Here are 5 AMAZING plumbing tricks that'll help you become the best plumber of all times ;)
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Step 1: TIGHT SPOT FOR TEFLON
Alright so, if you put Teflon on threads daily, you’ve encountered this problem at least once. A cool remedy to this though is to first wrap your Teflon around a thin round object like a pencil or what not, then proceed to wrapping it around your threads, making it much easier to complete the task.
Step 2: WRONG SIZE HOLE!
You made a hole in the wall using a hole saw and it’s too small, here’s an ingenious way to upsize it. Because your center bit has nothing to drill into anymore, grab your hole saw and fit it into your bigger one, it’ll stick out just enough to get your hole started and will save you a pretty bad headache too.
Step 3: HYPOTHENUS
Joining 2 pipes at a 45* angle can be frustrating, here’s a neat trick that’ll get that offset completed in no time. Measure from center to center of both pipe, multiply that measurement by 1.4, and subtract both of your fittings to get your final measurement, go ahead Einstein, who said you couldn’t do it?
Step 4: MAKE YOUR COPPER PIPE ROUND AGAIN
If for whatever reason you’re trying to put a fitting on a copper pipe and it ain’t going in, it’s most probably because it’s out of shape (not round). A quick fix for this is to whip out your adjustable wrench, set it to pipe size and rotate it to bring it back to a perfectly round shape, try your fitting on now, it should go on.
Step 5: GLUED THE WRONG FITTING
If ever you glued a fitting on wrong or you simply need to remove it, give this a try. Cut the pipe flush with the fitting, make two incisions on the hub portion and pry it off with a chisel or flat head screw driver, no more going to the hardware store for nothing!