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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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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How To Unclog a Kitchen Sink

Get your smelly, stopped-up drain running fast again with one of these techniques.


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Getting Rid of a Sewer Smell in the Basement

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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15 Things You Should Never Put Down Your Garbage Disposal

Avoid these to keep your garbage disposal running smooth and your drains clog-free.

Fixing a Sewage Ejection Pump

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


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12 Plumbing Myths Busted

Sorry to burst your bubble, but you need to stop believing these 10 plumbing myths ASAP!


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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.


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How To Remove a Bathtub Drain

Follow our step-by-step guide for hassle-free maintenance and repairs.


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...


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How to Replace a Bathtub Drain Stopper With a Lift-and-Turn Drain

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



How to Install a Pedestal Sink

Here's everything you need to know about how to install a pedestal sink, from start to finish.

5 Clog-Busting Products for Your Drains

All clogs are not created equal, and some require a little more umph to fix than others. Keep these go-to...


What is a Zip-It Drain Cleaning Tool and Why Do You Need One?

The Zip-It drain tool is a thin stick of flexible plastic with tiny barbs up and down the sides and...


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Never Connect a Trap to a Vertical Drain Like This

When a trap connects to a vertical drain, install a tee fitting. A “sanitary tee” gives the waste arm a...


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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...


How To Clear Clogged Drains

Is your drain clogged? If it's a sink, bathtub or shower drain, you can clear it yourself with this guidance...


Water is Coming Out of the Air Gap

Simple cleaning will clear the clog


How To Install a Floor Drain Backflow Preventer

This 15-minute fix can prevent an expensive mess.


How to Keep Drains From Clogging

Take these steps to prevent most clogs and nasty backups. You'll thank us later.