Plumbing Supplies & Skills

121-160 of 396
9 Advantages to Owning a Pipe Guard

A pipe guard is simple to install, and will offer many benefits. Pipe guards can be used in any area

How to Install a Hot Water Recirculation Pump

You probably have heard about hot water recirculation pumps in your redesign and remodel of your bathroom.

How to Make Your Own Water Ram

A water ram is an ancient method used to pump water up to higher levels without the need of electricity.

6 Advantages of a Hot Water Filter

There are many hot water filter systems available, and you have to do some research to find the best

How to Cut Foam Pipe Insulation for a Tee Joint

Covering pipes with foam pipe insulation can help prevent hot-water pipes from losing heat and may help

2 Reasons to Install a Plumbing Access Panel

The main aim of a plumbing access panel is to make plumbing repair jobs easier. The panels provide access

Foam Pipe Insulation Installation: 4 Tips

The installation of pipe insulation is made easy by purchasing pre-formed foam tubes. If the pipes are

Foam Pipe Insulation R Values Explained

Foam pipe insulation has different insulating factors which are known as R values. A foam pipe insulation’s

How to Determine Pipe Thread Size for Plumbing Fitting

Determining the pipe thread size for plumbing fitting is not as simple at first. Pipe thread size doesn’t

How to Reconnect High Pressure Plumbing Fittings

High pressure plumbing fittings are used in pipe and plumbing systems to connect pipes or tubing sections.

5 Steps to Installing PVC Plumbing Fittings

Whether you are undertaking a refurbishment or simply want to fit a replacement as part of a repair,

How to Replace Abs Plumbing Fittings

ABS plumbing fittings that need to be replaced can sometimes mean you have to replace the entire pipe.

How to Install a Plumbing Manifold System

Most new homes are fitted with a plumbing manifold system for the distribution of hot and cold water

How to Clean Copper Plumbing Fittings

Copper plumbing fittings are highly used because of its quality. They are not very expensive, yet are

5 Benefits of Using Plumbing Compression Fittings

Plumbing compression fittings are widely used in the home. They’re quick to fit, generally reliable

4 Benefits of Copper Plumbing Manifolds

The benefits of plumbing manifolds are many. A plumbing manifold is a central control valve which has

How to Install a Ball Valve

Whether you need to replace a ball valve because it is defective or are undertaking a bathroom renovation,

How to Solder a Ball Valve

A ball valve serves a useful purpose in most plumbing projects. On these projects where you would ordinarily

How to Fix a Leaky Ball Valve

Being able to fix a ball valve can be a useful skill to have. This will ensure that you can rectify any

How to Replace a Ball Valve

Many pipe systems use a ball valve to regulate the flow of either cool air, heat or water—though

How to Install a Boiler Drain

Most newly bought water heaters come with a cheap plastic boiler drain valves attached. Plastic, though

How to Run Plumbing Pipes under Joists

When you are plumbing pipes, you may find that you need to trail the pipes under the joists of your house.

How to Run Plumbing Pipes through Joists

If you need to run plumbing pipes through your home, it is important that you know what you need and

How to Surface-Mount Plumbing Pipes

If you are looking for a way to surface mount your plumbing pipes in order to avoid digging into the

How to Insulate Copper Plumbing Pipes

Insulating copper plumbing pipes has a great number of advantages. Firstly, the water running through

How to Cut PVC Waste Water Pipe

PVC waste water pipe should be cut as straight as possible in order to avoid future leakages. A leakage

How to Solvent-Weld PVC Waste Water Pipe

If it is properly constructed and well maintained, a waste water pipe can last up to 80 years. One of

How to Join Waste Water Pipe with a Compression Fitting

Compression fittings are used to join two pipes which may be of different materials, and are often used

How to Repair Copper Pipe with a Slip Coupling

At some point in time you will need to repair a copper pipe with a slip coupling. This type of repair

How to Use a Basin Wrench

The basin wrench is a tool commonly used in plumbing for one single task–loosening the nuts that

How to Use a Toilet Auger

You will see that a toilet auger is actually the only thing you need to unclog your toilet. Why spending

How to Make Your Own Toilet Auger

The toilet augur (also known as a drain snake) comes in two versions: waste pipe augers and W/C augers,

How to Use a PVC Pipe Cutter

Learning to use a PVC pipe cutter can help you save hundreds of dollars on your home renovation and repair

3 Types of Basin Wrenches Explained

Basin wrenches are plumbing instruments designed to remove nuts under sink basins or hard-to-reach spots.

What to Consider when Buying a Basin Wrench

Before buying a basin wrench, you must have a good working knowledge about the different types, purposes,

5 PVC Pipe Cutter Safety Tips to Remember

A PVC pipe cutter is a much safer way to cut PVC pipe than using a saw or other implements. It’s

How to Hide Surface-Mounted Plumbing Pipes Part 1

Plumbing pipes can be a real eye sore and something that you will want to hide to make your home look

How to Use a Pipe Joint Compound

Pipe joint compound goes by a couple of different names. For instance, it is commonly called PVC glue

5 Different Types of Drain Augers

If you have a blockage in a sink or toilet, there are various types of drain augers that can be used

How to Hide Surface-Mounted Plumbing Pipes Part 2

Now that you have begun to build and attach the box for hiding your exposed plumbing pipes, you will