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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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How to Upgrade Your Bathroom Vanity

A fresh new look for your bathroom.

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How to Unclog a Bathtub Drain Without Chemicals

Simply fish out the sticky hair that clogs most drains


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How to Unclog a Bathroom Sink Drain Without Chemicals

Unclog your bathroom sink without using chemicals.


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How to Unclog a Kitchen Sink

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


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.

Find and Repair Hidden Plumbing Leaks

Find and fix minor drips before they cause major damage


Replace 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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How to Unclog a Drain

Don't give up yet!


Tricks for Splicing Plastic Drain Pipe

Save time and trouble with Mission couplings


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Unclog a Kitchen Sink

Get smelly, stopped-up drains running fast again


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How to Eliminate Basement Odor and Sewer Smells

Stop sewer gas from entering the basement.

Fixing a Sewage Ejection Pump

Before you call a plumber, test for a bad switch. It's a $20 fix you can do yourself.


How to Retrieve Items Dropped Down Drains

Here is a simple way you can once again be reunited with what you thought was never to be found...


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...


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How to Clear Clogged Drains

Quick results with a plunger and plumber's snake


Water is Coming Out of the Air Gap

Simple cleaning will clear the clog

Modify a Floor Drain to Prevent Flooding

This 15 minute fix can prevent an expensive mess


How to Seal Basement Water Traps With Oil

A layer of oil keeps your floor drain sealed


How to Replace a Worn Brass Drain Assembly

What happened to the brass coating?


How to Hide Your Home’s Mechanics

Get ideas for clever ways to disguise your ducts, air returns, drains and more.


How to Prevent Clogged Drains

Drains always seem to clog at the worst possible time, like when you have a houseful of overnight guests or...