September 26, 2016
Nine steps to a reliable seal that’s resistant to damage from vibration.
March 7, 2013
Standard, ribbed, and bellows
March 5, 2008
Sometimes there just isn’t enough room in a base cabinet, or some other confined workspace, to get the leverage required to install compression-fitting angle stops. In this situation, I turn…
January 17, 2008
I had a bunch of pipe plugs to install, and after cranking home the first few, I started wondering what tool I could use other than a wrench to run…
SharkBite push fittings
December 10, 2007
This plumbing tool from Ridgid is a wrench with reversible aluminum fittings designed to fit shutoff valves and sink-strainer baskets as well as the nuts for faucets and supply lines
September 1, 2007
Both PVC cleaner and PVC primer be used to create a strong joint, but one is required by code
October 18, 2006
Anybody who has ever sweat-soldered copper pipes at close quarters in a wooden house knows the feeling: The torch flame dances around the fitting, glancing off an old floor joist,…
September 1, 2006
A plumber teaches you the right way to remove the drain plug, attach the new Y-fitting, and glue the trap and cleanout in place
July 1, 2006
Cross-linked polyethylene tubing is cheaper to buy, is faster to install, and won't corrode or explode
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