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 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 and vanities.

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...


How to Install a New Bathroom Vanity and Sink

A fresh new look for your bathroom.


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.

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.


11 Things You Should Never Put Down the Drain

It might be convenient to just rinse with water and flush it down the drain. But trust us, it’s worth...


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How to Unclog a Bathtub Drain Without Chemicals

Simply fish out the sticky hair that clogs most drains

How to Unclog a Sink Drain Without Using Chemicals

Unclog any sink without using chemicals.


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...


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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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?


The Best Bathroom and Kitchen Sink Faucets

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

Find and Repair Hidden Plumbing Leaks

Find and fix minor drips before they cause major damage


How to Replace a Garbage Disposal

14 tips and tricks to avoid leaks and mistakes.


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!


That Little Hole at the Top of Your Sink, Explained

Have you ever wondered about that hole near the top of your bathroom sink?


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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.


How to Replace a Kitchen Sink Basket and Old Metal Trap

Remove a leaky chrome kitchen waste line and replace it with a plastic PVC waste line and trap.

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Kitchen Ideas: A Better Sink Drain

Ninety-nine percent of drain lines under sinks are bound to leak sooner or later.


How to Remove a Bathtub Drain in 3 Easy Steps

Need to replace your tub drain? Removing the old one can be a real chore. Here are the three easiest...


Simple Bathroom Sink Drain Cleaner

When my bathroom sink gets clogged, I don't reach for chemicals. Instead, I use a long zip tie. I cut...


How to Convert Bathtub Drain Lever to a Lift-and-Turn Drain

Learn how to replace a bathtub drain and install a new stopper.



How to Plumb a Pedestal Sink

We show you every gritty step—start to finish