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  • How To Plumbing Tips And Tricks Every Home Owner Should Know

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    People always ask me what gave you the idea and what made you create these how to plumbing videos? Coming up with the idea was easy. After many years as a plumber and servicing customers at their home, I've seen a lot of people in Tuff situations, people that could not afford a plumber, people that didn't have time to wait for a plumber to come to their home and make repairs, hearing horror stories of Plumbers that have ripped off costumers and gave bad service, to me this was a loud cry for help. One story come to mind; A friend of mine calls me and ask, Claude could you do me a favor and help this older lady that I know, and go by and look at her Plumbing, she needs plumbing work really badly, but she's too scared to call a plumber because of the cost, and she knows that if I send you over there to check out the plumbing she can trust me as a friend recommending you, sure I said I could do that. The next day came and I went to the older lady's home, she came to the door with a pleasant smile very humbly. I could see it in her eye's she didn't have to say a word (What is this going to cost) she was very polite and courteous. Sir would you like something to drink and I do appreciate you coming to check out my plumbing on such short notice. No problem mam, let’s see what's going on here with your plumbing. This way Sir in the kitchen. As I walk through the home I saw in the corner of my eye younger children around 3, 5 and 6 years of age running around the house I'm sure they were her Grandkids; right away I knew they also stayed there and grandmother seem to have her hands full. I would say it's safe to say that grandmother was helping raise them or she or was doing it all alone. Yeah, I'm a softy, seeing all this going on before I even saw the plumbing problem, just made me thankful of my situation and hoping that I could help her out, and maybe just for that day I could give her a chance to catch her breath and take away some of the worries she had going on. I finally made it to the kitchen sink. Here you go Sir, I'll leave you alone and let you work again thank you so much in a humble voice, she says. I look under the kitchen sink. WOW! That's it, I said to myself. It was a chrome P-Trap that had just corroded from the bottom leaking into a large cooking pot, five-minute job to replace it. I was curious. Mam How long has this been like this. Two years Sir. I ask really? Yes. Mam where have you been washing your dishes I ask. In the tub. OH! I said. Can you fix it Sir? She asks. Yes, mam not a problem. For a minute, I saw a little sigh of relief on her face, but she caught herself. Sir, do you have any idea what this is going to cost? Yes Mam, in a low voice I said nothing mam. I didn't have to say it too loud because I didn't want it to seem as if I was doing her a big favor because I was feeling just as humble as she was; the smile and the relief on her face was more than enough for me she was really doing me a big favor, I was enjoying the idea that I was helping someone God had sent me to. Yes, I know this is a small job, but there are many people out there that don't realize this and they are really scared to call a plumber.

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  • All About Pex Plumbing (How To Plumbing Official Playlist) Play all

    I Really hope you guys enjoy and get a lot out this video. There were so many times I wanted to put the video record up and just get the job don’t. This was not an easy job. The attic was very small hot and confined, But I’m glad I kept video recording because this is the real world and this are thing you can expect. all jobs are not going to be a perfect situation we have to take the good with the bad. Right?
    In this video you we see firsthand on how to run pex pipe, how being creative can play a big part and the tools you will need to get the job done. First of all, I start the job out by looking around the home very closely studding all the possibly places to run the new pex pipe without creating a big mess or destroying things that are in the way that the costumer wants to save. Once we have an idea and the best approach. We start with the eases and most obvious and in this video for me it’s the laundry room. I’m starting off by making a little hole behind the washer were the hot and cold water is coming out the wall. I carefully cut around the hot can cold water faucet and drain giving me access behind the wall and exposing the old water lines and giving be idea on how I will run the new hot and cold water lines. As I work on this I’m constantly thinking of me next move and the best way to go about it. Then eventually the hard situation starts coming to me as long as I am keeping my self-busy with the easy part of the job.
    Any job that I do such as this one re-pipe, working around many things that are in the way. You find it is not un-common to kind of jump around from one end of the house to the other. And remember I’m keeping the water to the house on as I’m working. I’m saying all that to say this. You will see me jump around from one project on this job to another to make it all work sometimes I may not have part I need, or the area I would like to work in may be occupied, but I can’t let that stop me are slow me down. I can get the part I need later are go back to the occupied are when convenient. But I continue to move on. Please Read this is Very important. Thank you Let me give you guys and idea of the type of pex pipe and fitting I’m using. Let’s start with the type of pex fitting I’m using. I use. And this is very important (Wirsbo Fitting AKA Ubonor) Please do not confuse this with Zurn Pex fitting. They do not use the same type of tool are connection. Not that I don’t recommend Zurn pex pipe fitting. I prefer (Wirsbo Fitting AKA Ubonor) I feel that they are much more durable and more so code approved. The opening on a Zurn fitting is not a true full size opening as the pipe and this is something plumbing codes require and the (Wirsbo Fitting AKA Ubonor) are true to the pipe size. And the Pex Pipe I use is (Aquapex) The blue and red. Red for hot blue for cold and you can even get it in white for plumbing. The color of the pipe only identifies what is running thru it. You don’t have to use the blue for cold are the red for hot. It just makes it easier to remember what’s what and what goes were.
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  • How To Solder Copper Pipe And Re pipe Home 1 thru 14 ( How To Plumbing Official Playlist ) Play all

