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...]

How to Sweat Copper Pipe

How to Sweat Copper Pipe

Soldering or sweating means joining two parts together with the use of solder or metal filler and the process of melting. This can be used for silver, electronic parts and copper. In plumbing, copper tubing is used by some homeowners. When copper tunings leak, this process can also be used. Since copper tubing is designed to conduct heat away faster as opposed to hand-held soldering iron, … [Read more...]

How to Bend Copper Pipe Without a Pipe Bender

How to Bend Copper Pipe Without a Pipe Bender

Do you have some pipes that you need to bend, but you do not have a pipe bender? Well, do not falter, as you do not always need a specific plumbing tool to accomplish this task. Here are steps you can follow to bend a copper pipe without using such a specialized plumbing tool. Pack Your Pipe With Sand. The first thing you should do is to plug one end of the pipe that you can properly do with a … [Read more...]

How to Cut Pex Pipe

How to Cut Pex Pipe

PEX or cross-linked polyethylene, has become a popular for use in hot and cold plumbing installations. It has many advantages over metal pipe (either copper, iron or lead) or rigid plastic pipe (either PVC, CPVC or ABS). Among its many benefits include being flexible, resistant to scale and chlorine, does not corrode or develop pinholes and is faster to install than metal or rigid plastic pipes. … [Read more...]