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Making sure you know everything there is to know about the electrical, heating and cooling systems in your home.

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Fix a Water Softener

Try these three solutions when your water softener begins to fail


How to Install a Power-Vented Water Heater

Power vents simplify a gas hot water heater installation


DIY Water Heater Installation

When your water heater begins to leak, you have to install a new one fast.


How to Plumb a Water Softener

Branch off cold water lines to outdoor faucets before running the cold water through the water softening system.


Replace a Water Softener Resin Bed

Do it yourself and save the $150 service fee


Extend the Life of Your Water Heater by Replacing the Anode Rod

Double the life of your water heater with this simple repair


Choosing a New Water Heater

New technology can save energy and money


How to Repair a Water Softener

Fix your water softener injectors, brine tank and regenerate the resin tank.


How Circuit Breakers Work

How Circuit Breakers Work


How to Sweat Copper Pipe

Get perfect, leak-free plumbing joints every time.


Everything to Know About Sump Pump Battery Backups

A dead pump can lead to disaster. Here's how to avoid trouble


Prevent Leaks With Pipe Dope

Pipe dope plus Teflon tape prevents leaks in water pipes


Soldering Copper Pipe

Tips and techniques you need to know


How to Replace a Garbage Disposal

14 tips and tricks to avoid leaks and mistakes.


How Does a Septic Tank Work?

Answer the question of how does a septic tank work with these septic tank diagrams and expert advice.

Install a Reverse Osmosis Water Filter

If you need filtered water, a reverse osmosis system is a good solution


How to Replace a Kitchen Sink Basket Strainer

Replace a sink strainer—it’s easy!


How to Solder Copper Pipe Joints

Learn to solder copper pipe like a pro.


How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing

A frozen water line can cause pipes to burst and wreck your home


How to Use CPVC Plastic Plumbing Pipe

Easy to cut and join, no special tools, no risky soldering

How to Replace a Garbage Disposer Splash Guard

Install a new splash guard in 20 minutes


Join Copper and Galvanized Steel Pipe

Use dielectric unions to stop corrosion


ABS pipe vs PVC pipe

Follow our step-by-step guidelines for choosing either abs pipe or pvc pipe for your plumbing project


Preventing Electrical Overloads

Circuit breakers, overloads and your electrical system.


Power a Laptop or TV With a Car Power Inverter

A power inverter for car allows you to run low power AC electrical devices like computers, video cams and even...


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Top 10 Electrical Mistakes

Wiring problems and mistakes are all too common, and if left uncorrected have the potential to cause short circuits, shocks...