How compression fittings work – Plumbing Tips

How compression fittings work – Plumbing Tips
How compression fittings work. Where to buy them online and how to fix them if they leak. Plumbing tips. honest reviews and advice
this instruction video will show you how
compression fitting works and how to
tighten and install one successfully
here we are using 15 millimeter
isolation valve with compression ends
the body has a taper into which the olive sits
the tightening nut also has a taper
as the nut is tightened the two tapers force the olive to bite onto the pipe
creating a watertight seal
so insert your pipe making sure it is undamaged into the fitting
push the olive and nut up to the fitting and tighten with your hands
using a pair of grips and a spanner tighten the nut one whole turn or until tight
if we remove the pipe we can see the
olive is now tight on the pipe
sometimes you can add PTFE tape to really make sure of a good seal.
and that’s how a compression fixing works
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HOW TO: Replace an RV Plumbing Vent

HOW TO: Replace an RV Plumbing Vent
UPDATE: Since making this video, we replaced these caps with 360 Siphon RV roof vents, which are AWESOME! Check out the updated video here:

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We demonstrate how to replace a plumbing vent cap on the roof of an RV. Sun and age can lead to cracked plumbing vent covers on the roof of an RV, travel trailer or fifth wheel. Installing a new vent is a quick easy job, completed with just a few simple tools.

Older style roof vents may not match replacement vents, which makes it impossible to simply snap a new cap onto an older vent base. This means having to replace the base, even if it’s in good condition. A little Dicor (readily available from Camping World or RV parts & service facility) will seal the new vent. ensuring that your camper stays dry.

This is a quick, easy repair, completed without special skills in under half an hour. A new roof vent cover currently costs about , and a tube of Dicor should be about at your local camping store.

This was done on the fiberglass roof of a Newmar Mountain Aire diesel pusher, but is handled the same way on an EPDM rubber roof. Be sure to confirm that all methods and materials used are compatible with your particular RV.

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The intro music is my own piano performance of Scott Joplin’s Maple Leaf Rag from 1899.

Full-Time RVers since April 11, 2003, we share DIY (do it yourself) RV maintenance, repair, travel, upgrade and operational tips & tricks.

While we’re not RV technicians, we’re very mechanically inclined and have learned a lot about RV systems over the years. We’ve handled most of our own minor service, maintenance and upgrade work on both of our RVs.

We meet lots of newer RVers who are eager to learn some basics about using, maintaining and caring for their rigs. After more than a decade on the road, we’re happy to share what we’ve learned (some of it the hard way). 😉 We hope our experience can help other RVers go DIY, saving time & money while experiencing the satisfaction of a job well done.

We are not professional RV technicians and do not pretend to be experts on any particular topic. We mostly know about maintaining our own motorhome, so be sure to confirm that all methods and materials used are compatible with your equipment. Every RV is different, so your systems may not be the same as ours. Regardless of what we recommend, consult a professional if you’re unsure about working on your RV. We encourage you to do your own research. Any task you perform or product you purchase based on any information we provide is strictly at your own risk.

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The Three Stooges 1940 S07E03 A Plumbing We Will Go

The Three Stooges 1940 S07E03 A Plumbing We Will Go
The Three Stooges were an American vaudeville and comedy act of the mid–20th century (1930–1975) best known for their numerous Columbia short subject films, still syndicated to television. Their hallmark was physical farce and slapstick. In films, the Stooges were commonly known by their first names: “Moe, Larry, and Curly” or “Moe, Larry, and Shemp”, among other lineups depending on the films; there were six active stooges, five of whom performed in the shorts. Moe and Larry were always present until the very last years of the ensemble’s run of more than forty years.

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How to Fix Common Leaks | Basic Plumbing

How to Fix Common Leaks | Basic Plumbing
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Learn how to fix common leaks from Master Plumber John Wood in this plumbing repair video from Howcast.

Okay. So I’m going to talk for a few minutes about how to fix some of the most common plumbing leaks that you might see in your home or business. Okay. But first, before I go into that I should talk about the types of joints that you have. When we say “joints” in the plumbing world, we’re talking about connections between pipes of like or unlike materials. So one of the most common is what we call an IPS joint. IPS stands for iron pipe size, this being an iron pipe. This is most likely found in gas, which is a no-no, so stay away from it. But this also translates to other pipes, too. You could have a brass pipe, all right, exactly the same as this, which is called a nipple, but this would be made out of brass. That would found in a water distribution system. Okay.

