Everything you need to know about buying, maintaining and repairing your home appliances.
What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home
When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider. Here's a comprehensive guide to point you in the right direction.
DIY Water Heater Testing and Repair
A one-hour DIY repair that will save you the cost of calling the plumber
How to Flush a Water Heater
Extend the life of your water heater: Learn how to drain water heater fluid and get your water heater running...
How to Regulate the Hot Water Heater
Install temperature regulating valves without tearing up the bathtub wall
DIY Water Heater Installation
When your water heater begins to leak, you have to install a new one fast.
How to Plumb a Water Softener
Branch off cold water lines to outdoor faucets before running the cold water through the water softening system.
How to Repair a Water Softener
Fix your water softener injectors, brine tank and regenerate the resin tank.
How to Adjust Your Water Heater’s Temperature
Be safe—keep the water heater temperature setting at 120 degrees F.
How to Dispose of a Water Heater
The Family Handyman editor, Jeff Gorton, will show you how remove and dispose of a water heater.
Water Softener Installation: How and When to Rebuild
Water softener installation and repair is easier than it looks