Many people try to do plumbing repairs on their own to save money. They go to their local home improvement store and will ask a store associate who has very little or no experience about what parts to use to make a plumbing repair. Most of the time the parts recommended tend to be wrong or worse go on and leak or blow apart and cause water damage. When doing a plumbing repair the following are some of the most misused or parts that should not be used:
Shark Bite Couplings: While this fitting has changed plumbing forever there are certain pipes that this part cannot be used with or if you do use it there are different shark bites for different pipe such as polybutelene.
Needle Valves: Sometimes people want to add an icemaker line or a dishwasher line and they use a needle valve. These valves are the worst of the Deltona plumbing repair parts used because they are not meant to be installed on poly lines or plastic lines. They are known for failing and flooding homes so please stay away from this kind of plumbing part.
Glue: Believe it or not, glue is one of the most misused item with plumbing repairs. You must use CPVC glue for CPVC pipe and PVC glue for PVC and you cannot glue PEX piping.
If you are shopping for Deltona plumbing parts make sure you get the right parts. If you are unsure please call a local Deltona plumber to help you with your project. If you need help please give us a call at (386) 742-1750.
We also serve Lake Mary, Casselberry, Winter Springs, Longwood, Apopka, Altamonte Springs, Orlando, Winter Park, Oviedo, Sanford, Maitland, and all of Central Florida
Home » Blog » The Top Three Misused Plumbing Parts