Replacing water pipes in a home can be a challenging task, but with the right tools, preparation, and knowledge, it is definitely doable. Here are the general steps to follow:
- Turn off the water supply: Locate the main shutoff valve and turn off the water supply to your home.
- Drain the water from the pipes: Open all the faucets in your home and allow the water to drain out of the pipes.
- Remove the old pipes: Using a pipe cutter or saw, cut out the old pipes and remove them from the walls and floors.
- Install the new pipes: Measure and cut the new pipes to the correct length using a pipe cutter or saw. Install the new pipes using pipe connectors and soldering tools.
- Test the new pipes: Once the new pipes are installed, turn the water supply back on and check for leaks. Allow water to run through the new pipes to make sure everything is working correctly.
It’s important to note that if you don’t feel confident doing this on your own, it’s best to hire a licensed plumber to ensure that the job is done safely and correctly.
Richard travels to Raleigh, North Carolina to help a homeowner replace the leaky polybutylene pipes throughout his house.
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