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

Fixing a Sewage Ejection Pump

If your ejection pump fails, check for a bad switch before deciding to replace the pump or calling a plumber. You can replace the switch yourself for about $20.

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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

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  • 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…