The Family Handyman Senior Editor, Gary Wentz, will show how to glue PVC joints to get a fast, leak-free seal.
Tim Carter, of http://AsktheBuilder.com, shows you how to expertly prep and join PVC piping for a non-leak connection.
http://www.AsktheBuilder.com host Tim Carter demonstrates how to add ball valves to copper water lines.
Tim Carter, of http://www.AsktheBuilder.com, demonstrates newer copper fittings that have solder built into the actual fitting.
A master plumber shares his simple secret to prevent leaks: back up pipe joints wrapped with Teflon tape by dabbing them with pipe dope.
Connect PVC and ABS plastic pipe with special transition fittings, correctly sized to the pipe size. They make a sound joint and meet plumbing codes.
Pipe straps can loosen over time, allowing pipes to creak and groan as water temperature changes, but you can stop this annoying chatter from the plumbing with a few screws.
Install 3-in. plastic-lined nipples between copper and steel pipes to prevent galvanic corrosion from clogging the water line. It's a quick, easy fix.
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