Plumbing Supplies & Skills

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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

How to Use a Pipe Thread Sealant

A pipe thread sealant is a product used to seal the gaps between pipe thread connections (male and female

5 Advantages of Using a Pipe Thread Sealant

Using a pipe thread sealant has become standard practice in the plumbing industry today. If you are going

How to Use Solvent Cement

If you want to install PVC plumbing pipe in your home, you'll need to use solvent cement to connect the

8 Solvent Cement Safety Tips

Solvent cement is a product available in liquid or gel form and is usually sold in containers or tubes.

3 Best Uses for Solvent Cement

Solvent cement can be used in a variety of ways when working on the plumbing you home. You can use solvent

How to Use a Hand Auger

Hand augers (sometimes referred to as hand spinners) are a common tool used in plumbing. While there

How to Use a Drain Auger

A drain auger is a useful plumbing tool, which is effective for removing blockages and clogs in drains.

Drain Auger vs Hand Auger

A drain auger is used to clear up clogs and blockages in pipes and drains. It is also known as a plumber’s

Cast Iron Pipe Cutting Instructions

Cast iron pipe cutting is something you will have to deal with on many renovation projects on older homes,

How to Take Apart a Soldered Copper Pipe Fitting

If you’ve soldered a copper pipe fitting and it develops a leak, you’ll need to take it apart

How to Cut CPVC Pipes

Cutting CPVC pipes is not as difficult as what people think it is. Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride or

How to Bend PVC Pipe

A project may require you to bend PVC pipe. By doing this at home, you can save on lots of money. This

How to Connect Copper Pipe to Galvanized Iron Pipe

Many homeowners elect to replace their old plumbing with copper pipe. Many of the holder homes have galvanized

How to Cut Black Iron Pipe

If you need to use black iron pipe for a plumbing or other do-it-yourself project, you will need to know

How to Connect a Metal Hot Water Pipe to a Plastic Pipe

If you want to connect a metal hot water pipe (such as iron or copper) to a PVC pipe, you will need to

How to Join Polyethylene Pipe

If you are starting a project and need to learn how to join polyethylene pipe (PE), you may be overwhelmed

What Is a Dielectric Union Pipe Fitting?

A dielectric union fitting is one which is often used in water supply lines, and other connections which

Bending Copper Pipe: Tips and Mistakes to Avoid

Bending a copper pipe can be an important task that you may need to perform at home some time. Copper

Working with Black Iron Pipe: Tips and Basics

Working with black iron pipe is different than working with other piping because it isn't galvanized

Cast Iron Pipe: Uses and Basic Facts

Cast iron pipe is great for many projects around the home. They are known for transporting water, storm

Working with CPVC Piping: Tips and Basics

CPVC piping is a type of pipe that is typically used for supplying both hot and cold water that is portable.

Working with PEX Piping: Tips and Basics

PEX piping is a cross-linked polyethylene that has become popular for use in hot and cold plumbing installations.

How to Join Copper Pipe with Compression Fittings

As soft as copper pipe is, the best way to connect it to these pipes or to fittings is with the use of

How to Repair a Globe Valve that Leaks

A globe valve can be rotated 360 degrees to open or close off a pipe. The packing washer is usually the

How to Remove a Compression Fitting

If you have a compression fitting that is attached to a copper water pipe and is leaking, you will need

How to Repair a Leaking Compression Fitting

If you have a compression fitting under your sink that is leaking, fixing it requires a little more than

How to Make a Flare Fitting in a Copper Pipe

With a flare fitting on the end of a copper pipe, you can make a very strong connection between joints

How to Test Gas Pipe Joints with Gas Leak Detector

If you have a gas leak detector in your home, then you may be wondering how to use it to check leaks

Working with Chrome Brass Pipe

There are a few things to keep in mind when completing jobs that require you to work with chrome brass

How Do Globe Valves Work?

Globe valves are devices that are used to control the flow of liquid in a pipeline. They can be used

How Do Ball Valves Work?

Ball valves are valves that come along with a spherical disc that controls the flow of water. When the

How to Cut Chrome Brass Pipe

Chrome brass pipes can be used for a lot of building jobs and are commonly used for the piping of kitchen

How Do Gate Valves Work?

You are not the only one who has wondered how gate valves work. They are commonly used, so it should

Tips for Joining Copper Pipe with Compression Fittings

If you wish to connect a copper pipe to another pipe or to a fixture, but can't solder the connection

How Do Compression Fittings Work?

Compression fittings are generally used for plumbing and electrics to help join pipes and tubes. They

Copper Pipe Fitting Methods Explained

If you will be installing new plumbing in your home, you may need to know proper copper pipe fitting

Installing a Water Hammer Arrestor: Dos and Don'ts

A loud knocking noise that occurs just after a faucet is turned off is known as a water hammer, and can

Flex PVC Pipe vs PVC Pipe

Flex PVC pipe is a product that is liked by many in the plumbing field as well as other job markets.

How to Make PVC Solvent Cement

If you are looking for a suitable PVC solvent cement, then you may be fed up with searching, and decide