DISCLAIMER: PVC joint welding involves the use of dangerous chemicals, so it is important to wear proper safety gear at all times. It doesn’t matter if you are pipe welding or cutting PVC with a power saw. Please be safe!! When solvent welding PVC there are several factors that can contribute to weak joints. However, […]
The buildup of minerals and corrosion is not only unsightly but it can cause real problems for your plumbing system. The three biggies for pipe build up are the dreaded calcium, lime and rust. If you have hard water then you definitely need to be concerned about limescale. Limescale is the build up of a […]
Always flush your toilets after use. The old phrase, “If it’s yellow, let it mellow” can cause scale and deposits on your toilet and pipes and causes long-term problems. Risk waking anyone else asleep at night to save your plumbing.
Always dry fit your joints prior to solvent cementing. I can’t tell you how many times I had to cut out my freshly glued joints because something further down the line didn’t properly fit.
Keep a plunger behind every toilet in the house. If a guest were to ever plug a toilet, they will be eternally grateful to have a plunger readily available to fix themselves and will help them save face not having to ask their host for the plunger.
Turbulence damages pipes. Always. Avoiding turbulence 100% is an impossible feat for a homeowner so just do the best you can to reduce it by avoiding excessive bends and turns in a system and ensuring you get rid of burrs prior to gluing your joints.