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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 do to slow the impact of a burst pipe.

How to Install a Battery-Powered Touchless Faucet

Touchless faucet installation made easy.


How to Upgrade Your Bathroom Vanity

A fresh new look for your bathroom.


Parts of Your Home Prone to the Most Winter Weather Damage

Knowing where your home is most vulnerable and taking precautions can save you thousands of dollars in repairs next spring.


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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...

How to Repair a Broken Pipe in Your Home

A quick and easy, no-soldering fix for your burst pipe.


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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.


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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...


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PEX Supply 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...


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.


How to Connect a PVC Pipe to ABS Pipe

This is the best way to connect these two types of pipes


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...


What is PEX? Plus Tips for Using PEX

Everything you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask