In every profession and work field proficiency is one of the major demand. So this proficiency will comes after experiencing some work or little acknowledgement regarding that work can also help the beginners in getting proficient or experienced in their work.
This article help beginner in plumbing field and giving good piece of cake and tricks/tip to work on it and get themselves perfect in their world field. These tricks can save your time, money and relief the stress moments too regarding your new experience and work about plumbing.
Tips regarding plumbing
1. Know the correct pipe placement directions and all the main valves:
The very first time a beginner should do is to know about the direction of piping in order to avoid any clog or slow pressure of water supply in future. After that before sought out any plumbing leakage or expulsion issue must check and know all the main valves placements before repairing process. This may help you in any emergency such a pipe burst etc.
2. Never puncture any pipe:
Never ever puncture any pipe. Before starting your work investigate about the piping structure which is fitted behind the wall for the sake of aestheticism. Now one can easily check the pipes behind the wall with new advanced technologies like inexpensive stud finder and the other way of endoscopic view while snaked in it into the wall.
3. Acknowledgement about pipe:
While buying the pipes one should know the nature and material of pipes firstly. Because water supply pipes and drainage vent piping system is piped or fitted differently. If one go to the shop and buy pipes which are not of sustainable quality so a big question or risk will appear in his/her job regarding the quality of work. In this way all his/her effort will ruin in a seconds.
So for avoiding this one should know the correct use of PVC or CPVC pipes. As PVC is used for cold water supply and CPVC is much preferred for hot water lines. For being professional, one should know that the measurement of these pipes are also different from each other in washrooms or kitchen sink areas CPVC pipes are often used as hot water is normally used in these areas so use of CPVC pipes in these areas lessen and diminish the chances of leakage or pipe burst (expulsion) in all seasons i.e. hot or cold both weathers.
Do check that up to which extent the sink or drain is trapped or clogged. If it is so minor so in order to avoid any struggled some replacement procedure or to save time, without detaching the sink or drain use sink plunger to unclog the drain to sink. All the blockage in the drain and sink will cleaned out without any detachment of any part.
5. Pipe adhesives/glues:
There are many different type of pipes available in the market but very few professional plumber knew about it that every pipe is not epoxied with one kind of simple glue. A variety of glues are also their which is used according to the kind of pipe for instance as plastic pipes CPVC will never joined with the use of metal adhesives.
6. Effective use of plumbing tape:
Tapped the pipe joints tightly and efficiently. In markets this tape is named as TELFON tape. There are specific colour identified Teflon tape just like wires as Yellow Teflon tape is used to seal Gas pipeline whereas White Teflon tape is used in household piping. Wrapping pipes with Teflon helps in reducing chances of any further leakage. It effectively helps in yearning the life of piping system too.
7. Never hesitate to repair drippy flush tank:
If you going to repair constant drippy flush tank never feel bonded all this is because of worn toilet faucet flapper which is between the flush tank and the bowl. Just remove the one or two screws and replace it with the new flapper. Take a single trail if the water flushes frequently it’s the sign of perfect replacement.
8. Exact measurements of pipes:
The measurement of pipes also play a vital role in plumbing. There are the appropriate defined measurements for every faucets like the diameter of shower drain must be “2’’ on the other side the diameter of toilets should be of 3 or 4 diameter. For perfect fitting one must know about these appropriate pipe measurements
9. How to loosen the tightly fitted pipes:
To loosen the tightly fitted pipes for any replacement or repairing purpose use of heat is the most suitable or productive magic trick.
This heating trick will work on those tightly fitted pipes where the wrench also gave up. Make sure that this heating trick is only used on the metal copper pipes not on plastic or any gas pipeline.
10. Hack of pulling out any child toy or any solid material which is trapped mistakenly into the sink or pipe:
When any solid material or child toy is stuck into the sink or any pipe take out that object with the help of vacuum machine as it pull out the object whereas the plunge only pushed down the water deeply to clean the passage.
11. Avoid over tighten fitting pipes:
Always avoid to over tighten the fittings as in this way the pipe threads loosen their threads on the edges, it breaks the bolts and stripped screws. In this way the fittings will become the victim of constant steady drippy leakage.
All the above mentioned tips are applicable, works perfectly and are given by all the expert professionals. This article helps you in kicking off your all fears while starting your plumbing profession. So never under estimate yourself or never feel blank while joining the plumbing field do research about how to coping up all the major and minor factors in plumbing. Hope this article seems like a twig for you in the ocean of high waves. All these tips will smoothen up your plumbing journey, so read them carefully, work on it and enjoy your profession without any start over fears.