DIY Network Video: Plumbing 101

Learn how plumbing works with the forces of pressure and gravity.
A home plumbing lesson from Brad Staggs & guest Anthony Fleming of Ask DIY.

Most of us don't even think of our plumbing until a pipe leaks or a toilet clogs, but a properly functioning home plumbing system is one of the most essential home utilities. Whether you want to tackle a project on your own or ask the right questions of a professional plumber, a great place to start is with some basic knowledge of your home plumbing system.

On a basic level, plumbing works with the forces of pressure and gravity. Pressure brings water into your home, the water is used, and then gravity sends the wastewater back out of your home. If you really want to understand how it works, you should learn about the supply, fixtures, and drainage of your home plumbing system. Read more ...

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