    How to solder copper pipe and re-pipe home. Well how did this come about? I Felt that there's was a lot of people out there that like Diy projects and they do have the skill, and some of use have more time then we have money, but they all have one thing in common is they just need a little encouragement and close up on know how. And in these video I provide just that. Every shot is close up and personal. I made these videos with the mind set of , How would I want to learn by watching a videos, and this these are the results. Close up shot's of what is really going on. You know let me see move to the side man. I don't want to see you I want to see what your doing. I can't learn any thing looking at you show me that work please. Thank you! J Yep that's just how I feel when I watch a video and the guy in the videos just wants to show himself and talk and talk and talk and close to the end he show a little shot of the work. Thanks a lot Pal for wasting my time. Now in these how to solder copper pipe and re-pipe home you we learn things like How to solder copper pipe, How to keep from burning things around you, How to hang copper pipe to floor joist, how to prepare the copper pipe and pipe fitting to be soldered, Soldering copper pipe and fitting in the horizontal position, how to solder Dielectric unions on water heater with out burning the inserts, and much more. Soldering copper pipe is not as hard as it may seem with a little know how and practice you can become a pro in now time. Did you know that there are different grades of copper pipe? Yes there's Type "M" used mostly on residential job like your home and there's Type "L" use for commercial like large building and stores and even some homes were there communities water is very hard. And then there's "K" Copper This is the thickest of the copper used a lot In A/C lines. "K" copper and "L" also come in soft rolls that you can roll out up to 60' but I wouldn't recommend you use it for inside water piping unless your going to roll it out under a cement foundation called the loop system. They also have DWV copper. DWV copper is use for waste and vent in the older homes and businesses DWV Meaning Drainage Waste and Vent. You can find out the type of copper by just reading the side of the pipe the are all labeled. Its important to note when ever you use copper pipe and your going to tie it into another type of metal pipe like Galvanized you will need a transition fitting to go between the two like a dielectric union so that the two metals don't touch each other because if they do there is some thing call electrolyses that travel between the two making the metals crude out fast then normal. I buy a lot of my copper pipe from Plumbing Supply Houses, The Home Depot, Lowe's, and when you buy copper fitting and if your going to do a large job like re-pipe your home get the contractors pack and safe money. The type of flux I get is called (NOCORED ) Solder type (Lead free) any brand. Sand cloth I get the (Fiber glass cloth )good wet or dry. Gas (acetylene) in the blue bottle and your local hardware store. I Always keep a pair of Channel Lock Pliers' in my back pocket when I'm work for quick and easy access when I need to egg shape and copper fitting to stay in place. Always egg shape it when the fitting is on the pipe because if you egg shape it before that it will be hard to put on the pipe. Find out more at these web sites http://www.coolplumbingvideos.com http://www.plumberx.com
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  • Toilet Flange And Floor Repair ( How To Plumbing Official Playlist ) Play all

    All of the different typs of toilet flange and toilet floor repairs video on plumberX / Claude Taylor YouTube channel. http://www.plumberx.com It's all right here just click the video that fit's you problem.
    These are some of the most watched toilet flange repair video's on YouTube. If your having problems with a rocky or loose toilet are even a toilet floor that been damage through out the years do to water soaking into the wood floor or a cement floor that unlevel there is some think in these videos that will help you make the those Much needed repair that need to be fix. You don't have to search all over the internet trying to find the right video or how to information. it's all right here just click the video that fit's you problem. It can be very difficult going through all the information out here this makes it a little easer.
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  • Tub And Shower Valve Replacement. From Three handle to Single handle( How To Plumbing Official Playlist ) Play all

