Plumbing Supplies & Skills

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Deburr Pipe for Connection

1. For a clean connection between metal pipes, you'll need to smooth the ends and remove burrs.

How to Cut and Join Copper Pipe

Copper pipe is a material you'll run into without fail in your home, so you'll need to know the basics of cutting and joining.

Basic Types of Piping and Tubing

Learn all about different types of pipes and tubing.

Are You Using the Right Wrench for Your Plumbing Project?

Learn about different types of wrenches.

Quick Plumbing Fixes to Do Before the Pros Arrive

There are a few things you can do to make plumbing problems less of a nightmare.

The Basics of Working with Copper Pipe

Copper piping is standard in all modern homes, so get to know the basics before you go any further with related DIY projects.

How to Repair or Replace a Leaky Hose Bib

Save yourself water, money, and a headache by learning what you can do to fix a leaky hose bib.

How to Repair a Cracked Plastic Pipe

Take care of cracks in plastic piping before leaks become a big problem.

How to Remove Excess Plumber's Putty

Using plumber's putty can get messy, so learn how you can remove any accidental spillage just in case.

How to Install a Backflow Preventer

If you have some experience in plumbing, you might consider adding a backflow preventer to your pipes without a pro.

Black Iron Pipe vs Steel Pipe

Learn about the differences between these two types of metal piping in the event that your future projects require it.

4 Common Water Pressure Regulator Problems

Knowing what problems a water pressure regulator can have will help homeowners keep potential repair costs as low as possible.

4 Common Hot Water Recirculation Pump Problems

While a recirculating system can be a great option for your home, there are issues to consider before installation.