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How to Remove Burrs in Copper Pipes

When doing any type of plumbing work it is important to use copper pipe instead of other metals because

5 Tips for Replacing a PVC Valve

When you are running PVC for plumbing, you will always need to use a PVC valve in several areas of the

6 Tips for Using a Plumbing Snake on a Toilet

A plumbing snake is a handy tool to have around the home. When the toilet, or other drain, becomes clogged

How to Install Malleable Iron Pipe Fittings

Installing malleable iron pipe fittings is as simple as attaching the regular couplings used with galvanized

Pro and Cons of Using a Malleable Iron Pipe

While malleable iron pipe may sound old-fashioned next to lightweight PVC pipe, it has become valuable

How to Remove and Replace Iron Pipes

Iron pipes have historically been used to transport gas and water due to their enduring strength, long

How to Remove Rust from Stainless Steel Pipe

Stainless steel pipe has a low installation and maintenance cost, is completely recyclable and has a

Tips for Gluing ABS Pipe to PVC Pipe

ABS pipe and PVC pipe have different rates of expansion and cannot be joined with a solvent, primer or

Tips for Removing Galvanized Pipe Fittings

Sometimes you can run into corroded galvanized pipe fittings in your home. This means that the water

How to Replace a Galvanized Steel Pipe

Most homes built in the 1960's or earlier were built using galvanized steel pipe for the plumbing. It

How to Weld Aluminum Tubing

Welding aluminum tubing is different than welding other metals due to the greater heat involved and the

How to Cut Aluminum Tubing

There are many situations in which you may need to cut aluminum tubing. One application where aluminum

How to Braze Copper Tubing

Copper tubing is used widely on plumbing fixtures in the home. It can add some class to your faucets

DIY Small Pipe Leak Repair

A small pipe leak repair is a basic home repair job that you'll want to tackle yourself. Pipe leaks occur

How to Repair a Broken Hot Water Pipe

A broken hot water pipe leaks water at the point of breakage and cause damage to the walls, the floor,

How to Unclog Irrigation Pipe

If you have a long irrigation pipe in your back yard, then it may be very annoying when it starts to

How to Work with UPVC Pipe

If you want a good, strong material for your plumbing, then you might consider using uPVC pipe. This

Installing Copper Tubing

Homes built post 1950 will probably have copper tubing to deliver the water supply. Pre-1950 and the

Installing Gas Pipe Fittings

Installing gas pipe fittings properly is extremely important for the transportation of gas and for safety

Installing Irrigation Pipe in Your Yard

If you are thinking of installing an irrigation pipe in your yard, you are making a wise decision. Installing

Removing Cast Iron Pipe Fittings

There will come a time when you will have to change your cast iron pipe fittings. It could be a simple

Tips for Covering Asbestos Pipe

Asbestos pipe was commonly used in residential and industrial applications because it was heat resistant

Sealing Asbestos Pipe Insulation

If you live in an older home, then you may face the problem of sealing over asbestos pipe insulation.

Tips for Gluing CPVC Pipe

CVPC pipe is used in many popular applications, such as outdoor sprinkler systems, plumbing systems,

How to Adjust an Actuated Butterfly Valve

An actuated butterfly valve can leak due to a possible maladjustment in the seat or the thrust bearing

How to Remove Brass Flare Fittings

Brass flare fittings are compression fittings, used with metal tubing. A flare fitting is located on

6 Brass Compression Fittings Installation Tips

Brass compression fittings are easy to install yourself, without hiring plumbers for the job. This lets

Troubleshooting a Butterfly Valve Actuator

The main types of butterfly valve actuator are manually operated, motor operated and cylinder operated.

7 Advantages of Using a Flexible Pipe Coupling

Flexible pipe coupling can be really helpful for all kinds of jobs around the property, including plumbing,

How to Solder a Gate Valve

A gate valve is an integral part of your home’s plumbing. It is responsible for separating and

How to Open a Stuck Gate Valve

A gate valve is also called a sluice valve. These valves are used to control the water supply to a water

4 Best Uses for a High Pressure Ball Valve

High pressure ball valves are used in hydraulic, pneumatic, steam, oil and gas, and high pressure fluid

How to Replace Gate Valves

Gate valves have been one of the most significant and widely used tools for fluid control for over 150

How to Replace Hydraulic Hose Fittings

Most types of hydraulic hose fittings are designed to tolerate heavy use and abuse. Most hydraulic hose

Troubleshooting an Inverted Flare Fitting

An inverted flare fitting is a device which can be used in a number of different applications, from car

Installing Inverted Flare Fittings

Inverted flare fittings are also commonly known as 45 degree double flares, and were used for automotive

How to Install a Knife Gate Valve

A knife gate valve is a device that regulates the flow of any liquid by opening, closing or partially

7 Best Uses for a Pipe Reducer

A pipe reducer, as the name implies, is used when you need to go from one width of pipe to another that

How to Attach Pipe Reducers

Pipe Reducers are a great way to reduce the flow of high output plumbing systems, as well as allow a

How to Install PVC Pipe Couplings

PVC pipe couplings are necessary to connect pipes to one another, in order for the plumbing and HVAC