Ed the Plumber offers tips on how to make soldering easier.
Soldering tools include a heat source, such as a torch flux and soldering wire.
It's best to use lead-free solder when soldering pipes. No one wants lead in the water system.
There are several types of torches available. Get one that is easy to use like a torch that will clip onto a belt, freeing up a hand.
Wear safety glasses when soldering.
When heating up the pipe with a torch, watch for the pipe to change colors. That's how you know it's hot enough to start soldering.
Wipe away any dripping solder.
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Host Amy Devers shares tips and techniques for tack welding.
Welding Tips: The Basics
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The Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welder generates heat from an electric arc between the electrode at the tip of the torch, the filler rod, and the metal part that's being welded.
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Tips on Replacing a Sagging Pipe Under the Floor
When dealing with extensive plumbing problems, it's important to consult a professional to ensure proper repairs and safety measures. But here are a few tips to help DIYers replace sagging pipes.
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Plungers are a useful tool for plumbing problems, but there are other tools that can come in handy during such emergencies.
Basic Plumbing Tools
Occasionally challenges such as clogs or leaks arise which a do-it-yourselfer would like to remedy quickly. Specific tools are necessary for these types of repairs.
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Determine how much water could be saved in a home with these basic tips for calculating wasted water.
Tips on Determining Hard Water
Too much of the same mineral will lead to hard water. Not only can the water smell and taste bad, it can also damage appliances. Here are a few tips to find out for sure if a home has hard water.
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