Working With Pipes

The ability to join lengths of pipe to each other and to other plumbing fittings is a basic skill that must be acquired by every amateur plumber. Light gauge copper and stainless steel tubing is commonly used in hot and cold water supply. The easiest way to join pipes of these materials is with non-manipulative … Read more

Pipework–Joining, Cutting and Bending Pipes

At one time all plumbing work was done with lead pipe (the word ‚Äúplumbing- is derived from the Latin for lead). Then iron pipework (galvanised to stop it from rusting) was introduced. Many houses still have pipes in these materials, which are not practicable for the do-it-yourself plumber. On the other hand, copper pipe can … Read more