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    In this video we start by removing the old two handle tub and shower valve from inside the wall. First we remove the handles and spout leaving the shower head in place to hold up the old shower valve and keeping it there until the new shower valve is in place this makes it easy and keeps use inline with the new installation and makes it very easy to line up the new shower head. Now that we have the handle off its time to go around on the back side and cut into the wall or if were lucky there just may be a trap door on the back side that gives us access to the tub and shower valve from the back side. Once on the back side of the tub and shower valve we start by disconnecting the unions on the old two handle tub and shower valve. Now the part that goes up to the shower head is copper. What we are going to do here is take our torch and heat the solder connection and pull the valve loose from the shower head riser pipe. Now with the old tub and shower valve out the way lets go back to the front side in the bath room. Now this was a three handle tub and shower valve so were going to have to make some adjustments to the hole in the wall in this case we will have to open the middle hole a little wider for the new single handle tub and shower valve. This is not your standard drywall (sheetrock) wall this is old and very thick no cutting this with a saw saw. What were going to do here is use a hammer and just lightly knock out pieces of the wall slow and easy. Don't worry about covering up the old holes they make a cover plate for that. We have the hole just how we won't it lets go back to the other side behind the tub and shower. What I like to do is put my new tub and shower valve to gather and solder pieces in place before I start working in the wall with it and I also remove the washers in the valve so we don't damage the washers with the hot torch and burn them up once all this is done I take the tub and shower valve and put it into place line it up and make all the necessary connections from the back side from here I go back to the front of the valve in that bath room and start putting all the trim on but installing the cover plate first then if you like caulk it.
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  • Shower Valve Installation ( How To Plumbing Official Playlist ) Play all

    Warning Always when replacing a tub and shower valve replace it with a Positemp Tub and shower valve for the safety of your children and some older adults

    In these videos you will see how I go about renovating the plumbing on a few houses that have been flooded due to heavy rain storms we had back in April 2016 here in the Houston TX area. And yes, I was one of the one flooded out, but things are slowly coming back together and we all move on. After the rains were gone, it was time for us all to rebuild. Me I was right in the middle of everything so I just thought I'd make the best of it all and start videotaping what it looks like before and what it will look like after. The home I was in the water got up to the roof. Oh yeah, I moved to higher grounds since then. I'm thankful I have the opportunity to start all over it could have been worse. I hope you guys find these video interesting. If you do give it a thumbs up and if your not a subscriber by all means Subscribe thank you
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  • Pex Pipe Plumbing (How To Plumbing Official Playlist) Play all