This is a three-quarter IPS steel nipple. You could just as samely have a three-quarter IPS brass nipple. So let’s just assume that this nipple is brass. Okay. And when you have a leak on something like this, as long as it’s not decayed or old or banged-up or dented or otherwise destroyed, okay, you can seal that leak by doing two things. One is Teflon tape. Okay. This is a non-sticky type of sealing tape. Okay. I always try to take the first few inches of it off and get rid of it, because it’s been dusty. Okay. What you want to do is you can see that tape is just kind of laid on the tip of my finger. I would take the pipe that I’m going to be sealing and wrap the tape around it three times. One, in the direction of the joint so turning clockwise, two, three.

A lot of amateurs and homeowners will try to mummify the threads of these things in tape. It’s just not necessary. Three is the number. Now that could actually serve. That could be enough. But I also like to use pipe dope, the amusingly named pipe dope, or pipe thread sealant. Okay. And again, same as in my video about soldering a joint, you don’t need a ton of this stuff. The first three threads are more than enough. When you take your Master Plumber’s exam with the City of New York, they’ll actually fail you for using too much of this.

Okay. Just kind of go gently around, and make sure that you’ve got a film of it on these threads. So now you’ve got a sealed joint. Okay. Now if we were taking this, and if it were brass and we’re screwing it into a fitting in the wall, we’re turning it clockwise into the fitting. And you’re going to feel it stop. It’s going to be too much for your hands to do. That’s when your trusty Channel Locks come in or a wrench. You would grab down and turn it in. A lot of people use the Incredible Hulk type strength to turn these things in. It’s not necessary. These thread, you can see this side better, they’re tapered. Okay. As you turn a nipple in, and IPS nipple in, those threads will bury into the fitting. You’ll leave about four threads. It’s enough. It’s enough.

You don’t need to kill it. You don’t need to put it in there like it’s never, ever going to come out of there again. Just snug is good. If you have to do it more than that, there’s something wrong. Maybe you’ve damaged the threads, or maybe the fitting is bad. Maybe the threads are damaged. So you don’t need to kill it putting it in there. That’s an IPS joint. Another type of joint that you will see in the plumbing system is a compression joint. Now a compression joint works in a very, very different mechanism. Okay. This here is what we call a three-eighths compression coupling, coupling meaning it joins two sections of three-eighths pipe together. All right. This works on a nut-and-ferrule system. This is the nut, and the ferrule, this little brass ring. What happens with this type of joint, notice the threads are only in this nut to hold the ferrule down to the pipe.

It’s kind of a neat way of working. They call it compression because when you slip this nut over the pipe, followed by the ferrule, now we’re over a pipe and we’re going to thread it onto this coupling. Okay. As you turn this nut down, that brass ring, that brass ferrule inside actually crushes down to the pipe wall. And it crushes down so tight that it effectively makes one piece of pipe. Once you crush the ferrule down to the pipe, it’s on the pipe forever. If you need to make a repair, you have to get rid of it, cut in another joint, and then fix it that way.

But that’s another type of joint. So this would be the other side. You’d put your nut over the pipe first, followed by the ferrule. You thread it on, and then you would kind of hold that with two pair of Channel Locks or two adjustable wrenches, and

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Marlin Service Catches Plumbing Scams

Marlin Service Catches Plumbing Scams
You always want to be able to trust any service technicians who come to your home with the goal of repair something. Unfortunately, finding trustworthy people isn’t always the case. In this video, we show how Marlin Services partners with Inside Edition to catch these crooks in the act. Thankfully, we found the there was a good percentage of companies who fixed the exact problem without over charging or scamming the homeowner. Watch and see what you need to look out for!

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How to Clear a Clogged Plumbing Vent – This Old House

How to Clear a Clogged Plumbing Vent – This Old House
This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey employs his detective skills to find and clear a stubborn clog. (See below for tools.)

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– electrician’s probe
– garden hose

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How to: Cabin Plumbing – Cabin in the Woods – Bob Vila eps.1106

How to: Cabin Plumbing – Cabin in the Woods – Bob Vila eps.1106
The Plumbing Rough-In:

Construction continues on the cabin in the woods. Electrical and plumbing work has been approach simplistically and the materials creatively chosen. Also, Bob tours the mother of all cabins, Great Camp Sagamore.

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