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How to Clean a Garbage Disposal
Does your kitchen sink smell bad? Is it coming from your garbage disposal? Here's how to clean a garbage disposal and get rid of those disgusting odors.
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Plumbing with PEX Tubing
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.
How to Replace a Kitchen Sink Basket Strainer
Quick and easy fix for a leaky kitchen sink basket strainer. Replace the basket strainer yourself in just an hour and save the cost of a visit from the plumber.
How to Flush a Water Heater
Have you flushed your water heater lately? This boring but important chore should be done at least once a year to remove sediment that accumulates on the bottom of the tank. That's especially true if you live in a hard-water area. The task is easy to blow off because it's out of sight—but skipping it is costing you a lot. Sediment buildup reduces the heating efficiency of your water heater.
Extend the Life of Your Water Heater by Replacing the Anode Rod
Replacing the anode rod in a water heater before it fails can slow down corrosion inside the tank and significantly extend the life of the water heater, sometimes even doubling it.
Fix a Running Toilet
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.
How to Join Dissimilar Pipes
A master plumber shows the fittings and techniques used to make leak-free connections between copper, PEX, CPVC, galvanized steel and more.
How to Fix a Water Heater Pilot Light
If your hot water heater suddenly stops working, chances are a bad thermocouple has shut off the gas to the pilot light. Replacement is an easy DIY repair.
Water is Coming Out of the Air Gap
A foul smell or dirty water squirting out of the air gap vent holes indicates a clog inside the air gap. The fix is a simple cleaning with household disinfectant.