    Find All The Parts Seen In these Video's Here: https://goo.gl/Gn89xi
    Plumbing with Pex Pipe. I really hope you guys like and find this plumbing video very helpfully.
    This plumbing job was done back in September 2016. The story of the house is that the home was flooded out in a heavy rain storm back in April 2016 and after that the home had to be gutted out and renovated. The rain water had done so much damage and it was no longer safe in move back in. Much of the wood had to be replace the roof, electrical, Plumbing and even all the bricks were removed and the home was re-bricked. This was a great opportunity to replace all the hot and cold water lines. I was the one renting this house before the flood. I lost just about everything. Just in case you guys were wondering who live there and I didn’t want you guy’s thing that I thought lite of the situation. It was a bad flood, but things happen and life goes on, and given the opportunity to re-pipe the house was a great chance for me to video tape and post it here on YouTube. I do have another pex re-pipe plumbing video here on Youtube, but that was a house that all the walls and ceiling were in place. This job gives me a chance to show you guys what’s going on behind the walls and above your ceilings. And on this video I didn’t make up my own manifold/ Manoblock pex distribution box for the pex pipe plumbing system here you get a chance to see how I really Anker the pex brass fittings down and how the tub and shower valve are installed.
    The list of plumbing pipe and fittings I used.
    1- Β½ ", 18 Port Compression MANABLOC (8 hot, 10 cold) $ 147.68
    2- Set of 2 Mounting Straps $3.29
    1- MANABLOC Wrench For Compression Lock-in Nuts $15.65
    1- Valve T-Handle.74
    300’ Of Β½ β€œ Aquapex Red $108.95
    300’ Of Β½ β€œ Aquapex Blue $108.95
    100’ Of ΒΎ Blue Pex Pipe $62.81
    100’ Of ΒΎ Red Pex Pipe $62.81
    9 - Β½ " ProPEX x 1/2" FIP Drop Ear Elbow (Lead Free Brass) $72.36
    2- ΒΎ " ProPEX x 3/4" FIP Drop Ear Elbow (Lead Free Brass) $34.26
    1- ProPex washing machine Outlet Box (LF Brass) Valves $42.45
    9- 3/4" x 6" Galv Nipple $4.16
    9- Β½ Galvanized Caps $19.16
    2- ΒΎ x 6” Galvanized nipple $19.60
    100- Β½ " ProPEX Ring w/ Stop $17.00
    100- ΒΎ " ProPEX Ring w/ Stop $26.00
    1- MANABLOC Supply End Cap $5.26
    2- ΒΎ " Compression x MANABLOC Supply Adapter $52.12
    2- Β½ " Monticello Posi-Temp Pressure Balance Valve (ProPEX w/ Stops) $151.90
    2- ΒΎ " Galv 90Β° Elbow $4.42
    1- ΒΎ " x Β½ " x ΒΎ " Galv Tee $12.10
    20- Β½ " x 4 Β½ " Galv Nipple $17.00
    2- 10’ of Β½ Copper piper type β€œm” $19.44
    2- Β½ Female sweat tub/shower drop ear elbow Lead free $9.68
    1- ProPex Ice Maker Box w/ Brackets. Β½ β€œ(LF Brass) valve $24.95
    This is a list of the items I used to re-pipe this home along with other little odds and ends. I hope this will give you guys an insight of what you may need to order for your re-pipe project. I would recommend you shop around, because after checking around I did find some items at a cheaper price local.

    The Most important tool I used was the M12 ProPEX Expansion Tool Kit made by Milwaukee
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  • 40 Gallon Gas Water Heaters Replacement ( How To Plumbing Official Playlist ) Play all

    How to gas hot water heater installs. Replace water heater in basement and utility rooms
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  • Gas Water Heater Repairs (How To Plumbing Official Playlist) Play all

    Bradford White Gas Water heater in attic Repair Won't Lite

    Check your Bradford White Water heater Warranty. First get the serial number and modal off the side of the water heater,
    http://www.bradfordwhite.com/check-your-warranty
    Bradford White's limited warranty covers both the glass-lined tank and component parts for leakage or other malfunction caused by defects in materials and/or workmanship. It extends to the first buyer and to any subsequent owner(s) as long as the water heater remains installed at its original place of installation.
    Warranties are packaged with each water heater along with installation instructions. If missing or misplaced, you can download and print a copy of the warranty from the listing shown under Warranty Documents at right.
    Items Not Covered Under Warranty Include:
    β€’ Dry-fired elements
    β€’ Temperature adjustments
    β€’ T & P valve failures/function (unless supplied with the unit by BWC)
    β€’ Air shutter adjustments
    β€’ No electric or gas supplied to water heater
    β€’ Poor or improper venting
    β€’ Not enough hot water because of sizing or overuse
    β€’ Improper wiring to water heater
    β€’ Diagnostic calls
    β€’ Undersized gas piping to water heater
    β€’ Lack of combustion air
    β€’ Water odors
    β€’ Noise because of minerals or sediment
    β€’ Removal or replacement of anode rods
    β€’ Anode consumption
    β€’ Improper installation
    β€’ Failure because of excessive pressure
    β€’ Thermal expansion
    β€’ Damage caused by flooding, exposure to weather or negligence
    β€’ In some areas of the country, water heaters, both gas and electric, are installed in attic spaces. As with all gas water heater installations, it is very important to have sufficient combustion and dilution air to insure proper drafting of the exhaust products and safe water heater operation.
    β€’ As outside temperatures increase, the need for proper combustion air and attic ventilation becomes even more critical. For reference, if not ventilated adequately, attic space temperatures can go as high as 160 degrees Fahrenheit. This can occur when outside air temperatures are only in the 90's; even when the sky is cloudy.
    β€’ As the pilot flame burns, it requires oxygen from the air. The exhaust products from the pilot flame are then designed to rise through the combustion chamber and water heater flue, exiting the roof through the chimney system. This "draft", while removing exhaust products, also brings in "fresh" air to the combustion chamber.
    β€’ For the exhaust gases to rise through the water heater and chimney system, they must have a temperature much greater than their surroundings. Elevated attic temperatures make it extremely difficult, or impossible, for the water heater combustion system to properly "breath". Without the ability to sustain the main burner and pilot flame with fresh air, the pilot flame will become unstable, and may eventually go out. When this occurs, the water heater will not function.
    β€’ To avoid these water heater outages, proper attic ventilation must be present. Examples of common practices to insure sufficient attic ventilation include soffit vents used in combination with ridge vents and/or mechanical attic exhaust fans which are turned on and off via temperature controls.
    β€’ Soffit and ridge vents allow for natural convection of the hot attic air to be removed form the attic, and fresh air to enter at or near the floor level of the attic. Mechanical attic exhaust fan systems power the air flow and may cycle on and off as the temperature rises and falls. Both are acceptable and common methods used. However, undersized, blocked or improperly located attic ventilation components result in elevated attic temperatures and possible water heater outages. Consult your local construction and roofing experts for further information about proper attic ventilation.
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  • Kitchen Faucet Repair and Install ( How To Plumbing Official Playlist ) Play all

