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How do I solder copper tubing?

Clean the inside of the fitting, clean the outside of the tubing, apply acid flux, heat the fitting and apply the...

 

How do I join fittings to plastic pipe?

Use a solvent welding glue, which softens the pipe and fittings so they can melt...

 

Do you recommend a plastic pipe cleaners and primers?

These are applied to a pipe and fitting, before applying the solvent weld glue to ensure a strong bond. Their use is always a good idea, especially...

 

Do I use the same type of glue for both PVC and CPVC?

No, CPVC requires a special solvent cement that is different from cement used for other types of plastic...

 

Which is better for sealing—Teflon™ tape or thread joint compound?

They do the same job, but Teflon™ tape is easier to work with and makes a cleaner...

 

What is the purpose of pipe joint compound or tape?

They reduce friction in assembly and provide a watertight...

 

How do I remove the seat?

Use a seat wrench, which has several sizes of square and hex...

 

I don’t have enough room under my sink to get the faucet nut off. What do you recommend?

There’s a special tool designed especially for...

 

What is plumber’s putty?

It is a sealing putty used for a variety of tasks including to seal basket strainers, garbage disposal rims and tub...

 

What size water supply line do I need?

There are generally two sizes of supply lines. The toilet supply line head is the larger of the two. The smaller ones are sink supply...

 
 
 


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