PVC Pipes Pressure Rating vs Size: Sch 40 & 80 Charts

What Pressure Can a PVC Pipe Withstand? The pressure rating of a PVC pipe is directly proportional to its wall thickness (schedule) and inversely proportional its nominal size. Small-diameter PVC pipes can withstand more pressure than big-diameter pipes, while schedule 80 pipes can handle more pressure than schedule 40 pipes. In short, the pressure rating … Read more

PVC Pipes Dimension Charts – Schedule 40 & 80

What are Standard PVC Pipe Sizes? PVC (polyvinyl chloride) pipes are the most preferred pipes in modern plumbing for their many advantages over other types of pipes. Apart from plumbing, they are also used in construction and industrial applications. One challenge that most folks face when buying PVC pipes is identifying their sizing. There are … Read more

Smelly Kitchen Sink? Why & How to Remove the Smell

How Do I get Rid of the Smell in My Kitchen Sink?  A smelly kitchen sink is caused by decomposing food waste in the drain line, empty P-trap, a clogged plumbing vent or a dirty garbage disposal. An S-trap instead of a P-trap could also be the reason your kitchen sink has a horrible smell. … Read more

2 Ways to Fix a Leaking Bathtub Overflow Drain

Why is my Bath Overflow Leaking? A bathtub overflow drain is designed to channel excess water from the tub into the drain line and effectively prevent the tub from overflowing and flooding the bathroom. This fail-safe fixture can however be a problem on its own. Water may eventually start to leak from the overflow drain … Read more

What to Do if You Accidentally Pour Grease in a Drain

What Could Happen if you Put Grease Down the Drain? Your drain-waste system is not designed to handle fats, grease and oils (FOGs). Whether you are connected to the city’s sewer lines or are on a septic system, you should never dump grease down your drains. There are a lot of myths and misconceptions that … Read more

Understanding the Drain-Waste-Vent System Easily

For most people, a drain-waste-vent system is one of those things that are out mind, out of sight. This is until something happens and they need to figure out how their house plumbing works. A drain-waste-vent system is the plumbing system which allows discharge of waste from fixtures to the city’s sewer lines or septic … Read more

Galvanized vs Black Pipes for Natural Gas

Will Natural Gas Corrode Galvanized pipes? Would you rather have a leaking water pipe or a leaking gas pipe? I am sure you would be happy if you could avoid both altogether. When it comes to installation of water pipes, there are so many materials to choose from. The same does not however apply to … Read more

How to Identify Your Shower Faucet and Cartridge Fast

Shower faucets can last for a really long time but eventually they will need to be replaced. While replacing a shower faucet is not that hard, it could turn out to be a tedious and expensive task if you do not know the type of faucet you have. So, what is the quickest way of … Read more

Why You Should Pour Salt Down Your Drains at Night

Does Salt Unclog Drains? A clogged or slow draining sink, bathtub, toilet or any other drain is quite frustrating to deal with to say the least. Nasty clogs will need you to call in a plumber to clear them, which is not cheap at all. And that is where salt comes in. Common salt can … Read more

Garbage Disposal Leaking? This’s Why and How to Fix It

What are the Causes for a Leaking Garbage Disposal? A garbage disposal can leak from the bottom, top or even side. In most cases, the cause the of the leak is a worn out seal or loose connection due to the vibrations, which means it is not always that you have to replace the unit. … Read more