Kitchen Drains

A clogged drain can cause chaos in a heartbeat. Here’s what you need to know to install and fix any kitchen drain issues you face.

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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 out which fittings you need.

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...


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...


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.


How to Replace a Garbage Disposal

14 tips and tricks to avoid leaks and mistakes.


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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...


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Unclog a Kitchen Sink

Get smelly, stopped-up drains running fast again

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.


Kitchen Ideas: A Better Sink Drain

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



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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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


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...