How to Quiet Noisy Water Pipes

How to Quiet Noisy Water Pipes

Pipes that shake and rattle can be highly inconvenient. Aside from being irritating to your ears, they can also damage your plumbing system and lead to expensive repairs and replacements later on. So, if you notice that your pipes have become incredibly noisy, make sure to fix them right away. You can start by taking these steps: Find Out Where They're Located The noisy pipe can be anywhere in … [Read more...]

How to Install Downspout Drain Pipes

How to Install Downspout Drain Pipes

Downspouts play a very important role a well-functioning gutter system. Conversely, downspout drain pipes channel water in the gutter to the downspout ditch or drain, commonly called the French drain. Here, we will discuss about installing downspout drain pipes. Downspout Drain Pipe Types There are two types of downspout drain pipes, the thin-walled plastic pipe and the black corrugated pipe. … [Read more...]

How to Fix a Leaky Copper Pipe

How to Fix a Leaky Copper Pipe

A copper pipe will corrode or leak and will even burst from freezing. When this happens, you have to act quickly. The amount of work you will do depends on the size of the leak. For example, a pinhole-sized leak requires less than ½ inches of pipe to be removed. To repair this kind of damage, you will have to cut the pipe then solder (also called “sweating”) an ordinary pipe coupling. However, … [Read more...]

How to Insulate Copper Pipes

How to Insulate Copper Pipes

Copper pipes are found in almost all structures supplied with water. Copper is a preferred metal because it has elements that are ideal for pipe work: it is abundant, it is easy to work with and it is resistant to corrosion. That said, copper is also a heat conductor. What this means is that cold air can cool down the water in the pipes so quick and hot water warms the air around it. In order to … [Read more...]

How to Stop Water Pipes From Hammering

How to Stop Water Pipes From Hammering

Do you hear an annoying noise from your water pipes when you shut the faucet off? This might be water hammer. Although it might just seem to be more of an annoyance, it can lead to damage to your water pipe and in some cases, pipe seam bursts. When this happens, it can result to a flooded basement or kitchen, worse, damage to your fixtures and appliances. Here, we will discuss about how you can … [Read more...]