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DIY plumbing projects, tips and repairs for most plumbing jobs around your home.
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...
How to Repack a Stem Seal on a Street Valve
You can add new packing in minutes without turning off the water
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 Replace a Shutoff Valve
Stop under-sink leaks with this 30-minute fix.
How to Flush a Water Heater
Double the life of your water heater: Learn how to drain water heater fluid and...
Install a Valve for an Icemaker
Prevent leaks with a better supply valve
Parts of a Toilet Tank
Toilet parts 101: Learn how to fix broken parts of your toilet such as flappers,...
Water Heater Repair: How to Replace the TPR Valve
Fix water heater leaks
How to Repair a Water Softener
Fix your water softener injectors, brine tank and regenerate the resin tank.
How to Repair a Leaking Toilet
How to fix the 4 most common causes of leaks under the toilet.
Well Pump Troubleshooting and DIY Repair
Fix your well yourself
How to Sweat Copper Pipe
Get perfect, leak-free plumbing joints every time.
Copper Pipe Types
The pros and cons of thicker and thinner copper pipe.
How to Repair a Leaking Copper Pipe
5 simple steps to repair a leak
How to Tighten Water Supply Line Connectors
Leak prevention tip
How to Fix a Toilet That Won’t Flush Well
In new or recently remodeled houses, the fix is sometimes unusual—and ridiculously simple
Everything to Know About Sump Pump Battery Backups
A dead pump can lead to disaster. Here's how to avoid trouble
How to Remove a Stuck Cleanout Plug
How to remove a stuck cleanout plug to get at a clog in a drain...
Find and Repair Hidden Plumbing Leaks
Find and fix minor drips before they cause major damage
How to Join Dissimilar Pipes
Avoid leaks and corrosion at pipe transitions
How to Cut PVC with String
Cutting material in those hard-to-reach places can be really tough. This simple process can alleviate...
How to Use an Internal Pipe Wrench
Problem solver for rusty pipes
Prevent Frozen Pipes With Insulation and Warm Air
Rigid insulation is the key
How to Fix a Running Toilet
Check inside the toilet tank for a leaky flapper, bad fill valve, or overflow pipe...
How to Use Water Hammer Arresters to Stop Banging Water Lines
Stop water hammer with simple add-on arresters
Prevent Leaks With Pipe Dope
Pipe dope plus Teflon tape prevents leaks in water pipes
Fix a Running Toilet and Toilet Flapper
Repair a leaking toilet flapper seat
Soldering Copper Pipe
Tips and techniques you need to know
Water Pipe Replacement: Cures for Low Water Pressure
How to replace a corroded water supply system in incremental steps.
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