Plumbing Repair

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

Water Pipe Replacement: Cures for Low Water Pressure

Replace clogged, corroded water supply pipes to improve water pressure. Begin with the worst spots first, the main valve and meter and the fixture shutoffs. Then replace the horizontal pipes and finally the vertical lines

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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…