Do it yourself


Not every plumbing job is difficult for a home owner to accomplish by themselves. With a little knowledge and a few basic tools you can save yourself some money. Have a look in the sections below for walkthroughs of some basic plumbing repairs and installations.

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Plumbing Terminology

The plumbing trade uses a lot of unique terms, words and phases that may sound like gibberish to anyone not employed as a plumber.

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Do I need a plumbing Permit?

Every municipality has different rules and if your caught doing the work without a permit you may be fined.

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Plumbing pipe and fitting symbols

For reference purposes, here are some two dimensional plumbing symbols showing pipe and fittings you may encounter on mechanical drawings.

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Plumbing and heating valve symbols

For reference purposes, here are some two dimensional plumbing symbols illustrating valves and mechanical devices.

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Plumbing math - formulas and tables

Math unfortunately is part of being a plumber or any other skilled trade for that matter. Although we don't tend to use many of these formulas in our daily plumbing chores, you better know them if your planning to write your plumbing exam.

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