Avoid These Common Plumbing Mistakes


Nearly every house relies on plumbing. It is crucial for providing water to and from your house. This includes everything from your kitchen to your bathroom. There are many things that can go wrong when doing your own plumbing installations. In this video, you will learn common plumbing mistakes and how to avoid them.

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The first mistake to avoid is not installing drill plates. These plates are extremely cheap and will protect your pipes from accidental puncture from a nail. The next thing you will want to do is, make sure you hold your plastic pipe fittings together after cementing them. This is because they are slightly tapered and will push back from each other. All you need to do to avoid this is, hold them together for a few seconds. A few seconds could save you some major headaches.

It is also recommended that you avoid plumbers putty. It tends to dry out over time and may leak if moved. On the other hand, silicone is a much better option. It does not harden and will remain flexible. This allows you to move a silicone seal without causing major leaks.