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    How to Fix a Water Heater Pilot Light

    If your hot water heater suddenly stops working, chances are a bad thermocouple has shut off the gas to the pilot light. Replacement is an easy DIY repair.

    DIY Water Heater Testing and Repair

    Heating elements on electric hot water heaters sometimes fail long before the water heater, but replacing them in a hot...


    50 Super Dangerous Signs That Could Kill a Home Buy

    You might miss some of these signs when viewing a home


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    How to Size Your HVAC and Water Heater to Fit Your Home

    Building a home? Here are some tips to help you figure out what kind of HVAC system and water heater...


    How to Replace a Kitchen Sink Basket Strainer

    Replace a sink strainer—it’s easy!

    10 Infomercial Products That Actually Improve Your Home

    You've seen them on TV and wondered, “Do they really work?” Well, these quirky infomercial products happen to be some...


    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...

    Top 10 Plumbing Fixes You Can Do Yourself

    Save money by doing simple plumbing repairs yourself. These fixes are completely DIY with basic tools and skills.


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    Should You Have a Water Alarm In Your Home?

    A water alarm alerts you to leaks in vulnerable places in your home, and can help avert serious — and...


    5 Highest-Paying States for Masonry Contractors

    Take a look at the five states with the highest average professional masonry contractor salaries across the U.S.


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    What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

    When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider....

    Think the Bathroom from Trainspotting was Bad? These Bathrooms Come Close to That

    You might want to cover your eyes for some of these...


    Everything to Know About Sump Pump Battery Backups

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


    9 Super-Simple Toilet Tune-Ups

    Check out these 9 amazingly-simple ways to optimize your flush


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    What to Know About Septic Installation and Maintenance

    Before installing a septic system, here's what you need to know about system maintenance.


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    Tips to Prevent Your Septic System from Freezing

    Nobody wants a frozen septic system. Use these tips to prevent yours from freezing.

    The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners

    From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.


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    Best Off-Grid Water System Options for Your Cabin

    Interested in an off-grid cabin, but not sure how to tackle the water problem? These are your options for water...



    10 Hazards You Haven’t Thought of at Home

    Learn more about the hazards you haven't thought of at home


    36 Almost Unbelievable Plumbing and Electrical Goofs

    Read these DIYers' embarrassing moments stories and DIY fails from plumbing and electrical mistakes.


    100 Plumbing Goofs and Other Scary Stuff

    A plumbing problem is no laughing matter, but it is fun to see the problems before they're solved. Check out...


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    10 Things You Should Never Touch in Your House

    Sometimes a DIYer has to know their limits.


    40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

    Home repair is learned over time

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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...


    Avoid Frozen Sump Pump Pipes

    What seemed like an easy, inexpensive project could have turned out to be a costly disaster.


    Year-Round Home Maintenance Checklist

    Don't be caught off-guard! Maintaining your home is much easier than paying for big repairs. Look through this home maintenance...


    10 Cool Fixtures and Hardware with a Matte Finish

    Move over stainless! Over the last couple years, designers say there's been an increase in requests for matte black finishes...


    Makita’s Line of Cordless Pro Cleaning Tools

    Everything you need to know about Makita's new line of cordless, pro-grade cleaning tools.


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    Choosing the Best Water Filter for Your Home

    Do you need a simple pitcher or a whole-house system? Water filtration isn't a one-size-fits-all solution to your drinking water...