The Most Useful Tools for Gas Tankless Water Heater

Gas tankless water heaters are in great use these days. Users prefer these water heaters as they are provide many benefits. These are easy to store since they do not have any tank attached to them. Also, these tanks consume very little energy since they do not keep heating and reheating water. You are able to heat water whenever you need it. Thus, there is actually no wastage of energy in continuous heating and reheating.

Consumers all over the world are using these water heaters, due to their many advantages. However, when you choose to buy these appliances, you need to ensure that they are well maintained. Though, your plumber is the best person to carry out all the repairs and maintenance, you can still carry out a few basic repairs and maintenance jobs.

A few basic tasks such as some sounds due to loose fitting parts can be easily fixed at home. You needn’t call a plumber for the purpose. If you notice a leakage, you might be able to fix it yourself, so give it a try with some quick tools.

There are some easily available tools, which can be used to repair or fix small problems with the gas tankless water heater. If you have the basic knowledge and if you are quite comfortable with such work, you can carry out the repairs and maintenance all by yourself. Check out some of the most useful tools which are easily available.

Pipe Wrench

This is quite a useful tool which helps in removing or even tightening the pipe nipples. In case the pipe nipple you wish to remove is unlined and made from galvanized steel, you need to be aware. These sections have a tendency to get rusted and if this happens, they might even lose all their crucial structural integrity. If this happens, they might just snap off. Thus, a pipe wrench is quite handy in such a situation. This is used by plumbers all over the world to maintain gas tankless water heaters.

Adjustable Pliers

This is one important tool which helps in opening and also closing jaws which helps in accommodating various kinds of diameters. These pliers are mainly used to tighten the drain assemblies and also for the purpose of loosening flex-line nuts. The back side of this jaw helps in tapping the temperature or the pressure relief valve. This plier has unique rubberized handles which can be used for the purpose of removing standard dip tubes. These are often used in repairing gas tankless water heaters.

Basin Wrench and Crescent Wrench

This is a unique combination and used for mostly removing the drain valves. This wrench is also used for repairing and maintaining water heaters in case they do not work properly. There are jaws which usually lock on the plastic drain valve and close as soon as you are able to reach them. You can easily turn the basin wrench with the help of crescent wrench. There might still be a chance there the drain valve snaps. Thus, this is one of the most important tools needed by experts.

Hammer and Flat- Bladed Screwdriver

In case the plastic drain snaps, if you have a flat bladed screwdriver and a hammer, it will help in getting out of hot water. The towel is quite helpful and helps in absorbing the hot water which comes from the water heater. You can easily use the hammer and the screwdriver which helps in tapping the broken plastic piece from the threads. You can then again valve drain assembly with the help of pipe seal tape.

Hole Saw Bit and Drill

We all know the use of drills and how it looks like. These are one of the most common appliances which are easily available as well. It helps in cutting holes and helps in drilling. This drill helps in cutting steel rings which is usually found in the cold water inlet ports of the water heaters.

These were some of the most useful tools which are available for use. If you are able to carry out the repairs yourself, you can try yourself. If even after using the tools, you notice your problem isn’t getting solved, you should get in touch with professionals as soon as you can.

How to Stop Your Story From Keeping You Down


You know that voice in your head? The one that incessantly speaks to you every minute of every day. The one that narrates the world attempting to make sense of it. You might ask yourself “what voice in the head?” That one.

We all have messages, or tapes that play in our minds –some are positive, lift us up and make our spirits soar, while others are negative and tear us down. You’re too fat, you’re too short, you’re too tall, you’re not smart enough, you’re too slow, and you are never going to amount to anything are some of these negative messages.

Although many of these messages were recorded during our childhoods, if we are not aware of them, they can affect us well into adult-hood.  They can dictate everything from how we respond to criticism and compliments to how we feel about ourselves, to how we interact with our friends, colleagues and partners.

Is it possible to overcome the old, negative messages and replace them with empowering ones? Yes, and here are three good ways to start:

Consistently love yourself

Think about the last love that you had. At the beginning of your relationship, you and your partner probably devoted a lot of time, attention and affection to each other, right?  You felt passionate and swept away by the inner and outer beauty of your partner and he/she probably felt the same about you.

One of the best ways to combat negative messages is to enter into a similar process with yourself. This might sound odd because society has taught us to give to others, at the expense of ourselves; however, we also need to give to ourselves in loving and generous ways.

Treat yourself like royalty! Do things that make you feel happy. Hug yourself. Say nice things to yourself. Get yourself nice things and spend quality time with yourself simply because YOU enjoy YOU.

Challenge your existing beliefs

Go on a mini self excursion to discover the beliefs that keep your negative messages playing. Give yourself prompts or questions like:  “My earliest memory of feeling stupid was . . .”  “My mother always made me feel . . .”  “My father always treated me like . . .” and so on. Write your discoveries down in a journal.

The idea here is to think back to an earlier time in your life to discover when and where your limiting beliefs got started, and to challenge them. Ask yourself if they are still true, or how about if they were ever true? Then decide what you WANT to be true, and replace your old beliefs with your new ones.

Focus on what’s right in your life

Focus on all those things in your life that you are grateful for. Praise and encourage yourself when you accomplish something. Give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done. Say things like, “I’m really proud of myself for doing that”, and “it wasn’t easy, but I pushed through the rough spots and gave it my best shot”.

You can also make a point of giving yourself positive self-talk by repeating affirmations like “I am a valuable person”. “I have a lot to offer the world”, and “I’m talented and successful”.

With practice and discipline, you can stop pressing play on those negative tapes.