    Hello this is PlumberX. People always ask me what gave you the idea and what made you create these how to plumbing videos? Coming up with the idea was easy. After many years as a plumber and servicing customers at there home I've seen a lot of people in tuff situations, people that could not afford a plumber, people that didn't have time to wait for a plumber to come to there home and make repairs, hearing horror stories of Plumbers that have rip off costumers and gave bad service, to me this was a loud cry for help. One story come to mind; A friend of mine calls me and ask, PlumberX could you do me a favor and help this older lady that I know, and go by and look at her Plumbing, she needs plumbing work really bad but she's to scared to call a plumber because of the cost, and she know that if I send you over there to check out the plumbing she can trust me as a friend recommending you, sure I said I could do that. The next day came and I went to the older lady's home she came to the door with a pleasant smile very humble. I could see it in her eye's she didn't have to say a word ( What is this going to cost ) she was very polite and courteous. Sir would you like some thing to drink and I do appreciate you coming to check out my plumbing on such short notice. No problem mam, lets see what's going on here with your plumbing. This way Sir in the kitchen. As I walk through the home I saw in the corner of my eye younger children around 3, 5 and 6 years of age running around the house I'm sure they were her Grandkids; right away I knew they also stayed there and grandmother seem to have her hands full. I would say it's safe to say that grandmother was helping raise them or she was doing it all alone. Yea I'm a softy, seeing all this going on before I even seen the plumbing problem just made me thankful of my situation and hoping that I could help her out, and maybe just for that day I could give her a chance to catch her breath and take away some of the worries she had going on. I finely made it to the kitchen sink. Here you go Sir I'll leave you alone and let you work again thank you so much in a humble voice she says. I look under the kitchen sink. WOW! That's it I said to my self. It was a chrome P-Trap that had just corroded from the bottom leaking into a large cooking pot, five minute job to replace it. I was curious. Mam How long has this been like this. Two years Sir. I ask really? Yes. Mam were have you been washing your dishes I ask. In the tube. OH! I said. Can you fix it Sir? She ask. Yes mam not a problem. For a minute I saw a little sigh of relief on her face, but she caught her self. Sir do you have any idea what this is going to cost? Yes Mam, in a low voice I said nothing mam. I didn't have to say it to loud because I didn't want it to seem as if I was doing her a big favor because I was feeling just as humble as she was; the smile and the relief on her face was more than enough for me she was really doing me a big favor, I was enjoying the idea that I was helping someone God had sent me to. Yes I know this is a small job but there are many people out there that don't realizes this and they are really scared to call a plumber.
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  • Toilet Repair ( How To Plumbing Official Playlist ) Play all

    Toilet Repair: Buy And Find All the parts seen in these video here: https://goo.gl/1NDU2H
    In these videos, you will can learn how to repair your basic toilet complete breakdown of the toilet tank and all the parts that make the toilet work or not work. Learn How to and the best way to remove a toilet tank from toilet bowls, replace toilet fill valve, Flush valve, toilet handle, install toilet tank to bowl repair kits. The best parts to use the many choices you must replace the fill valve or flush valve, what is a fill tub and what does it do.
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