How to Fix Galvanized Pipe

How to Fix Galvanized Pipe

Galvanized pipes can be found in much older homes where they are used as water supply lines. These kinds of pipes are not used for gas lines because they contain zinc which flakes off and will end up clogging the supply system. Although galvanized pipes are no longer used in newer homes, they are still used in hand rails and as replacements of existing pipes. If you have an older home and want … [Read more...]

How to Install HDPE Pipe

How to Install HDPE Pipe

High-density polyethylene (HDPE) is a versatile plastic made form petroleum which can be used for many applications and one of which is in plumbing. Also called polythene, this material can be used for water supply in domestic and agricultural purposes. HDPE installation can be done in two ways. An option would be to dig a trench for pipe laying while an alternative is to use a commercial auger … [Read more...]

How to Join Pex Pipe

How to Join Pex Pipe

PEX material has been introduced in the United States in the 1980s and some years back, became one of the most popular pipes for plumbing systems. Many plumbers and homeowners prefer PEX because it is durable, flexible and cost-effective. Moreover, it is easy to install and connect, making it a good DIY plumbing maintenance material. For homeowners who are into do-it-yourself projects, there … [Read more...]

How to Use a Manual Pipe Bender

How to Use a Manual Pipe Bender

You use a tubing bender to get an accurate and consistent bend on various kinds of tubes, including those made of copper, steel and aluminum. Although manual pipe benders are still being used, you'll find a lot of automated tube benders that make tasks easier. These automated tube benders are either electrically or hydraulically powered and since they are rather bulky, they may not be ideal in … [Read more...]

How to Clean Drain Pipes with Baking Soda

How to Clean Drain Pipes with Baking Soda

Now that there are so many quick solutions available at your local grocery, you don't think twice about what's available at home when it comes to cleaning drain pipes. However, some of the most effective cleaning solutions can just be found in your own kitchen, and baking soda is one of them. It's understandable that when you think “drain cleaner,” your mind won't directly go to baking soda. … [Read more...]