog until traffic improves.

A Reminder of the rules to respect in a car:
– Every two hours, take a break for you and for him, always on a dog leash.
– Do not let your head run through the window to avoid eye and ear problems.
– Put the animal comfortably in the back of the vehicle. Small pets can be left in their cart. For large dogs, provide a grid or a separating net.
– When you open the door, be careful that it does not run away.
– Never leave your pet in your vehicle in the sun, even windows open. The temperature can quickly reach more than 50 ° C: you risk heat stroke which can be fatal! From the first symptoms (the animal drools, pants, its tongue becomes violet), quickly consult a veterinarian.

Advice for traveling by car with your dog

1) For your safety and that of your dog, do not leave your dog free in the vehicle. In fact, your dog may be injured or even cause an accident in the event of sudden braking. In a transport cage, with a seat belt system or a mesh screen depending on the size of your companion, protect it, protect yourself!
2) Gradually train him to the car, making short trips and congratulating him warmly. Be careful, your dog feels your stress.
3) Once the car is stopped, at each pause, put the collar down firmly and hold the leash so that it does not escape and is saved on the road.
4) Never leave your dog alone in the car, even the window open, and even in the shade. It risks a fatal heat stroke!
In conclusion: a trip by car with his dog, it is possible! Do not let it wander in the car, make short trips at the start. And most importantly, never leave it alone in your car!

The models of flashlights to consider

– The incandescent flashlight: a traditional model that tends to disappear from shops because of its mediocre performance and its progressive ban by the European Union.

– The halogen torch: with lighting that can cover hundreds of meters, it also has a longer life than the incandescent.

– LED torch: the latest technology that offers both more energy-efficient lighting and more powerful (up to 1 km) than the other two solutions, while offering a much longer battery life (up to 10 hours).

Choice criteria

– Power source: batteries, batteries or photovoltaic cells. Battery and battery power is by far the most widespread, while solar lamps are still relatively rare even though they are becoming more popular. Rechargeable batteries have a better range and are more convenient in remote areas.

– The color lighting: halogen lights have a warm tint pulling orange, while the LED lamps provide a rather cold white.

– The width of the beam : a wide beam is recommended to illuminate correctly at a short distance (the cellar of the house, for example), whereas a narrow beam has a long range and corresponds more to an external use.

– Light output: 10 to 1,000 lumens. The lumen is the criterion for selecting the LED lamps which now replaces the watt (incandescent bulbs).

Where to find your flashlight?

You can buy a flashlight in all supermarkets or specialized in do-it-yourself, but also on most online shops. This site here has some good options

The price range

The smallest models of torch lights sell for less than 10 dollars. However, in order to benefit from a product with a good quality / price ratio, the average budget will be rather 20 or 30 dollars. Professional quality equipment such as high-power lamps and waterproof torches are priced from $100 to $150.

A couple sleep tips

Sleep is a vital function. All animals, mammals, birds, insects, and … plants rest according to precise cycles.

We occupy about a third of our adult life (and still more in childhood) to sleep, so we spend 30 years of our lives sleeping! Sleep participates in the restoration and repair of our body and provides it with the energy to face the day ahead. It is essential for physical and intellectual well-being: the body recovers, the brain too.

Here are a couple things you might not know about sleep.

-sleep works in cycles. From the very first signs (yawns, eyelids that blink, etc.), it is necessary to lie down. Otherwise it is necessary to wait for the next cycle which passes 90 minutes later (= the duration of a sleep cycle)

– To go to sleep at regular times: it is necessary to “train” the brain.

-Television, internet, video games, game console, screens are enemies for sleep as they stimulate the brain and maintain the level of stimulation. If you really are a hardcore addict, the screens should not be in the dark (leave the room on) otherwise the brain is much more stimulated and will have trouble getting into sleep mode …

-Once the light is off, aim for total darkness in the room.

-prepare the room a little before bedtime

-See how you can better soundproof the room in which you sleep.

-The bed is only a place to sleep and nothing more. If you need to read, if you are working on your computer: do not do it in bed; Your brain needs to be “educated” to automatically spot that the bed is made to sleep. Read or work on your PC in another room, or sit on a chair in your room.

– Relax before bed, and avoid video games that “shake neurons”, avoid annoyances and disputes (if possible!) Simple exercises of breathing and relaxation are a good way to Relax the body and mind.


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