Drains

Nothing causes calamity quicker than a defective drain. Make sure your shower, sink and bathtub drains look good and work properly.

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Does This Viral Rain Barrel Hack Really Work?

Will lemongrass solve your rain barrel woes? Find out if this hack actually repels mosquitoes and kills algae.

Two Ways to Plumb an Island Sink

Two methods for properly venting the drain so that waste water does not clog.


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6 Types of Basement Floor Drains

Getting rid of water in a basement with persistent flooding issues is a special kind of problem. Here are six...


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A Guide To Pipe Fittings and How To Use Them

If you're doing a plumbing installation or repair, you'll need to buy pipe and pipe fittings. Here's some help figuring...


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Cobra Tools Pistol-Grip Power Drum Auger: How To Use, Pros, Cons & Where to Buy

Don't waste your money on a plumber. Instead try this inexpensive, easy-to-use Family Handyman Approved power drum auger.

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5 Signs You Should Clean Your Drains

Clogged drains aren't just an inconvenience; they're a potential health hazard. It's essential to know when it's time for drain...


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How to Create a Home Spa Bathroom

See the ways you can easily transform your bathroom into a spa oasis, from replacing shower fixtures to upgrading lighting...

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How to Replace a Kitchen Sink Basket Strainer

Replace a sink strainer—it’s easy!


How to Unclog Anything

Toilets aren’t the only clog-prone fixture homeowners have to deal with. Check out what else is susceptible to clogging—and how...


14 Expenses New Homeowners Waste Money On

It's easy for new homeowners to spend money on things they shouldn't. Make sure you steer clear of these unnecessary...


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Worm Drive vs. Direct Drive Circular Saws: Which One’s Best for You?

Learn about the differences between a worm drive circular saw and a direct drive circular saw, and determine which one...

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How to Install a New Bathroom Vanity and Sink

A fresh new look for your bathroom.


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7 Genius Tips and Tricks for Working With Extension Cords

You can't get much done on a jobsite without extension cords. These field-tested tips for storing and using those cords...


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15 Things Home Inspectors Wish You Knew

These things home inspectors wish you knew can help sellers prepare for a home sale and make buyers aware of...


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6 Home Problems Inspectors Hate to See and How to Fix Them

Reuben Saltzman, president of Structure Tech in Minnesota, identifies potential home problems and what to do about them.


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10-Minute House Repair and Home Maintenance Tips

Simple fixes to household headaches that take 10 minutes or less — these home repairs are quick and easy.

Pro Plumbers Use These Tricks For Picking The Right Garbage Disposal

Choosing the right disposal can be tricky especially when you want to make your clients happy. The more you know...


6 Garbage Disposal Myths Debunked

Your garbage disposal is one of your most important kitchen appliances. In fact, nothing does the daily grind quite like...


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How to Use a Drain Bladder to Blast Any Sink Clog

Learn how to use a drain bladder to quickly, easily and affordably clear the toughest sink clogs.


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What to Know About Drain Bladders

Learn how a drain bladder can easily and inexpensively blast away the toughest clogs.


How To Unclog a Bathtub Drain Without Chemicals

Most bathtub drain clogs are caused by hair and soap scum. These tips will clear the hair and get the...


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How to Unclog a Sink Drain Without Using Chemicals

Unclog any sink without using chemicals.


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How to Clean and Unclog a Kitchen Sink Drain

With two simple tools — a plunger and a drain snake — you can clear 95 percent of your stopped-up...


How to Fix a Seized Engine

Sitting idle can cause an engine to seize. Learn how to free it and get your vehicle running again.


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Do You Have to Run Water While Using the Garbage Disposal?

Chances are you already run water while operating your garbage disposal. But have you ever wondered if it really matters?

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28 Handy Hints for Removing Hard-to-Remove Stuff

From scratches, clogged drains, stains, permanent marker and lots in between, we'll show you some of our proven methods for...


The Best Bathroom and Kitchen Sink Faucets

Choose a spectacular new faucet packed with features that make it harder working and last a lifetime.


How to Find and Repair Hidden Plumbing Leaks

Troubleshoot and fix minor drips before they cause major damage.


How to Remove a Shower Drain From the Top

Use a special drain assembly to quickly and easily install a new drain from the top.


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Basement Drain Backing Up? Here’s How to Unclog It

Clearing a clogged drain line requires a little more work than most household clogs, but with a little know-how, you...


How To Splice Drain Pipes with Mission Couplings

Save time and trouble with mission couplings.