Fix any plumbing problem with these repair how-to guides.
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Stop Banging Water Pipes
The best cure for banging water pipes is a water hammer arrester with a lubricated internal piston. The sealed piston works better than capped pipes, which eventually fill with water.
Find and Repair Hidden Plumbing Leaks
We show simple ways to find and stop common water leaks before they cause rot and other expensive damage. You'll find most of them around bathtubs and showers, drains, sinks and toilets.
How to Remove a Stuck Cleanout Plug
A seasoned pro shows you how to remove a stuck cleanout plug to gain access to a stubborn clog in a drain line using pipe wrenches, heat and/or a hacksaw.
Water Pipe Replacement
Use a special “slip” or “no-stop” coupling to quickly and easily splice in a new section of copper pipe or to add or replace a valve. We show you how.
Water Pipe Replacement: Cures for Low Water Pressure
Replace clogged, corroded water supply pipes to improve water pressure. Begin with the worst spots first, the main valve and meter and the fixture shutoffs. Then replace the horizontal pipes and finally the vertical lines
How to Repair a Plumbing Vent in the Attic
There's a right way and a wrong way to install vents. This photo shows the wrong way; the article explains what probably happened and how to go about fixing it.
Join Galvanized Pipe to Copper Pipe
Install 3-in. plastic-lined nipples between copper and steel pipes to prevent galvanic corrosion from clogging the water line. It's a quick, easy fix.
How to Use Water Hammer Arresters to Stop Banging Water Lines
Stop water hammer with easy-to-install, inexpensive arresters. Simply add them between the shut-off valve or faucet and the incoming water supply.