These drain repair articles will help you fix leaks, remove clogs, replace and modify all the drains in your house.
How to Clear Clogged Drains
Learn the best techniques for clearing clogged sink drains using a plunger and a snake. Avoid emergency visits from the plumber and save hundreds of dollars by doing it yourself with these inexpensive tools.
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Fixing a Sewage Ejection Pump
If your ejection pump fails, check for a bad switch before deciding to replace the pump or calling a plumber. You can replace the switch yourself for about $20.
Replace a Shower Drain From the Top
Replace a shower drain without tearing open the ceiling below. Use a special drain assembly and install it from the top.
Unclog a Bathtub Drain Without Chemicals
Fix a clogged tub drain quickly and easily by removing the stopper and fishing out the hair and gunk that causes the problem 80 percent of the time. We show you how to open most common types of drains.
How to Eliminate Basement Odor and Sewer Smells
This article shows five reasons why your basement could smell like a sewer. If you have a smelly basement and can't locate the source, we'll show you the most likely culprits.
Tricks for Splicing Plastic Drain Pipe
Whether you're working with PVC, ABS or cast iron, Mission couplings are essential for fitting a section of pipe into an existing run of waste line or vent. Installation is simple.
Eliminate Drain Odor
Kitchen and bath drains that get frequent use are usually full of water, but basement floor drains can dry out, allowing sewer gas in. To slow evaporation, fill traps with oil and water.
Modify a Floor Drain to Prevent Flooding
An inexpensive backwater valve installed in a basement floor drain can prevent major flooding problems caused by a blocked or overloaded sewage pipe. Installation is usually easy.
Unclog a Kitchen Sink
Kitchen sink clogs—usually caused by grease or overworked garbage disposers can be easily removed in minutes with these simple tools and common-sense tips.