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DIY plumbing projects, tips and repairs for most plumbing jobs around your home.
A Water Heater Vent Installed Like This Can Have Lethal Consequences
Installing a water heater vent incorrectly can be extremely dangerous for your family. Learn the wrong way and right way to do it here.
Never Connect a Trap to a Vertical Drain Like This
9 Super-Simple Toilet Tune-Ups
Tips on Choosing a Faucet
How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing
How to Unclog a Toilet
How to Prevent Clogged Drains
Drains always seem to clog at the worst possible time, like when you have a...
Simple Silicone Sight Indicator
Create a caulk sight by marking the backside of the cut tip.
Easy Faucet Nut Remover
Having trouble loosening the plastic faucet locknut under the sink?
Why You Should Caulk Your Toilet to The Floor
You may not agree, but trust us, you're going to want to.
Toilets Throughout History
Everybody poops, and for thousands of years, humans have sought better ways to dispose of...
Squirt Gun Toilet Drainer
When you're repairing or replacing a toilet, you need to remove all the water. Simply...
Breaking Up a Cast Iron Tub: Which Tool is Best?
Editor-in-chief Gary Wentz wanted to find out what tool works best for breaking up a...
Offset Toilet Flange to the Rescue
After 90 years of service, this old toilet was ready for retirement, but it required an...
Cutting Cast Iron Pipe
When cutting cast iron pipe, I used a Lenox 9 inch diamond recip saw blade that...
Wet/Dry Vac to Drain a Toilet Tank
Our go-to plumbing professional Les Zell says that he reaches for his wet/dry vac...
13 Tips to Prepare Your Plumbing for Winter
We all know that water expands when it freezes. That’s not a problem with...
12 Things Your Plumber Wants You To Know
Steer clear of late-night or early-morning calls to the plumber by avoiding these big mistakes.
12 Things Your Plumber Doesn’t Want You To Know
A plumber isn't obliged to tell you it's an easy fix...
Use Coins for Toilet Shims
Did you know that when leveling a toilet, you can use coins or washers as...
What is a Zip-It Drain Cleaning Tool and Why Do You Need One?
This thin stick of flexible plastic with tiny barbs up and down the sides and...
Goof Proof Showers (Sponsored)
For a tiling rookie, the hardest, and arguably the most intimidating, part of a shower...
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What is a Bidet, and Why You Need One
What is a bidet anyway? Americans haven't quite caught on yet, but it's time we do.
This Is The Right Time to Replace Your Toilet
Not sure if it's time to replace the john? These signs will help you decipher...
The 30 Secrets a Plumber Won’t Tell You
These secrets could save you a lot of time and money. Get the scoop on...
Cut PVC with String
Cutting material in those hard-to-reach places can be really tough. This simple process can alleviate...