10 DIY Plumbing Mistakes and How to Fix Them (+Tips & Tricks) | GOT2LEARN

Here are 10 plumbing fails and how to fix them yourself.

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m lo760 says:

Fitting always need to be brushed !

Seung Bae says:

thank you for sharing. great video.

Shad ow says:

I like that you just get on and state the tips/hints no yapping and going off subject like a lot of these videos …just straight down to business in bite sized chunks information for your viewers ..10/10

thumbs up

Wyatt's dad says:

Great vid!

KingOfHockeyNow says:

Good tips. Didn’t know anyone used tape and dope, always thought you’d use tape alone. BTW, solder is pronounced SAW-DER, the L is silent.

Rick M says:

@2:25… so, we’re up to 190% materials… lol

G Nic says:

Lead free solder sucks, the amount of lead from a copper solder joint leaching into the water is micro miniscule. Now lead pipes on the other hand are totally different story.

jeffostroff says:

As usual of ways well explained

Desrick Gurule says:

Nice Job. All that information was awesome and important……

Mark G. says:

Clear, concise,to the point and educational………..You Nailed IT. Thanks

ben lop says:

Thanks for your videos

Patrick Stuart says:

good tips (although error on typed overlay of the solder info : shows 95% tin, 95% antimony) .

Pablo E. says:

ALRIGHT NOBODY MOVE!! Where can I find that FLUXUATOR!!! I live in NYC!

Curiosity says:

Excellent advice !

Lukas Davrados says:

Good video!! I learn my mistakes after years

JCcanU says:

1/4 inch per foot ???? 1/8 inch per foot ???? Sorry but it is 1/8 inch per 10 foot 3 inch pipe and 1/4 inch per 10 foot 4 inch . 1/4 per foot 10 foot that be 2-1/2 inch fall in 10 foot , you do not want that in 50 foot code will change from town to town , city to city , state to state , country to country . 50 foot i keep it at 1″ to 1-1/4″ fall 4 inch main under the floor to septic or sewer main . 2 inch pipe at 50 foot i keep at 1″ fall sink shower tub lines 10 foot of pipe 2 inch i set 1/8 fall . black water toilet , grey is sink bath clothing washer dishwasher .

Winston Sammy says:

95% tin and more likely 5% antimony. (That’s the element that drains your wallet). Lol

Jeff Bang says:

Beware of the non freezing outdoor valves!!!! they do fail… They are a total waste of time and money!
I installed them because I tended to leave the water on over winter in Wisconsin, luckily never had a leak.
after a few years, the thing split and was raining water in the basement!
I had to remove them and reinstall valves the old way which has never failed me.

Bob Stahnke says:

Great video

Eric DuPlantier says:

Finally the teflon controversy is solved tape then dope is how I have teach me guys. I hate when I hear guys say dope then tape but honestly both work it’s just preference but it always seems to be a heated topic.

OntarioRedneXXX says:

Once again I learned some things from this video! Short sweet and to the point, just how it should be

mordechy says:

really informative. no bullshit. definitly a thumbs up.(i even learned a few things from it)

P Mag says:

When hanging a pipe put insulating tape around section of pipe then put hanger .. it helps eliminate Dielectric condition which makes a leak that you will not like

j dog says:

Regardless of how clean copper pipe and fittings may be, they should always be cleaned with sand cloth or scratch pad and fitting brush. It etches the copper and gives it teeth for the solder to grip to. Joints prepped like this will withstand way higher pressures in the system, should there ever be any spikes in pressure, and there are always spikes in pressure.It’s also a good idea to stir your flux every now and then to keep it that honey color.

I don’t know if two regional thing or what but we call slope grade down here. And the proper grade is generally 2% which equals a quarter inch per foot. Is permissible to go eight inch per foot which is 1% with the inspectors approval unless you running 6 inch pipe which can be graded at 1% without any approval that’s 1/8 inch per foot. If the fixture is vented properly, the P-trap will not be at risk of being siphoned out. That’s an S trap trait. That’s why a toilet primes it’s own trap after every flush. The problem with too much grade is that the liquids leave the solids behind. So if you want to run more than 2% grade you have to run it at no less than 45 degrees. I believe that’s a 50% grade.

Other common problems I see other handyman doing is connecting copper directly to steel without any brass (at least 6″ E-E nipple) or dielectric union in between them. That causes electrolysis which causes erosion. Also I’ve seen homeowners mix and match PVC and abs using glue to connect the two, not a mechanical fitting like a mission band or something. Also the problem with unreamed pipe, besides being noisy is that it causes cavitation in the pipe which causes pitting and eventual erosion…

Was that a flux applicator you showed to look like a mini torch?? I’m going to check that thing out. Speaking of flux I recommend nokorode regular paste flux by rectorseal. I wouldn’t mess around with anything else. And for solder, silverbrite 100… Thanks for posting another informative video..

PYRO 101881 says:

Ummm, fitting DO ALWAYS need to be brushed!!!

OzarkWanderer says:

Awsome

Smeado says:

I don’t know why this showed up in my notifications but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Curt White says:

Is it just me, or does the narrator sound like a wild and crazy guy?!? Great video though, lots of great tips.

Fingal says:

Or just use pex

dave daved says:

type L baby, type L.

Paul Vild says:

I was going to mention turning the pipe counterclockwise will help you find the threads but then of course you mentioned it already!

Clay Austin says:

Even though some plumbers will use pipe dope and pipe tape at the same time,. there is no requirement for this. I’ve never read an official spec. that “required” both. And I don’t believe I have ever seen a failure as long as either method is done properly by itself. Please correct me if I’m wrong.

JustAintThatWay says:

I really appreciate your stuff. Will likely have plumbing work done near future. May I ask where you’re located? Just the zip code. If close by would welcome the opportunity to return the good deeds done. If distant, possibly receive a recommendation someone as knowledgeable. T/y again all these HowTos

Luke Mx says:

You have missed one, very important as well – wiping off flux after soldering.

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