Plumbing Supplies & Skills

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Understanding and Installing Galvanized Pipes

Learn when and where to incorporate galvanized pipes into your plumbing.

Pipe Joint Compound vs. Pipe Thread Sealant

Both of these materials are used to make seals for pipe fittings, but some details about their use are still different.

How to Thaw Frozen PEX Water Lines

Stop your PEX water lines from becoming your PEX ice lines.

How to Adjust a Water Pressure Regulator

If you have a water pressure regulator, it needs to be set correctly to deliver the proper flow. Read on to find out how.

Beyond the Duct Tape: Everyday Plumbing Fixes

From fixing a leaky faucet to stopping a running toilet, we share easy fixes for common plumbing problems that any DIYer can tackle.

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.

How to Bend Rigid Copper Pipes

Follow these steps to bend rigid copper pipes.

7 Common Home Plumbing Mistakes to Avoid

Make sure you're doing your best to prevent the next plumbing disaster.

The Top 3 Plumbing Issues Best Left to the Pros

DIY plumbing projects have great potential for disastrous consequences. Find out when and why you may need a pro.

When Winter Comes Before You Winterize

An Arctic storm is sneaking in before Thanksgiving. Ready?

Are You Winterizing Your Plumbing?

Want to prevent frozen, damaged pipes?

How to Use PVC Water Pipe

PVC water pipe has become the standard for many water pipes in residential homes. Since being introduced

Metal Tube Bending Made Easy

Metal tube bending, or the bending of other types of metal conduit is sometimes necessary in order to

Bending PEX Tubing

PEX tubing is a flexible piping product with a wide range of uses including most general plumbing projects

Bending Steel Pipes To Fix Plumbing Issues

Your method for bending steel pipe will depend on the diameter of the pipe you are using and the acceptable

How To Bend Stainless Tubing

Stainless tubing can be tough to deal with, but there are several different techniques to simplify bending

Measuring the Wall Thickness of a Pipe

For someone who is doing some basic plumbing, or home remodeling, there are easy ways to measure the

Repairing Leaks In PVC Fittings

PVC fittings will occasionally leak. Not only can it be a nuisance, it can be expensive to fix if you

Copper Pipe Repair Instructions

Older houses occasionally require copper pipe repair to fix leaky pipes. Generally, repairing copper

Guide To Repair A Cast Iron Pipe

Occasionally it becomes necessary to repair cast iron pipe due to rust or other damage. Cast iron pipes

How A Water Meter Should Work

Water meters measure the amount of water that flows into a structure like a house, store or office building.

3 Repair Tips for a Dual Flush Toilet Cistern

A dual flush toilet is a type of toilet that is installed in residential homes and even commercial locations

Plumbing Code Requirements Explained

The plumbing code is an important building code which can affect the safety of your whole building. Plumbing

Important Plumbing Code Information about Vents and Venting

When working with plumbing, it's extremely important that you understand the plumbing code in your area.

Calculating Plumbing Repair Costs

Carrying out a plumbing repair can be an expensive business. The pipes and joints that carry water are

6 Ways to Minimize Clogging in Plumbing Fixtures

There are several ways to minimize clogging in plumbing fixtures. Some of these involve the way you use

How to Match Home Lighting with Plumbing Fixtures

Plumbing fixtures in a home can affect the entire design of a room or an assembly of rooms. Choosing

Where to Start with Bathroom Plumbing Repair

Bathroom plumbing repair is something that most people don't consider until it's too late. Many people

5 Kitchen Sink Plumbing Repair Tips

When it comes to simple kitchen plumbing repair, you don’t have to be an expert plumber. Not to

How to Replace a Hose Bib

You have a hose bib that has seen better days. Maybe it got chipped or broke during a hard freeze. If

How to Solder a Hose Bib to a Pipe

There are many different reasons why you may want to solder a hose bib to a pipe. You may be looking

5 Types of Hose Bibs Explained

Did you know that not all hose bibs are created equal? In a typical home there are several different

3 Types of Hose Fittings Explained

There are different types of hose fittings that are available for your garden hoses. These include brass

Knowing How Tight to Attach Hose Fittings

Attaching hose fittings is a skill that every homeowner has to master because one will be doing a lot

3 Advantages to Using a Water Alarm

Having a water alarm installed in your home can potentially save you thousands of dollars in repairs.

How to Clean Your Dishwasher Air Gap

The dishwasher air gap is a vital component for any home with a working dishwasher. These air gaps are

How to Test a Backflow Valve

A backflow valve is a device which prevents water from flowing backwards, and should be tested each year

How to Install a Dishwasher Air Gap

The dishwasher air gap is often required by code, and must be fitted in order to prevent water from flowing

How to Install a New Water Pressure Regulator

A water pressure regulator ensures that high water pressure from the supplier is reduced to a lower residential

3 Pipe Guard Installation Tips

Pipe guard is a convenient way to protect you and your family from coming into contact with exposed wires