Easy methods to Set up a Utility Sink

On this video, This Previous Home plumbing and heating skilled Richard Trethewey explains how you can set up a utility sink.

Steps for putting in a utility sink

  1. Flip off water
  2. Minimize part from current drain pipe and set up a brand new Wye-fitting
  3. Assemble PVC pipe and fittings for brand spanking new drain/vent system
  4. Glue drain/vent system to current vent stack
  5. Tough within the PVC lure meeting
  6. Set the sink into place, inserting its chrome tailpiece into the PVC lure
  7. Tighten the compression nut on the tailpiece to safe the lure
  8. Place plumber’s putty below faucet, and set up it to the sink deck; tighten nuts from beneath
  9. Minimize into current hot- and cold-water provide pipes, and solder in tee fittings
  10. Set up copper wall anchors to carry new piping in place
  11. Connect versatile provide traces to the hot- and cold-water pipes, and to the tap


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Now Admiring: Handwoven Rugs in Wealthy Hues from Kiliim in Egypt

This week I’ve been taken by rugs by Egyptian model Kiliim, initially noticed through their Etsy shop. The richly hued cotton and wool kilim rugs are handwoven by artisans in Fowa, within the Nile Delta area: “A long time in the past,” in response to Kiliim’s web site, “Fowa was house to over 2,000 kilim weaving workshops,. Nonetheless, once we first visited again in 2016, there have been lower than 200. When the craft was on the brink of extinction from Egypt’s cultural heritage, we thought to rethink the worth chain in hopes to convey the craft into the twenty first century so it may possibly stand an opportunity at sustaining a future.”

The corporate melds trendy designs with age-old methods (and creates secure incomes—50 p.c larger from the trade common—for the almost 40 artisans they’ve labored with since they first launched 5 years in the past).

Check out just some of their rug choices, in wealthy hues and subtly graphic patterns:

the terracotta and blue bricks rug is made from 100 percent wool on a cotton b 9
Above: The terracotta and blue Bricks Rug is constructed from one hundred pc wool on a cotton base (from $190). All rugs can be personalized upon request.
the oasis rug (from $190) has black tassels. 10
Above: The Oasis Rug (from $190) has black tassels.
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