Plumbing & tools

Utilizing a wide range of tools and skills, plumbers build residential pipe systems for plastic and metal materials. The most common methods of connecting residential plumbing pipes are for soldering, soldering and joining by means of threaded joints. Plumbing should use general purpose tools and specialized supplies to complete more pipeline projects. Supplies and plumbing tools are accessible and available at the average hardware store. A set of essential plumbing tools prepares the DIY plumber to install and repair various types of piping systems and accessories.

Tools for milling pipes

Plumbing should mark the way of piping systems through walls, ceilings and floors and create the access holes for pipes. Plumbing uses metric tapes, levels and shakes to determine dimensions, horizontal and vertical plumb leveling. After marking the way of a piping system, plumbing uses drills and saws to create access holes through wood, metal or masonry surfaces. Plumbers often mount hole saw or drill attachments to power drills to create holes in the walls of wood, floors and roof structure. Alternatively, plumbers use hammer drills or metal drills to drill through masonry and metal surfaces.

Screw connections

The threaded connections are “screwed”. A threaded connection consists of tubes with external thread and a connection with internal threads. To participate in the corresponding threads, plumbers rotate pipes and fittings complete with wrenches, often wrenches and wrenches adjustable and hand. Pipe threads vary depending on the threads and the number of threads per inch. Some types of threaded joints, such as National Threaded Pipe (NPT), require a layer of composite pipe or tape prior to the installation of the seal. Plumbing connect other types, such as flare fittings and compression, without drug or tape.

Soldering tools

Plumbing uses a technique called “Solder” to connect rigid plastic pipes, such as PVC watering lines and ABS drain pipes. Prior to welding, plumbing cuts plastic tubes with scissor-like PVC cutters, cutting saws or power bank saws and applies a chemical cleaning or priming interior fittings and exterior piping. To complete the connection, plumbing a composite soldering solution applies to pipes and fittings, join the components and allows the parts to heal. Cleaners, primers and solvent solder compounds are viscous liquids, such as glue. Manufacturers offer solvent welding supplies in metal cans. Plumbing Apply compounds with daubers attached to the bottom of the lids of the vials.

Welding tools

Plumbing joins copper pipes and connections by welding. At first sight, it appears similar to soldering. However, considering that the welding actually plugs pipe material, welding joins separate components with a filler material, called the welding. Plumbers heat copper pipes and fittings for the melting point of the weld, press the weld on the joint and allow the weld to harden and connect the components. To cut copper pipes, plumbers use a manual cutting tool called a pipe cutter. Before copper heating, plumbing clean pipes and fittings with a metal bristle brushes and a sandpaper material called cloth. Plumbing Apply a secondary cleaning and compounding lubrication, called flux, exterior piping and the interior of the trim. Finally, plumbers seal the joints with a propane heat torch and apply tin, a soft, metal filler compound.

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