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  1. Water Softener Installation: How and When to Rebuild

    If your water softener has stopped doing its job, you may have worn or clogged parts in the control head that need repair or a complete rebuild. Here's the fix.

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  1. 10 Pitfalls of Sink Replacement

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    Replacing a kitchen sink and faucet is a quick way to give your kitchen a new look, but there are potential plumbing and installation problems to watch out for. This article explains how to avoid the ten most common.

  2. How to Fix Sweating Pipes

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    Cover cold water pipes with inexpensive foam pipe insulation to prevent condensation and dripping in humid weather.

  3. How to Repair a Leaking Tub Faucet

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    You don't have to put up with the slow drip from a leaky faucet, nor with the growing stain it often leaves in the tub or shower. Fix it now and you'll prevent those headaches and save on you water bill too. The entire job, with special tools, may set you back a bit of cash, but doing it yourself ...

  4. Fix a Running Toilet

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    If you've tried a new flapper to fix your running toilet and it still runs don’t give up hope. Here's a fix that's sure to work.

  5. Replacing a Rotted Floor Under the Toilet

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    Minor wood rot around a toilet flange doesn’t always mean you have to replace the subfloor. Solve the problem with a metal flange support instead.

  6. How a Septic Tank Works

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    Don't remove your septic tank filter, even if it frequently clogs up. Instead, make sure you aren’t putting bad stuff—grease, fat, or foods scraps—down the drain. And avoid using a garbage disposer under your sink.

  7. The Best Bathroom and Kitchen Sink Faucets

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    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 ...

  8. 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.

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