DIY Plumbing Repair for Leaks

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Leaks in your bathroom or kitchen sink plumbing can be a headache to deal with. However, DIY plumbing repairs may be easier than you expect. This video shows how you can fix common leaking issues with your home’s plumbing.

The most common leak location is an IPS joint which is made of iron. If there aren’t signs of degradation and corrosion, you can repair it. Grab a roll of Teflon tape and wrap it around the joint threads in a clockwise rotation three times. Additionally, put a layer of pipe thread sealant (pipe dope) around the joint.

Another leak location is a compression joint. These joints are made of small brass nuts and rings. You place a ferrule into the nut and then connect it with a brass coupling around the pipe. If there is a leak you need to replace the ferrule.

If you have a leak in a soldered joint it is likely due to poor initial soldering or corrosion due to age. To fix this joint, you need a new pipe to solder in place. It can be helpful to hire a professional to handle this sort of leak repair.

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