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How do you repair mobile home plumbing?

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In order to repair mobile home plumbing, you need to locate the leak first. Be sure to turn on the water to find it faster. You need pliers or vice grips, a hacksaw, replacement pipes and solvent cement to complete the repair job.

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  1. Turn off the main water valve

    Before fixing the leak, you need to turn off the main water valve. This is usually located under the mobile home.

  2. Check the type of pipe and fitting

    Measure the pipe and buy a little more than necessary. Next, take some photos of the pipe fittings. This way you can be sure to buy the right replacement parts.

  3. Cut the pipe

    Take a hacksaw, and cut the pipe. The cut must be two inches near the leak. Take the new pipe, and cut it to the same size as the piece that is damaged. Before reassembling, make sure all the pieces of pipes and fittings are the right size. For CPVC pipes, use cement to glue the pipe to the connector. Another option is to attach the fittings with a crimping tool.

  4. Check the new plumbing

    Go to the shutoff valve, and turn on the water. Check for leaks especially at the joints.

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