Tulsa plumbing lavatory stop .m4a
[00:00:06] Hello Tulsa Plumbing customers I’m here to talk to you today about lavatory shut off valves and supply lines. We’ve gone over some pop up assemblies on the drain clog p. Traps. I how to unclog lavatory from them. And even gone as far as to get some equipment to unclog the drain. Now we’re going to focus on the water supply side. On the water supply side.
[00:00:39] There’s many types of materials available. For water distribution. There’s PVC there’s galvanized piping. There’s copper piping there are Pex pipes and there’s many others out there that I’m not even. In Tulsa. Customers. Tend. To lean more towards copper and PEx piping now galvanized pipe for supporting customers was big Back around. The. 1950s and 60s. I believe. Copper was. Being used for world war two. And was not available and that’s why the waterpipe and I went to galvanized. Galvanized piping is a metal pipe that is coated and galvanized material so it is rust resistant. They can handle freezing. For a day or two for us. Whereas copper pipe can not. Galvanized does tend to just. Fall apart over the course of 20 to 30 years and need to be in place. Galvanized pipe is not easy to work with to connect. To the. Galvanized pipe. It’s sturdy . Pex pipe which is Tulsa Plumbing customers favorite. Material to use today.
[00:02:50] It’s very durable it’s actually made to brand as radiant heating and cool and concrete so it can handle. Rough materials. That. They have a connection system where you can either. It’s fun. There’s a few different kinds Pex piping. There’s type a Pex piping type B. Type C. Pex pipe. Type A is the best. Type A is woven like if you take your fingers and interlock them its woven like a fish net. . So when it expands it doesn’t break. If you’ve ever seen a copper pipe. Frozen you’ll see it’s split down the side well copper is really a flat. Piece of metal and they heat it. And what they do is that. They. Bend it into a circular shape which makes a pipe. And then it has a seal on the seam. Where they connect . It. Every time the copper pipe. Freezes that always burst on that connection First . . For. But anyway the type. B. And C classes of. Pex. Are for that exact same way. So if they freeze they will break and they can’t expand. So they can only use. Crimpt style.fittings on. that type Apex which is the only kind. One way plumbing uses for their Tulsa plumbing. Customer. They can actually freeze and expand. They actually make.Fittings and you stretch the pipe apart stick the fitting and then the pipe squeezes back down and. Secures the fittings the pipe has like a memory. So all of the Fittings are not. . Frostproof or will break during freeze and the pipe is fine.
[00:05:06] So if you can find out if you’re run on the spot is running continuously. The pipe may freeze but it won’t break .
[00:05:13] That’s not part. The downfall. Is that it’s hard to secure.
[00:05:23] So it’s hard to support or secure. you can’t run it very far without having to strap it. This is where. We like to mix and mingle copper pipe with PEX pipe.
[00:05:40] So that when it comes time to be rigid I can only stub out a wall or we have a long run where we can strap something and we will switch back to copper. And bag to Pex . So our system is a mess but usually it’s mostly Pex and right where it stubs out of the wall. We put copper. We don’t like our shut off valves or a pipe sticking out of the wall to move around in the. We want it to be ridged. So we do it the best way. And. That’s. Great. Now. Is. The. Copper. I’m sure in the future. PEX will come around. And get something that hasn’t. Right now we like to use copper. So we have we wouldn’t have copper pipe. This is the best scenario for water supply lines and stops and then the same. Let’s say you have copper pipe it’s kind of. An. Older copper line. Maybe some green corrosion and looked to order a darker brownish color but otherwise. It would look copper. Shut off down on a copper line it can be connected a couple different ways.
[00:07:08] One is compression where it has a that screws onto the actual stuff. So the way you install it is you cut you get the piece of copper ready to go. It’s nice and clean and there’s nothing. You slide the nuts over at the copper and then the slide the feral over the copper. Tulsa Plumbing
[00:07:30] And then you take the shut off valve you slide over the copper as well. And so the way it’s designed is when you tighten that nut onto the stop. That Ferrell is in between the stop and the nut. And as that. NuT tightens to the stop it smashes that ferrel around the copper which a holds the copper on and B. Keeps it from leaking. So you get that on there and it actually squeezes the copper a little bit. Just to hair. If you get it real tight.
[00:08:05] And then. From there you connect your supply line. Now.
[00:08:14] When I originally started plumbing for tulsa they didn’t have the new flex supply lines. So we had to use. Copper and most of the time. That’s another compression. It’s a smaller piece of copper than what you would do. Slide you’re not three eighths over. Your copper. And then you slide the Ferrol and you stick it in a stop. Tighten it down. Then towards the top of the. Supply line. You would have a larger washer or a black washer and you’d usually flare the pipes so that the pipe would pull through. The. Larger nut like we would do because we would we would have lost our flaring tools we would come in and get some channel locks so that it was oval and then it would slide through net as well and that that would normally connect directly to your lavatory faucet. Tulsa Plumbing
[00:09:15] That. Was purchased by your Tulsa . Plumbing customer. We usually. Think that’s best because the Tulsa plumbing customer. Knows what they want.
[00:10:08] Now that you’ve connected to the faucet with copper the whole way. The other way the supply line can be. Is. If. It is. Flex supply lines they may. chrome braided supply lines. Now we’re white plastic supply lines. They may black nylon. .
[00:10:32] We can supply lines they’re all flexible and they will adapt to just about any lavatory faucet connection and or any stop. Now see the stocks can be multiple different kinds. There’s flare there’s three eighths compression. Tulsa Plumbing
[00:10:54] They have. Inside diameter flared pipes and outside diameter that quarter turn shut off Valves there so some shut off valves that hook comes to the copper with compression like I described earlier. For some people actually soldered a male adapter onto a copper pipe which that fitting in is actually what it does is it slides over the copper. On one side and then on the other side that has threads already molded into the copper so that once it’s softer or you can always screw on the shut off valve that’s threaded. So instead of being a compression it would thread 3/8. Supply going up. Now we have five eight supplies going there. But the most common is three eighths. I’m also seeing water. But usually a quarter inch is restricted more to the refrigerator ice maker. And three eighths is more common for a lavatory. There’s a. We haven’t talked about lavatory faucets but there are many different kinds of story faucets as well. Tulsa Plumbing
[00:12:15] Now we focus. That mount on the countertop and then something that now on the actual lavatory. I’ve even seen some operated by pedals. And might have a. LEVER. We will go more into this down and supply lines because we. Just don’t have enough time and energy going into again. If you have any questions about this you can. Tell us the customer has a question they can call 9 1 8 2 9 4 3 3 3 3 and plumbing Tulsa water supply lines and plumbing Tulsa’s stops. It’s not that hard. You can do. Just feel free to give us a call