Plumbing Repair

Fix any plumbing problem with these repair how-to guides.

Leak-Free Plumbing

Fool-proof plumbing tips to prevent leaks

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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…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • How to Repair a Plumbing Vent in the Attic

    There's a right way and a wrong way to install vents. This photo shows the wrong way; the article explains what probably happened and how to…

  • 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.

  • Roof Flashing: Replace Plumbing Vent Flashing

    The metal or rubber flashing around plumbing vents can deteriorate or rust through over time, creating water leaks. Here's how to replace the…

  • Signs of Poorly Vented Plumbing Drain Lines

    Solution to a bubbling toilet and sudden water level changes in the toilet bowl. Both indicate an air-venting problem in the drain system.

  • How to Repair a Leaking Copper Pipe

    You can fix leaky copper pipe quickly and efficiently with special repair sleeves. We show you how to cut and solder copper supply lines.

  • How to Install Refrigerator Plumbing

    This article will show you how to run a water line to your refrigerator for an automatic ice maker and water dispenser. The story and how-to…

  • Copper Pipe Types

    Type L and Type M copper pipe comparison: Use Type M for most home situations. Use heavier duty Type L for underground and other special…