By Maritza Emerson. Measuring Tools. Published at Friday, June 15th, 2018 - 16:29:10 PM.
There two major types of plastic pipe: the rigid and flexible forms. Depending on the type of plastic it is made of, rigid or firm pipes are used for hot and cold water systems. In order to cut rigid pipes, a hack saw can be used. Solvent cement can easily glue pieces together. A tube cutter that is used for flexible copper pipe is convenient for cutting rigid style plastic pipes. However a specialized blade is demanded - one that is meant for chopping plastic not cast iron or bronze metal.
DIY Plumbing Working With Plastic Pipe - Home improvement is still possible under a tight budget when plastic pipes are used for plumbing needs. Whether old pipes need to be replaced or extended, its not a problem because plastic pipe can be connected easily even to a metal pipe system. They cost less, weigh less, and join effortlessly through the use of cement solvents. A hacksaw is all you need, some compression fittings and cement to create lasting waterproof joints.
Remember when you begin your installation to get everything together first. This will make the entire job go much smoother. If you happen to run into trouble during your installation go back to the home improvement store where you purchased it, they will have professionals on hand that can give you the advice you need to finish your project.
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