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Preparatory work for welding

Pipe welding and work methodology

Repair or renovation work can be carried out by yourself. All you need is the right technique and the right equipment. Doing the welding yourself is relatively easy. You can show off your resourcefulness and also save capital. Among the basic tools of every do-it-yourselfer should be a pipe welding machine.  

Pipe welding machine

Preparatory work for welding

Pipe welding machine, as the name suggests, is used for welding. The technology is not complicated enough. Two parts of a thermoplastic material are joined. Thermoplastics are mainly found in sanitary installations. Pipes in the house can be made of the following materials: 

  • polypropylene 
  • polyethylene 
  • polybutylene  

Unfortunately, old buildings are still characterized by metal pipes. But this is an exception compared to modern solutions. Permanent connection of pipes is a guarantee of a solid and well-functioning installation. In addition to the welding technique, the gluing technique can also be used. However, welding is a more reliable method, because glued pipes may leak. The leak may cause the pipe to rupture.  

Self welding 

Welding pipes is an activity that you can safely do yourself. It is enough to know how a pipe welding machine works. It is essential to remember to read and understand the instructions. This information can come in handy at any time. You should also pay attention to the welding temperature. It must be the right temperature. It is important to check the equipment for contamination or blemishes. When the job is finished, the equipment should be allowed to cool down. The welding machine is not the only piece of equipment needed by the DIY enthusiast. A calibrator, a cloth, pipe cutters and spirit are also needed.  

Preparatory work for welding 

Before starting welding, do not forget to properly prepare for work. It is important to cut the pipes, and at the same time be slow and precise. The calibrator will be used for smoothing (deburring). It is also important to degrease and clean the pipe.  

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