Avoid These Plumbing Mistakes

Professional plumbers can be life savers. They save you the time and hassle of attempting to make repairs. They can do everything from sewer line repairs to drain cleaning. Even so, there is still something to be said about doing the work yourself.


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It can save you some serious money. It can also be gratifying to see your own project to completion as well. In this video, you will learn how to avoid certain common plumbing mistakes.

When working on pipes, you may have to a bit of soldering. Soldering is fairly straightforward. Yet, there is a common mistake that most people are making. Many people heat the solder itself instead of the pipe. In reality, the piping should be heated instead. Once the pipe reaches a certain threshold, the pipe will naturally start absorbing the solder. This is the correct way to solder a pipe. Just make sure to not overheat the pipe. Overheating the pipe can cause the pipe to turn back and damage the pipe. This can be an expensive and time-consuming repair. Only heat the pipe as long as you need. Once you see the soldering start to be absorbed, you have heated the pipe enough.

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