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.
15 Things You Should Do When You Find a Burst Pipe
A burst pipe is the last thing anyone wants to tackle. But there are some quick temporary fixes you can...
Family Handyman’s Vintage Projects and Tips From the ’60s
Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through the use of step-by-step projects. To celebrate...
Signs of Frozen Pipes (And How to Unfreeze Them)
As temps drop, your risk of a frozen pipe increases. Read on for all you need to know about preventing...
1951 Family Handyman Feature: Be Your Own Plumber
In honor of Family Handyman's 70th anniversary, we're sharing some throwbacks. Check out these DIY plumbing tips.
Expert Tips for an Easy Faucet Installation
We caught up with Joe Barnes, a second-generation master plumber with more than 30 years of experience, to tackle...
PEX Plumbing Pipe: Everything You Need to Know
PEX piping is the biggest revolution since the flush toilet. Learn what it is and everything in between with this...
Water Pipe Replacement: Cures for Low Water Pressure
How to replace a corroded water supply system in incremental steps.
Plumbing With PEX Tubing
PEX tubing is an easy-to-install alternative to copper pipe. Long used in radiant heating systems, flexible PEX tubing is perfect...
Which is better – ABS pipe or PVC plastic pipe?
Follow our step-by-step guidelines for choosing either abs pipe or pvc pipe for your plumbing project
This is the Best Way to Cut PVC Pipe
Unless you have three hands, you're going to want to check out this tip.
Why Plastic PEX Fittings are Just as Good (If Not Better) Than Metal
If you’re concerned about using plastic fittings instead of metal for PEX, worry no more. Professional plumbers are buying three...
Preventive Pipe Maintenance Beats Clog-Busting
A little forward planning saves big headaches later on.
PVC Pipe vs. ABS Pipe: How do you Choose?
Ask a bunch of plumbers which is better and you probably wont get an answer, just an argument.