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  1. The Best Bathroom and Kitchen Sink Faucets

    In the market for a new faucet? Sure you can buy a boring cheapie for $50 that will cost you more in the long run for repairs or replacement. Spend a bit more and get one of these spectacular gems packed with hardworking features that will last your lifetime. All photos are courtesy of the ...

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  1. How to Unclog a Drain That's Hopelessly Clogged

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    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 through it.

  2. DIY Solar Water Heating

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    You can install a solar hot water kit yourself to supplement your existing system and save on energy costs. The system will often pay for itself in several years. All photos courtesy of FAFCO.

  3. How to Use an Internal Pipe Wrench

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    Avoid crushing rusted galvanized pipes and nipples by using an internal pipe wrench instead of a standard pipe wrench. Here's how to use one.

  4. Tips on Choosing a Faucet

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    Choosing a faucet is tricky. The variety of styles, materials and finishes—and prices—can be overwhelming. You’ll probably live with your new faucet a long time, so you might as well love it. Here are seven things to consider before getting in the checkout line.

  5. How to Install a Gas Stove—Without Dangerous Leaks

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    Afraid to hook up a gas appliance? You should be! A gas leak in your home can be fatal. Here's the right way to connect a range and a water heater to the gas line.

  6. Sump Pump Backup

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    A good sump pump installation should include a backup system for breakdowns and power outages. Learn the pros and cons of four pump backup methods. Photo ©iStock.com/Assalve

  7. Plumbing with PEX Tubing

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    Long used in radiant heating systems, flexible PEX tubing is perfect for water supply lines because it’s easy to run through walls and floors and simple to work with.

  8. Soldering Tips

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    Don't let copper pipes keep you from doing your own plumbing. You can get leak-proof joints on the first try, every time with these tips.

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