To install a fire sprinkler system, first decide whether a stand-alone or multiuse sprinkler system is to be installed based on the home's water supply. Plan and set the pipe layout for the system, install all fixtures a... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Plumbing

To install an underground sprinkler system, draw a map of the intended layout, avoiding areas that contain underground utilities, and place stakes and string them along the desired sprinkler lines. Dig trenches that are ... More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes Landscaping

Some parts of a fire sprinkler system include sprinkler heads, alarm valve, motorized alarm and stop valve. The sprinkler system is initiated when the fusible links or glass bulbs inside the sprinkler heads melt due to h... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

To winterize a sprinkler system, turn the system's water supply and controller off, and remove the backglow prevent and anti-siphon valves. Use an air compressor to blow the water out of each valve in the system beginnin... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

To winterize a cottage water system, turn off the water supply, drain the water heater, flush and drain the pipes, pour antifreeze into the drains, drain the dishwasher, and drain the clothes washer. This procedure gener... More »

To fix a leaky outdoor faucet, turn off the water supply, unscrew the faucet handle and spigot, check if the washer lays properly in the spigot, and replace any damaged spigot washer, valve system washer or the valve ste... More »

Knocking water pipes occur when irregular water pressure in the main supply line enters the home, according to The pressure is responsible for maintaining water flow throughout a home and into the faucets,... More »