Plumbing Supplies & Skills

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7 Causes Of Water Pressure Loss

Low water pressure is inconvenient, but many of the causes can be corrected with a simple fix.

Time-Saving Tools for Plumbing

Plumbing issues are hard enough to tackle on your own, but they are even tougher when you do not have the right tools for the job.

5 Tips for Replacing Plumbing Fixtures

From energy efficiency to size and compatibility, make sure you consider every angle before heading to the store.

The Best Pipe for the Job

Make plumbing upgrades easier.

How to Install Pipe Straps

Noisy pipes are a common problem found in older homes. The likely culprit is vibrating pipes that are not properly secured.

How to Install a Plumbing Access Panel

Historically common but now out of vogue, plumbing access panels are still handy and you can easily install one in your home.

How to Replace a Backflow Valve

Backflow valves prevent the backward flow of fluids in pipes.

How to Connect PEX Pipe to Copper Pipe

Do not use pliers or screwdrivers to remove the O-rings.

Troubleshooting Common Water Meter Problems

Problems with water meter readings and function can stem from a variety of sources.

Steel vs. Copper Plumbing Pipe Fittings: Pros and Cons

When it comes to evaluating the pros and cons of steel vs. copper pipes, it's important to consider the environment of the area.

How to Apply a PVC Cap to a Pipe

PVC piping is easy to work with, but follow the proper steps when putting the cap on a pipe so avoid any risk of leaks.

How to Cut Galvanized Steel Pipe

Galvanized steel pipe is still the material of choice for water lines.

4 Different Uses for Plumber's Putty

Plumber’s putty is a substance used to make watertight seals.

How to Install Black Iron Pipe

Repairing a natural gas line? Know the tricks for cutting, threading, and installing black iron piping for DIY repairs.

What Is the Maximum Safe PEX Tube Temperature?

PEX tube material is durable under extreme temperatures.

How to Attach Hose Fittings to an Air Hose

Hose fittings can be attached using a quick disconnect coupler or fitting.

How to Repair a Gate Valve that Leaks

A leaky water valve is inefficient and costly. Repair your gate valve in a few steps.

Installing Culvert Pipe in Your Driveway

Culvert pipes can divert rainwater.

4 Common Backflow Preventer Problems

A backflow preventer is a valve which will protect your drinking water from chemicals.

How to Replace an Old Water Pressure Regulator

If you're having problems with noisy or low pressure faucets, your water pressure regulator might be to blame.

How to Apply Teflon Tape Correctly

Teflon tape is used to help eliminate leaks in copper or PVC pipes.

How to Clean Corrosion Off of Copper Pipe Joints

With a few ingredients you can have those copper pipe joints looking new again.

Working With Copper Pipe

With the right tools and know how, you can install copper pipe in your home.

How to Install PEX

You can simplify your plumbing installations with this flexible, plastic tubing.

Troubleshooting: Sounds Like Water but Nothing Is On

It is never a good feeling when you hear water flowing through your pipes.

Plumbing: What to DIY and What to Leave to Professionals

Know how to handle your plumbing problems the right way and you’ll save money.

3 Types of Water Meters Explained

Water meters can measure small volumes of water at low flow rates to a high degree of accuracy.

7 Ways to Insulate Pipes

Insulating exposed pipes is an important step in getting your home prepared for the winter.

How to Repair a Small Leak with Epoxy Putty

Epoxy putty can be used to fix leaks anywhere in a plumbing line.

3 Ways to Keep Water Pipes Clean

Keeping your water pipes clean is an essential part of overall home maintenance.

Benefits of a Water Softener

What is hard water?

6 Tips for Using Plumber's Tape for Repairs

The non-adhesive tape works wonders when threading two plumbing components.

Connecting A Water Meter To Your House

Connecting a water meter to your home is necessary when you transfer from a personal well to city or municipal water.

How to Use a Plumbing Snake

A plumbing snake is typically used as a last resort to unplug household drains.

What to Know When Working With a Professional Plumber

Don’t hire a professional plumber until you know these essential tips.

5 Signs It's Time to Replace Old Plumbing

You may need to upgrade your plumbing if you notice these red flags.

Updating Old Plumbing: What to Know Before You Start

From warning signs of damage to replacement material options, get the details on plumbing updates.

What the Heck is Pex Piping?

If you're a do-it-yourselfer, you may have heard of PEX piping and wondered if it is something you should care about.

Taking Apart Soldered Copper Joints

How to take apart soldered copper joints.

Everything to Know About PVC Pipe

Never worked with PVC before? Here are a few things you should know.

How to Install Plumbing for an Outdoor Kitchen

Installing plumbing for your outdoor sink may be easier than you think.

PEX Tubing Installation: Do's and Don'ts

Installing PEX tubing is easy with these tips.

Installing a Perforated Drainage Pipe

Save your foundation by diverting water with a perforated drainage pipe.

Installing Water Supply Lines

Rather than call a plumber, install your own water supply lines.

How to Install PVC Pipe

PVC: look here to learn what it is, why to use it, and how to install it.