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Find and Repair Hidden Plumbing Leaks
We show simple ways to find and stop common water leaks before they cause rot and other expensive damage. You'll find most of them around…
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.
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How to Plumb a Water Softener
The plumbing hookups on a water softener can be confusing, but we'll show you how the connections should be made. You don't have to be a…
How to Fix a Chipped Sink
You can fix chipped enamel on cast iron and steel sinks, and you can make the repair almost invisible with a special enamel repair kit. We show…
How to Bleed a Hot Water Radiator and Clear a Steam Radiator Vent
If one radiator doesn't heat up but others do, try this one-minute fix first. It usually solves the problem.
How to Stop Tree Roots From Plugging Sewer Lines
Keep invasive tree roots from plugging your sewer line by boring them out with an rented auger, cutting the trees or calling in pros. The pros…
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…
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…
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.