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.

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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.

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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...


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!


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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.


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...


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


12 Home Improvement Ideas for Beginning DIYers

Here are a dozen starter projects to build your DIY home improvement skills and boost your confidence. These projects vary...


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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

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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 Prevent Clogged Drains

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