If you have metal pipes such as iron in your house, then it is possible at some point you will deal with a rust. When a pipe rusts through, or gets to the point where it needs to be replaced, you can do the repair yourself with a few basic supplies. These pipes can be difficult to remove when rust locks up the threads.
Things You'll Need
- Pipe thread cutter
- New pipe
- Thread tape
Unscrew the pipe between two threaded fittings to replace with a new pipe. If it is rusted shut, use a rust busting liquid to loosen it.
Tighten a wrench down on the pipe and twist to loosen it.
Measure the pipe and obtain a new section with threads that is the same length. If one isn't available, get one that is longer and cut off one end with a hacksaw or wet saw that cuts metal.
Make threads on the end with a hand pipe threader. Attach it to the end and crack to cut the threads into the pipe. Squirt cutting oil on the pipe to aid in the process.
Wrap thread tape around the new pipes threads before screwing it in. This will help prevent leaks. Screw the pipe into the fittings.
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