How to Join Dissimilar Pipes

Avoid leaks and corrosion at pipe transitions

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Pipe wrench
  • Plumbers tape
  • Slip joint pliers
  • Tube cutter
  • Wire brush
  • Wrench set

You'll also need a cinch clamp tool.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Pipe adapters, couplings and fittings
  • Solder and flux
  • Pipe dope
  • Pipe glue