14 Tips for Bath Plumbing
From the supply lines to the waste line, these simple rules will make your work better.
When it comes to plumbing, it’s easy to make simple mistakes that can haunt you days, weeks, or even years later. In this article, veteran plumber Mike Lombardi offers 14 tips that will help you to improve your rough plumbing work in bathrooms. Lombardi’s advice includes the following tips: dry-fitting and assembling fittings before installing them; using the right number of wraps of tape; using pipe dope; wearing safety gear; wiping soldered joints; knowing wall finishes; mixing and matching tubing styles when appropriate; securing vents and stacks before cutting; reaming pipe cuts; using the right glue; including cleanouts; using the right slope; using dish soap for flexible couplings; and using air-admittance valves.
I’ve been a plumber for almost 40 years. I learned the trade from some really good plumbers, but I’ve also learned from making mistakes and seeing the mistakes of other pros and amateurs. This experience has made…