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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...


    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...


    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....


    50 Super Dangerous Signs That Could Kill a Home Buy

    You might miss some of these signs when viewing a home

    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


    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...


    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...


    Avoid Frozen Sump Pump Pipes

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


    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...


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    What to Know About Frozen Pipes

    Don't let frozen water pipes cause a flood. Here's what to know about frozen pipes, including how to prevent them...


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    Fact or Fiction: Is Your Tap Water Safe to Drink?

    Clean, safe water is vital for drinking, cooking, bathing and more, yet most people barely give it a thought. Here's...


    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.


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    6 Things Plumbers ALWAYS Do In Their Own Homes

    Plumbers say keeping up on a few basic tasks and best practices is the secret to a well-maintained, fully-functioning home...


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    The 30 Secrets a Plumber Won’t Tell You

    These secrets could save you a lot of time and money. Get the scoop on things a plumber will never...

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    5 Top Myths About Septic Systems

    There's a lot of misinformation out there about septic systems. Here's what you need to know.


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    The 10 Most Common Plumbing Mistakes DIYers Make

    You can fix most household plumbing repairs and even update plumbing fixtures with just a few special tools and a...


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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...


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    What You Need to Know About Your Septic System’s Drainfield

    Knowing how to care for and maintain your drainfield will keep your entire septic system running properly.


    How to Connect Gas Pipe Lines

    Use the correct fittings for a safe gas hook-up


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    26 Things That Changed DIY Forever

    Innovations that improved home improvement.