Is your water pressure low? Is Colored water (that can be red or orange) coming out of your water lines or faucet? Well, there is a reason for this. Your water pipes contain build-ups of Manganese, Calcium, iron and chemicals from water utilities. This did not happen recently but it must have been going on for several years now. As a result it causes relies of the colored water. This article will show you how to Repipe and ePIPE the water lines.
How to Repipe and ePIPE.
As you inspect your water lines, do not leave behind your hot water tank as it very important also. Sediments are found in the lines from the anode rod as it deteriorates. Therefore, this will require for the water tank to be fixed or replaced.
Repiping your house when it’s on a slab of concrete can be difficult. Copper pipes, Galvanized pipes and PVC pipes are easy to replace. To start off you will need the following materials: flux, solder, hacksaw, pipe wrench or wrenches, Teflon tape, glue and primer, propane torch and ells.
To repipe you can choose to either use galvanized or plastic piping. First, turn off the water supply of the house. Ensure you link hot water and cold water to the hot water lines and cold water lines respectively. Water pipes are to be flushed from the faucet outside; thus removing the glue from the water lines. Air will also be removed from the lines in the process. Then go to each pipe to check for any leak or cracks. In order to attend to them as required.
Plastic fittings are used when repiping in between copper or galvanized pipes. The pipes need to have two terminals. One for grounding along with the ground wire, while the other to go across the plastic fitting. At times the ground source is able to use in house plumbing.