Intro: 5 Plumbing Tricks You Gotta See!
5 tricks you gotta see!
Step 1: IT WON'T BUDGE
Alright so if ever you’re trying to repair a piece of pipe that burst or what not and it ain’t budging, you don’t have a slip coupling either and need to get the system running in a rush, not a problem! Get yourself 4 elbows and reconnect everything back together, quite simple but good to know!
Step 2: MAJOR TOM
Whenever soldering a pipe, whether its ½” or 3” gravity can become an issue and using the right technique here is a must. In order to get passed this problem, solder your elbow on beforehand, then put it on your pipe and solder the other joint, this trick doesn’t work in space!
Step 3: I HATE SPIRALS
If ever you're using a big pipe cutter like this one, and this happens, your cutting starts making spirals on the pipe and you can’t seem to get it to cut through, here’s the fix. Run your cutter half way as such, then go in the opposite direction, eventually, you’ll get your pipe cut without making funny spirals on it!
Step 4: PLUMBER OR CARPENTER?
You need to cut a pipe but can’t seem to get it done because of the lack of space, go ask Mr.carpenter for his oscillating tool, he’ll gladly lend it to you, then go ahead and use it to cut thru your pipe without damaging the whole building!
Step 5: YOU CAN NOW KISS THE....GLUE?
And lastly, if you are doing a glue up project that requires a primer and a glue, this trick will save you a lot of steps, a headache, and money. Grab some tape, and tape both cans together, there’s no reason to have them separate, so why not keep them together forever!