Plumbing Supplies & Skills

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What Does it Take to Get Certified as a Plumber?

Prepare to hit the books or gain hands on experience.

7 Common Home Plumbing Mistakes to Avoid

Prevent pipe problems by preparing properly.

The 5 Common Plumbing Pipes Explained

They range from flexible to rigid.

5 Basic Plumbing Skills You Should Have

These basic moves will save you costly repairs.

How to Check Pressure Washer Pump Oil Levels

The oil level can cause issues with the pump.

How to Connect a 2 Inch Iron Pipe to a 3 Inch Iron Pipe

You'll need a simple adapter.

Drain Auger vs Hand Auger

Drain augers clear clogs, hand augers help with digging.

Working with Polyethylene Piping: Tips and Basics

This plastic variant dates back to the 1930s.

How to Solder Iron Pipe Fittings

This can be a tricky task on your first attempt.

How to Use a Reducing Tee

They're often used with ice makers or similar machines.

6 Types of PVC Valves

PVC valves are important in piping systems.

Common Causes of a Pinhole Leak in Copper Pipe

Acidic water is a common cause.

Cast Iron Vs Copper Pipes For Plumbing

Iron is more durable, but copper resists corrosion longer.

How to Install PEX Manifold Valves

Make sure the critical supply parts are properly in place.

PVC Repair - What to Use and Why

PVC and CPVC pipes are very common in residential plumbing.

Hard Water Warning Signs: What To Look For

Hard water contains high levels of calcium and magnesium.

4 Benefits of Copper Plumbing Manifolds

A plumbing manifold is a central control valve.

How to Take Apart a Soldered Copper Pipe Fitting

Taking it apart is similar to putting it together.

How to Replace ABS Plumbing Fittings

ABS is very different from the abs at the gym.

Eco Friendly Ways to Dispose of Old PVC Pipe

This plastic contains dangerous chemicals.

Removing Plastic Plumbing Fittings

They're easy to replace.

Attaching a Coupler to Galvanized Steel Pipes

Galvanized steel pipes are not very efficient.

Bending PEX Tubing

PEX tubing is a flexible piping product.

What to Consider when Buying a Hand Auger

Hand augers vary in construction, size, and strength.

Household Items Useful In a Plumbing Pinch

These makeshift tools can tackle common issues.

How to Tackle Dorm Room Plumbing Nightmares

In a shared dorm, plumbing can quickly become an issue.

How to Prevent Plumbing Emergencies

You can’t always avert a plumbing disaster, but you can learn a whole lot of ways to avoid it.

How to Adjust a Water Pressure Regulator

It needs to be set correctly to deliver the proper flow.

How to Apply Copper Pipe Repair Epoxy

Copper pipe repair is fairly easy if you use the right epoxy.

How to Solder a Ball Valve

A ball valve is used in plumbing.

How to Separate Bonded PVC Pipes

PVC pipes are nearly impossible to break apart.

How to Make a Flare Fitting

A flare fitting joins copper piping to a threaded fitting.

How to Bend PVC Pipes

You need to know how to bend the pipe.

Can PVC Cleaner Replace Primer?

PVC cleaner is used to remove grease.

Taking Apart Soldered Copper Joints

How to take apart soldered copper joints.

Working with Chrome Brass Pipe

Use the proper tools and processes for best results.

How to Connect Galvanized Steel Pipe to a Copper Pipe Fitting

When the need arises, make sure to use the proper supplies.

How to Replace a Stop Valve

They're used to control the flow of liquid in a system.

Vent Pipe

If you don’t have a vent pipe already installed in your house you may want to add one to reduce

Type "L" Copper Tubing

Read up on type L copper tubing. Of the four types, it's the most versatile.

5 Benefits of Brass Plumbing Fittings

They're popular for their strength and flexibility.

Steam Piping

Many older home have left over steam piping that is no longer used. Sometimes the steam piping is still

Soil Stack

The soil stack is the part of the toilet plumbing that runs vertically, usually behind a wall. Whenever

Schedule 40 Pipe

Schedule ratings are used to rate how thick and strong a pipe is. Schedule 40 pipe is considered the