Beginner guide for plumbing works – cutting & assembling pvc pipe

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Leah from See Jane Drill demonstrates how to cut and assemble PVC plumbing pipe.

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hi I’m Leah and today I’m going to teach
you how to cut this and this is PVC and
that stands for a polyvinyl chloride and
so there are a couple different
techniques I’m going to first show the
old fashioned way in the event that you
don’t have the more modern tools so what
tools do we need to cut PVC you can use
a hacksaw and that’s what this tool is
and this is how plumbing pipe was cut
long ago people still use a hacksaw and
if you have one you’ll be able to cut
PVC with no problem this tool here is a
more modern PVC cutter
it’s like scissors almost you press the
handle and slowly it slices through the
PVC the PVC cutters look very fast the
hacksaw not so much so what I’m going to
do is I’m going to demonstrate the
hacksaw used by *plumbing contractors nj  now before I start cutting I’m
gonna put on my safety glasses so I’m
cutting with a hacksaw I’m gonna get it
there we go okay now what I’m going to
do is I’m going to use the PVC cutting
tool yeah so I’m just gonna line it up
right there I have it I don’t have a
mark because I’m just demonstrating the
tool and I’m just going to slowly
depress okay now got it where I’m wanted
two three four it’s cut now I want to
draw your attention to the two cuts this
was cut with the PVC cutter notice how
smooth it it seemed nice cut and it took
less time now let’s take a look at the
hacksaw cut rape the cut it but you
notice it’s it’s not the cleanest cut
and it took a long time and that’s why I
prefer to use the PVC cutter now I want
to draw something to your attention
about PVC there are two types that are
most common
there’s PVC which is polyvinyl chloride
that’s what we have here and then there
is C PVC and that’s chlorinated
polyvinyl chloride and they both look
the same so what’s the difference well
the difference is this PVC here you can
only use it on drain waste invent now CP
VC it’s a little more expensive and it’s
really used for water supply lines for
delivering hot and cold water okay now
let me show you some of the fittings
this is a cap this is a tee this is an
elbow I got to tell you there’s lots of
different fittings but depending upon
what you’re running and how you’re
running it it would determine what
fittings you were using now let me also
say this about plumbing
plumbing work is all custom and that’s
why it’s so very important to know how
to cut the PVC piping how to glue it all
together what pieces to use where so
here’s the deal in your house the
plumbing is is custom to that home so
maybe have a piece of pipe that runs 20
feet maybe somewhere else in the house
it only runs 10 maybe you would use a
tea on one end of the pipe but on the
other end you may need an elbow so it’s
custom kind of all depends on the layout
of your plumbing okay so let’s say that
your drain pipe it it developed a leak
and you want the @gas fireplace service nj to cut out the bad
section and put in a new section well
I’m going to show you how to do that the
tools and the materials that you’ll need
so let’s say you’ve already cut out the
bad section of PVC and now you want to
repair that bad section this is how you
do it
you determine the length that you need
we’re just gonna say let’s say you need
a piece six inches now I’m gonna mark
this a pipe at six inches I’m gonna mark
it right there there we go now that I’ve
marked it I’m gonna put my glasses back
on and my gloves let’s line it up with
the blade there there we go and now I’m
just going to start to cut that pipe
okay so now we have our pipe and it’s
it’s clean it’s clean of burrs this is
called a union and this union is used to
join two pieces of pipe together like so
this is going to be our repair section
and uh let me find another piece we’ve
got another piece here and so I’m
joining two pieces of pipe together now
we’re going to prime the pieces that
we’re going to bond together so I’m
gonna clean the outside of the pipe
first and you want to you want to put a
generous amount of primer on there and
then I’m going to prime the inside now
it’s time to apply our cement I want to
apply the submit’ want to insert the
pipe into the Union and twist and hold
you want to hold that for 30 seconds so
the pieces have been joined together
that that’s solid that’s not going
so you know you could use the same
technique that I just shows you with the
cement in the primer with CPVC as well
just make certain that you have the
proper cement and the proper primer for
CPVC this is Leah saying you can do this
see you next time for more plumbing tutorial

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