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 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,…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
Dishwasher not Draining
Does your dishwasher not drain or not drain completely? You might need to call a repairman, but try these three simple tests first.
How to Drain a Washing Machine That Won't Drain
Save a bundle on appliance repair bills. We show you how to unclog your washing machine so it drains and replace the pump if you need to.