How to Prevent Clogged Drains
Drains always seem to clog at the worst possible time, like when you have a houseful of overnight guests or a big party. And while you may not…
11 Plumbing Tricks of the Trade for Weekend Plumbers
More than any other type of home improvement job, plumbing can drive a DIYer crazy. Problems arise, projects grow, frustrations multiply. Even…
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Four Home Plumbing Repair Tips
When kitchen or bathroom faucet repairs go bad, they can be a nightmare. Professional plumbers share their solutions for disassembly and repair…
Stop Leaks in Plumbing Joints
The best time to fix a plumbing leak is before it happens, by properly connecting water supply and waste line fittings. Learn the tricks that…
Handy Plumbing Tips and Tricks
To save you time, money and headaches down the road, we collected our favorite tips and tricks for solving common household plumbing problems.…
How to Plumb a Basement Bathroom
A bathroom in the basement adds a lot of value to a finished basement. Here's how to plumb the bathroom yourself and save at least $1,000 on…
The Top 10 Plumbing Fixes
Save money by doing simple plumbing repairs yourself. These fixes are completely DIY with basic tools and skills.
How to Use CPVC Plastic Plumbing Pipe
CPVC tubing is ideal for water supply lines. It's easy to cut and assemble, using compression of cemented fittings. It's durable too.…
How to Plumb an Island Sink
Plumbing an island sink is tricky. We show two methods of properly venting the drain—an island (loop) vent and an air admittance…
How to Sweat Copper Pipe
Soldering copper water supply lines is not a difficult skill. Even a rookie can learn to solder leak-proof joints in 30 minutes. The…
ABS vs PVC
Follow our expert advice for choosing between ABS and PVC drainpipe. You have to consider your local plumbing codes, material availability, ease…