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How to Fix Sweating Pipes
Cover cold water pipes with inexpensive foam pipe insulation to prevent condensation and dripping in humid weather.
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How to Repair a Leaking Tub Faucet
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 ...
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.
Replacing a Rotted Floor Under the Toilet
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.
How a Septic Tank Works
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.
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 ...
How to Use an Internal Pipe Wrench
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.
Sump Pump Backup
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
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.