Plumbing Supplies & Skills

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How to Use a PEX Crimp Tool

It is best to rent a PEX crimp tool when installing PEX pipe. This tool is a necessity to perform your

Best and Worst Plumbing Conditions for Pex Tubing

PEX tubing is a type of tubing that can withstand the adverse affects of extreme heat and cold unlike

How to Connect Copper Pipe to PVC

If you want to make a connection between some copper pipes and PVC pipes, then you need to have a special

How to Mend a Leak in Flexible Copper Pipe

Flexible copper pipe is most often used when there is either a repair that needs to be done or in some

Fitting a Copper Pipe into a Cast Iron Pipe

If you want to perform a plumbing task like fitting a copper pipe and cast iron pipe together, then you

Copper Pipe Soldering Techniques

Copper pipe soldering is not as technical as soldering an electronics component onto a printed circuit

How to Get Rid of the Metallic Taste from the Copper Water Pipes

If you find that you have a metallic taste coming from your copper water pipes, then you may want to

2 Best Techniques for Sanding Copper Water Pipers

Copper water pipes may need to be sanded before they can soldered or otherwise repaired. Sanding copper

How to Add a Slip Tee Main Branch to a Copper Water Pipe

Adding a slip tee to copper water pipe takes a some knowledge, the right tools, and a little bit of your

How to Fix a Clogged Copper Pipe

If you have an older plumbing system, then you may end up having to fix copper pipe parts when they

Copper Pipe Plumbing: How to Measure Pressure

Measuring the pressure in copper pipe plumbing is relatively easy to do. Here are a few steps that can

Choosing the Right Grade Copper Pipe

Many people do not realize that there is a specific grade of copper pipes that are used for each plumbing

How to Remove a Copper Water Pipe Line

If you want to remove your old copper water pipe and fit some new PVC pipe instead, then you will need

How to Cap a Copper Water Pipe Line

A copper water pipe is the most used form of plumbing in a home. PVC pipes are great for drains and carrying

How to Make Copper Pipe Repair Epoxy

Copper pipe repair is something that you can do on your own. You do not have to pay extra for the services

How to Apply Copper Pipe Repair Tape

Copper pipe repair is a simple process which, if the leak is small enough, requires very few tools. The

How to Switch from Cast Iron to Copper Piping

Switching from cast iron to copper piping for residential hot water can be done by the home handy-person.

How to Compress Copper Pipes

Copper pipes are basically the most common pipes that are used for plumbing today. They are durable and

How to Bend Soft Copper Pipe

Copper pipe can be used all over the home for a myriad of things but is most commonly used for plumbing

Acid Core vs Rosin Core Copper Pipe

If you are looking to build a circuit using copper pipe, then you may be unsure which kind of solder

How to Install Water Line Compression Fittings

Compression fittings are used between a plumbing pipe and a plumbing part or to attach two pipes together

How to Repair a Leaky Compression Valve

Leaks in compression faucets are often caused by a leaky compression valve. Compression faucets are among

How to Connect Compression Fittings

Compression fittings use pressure built up in a plumbing system made up of a mixture of the compression

4 Common Sink Valve Problems

A sink valve is an important plumbing unit that helps control the flow of water going to a faucet. Water

6 Common Uses for a Butterfly Valve

You can use a butterfly valve to control the flow of water, gas, air, or any type of liquid through pipes

5 Tips for Using Plumbing Compression Fittings

Being able to take care of things around the house can save you a lot of money and that includes working

How to Install a PVC Shower Drain

There are several reasons that could lead you to install a new PVC shower drain. It could be that you

Installing ABS Pipe Fittings

If you want to do your own plumbing, you may find that ABS pipe fittings are very helpful. ABS is cheap

How to Install a PVC Check Valve

A PVC check valve has a variety of roles but is mostly used to regulate and control the flow of fluids,

What Is a PVC Check Valve?

If you are using PVC pipe in a one-way water flow situation, it is important to know what a PVC check

Installing and Using Pipe Hangers

When you're placing plumbing in an attic, basement or other floor you may find that you need to use pipe

How to Repair an ABS Pipe

An ABS pipe can develop cracks in its surface due to increased stress, inappropriate temperature or just

How to Bend an ABS Pipe

One of the prime advantages of using ABS pipes is the plastics’ ability to reform its shape. These

How to Repair a PVC Drain Line

When there is a leak in the PVC drain pipe it may take you a long time to notice it let alone to try

4 Tips for Running PVC Drain Lines

If you have ever watched a home renovation show on television you have noticed PVC drain lines being

5 Types of Pipe Clamps

Pipe clamps fall under the category of pipe fasteners and are widely used to serve the purpose of securing

7 Tips for Welding an Aluminum Pipe

When you set out to weld aluminum pipe you may encounter a few problems, including overheating and melting

5 PVC Valve Repair Tips

A PVC valve helps to regulate, lengthen and connect PVC piping for plumbing and other services. The PVC

6 Tips for Connecting and Separating PVC Fittings

PVC fittings come in many shapes and sizes to fit whatever your needs may be. Installing PVC fittings

Troubleshooting Problems with PVC Fittings

PVC fittings are mass produced creating an economical product and a wide variety of choices, but also