Plumbing

DIY plumbing projects, tips and repairs for most plumbing jobs around your home.

Unclog a Kitchen Faucet Aerator

Low water pressure may not be the reason for weak water flow from faucets. Check for a clogged aerator. You can fix it in 5 minutes.

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  • How to Stop a Plumbing Leak

    Small water leaks at soldered copper joints can be easy—or not so easy—to fix. This article explains the options, including what to…

  • Bathroom Plumbing Mishaps

    Common plumbing problems and mishaps in the bathroom

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • 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.…

  • Leak-Free Plumbing

    Fool-proof plumbing tips to prevent leaks

  • The Top 10 Plumbing Fixes

    Save money by doing simple plumbing repairs yourself. These fixes are completely DIY with basic tools and skills.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Plumbing Valve Basics

    Get a close-up, cutaway view of a stop valve, gate valve and ball valve, along with detailed explanations of how they work and advantages and…

  • 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…

  • Plumbing an Island Sink

    Plumbing an island sink can be a challenge. That's because there is no adjacent wall to run a vent for the drain. This article will show you…

  • Find and Repair Hidden Plumbing Leaks

    We show simple ways to find and stop common water leaks before they cause rot and other expensive damage. You'll find most of them around…