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All the information you need about your home’s plumbing system including toilets, water heaters, softeners and conditioners.

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    Why You Should Invest in a Tankless Water Heater

    If you're looking to make an investment in your home, a tankless water heater is a good place to start....

    Water Heater Installation

    Replace it yourself and save hundreds of dollars!

    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 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.

    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...

    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

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    Confirmed: This Is How You Should Hang Your Toilet Paper

    Over or under? We finally have the answer.

    Join Copper and Galvanized Steel Pipe

    Use dielectric unions to stop corrosion