Whether you like it or not, leaky pipes, malfunctioning toilet and clogged sinks are a nightmare for many people. The drain in the kitchen and toilet sink is the most used and most-often clogged. Because the situation occurs frequently, you may not want to call a plumber to fix them each time when water does not go down the drain, so it would be a good idea to know how to do the easy plumbing.
Compression fitting gate valves are the most common method of attaching a gate valve to a copper water pipe. If you don't install the compression fitting gate valve properly, it would cause the leakage of pipe and you will need to fix it later. The installation is comparatively quick and easy to use; they require no special tools or skills to operate. Anyone can install the pipes but major plumbing installation jobs should be done by licensed and professional plumbers. There are two traditional types of compression fitting including standard and flare fittings. Basic compression fittings are made of a compression nut, a compression ring or "olive," and a compression seat. Choosing the right size and type of fitting is indispensible. Moreover, you have to avoid over-tightening the nut or else the integrity of the compression fitting will be compromised by the excessive force. In addition, if you notice that your sink unusually takes time to drain, you may need to clear the pipes from sludge build-up. Residential plumbing helps to make living in your home comfortable by bringing different types of water to where it is needed.