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. Support this channel by shopping on Amazon through our link: Channel jane drill Website Facebook jane drill  

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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 started 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 anywhere 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 you Proceed Studying