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How to Update Laundry Room Plumbing

See how Paul Ryan gives a laundry room updated plumbing and new appliances that will last for years.

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    $100 - $250

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Step 1: Turn Off the Water and Remove the Faucet

Turn off the water and disconnect the unions to the old faucet.

Take the old faucet off of the sink bracket and unscrew the galvanized pipes from the copper.

Cut the pipes to size with reciprocating saw.

turn off water and remove faucet

Step 2: Make Threads on the New Pipe

Use a pipe threader to make threads on the new 1/2" galvanized pipe.

Use a pipe-joint compound -- or Teflon tape -- to seal the threads, and screw the new pipes back into the copper pipes.

make threads on new pipes

Step 3: Attach the T-Cuff Links

Add more joint compound to the bottom of the pipes and attach the T-cuff links.

Then attach the lower feed pipes and the new pipes to the faucet.

attach the T cuff links

Step 4: Install the New Appliances

Screw in the new faucets for the washer.

Install the new appliances, and be sure to hire a professional to hook up the gas line for the dryer.