This is an instructional video to help demonstrate how to sweat solder copper water tubing in plumbing repair. If you can't be bothered to hire a professional plumber for all plumbing repairs, this video guide shows you how to do the work yourself. You will need a gas or propane torch, copper or brass fittings, copper tubing, gloves, solder paste, solder, pipe cleaner, and a pipe cutter. Learn how to sweat solder copper water tubing for plumbing repair.
Take on the challenge of home plumbing repair- how else are you going to get an excuse to use a blowtorch? Watch this video to learn how to solder, or "sweat", copper pipe. Make simple plumbing repairs a breeze by learning the basics.
In this how-to video, learn about the secret life of your home's plumbing system, including how water flows into your home and how the drainage system flows into the main stack. Discover tips on how to improve your water pressure as well as how to clean out clogs. Watch this video home improvement tutorial and learn the basics of your indoor plumbing.
Plumbing is best left to plumbers. The results of DIY plumbing are almost always disastrous. However, with the help of this video, you can do a little self-plumbing by diagnosing the cause of your noisy pipes. The video also explains, in general terms, how to fix each type of noisy pipe.
The Pond Digger demonstrates how to set up plumbing for a pond. First, sleeve all pipes coming through the cement foundation to protect the plumbing from elemental stress and provide additional flexibility. Next, use a clear primer and a clear glue to seal areas where you need a clean, finished looking product. Paint the PVC piping to protect it from the sun's UV rays and prevent from becoming brittle. If you need to do cutting, use a chop saw for a quick, clean and efficient cut. Extend the ...
A clogged drain is easy to fix with the right plumbing fittings. Ask the Builder host, Tim Carter, shares clogged drain tips that make clearing a clogged drain easy. Following Tim's clogged drain tips will prevent future clogged bathtub drains, clogged kitchen drains, clogged sink drains, or any other clogged drains in your home plumbing.
In this plumbing repair video, you will learn how to install a new toilet complete from wax ring to water hook up. This is for plumbing in a typical home.
If you bought a toilet that is not pre-assembled Bob Schmidt will show you the proper way to assemble toilet for your home plumbing project.
In this tutorial, we learn how to build plumb walls. A plumb bob is a weight that you can use to make sure your walls are plumb. This tool is the most accurate tool you can get to plumb up any wall. Your level is only good until it's dropped, this won't be ruined and will always be accurate. When using a plumb bob, you have to get up close and personal to the floor and the ceiling. You will need someone on the floor and someone on the ladder to make sure you get the bob exactly on the line. T...
This video shows the basic plumbing techinque of installing a hot water heater relief valve
Before you whip out your iPhone and call your neighborhood plumber for a job that's sure to cost you a pretty penny, check out this video to learn how to do some impressive plumbing yourself. Using a few tools you probably already have lying around your house, you'll learn how to install a shower base in your shower unit and then connect it with the drain - effectively, you'll be setting up a plumbing system.
Copper pipe is perhaps the most versatile of all piping types in that you can use virtually any fitting with it. Copper pipe, however, is not particularly flexible, which can make it a little unwieldy to work with. Simplify your copper piping projects by using compression fittings. This home plumbing video tutorial shows you how. For detailed, step-by-step instructions on using compression joints in your copper plumbing projects, take a look.
Copper pipe is perhaps the most versatile of all piping types in that you can use virtually any fitting with it. Copper pipe, however, is not particularly flexible, which can make it a little unwieldy to work with. Simplify your copper piping projects by using push-fit fittings. This home plumbing video tutorial shows you how. For detailed, step-by-step instructions on using push-fit joints in your copper plumbing projects, take a look.
If you need to move your shower or tub valve, this clear how-to will show you how it's done. Plumbing can be easy with the right info and this video is just what you need. Remember, turn off your water first!
There’s nothing that will brighten up your bathroom faster than re-caulking an old, mildewed bathtub or shower. You will need a utility knife, bleach, a small bucket of water, a toothbrush, a tube of caulk, a clean rag, a silicon caulk remover, a plastic caulking tool, and painter's tape. Watch this video plumbing tutorial and learn how to re-caulk a bathtub or shower.
