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How to successfully install a Macerating System

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If you need to construct a toilet at a location where plumbing services are not available, you can go for the macerating system.

The step wise instructions described below would help you to erect an efficient macerating system in your home.

Step 1: First you should prepare the Macerating Unit

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  • In macerating unit, the bowel passes through the discharge tube and gets collected in tank. There is a pump in the tank which after breaking up the bowels pushes the residues through the exit opening.
  • You can prepare the pump unit in the macerating tank by inserting the flapper check assembly in the place provided. Ensure that flapper assembly maintains the direction of elbow.
  • You should now force the elbow to connection and fasten the same with the help of clamp.

Step 2: Tap into the Vent

  • Vent can be easily tapped by cutting the pipe through with the help of reciprocating saw. You can keep a bucket at the pipe opening to gather anything which pushes out.
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How to quickly paint interior walls yourself without sacrificing quality

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The maxim “you get out what you put in” applies to most things in life – including painting walls, which means that if you want a long-lasting and professional finish, you’ll need to spend time preparing for the job. However, it is possible to cut a few (very small) corners when painting walls and still make the task a relatively painless one and one that will give a professional looking finish.

Clearing the Room

When painting walls with a roller you may think that there’s little danger of paint ending up on any other surface than the walls. However, regardless of how careful you are, tiny splatter spots can still occur, especially if you use an inferior quality roller. Therefore, it’s important to protect anything you don’t want to be spoiled by paint. That means moving what you can out of the room including light shades and curtains or blinds.

If you can’t remove a light shade then cover it with a plastic bag or a piece of protective … More