Plumbing Supplies & Skills

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Black Iron Pipe vs Steel Pipe

They mostly differ in their methods of construction.

DIY Swimming Pool Leak Detection

Here are a few quick methods you can try.

How to Properly Use Plumber's Putty

Plumber's putty is a useful tool in creating watertight seals for your projects. But improper usage leads to trouble if you're not careful.

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 Sweat a Pipe Coupling

Sweating a pipe coupling is useful for many plumbing jobs.

How to Make a Flare Fitting in a Copper Pipe

Make the strongest connections possible.

How to Use PVC Pipe Repair Epoxy

Take care of PVC leaks, cracks, and holes with epoxy putty.

4 Common Dishwasher Air Gap Problems

The air gap works as an overflow valve to keep waste out.

How to Cut Black Iron Pipe

Cut your pipe to size with one of these three techniques.

PVC Repair - What to Use and Why

PVC and CPVC pipes are very common in residential plumbing.

Foam Pipe Insulation Installation

Make it easy by purchasing pre-formed foam tubes.

How to Patch a Leaking Flexible Plastic Pipe

A temporary fix can lead to bigger problems later on.

How to Make a PVC Pipe Cleaner Out of Household Items

Many people have used a pipe cleaner sometime in their lives, but usually in arts and crafts. A pipe

Soldering Copper Pipe: Tips and Mistakes to Avoid

This might come in handy during replacement or repairs.

Plumbing Tips and Tricks

Get started with some basic piping knowledge.

5 Steel Gate Valve Maintenance Tips

Steel gate valves are sturdy plumbing elements.

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 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.