Seth is a licensed journeyman plumber with over 13 years of experience in the plumbing industry. He enjoys combining his love of media arts and teaching to make seemingly difficult projects a possibility.
Working on a plumbing project? Learn the right way to apply teflon tape to your pipes and components to create tighter seals and avoid leaks. In this lesson, Journeyman Seth Evanoff will explain how and when to use teflon tape, what size to use, and the correct method to apply. And if it turns out teflon tape isn’t the right choice for your plumbing project, not to worry, Seth will also teach you how to seal other types of plumbing joints.
Become familiar with the tools and materials required to solder. This lesson teaches you the proper way to cut, clean, and deburr pipe, and demonstrates proper flux application (flux is not only for the pipes you are soldering, but also for the pipe fitting). After watching Seth demonstrate with ½ in. copper pipe, you will be well on your way to safe soldering, and repairing your own plumbing in no time!
Beginning with how to light your torch, the lesson teaches you how to solder copper pipe. You’ll be fixing your own plumbing with confidence after Seth demonstrates the proper way to start the torch, heat the pipe and fitting, and apply the solder (here’s a tip: solder follows heat). Learn when it is safe to move the pipe you’ve just soldered. After his demo, Seth shows you what your end result should look like if you’ve soldered well, leaving no gaps or cracks, and without any run-through.