What is the best regimen or way to keep a jacuzzi/ water clean? 4 person jacuzzi. After looking around, I learned — Do you have a local spa/pool store? They sell complete water care kits and will often check a sample of your water for free and give you advice on how to take care of yours. The key is to test the water and have the PH balanced and keep the chemical levels at proper amounts. Too high or too low PH and too high or too low of the chemical you are using to kill bacteria (chlorine, baquacil, bromine, etc. . ) will ruin the spa and the water.
I’magine if New York City’s taps went dry. What would we do? Jennifer Connelly walks to Central Park to get dirty water for her family as millions of mothers . . .
I have a stand up shower that was leaking. I realized the problem was a simple one in that it was just from the sweeper on the shower door coming off. Every time the shower was used it would leak out. Apparently it was leaking for so long that it went down the wall beside my shower and through the floor around the shower, and then started leaking into the ceiling of the first floor. Now that the leak is fixed on the shower how do I repair all the water damage myself. Do you know what I found? I hate to tell you this, but if it’s been leaking for that long you need to take out the shower & start all over w/ the floor & everything. You can use the same shower, but everything else will have to be replaced. Reason being is that I’m sure your boards are already starting to rot out from all the water, & for two, your going to have an imense problem w/ black mold, not to mention the danger from breathing it. Any time you have a water leak of any sort, this is the only way to go about it. It’s just a rule of thumb. To start you will have to shut off the water going to that source. Then you disconect the shower head, nobs & fauct. You will need to take the shower completely out. Once you have that out, you need to decipher how much of the floor & wall is wet. As that will start rotting & molding. That all has to be replaced. Most the way down to the floor joists. No other way around it. As far as cutting out the floor & sub-floor, you can use a circular saw. The best thing for by the walls is a reciprocating saw, also known as a sawzall. First off, make sure there’s no wiring that is going to be in the way. Then all you do, is line up the circular saw along the wall & start cutting. Make sure your blade is the right depth, & that you’re using a blade made for rough cutting & wood. Tell whoever your getting the saw from what your doing. Once you have the large part of the floor cut out, you use the sawzall along the wall to cut out the rest of the floor. You will need a long blade made for rough cutting for this. Be prepared for a lot of saw dust while using the saws. The best thing to do is shut the door, making sure the bottom of the door is blocked & open a window in the bathroom & put a fan in the window so the dust is blowing out. You can remove the screen for this to eliminate cleaning that when your done. Downstairs, leave the ceiling in until the upstairs floor is fully replaced. To start w/ replacing the floor, you will need to determine what depth the current floor is. Most of them are 3/4 to 1″ boards. (the most common board used is plywood due to the sturdiness of it) Just measure you remaining boards. Don’t forget that there are 2 layers. . Just measure the whole thing & divide by2. You will need up to 4 boards, depending on what has to be cut out. One to lay the width of the wall, then the top layer(sub-floor) to lay the opposite direction. If you don’t lay it this way your defeating your purpose. Once you have bought your boards, measure them out 1×1 for the exact measurement starting by the wall of the shower. When cutting the board w/ the skill saw (circular saw) don’t forget to include the 1/8″ for the width of the blade, or your board will be short & watch carefully so you cut on the correct side of your mark. You will also need a different blade for this. You don’t want to use a ripping blade as before for this will tear chunks out of the board. You will need a cutting blade. There’s a big difference. Once you have the boards cut, start w/ the first one by laying it the width of the wall. Keep it away from the wall just so you can see your joists. Pencil mark where the joists are on your board. Then, using a straight edge, draw the line all the way down. Do the same w/ all the boards. Most of the boards need to be screwed together. BUT. Before you screw the top board to the bottom, you will need to use a lot of glue in between the boards. This prevents squeaking that you will hear downstairs, & movement of any sort between the two boards. You will need 13/4′ screws for the bottom board, & 2′ for the top boards. Just regular sheetrock screws are the best & the cheapest. Once you have your floor installed, you can install whatever covering your using. As far as the ceiling, you will need to plastic off the area where the ceiling needs to come out. You will need to determine where the 4×8 sheet of drywall begins & ends as the whole sheet will have to come out. Reason being is that they are installed so the edges all meet w/ solid places to screw the drywall to & keeps the ceiling sturdy. Plus it’s a lot easier to replace the whole sheet instead of just a certain spot. Once thats done, just tape (drywall tape) & mud the seams & your good to go. I hope this helps you out, & if you have any more questions, feel free to call on me.