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PEX Piping: Everything You Need to Know
PEX is the biggest revolution in plumbing since the flush toilet, and in this article we'll answer the most common questions homeowners have about it and also give you some tips for working with it.
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Parts of a Toilet
Toilets have moving parts, and moving parts wear out or break. If your toilet won't stop running, try repairing or replacing these key parts of the toilet.
How to Glue and Join PVC Plastic Pipe
How to make leak-proof connections fast, whether you're using PVC, ABS or CPVC. Plus, common mistakes to avoid and how to fix them.
Fix a Leaking Water Heater
Fix common leaks from a temperature and pressure relief valve or a water heater drain valve by checking temperature settings and mineral deposits. A simple cap solves the water heater drain valve problem.
How to Plumb a Basement Bathroom
A bathroom in the basement adds a lot of value to a finished basement. Here's how to plumb the bathroom yourself and save at least $1,000 on plumbing costs.
Choosing a New Water Heater
We walk you through the pros and cons of high tech water heaters - tankless, heat pump, condensing gas and point-of-use models. They save energy and can save you money as well. When your old water heater dies, consider replacing it with one of these types, as well as efficient conventional models.
Plumbing Tips: ABS Pipe
Learn expert plumbing tips from our experienced pro, including his choice of ABS plastic pipe, cutting and gluing techniques, elbow selection, support requirements and other tips that result in a first-rate plumbing job.
Prevent Leaks With Pipe Dope
A master plumber shares his simple secret to prevent leaks: back up pipe joints wrapped with Teflon tape by dabbing them with pipe dope.
DIY Hot Water Heater Repair
Heating elements on electric hot water heaters sometimes fail long before the water heater, but replacing them in a hot water heater is an easy DIY repair.