NPT vs BSP: Differences, Chart, NPS, BSPT

I was writing an article about the different types of thread sealants and it dawned on me that all threads are not created equal. Pipe thread forms in the United States is different to that of the United Kingdom. The two main types of pipe thread styles are National Pipe Thread (NPT) and British Standard … Read more

Pipe Dope vs Teflon Tape: What to Use & Where

Anytime you are connecting pipes or fittings together, you almost always need to apply a thread sealant on the threads.  That means having to choose between pipe dope and Teflon tape. So, what is the difference between Teflon tape and pipe dope? Which one should you use? Is one better than the other? Pipe dope … Read more

Water Pressure vs Flow Rate: Difference/Relationship

What is the Relationship Between Flow Rate and Pressure? There are people who use water pressure and flow rate interchangeably but the two are very different. So, what is the difference between water pressure and flow rate. Water pressure describes how hard water is flowing out of a pipe in pounds per square inch (psi) … Read more

6 Tell-Tale Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Pipes

How Often Should Water Lines Be Replaced? Your home has two types of plumbing pipes; water supply pipes and drain pipes. Water supply pipes are connected to the service line and are therefore always under pressure while drain lines solely depend on gravity to drain waste. As such, water supply line are prone to leaks … Read more

How to Descale/Remove Calcium Buildup From Pipes

How Do I Descale my House Pipes? If you live in an area with hard water, scaling up of pipes by hard water mineral deposits will always happen. This is especially the case if you have steel water pipes. Plastic and copper are also affected but not as much as steel. The mineral most responsible … Read more

Does Pipe Leak Tape Work? How Doe It Work?

Does Pipe Tape Stop Leaks? As a homeowner, you will experience a leaky pipe at least once in your lifetime. Knowing what to do in such a situation can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars in water damages. One of the ways to patch up a leaky pipe is by using pipe leak tape … Read more

Hydro Jetting: Pros & Cons vs Snaking and Rodding

What is Hydro Jetting? Hydro jetting is a drain cleaning service using pressurized water.  A high-pressure hose connected to a pumping unit has a nozzle attachment which ejects water at a high pressure ( up to 5000 psi) thereby obliterating clogs, scales and trees roots in the drain line. If you are struggling with slow … Read more

How to Remove and Replace a Sink Pop-Up Stopper

How Do I Replace the Pop Up Plug in My Sink? When a pop up sink stopper is working properly, it is usually very easy to use. Just pull up the lift rod to fill the tank or push it down to drain the sink. If however one part of the sink pop up mechanism … Read more

5 Ways to Unclog a Drain with Standing Water

A clogged bathtub, sink, shower or toilet with standing water needs to be fixed as quickly as possible to prevent overflowing of contaminated water into the floor. So, how do you do it? To unclog a drain with standing water, start by draining away the water. You can then plunge, snake or clear the drain … Read more

What is Sewer Rodding? When Do You Need It?

A clogged or backing up sewer line or drain line is one of those problems that needs fixing as fast as possible lest they develop in to even worse problems. There are a few methods you can use to unclog a sewer line based on the severity of the clog as well as recommendation from … Read more