Plumbing Supplies & Skills

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Cast Iron Vs Copper Pipes For Plumbing

Iron is more durable, but copper resists corrosion longer.

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 PEX Manifolds

PEX manifolds are made to be easy to install.

How to Splice a Copper Pipe

Minor plumbing jobs might require splicing copper pipes.

How to Install Foam Pipe Insulation

You could save money on energy bills.

Repair a Small Leak with Epoxy Putty

Epoxy putty can be an effective way to fix a small leak.

Can a Cast Iron Pipe Rust Through?

Rust can eat away at cast iron.

Troubleshooting a PVC Butterfly Valve

A PVC butterfly valve is also known as quarter turn.

2 Tips for Installing a Water Meter in Your Home

It's usually done by a licensed plumber or contractor.

How to Sweat a Ball Valve

It can help control your water.

How to Crimp the Ends of a Hydraulic Hose

Make your own hydraulic hose, using a crimping tool.

How to Connect PVC Pipe to Copper Pipe Without Welding

PVC pipe is both inexpensive and durable.

5 Must Have Plumbing Products

There are a number of plumbing products you'll need.

What to Consider when Buying a Hand Auger

If you need to bore a hole into some material, a hand auger is the best tool for the job. This simple

What Is a P-Trap?

A p-trap is an essential part of almost any drainage system.

How to Install PVC Pipe

What it is, why to use it, and how to install it.

Working With Copper Pipe

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

How to Repair a Leaking PVC Irrigation Pipe

Leaking pipes can lead to big issues.

Plumbing Fixture Unit Standards

Plumbing fixtures include toilets, bidets, urinals and sinks

Plumbing Code Information About Gate Valves

Plumbing code plays a predominant role in installations.

How to Run Plumbing Pipes through Studs

Installing plumbing pipes can be a challenge.

How to Connect Plastic Pipe to Cast Iron Pipe

The pipes can easily be joined.

How to Measure Copper Pipe Fittings

Grab a string, a tape measure, or a ruler.

Installing a Clay Tile Roof

Clay tile roofs have great curb appeal.

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.