I tackled my first plumbing repair/installation today!
Our pre-sale inspection showed that the pressure at our house was too high so I knew we'd be needing a pressure regulator installed. We just got new appliances, so it's time to get that done so the pressure doesn't damage the appliances.
I installed it right above the main shutoff inside the house so that's good.
1.) turn off and drain water
2.) hack saw a 1 inch section out of the run of galvanized to be replaced
3.) use pipe wrench and channel lock pliers to unscrew old pipe
4.) telfon tape the two ends of each of the new sections of galvanized to be installed
5.) install the two new pipes, leaving approximately 5" gap between the two ends
6.) install brass union ends on the end of each galvanized pipe
7.) slide pressure regular into the gap with the included gasket on each side
8.) tighten both union nuts
9.) turn water back onEdited by RedLantern - 12/13/13 at 3:02pm