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DIY plumbing projects, tips and repairs for most plumbing jobs around your home.
Fixing a Sewage Ejection Pump
Before you call a plumber, test for a bad switch. It's a $20 fix you can do yourself.
Stop Leaks in Plumbing Joints
How to Fix a Dripping Shower
3 Important Reasons to Filter Your Water at Home
How a Toilet Works
Here’s Why You Should Consider Installing a Dual-Flush Toilet
Comfort or Clogs: The Ultimate Toilet Paper Dilemma
Rough pipes, low-flow toilets and using too much toilet paper are among the most common...
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 Repair a Leaking Toilet
How to fix the 4 most common causes of leaks under the toilet.
How to Unclog a Sink
With two simple tools—a plunger and a drain snake—you can clear 95 percent of...
No Hot Water? Restore It Yourself
No more hot water? You may need a new thermocouple.
How to Remove a Bathtub Drain in 3 Easy Steps
Need to replace your tub drain? Removing the old one can be a real chore....
Prevent Water Damage While You Are Away
Water damage from frozen pipes, ruptured washer hoses, leaking supply lines and dripping water heaters...
How to Adjust Hot Water Heater Temperature
Be safe—keep the water heater temperature setting at 120 degrees F.
Water Heater Maintenance: Extend Your Hot Water Heater Lifespan
A little preventive maintenance keeps the hot water flowing and extends your water heater lifespan.
Signs of Poorly Vented Plumbing Drain Lines
Solutions to a bubbling toilet or changes in the water level in the bowl.
Here’s How To Make Sure Your Toilet Doesn’t Explode
Yes, it CAN happen in extremely cold conditions!
How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing
A frozen water line can cause pipes to burst and wreck your home
13 Tips to Prepare Your Plumbing for Winter
We all know that water expands when it freezes. That’s not a problem with...
Fix Water Heater Leaking
Simple solutions for common water heater leaks.
How to Fix a Leaky Faucet
Fix a dripping kitchen faucet with replacement parts.
The Pros and Cons of Tankless Water Heaters
Is a tankless water heater for you?
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Do It Right, Do It Yourself!
12 Tips for Water Damage Repair
Once you've shut down the water source and electricity, you may be staring at puddles...
Why You Should Freeze Pipes on Purpose
Most homeowners are concerned with how to keep pipes from freezing during the winter. But...
10 Silent Signs Your House has a Major Plumbing Problem
We've all been there: late at night, laying in bed and drifting off to sleep...
How to Replace a Water Heater Thermocouple
Save your hot water heater with a new thermocouple!