Drain Repair projects
How to Clear Clogged Drains
Learn the best techniques for clearing clogged sink drains using a plunger and a snake. Avoid emergency visits from the plumber and save…
How to Replace a Worn Brass Drain Assembly
Brass coatings on bathroom sink drains sometimes corrode and wear away due to cleaning products or other chemicals. This article explains the…
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How to Clear Clogged Sink Drains
Clogged sink drain? With a few inexpensive tools and a little practice you can clear up all but the most stubborn drain clogs in less than an…
How to Eliminate Basement Odor and Sewer Smells
This article shows five reasons why your basement could smell like a sewer. If you have a smelly basement and can't locate the source,…
Replace a Shower Drain From the Top
Replace a shower drain without tearing open the ceiling below. Use a special drain assembly and install it from the top.
Eliminate Drain Odor
Kitchen and bath drains that get frequent use are usually full of water, but basement floor drains can dry out, allowing sewer gas in. To slow…
Unclog a Bathtub Drain Without Chemicals
Fix a clogged tub drain quickly and easily by removing the stopper and fishing out the hair and gunk that causes the problem 80 percent of the…
Modify a Floor Drain to Prevent Flooding
An inexpensive backwater valve installed in a basement floor drain can prevent major flooding problems caused by a blocked or overloaded sewage…
How to Seal Basement Water Traps With Oil
Keep water seal in your floor drains from drying out with a thin layer of cooking oil. It'll keep foul odors out of your house.
Tricks for Splicing Plastic Drain Pipe
Whether you're working with PVC, ABS or cast iron, Mission couplings are essential for fitting a section of pipe into an existing run of…
How to Unclog a Drain
If the plunger and the snake fail, you probably have a big clog somewhere in the drainpipe. Here's how to locate the clog and grind your way…