Plumbing Materials

Plumbing Materials

Understand how to best use common plumbing materials: piping, fittings and fixtures.

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Plumbing Materials
  • Pressure Reducing Vavles

  • Flushometers; An In-Depth Look

    Flushometer valves are commonly found in commercial settings, however, they can be found in residential applications. Learn how these devices work, and how they most commonly fail.

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  • Common Backflow Devices and Strategies

    Clean and safe water is important for everyone's health. In this video, we'll learn about the common devices used in the plumbing industry to protect our most valuable resource.

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  • Relief Valve Replacement

    The relief valve is the safety device installed on all water heaters and vessels that hold water that is heated. This video explains how the proper selection and installation of this device is critically important to the end-user of the device.

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  • Basket Strainer Replacement

    This video walks you through the sink related task of replacing a basket strainer.

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  • Replace Tank Bolts

    Tank bolts secure the tank to the bowl of the toilet. Over time the seals can become compromised and must be replaced. This video shows what is involved to make that happen.

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  • Broken Nipples and How to Deal with Them

    Threaded nipples are used throughout plumbing systems. Normal wear over time can weaken them. This video shows you how to replace them.

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  • The Art of Caulking

    This video shows you how to properly apply caulk, so that your installations look professional and are leak-free.

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  • Torch Basics

    Torches are used by plumbers to connect pipes and fittings. This video teaches you how to use a torch safely.

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  • The Art of Threading

    Threaded connections are one of the oldest styles of pipe joining methods still used today. This video shares the best practices of threading pipe.

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  • Cutting Copper

    This video shows you the proper way to cut copper tubing so that the pipe can easily fit into fittings.

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  • The Art of Solvent Welding

    Joining PVC is more involved than you may think. This video shows you the proper way to create a proper connection.

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  • Water Heater Element Replacement

    The water heater element is an electrical component in the water heater that heats the water with electricity. This video outlines the process involved with testing and replacing this component.

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  • Replacing The Toilet Supply Line

    Toilet supply lines connect the house water system to the toilet in the home. These connectors come in a variety of styles and finishes to match the decor of the home. In this video, we introduce the different types of supply lines and the methods of connection.
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  • Advanced PVC Strategies and Tactics

    This video shows you how to repair and replace PVC pipe and fittings and shares tips and tricks from the pros.

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