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DIY plumbing projects, tips and repairs for most plumbing jobs around your home.
How to Fix a Toilet That Won’t Flush Well
In new or recently remodeled houses, the fix is sometimes unusual—and ridiculously simple
How to Fix a Running Toilet
How to Unclog a Toilet
Fix a Running Toilet and Toilet Flapper
The Best Bathroom and Kitchen Sink Faucets
How to Avoid Snakes Slithering Up Your Toilet
Stop Leaks in Plumbing Joints
Foolproof methods for connecting valves, faucets and sinks, and drain parts
Quiet Pipes With Pipe Straps
Simple fix for noisy pipes
Prevent Water Damage While You Are Away
Six easy ways to prevent catastrophic water damage
Prevent Leaks With Pipe Dope
Pipe dope plus Teflon tape prevents leaks in water pipes
Plumbing With PEX Tubing
PEX tubing is an easy-to-install alternative to copper pipe. Long used in radiant heating systems,...
Well Pump Troubleshooting and DIY Repair
Fix your well yourself
How to Use Water Hammer Arresters to Stop Banging Water Lines
Stop water hammer with simple add-on arresters
Find and Repair Hidden Plumbing Leaks
Find and fix minor drips before they cause major damage
Copper Pipe Types
The pros and cons of thicker and thinner copper pipe
PEX Supply Pipe: Everything You Need to Know
PEX supply pipe is the biggest revolution in plumbing since the flush toilet, and in...
Join Copper and Galvanized Steel Pipe
Use dielectric unions to stop corrosion
How to Use CPVC Plastic Plumbing Pipe
Easy to cut and join, no special tools, no risky soldering
How to Sweat Copper Pipe
Get perfect, leak-free plumbing joints every time.
How to Replace a Kitchen Sink Basket Strainer
Replace a sink strainer—it’s easy!
How to Replace a Garbage Disposer Splash Guard
Install a new splash guard in 20 minutes
How to Replace a Garbage Disposal
14 ways to avoid leaks and mistakes
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How to Glue and Join PVC Plastic Pipe
The secrets to fast, leak-proof connections
How to Connect Gas Pipe Lines
Use the correct fittings for a safe hook-up
How Does a Septic Tank Work?
Answer the question of how does a septic tank work with these septic tank diagrams.
No Hot Water? Restore It Yourself
No more hot water? You may need a new thermocouple.