It is easy to make a mistake when you are trying something new. Sometimes, you just need to take a minute to look for a little guidance. You don’t always have to learn the hard way. In this video, you will learn some common plumbing mistakes and how to avoid them like plumbing experts.
Some people don’t think twice about connecting steel and copper piping. However, this is a very bad idea.
When these two types of material meet, it causes a chemical reaction that speeds up corrosion. Therefore, you either need to be consistent with the piping that you use, or use a di-electric union piece to connect the two piping types.
Another common mistake is wrapping Teflon tape counterclockwise around the fitting. This makes it easy for it to unravel and come undone on its own. What is worse is that it causes the fitting to come loose. If not fixed, this can lead to some serious leaks. This can compound into other problems. As you can see, it is easy for one problem to turn into more problems like dominoes knocking each other over. This is why it is better to fix the problem the right way the first time around.