Drip, drip, drip. Annoyed yet? YES! So, watch this video and find out how to repair that tub and shower valve that's been giving you such a headache. This clear how-to will walk you though the plumbing steps necessary to do it yourself.
This is how to retrieve an item dropped down the drain. Did your ring slip down the sink? You can get it out with these handy plumbing tips designed to get your valuables out of the pipes without a problem or damage to the diamonds.
Is your shower draining slowly? In this home plumbing tutorial, you'll learn how to clean and unblock a shower waste trap. For detailed, step-by-step instructions on the rather unpleasant business of clearing blockages in your shower, watch this how-to.
Make you have some spare plumbing hardware you're looking to get rid of, or maybe you just want a fun way to make a pair of candlesticks. This video solves both problems! Use a few pipes and other bits and pieces to make a fun and unique set of candlesticks.
In this video Bob Schmidt shows you how to cut PVC plumbing using a unique method to protect adjacent areas in your home.
Ask the Builder host, Tim Carter, shares a quick lesson to help you out of a tough spot when working with plumbing vent pipe. If you're installing a sink, and need to follow the codes, then just work around it with this trick.
An expansion vessel is a small tank used in water heating systems that performs the important job of absorbing excessive water pressure. If the expansion vessel in your plumbing is not working, you could call up the plumber and get it fixed - for a very huge sum.
Connecting pvc pipes may seem like an easy task, but in fact it can be a difficult job for anyone who may not have done it before. It involves time, patience, and the right tools needed for making sure you have a leak free fit. So check out this tutorial on how to properly fit your pvc pipes. Enjoy!
Need to degunk a clogged bathroom sink? The process, while just as gross as you might expect (and perhaps even just a little bit grosser), is nevertheless very straightforward. For a complete, step-by-step overview of how to easily unclog your own sink drain, watch this free home plumbing guide.
Sink making a stink? Never you fear. This DIY home plumbing how-to will teach you how to unclog a bathroom sink, purging it any gross gunk that's accumulated within it. For a step-by-step breakdown of how to fix your own broken down sink, take a look.
If you're having trouble with your toilet, your first instinct might be to call the plumber. But many plumbing problems are easy to diagnose and solve yourself.
Learn how to cut and join plastic pushfit piping using pushfit connectors and compression fittings. While plastic piping has its drawbacks and, depending on its application, actually be carcinogenic, it is, at least, very easy to work with. For step-by-step instructions on cutting and joining plastic pushfit pipes, watch this home plumbing tutorial.
First decide if you want a simple tap or a pump out system. Then you'll need to decide where the tank is going. Watch this video home plumbing tutorial and learn how to install a water tank.
If you have a blocked sink, there are multiple solutions. This video tutorial will see to it that you find the right fix for your clog. For more information, as well as to get started unblocking your own sink, watch this helpful plumbing tutorial.
Tim Carter, of Ask the Builder, shows the easiest way to install a leak-free faucet at home with some plumbing fittings.
Watch Big Tony the plumber show you how to check an oil burner. He answers any questions you may have regarding plumbing.
In this plumbing video Bob Schmidt shows you how to protect a basement floor drain from potential sewer back-up during flood water conditions.
In this plumbing repair video, we show you how to repair a broken flange which could cause sewer gas smell or water on your bathroom floor.
Tim Carter of AsktheBuilder.com demonstrates how to get a leak free fit for plumbing when using PVC pipe and fittings with primer and PVC cement.
Tim Carter, of Ask the Builder, shows you how to expertly prepare and join PVC piping for a non-leak plumbing connection. Great tips for want-to-be plumbers!
Tim Carter, of Ask the Builder, demonstrates how to solder together copper tubing and fittings for your plumbing projects in your home.
This video demonstrates the process of soldering copper pipes for small home plumbing projects.
Learn some basic plumbing skills. Watch this video to learn how to glue PVC joint pipes together to form your drain lines.
This video explains about plumbing up when float fishing using the float rod. This is a method used for getting depth.
Learn how to unclog a clogged drain by using a snake designed for plumbing. We'll show you how to use this snake to unclog your drain.