How to Fix a Water Heater

How to Fix a Water Heater

A water heater is a simple appliance but one that can make taking a shower miserable when it is broken. Here is how to fix a water heater or at least how I did it.

There are only a few things that can go wrong with a water heater. If the tank itself is leaking, it’s time to get a new one. But if your water heater is leak free but just not heating your water, it can be fixed.

My pilot light kept going out and the hot water didn’t seem to last very long anymore so I thought I would replace the thermocouple.┬áThe thermocouple is a device made from different types of metals that react to heat. When it is heated it sends an electrical single to the gas control valve to inform it of the presence and temperature of the flame. Thermocouples are easy to replace. I just unscrewed the old one along with pilot tube, burner and igniter from the control valve and replaced. The older style water heaters had a single thermocouple that could be replaced on its own. These newer style water heaters have a combination of thermocouple, pilot tube and igniter all together.

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Driving for Lyft

Driving for Lyft

I have been driving for Lyft for a while now and there are some things that I have learned along the way. There is a lot of stuff that comes naturally, especially if you are a customer service oriented person. I try to go above and beyond for every passenger. Obviously you can’t and won’t please everyone but trying is a must. And of course, anything you can do to help yourself is important.

If you are thinking about driving for Lyft use this Lyft Driver Signup Bonus Link to get a bonus of up to $825.

Here are some helpful tips to keep passengers and driver happy.

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How Much Do You Make Driving for Lyft?

How Much Do You Make Driving for Lyft?

I’ve have been driving for Lyft a while now and people often ask me how much money I make. This is kind of a tricky question. There is a rate card that Lyft provides that shows how much you make for every trip you accept. This is based on the area you drive in. For example, I live in the Los Angeles area I get $0.795 per mile plus $0.1275 per minute with a minimum rate of $2.625. There are also referral bonuses. These are bonuses you receive for every ride you give up to a predetermined amount. Use this Lyft Driver Signup Bonus Link to get a sign up to get a bonus of up to $825. For this example though, I’ll just use my average rate to figure how much you make driving for Lyft.

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