In an older home, it's sometimes necessary to repair and upgrade plumbing fixtures. This section shows you how to repair both a gas water heater and an electric water heater. Plus, you'll learn how to install an electric water heater, a water filter, and an on-demand water heater. Other basic skills—such as increasing water pressure and maintaining both a water pump and a water softener—are also covered.
Faucets are one of the most important plumbing fixtures, so understanding how to install or repair faucets is a critical skill for homeowners and renters alike. Learn how to install or repair many different types of faucets, including stem-compression faucets, reverse-compression faucets, two-handle faucets, single-handle faucets, ball faucets, cartridge faucets, kitchen sprayers, kitchen faucets, and bathroom faucets. We'll also cover tub and shower faucet repairs and installation for compression faucets, cartridge faucets, ball faucets, and disk faucets. Finally, we'll walk you through repair and installation for diverters, tub spouts, and flex-line shower units.
Although plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters perform three distinct and specialized roles, their duties are often similar. For example, they all install pipes and fittings that carry water, steam, air, or other liquids or gases. They determine the necessary materials for a job, connect pipes, and perform pressure tests to ensure that a pipe system is airtight and watertight. Their tools include drills, saws, welding torches, and wrenches.
I used Go Green Express Home Services for a minor plastic pipe repair under my kitchen sink...The worker did a great job fixing this minor pipe plastic pipe repair( my original pipe was too short and he needed to extended the pipe and then reconnect). It took him less than 10 minutes to fix. I was first quoted $125 +tax but when the worker went to his truck and spoke to whoever he spoke to at the office, the price rose to $155.10 +tax for a total of $167.10...I thought that was a little too high. Will I use this company again, I Don't Know. It would be helpful if they would have a set price list for jobs (minor repairs, Major repairs etc...), then you as the consumer can see beforehand what the cost maybe and work from there with the company. Minor repairs, Major repairs this company should at least have a set-price list. ..The worker was great and efficient and did a good job on the repair but their prices are a bit costly. And yes, I did write this in their review.
We had Pro-Service repair our water heater a few years ago. They did an excellent job and did not charge us an arm and an leg for it. Since then, we had use them for other plumbing issue. Our toilet was leaking and they came out and repair it. They do quality work at a reasonable price. All of their works are guaranteed and performed by a licensed plumber.
Home plumbing repair does require some specialized tools, depending on the scope of work. However, the majority of repairs can be made with a few simple tools that most households already possess. A screwdriver (one that accepts multiple tips) and a pair of adjustable pliers will make most of the repairs you will come across. See the tool suggestions for the basic tools to have handy, for your home plumbing repairs.
Cast iron and ductile iron pipe was long a lower-cost alternative to copper, before the advent of durable plastic materials but special non-conductive fittings must be used where transitions are to be made to other metallic pipes, except for terminal fittings, in order to avoid corrosion owing to electrochemical reactions between dissimilar metals (see galvanic cell).