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DIY plumbing projects, tips and repairs for most plumbing jobs around your home.
10 Worst Trees for Your Home’s Plumbing
Trees are most often an asset to the home landscape, but some species can cause...
Making This Mistake With a Clogged Toilet Can Make Things Worse
Tackle the problem of a clogged toilet head-on with this secret cleaner.
How to Stop a Running Toilet
Get a stronger flush—and a lower water bill. Find out how to fix things...
How to Eliminate Basement Odor and Sewer Smells
Stop sewer gas from entering the basement.
How to Increase Water Pressure in Your House
Tried everything? Learn how to increase water pressure with a water pressure booster pump
How to Replace a Garbage Disposal
14 tips and tricks to avoid leaks and mistakes.
How to Unclog a Toilet
A $4.95 plunger and a handy toilet snake will make you the family hero! Learn how...
How to Simply Fix Loose Faucet Handles
Fast fix for an annoying problem
How to Connect a PVC Pipe to ABS Pipe
This is the best way to connect these two types of pipes
The Two Things You Should NEVER Throw Down The Drain
They will cause HUGE problems!
How to Install a Frost-Proof Outdoor Faucet
This inexpensive faucet can save thousands in water damage—and prevent water contamination
What’s Brown Friday? The Truth Behind Plumbers’ Busiest Day of The Year
Get your mind out of THAT gutter—it's not actually what you think!
Slow Running Water: Unclog the Aerator
Simple fixes for a pull-out faucet
How to Fix a Chipped Sink
How to make an almost invisible repair
Avoid a Plumbing Catastrophe During the Holidays By Doing These Things
Prevent plumbing problems when your house is full of guests by checking these tasks off...
Home Repair: How to Replace the Main Shut Off Valve
Stop that drip for good
Fix a Water Softener
Try these three solutions when your water softener begins to fail
Quickly Fix a Leaky Faucet Cartridge
Whether your faucet leaks from the spout or handles, you'll find it easy to repair...
14 Toilet Problems You’ll Regret Ignoring
If you spot these troubles with your toilet, don't wait around for them to go away.
13 Plumbing Tricks of the Trade for Weekend Plumbers
More than any other type of home improvement job, plumbing can drive a DIYer crazy....
PEX Supply Pipe: Everything You Need to Know
PEX supply pipe is the biggest revolution in plumbing since the flush toilet, and in...
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...
5 Easy Ways to Trick Out Your Toilet
Functionality and fun for your home’s most important feature.
How to Fix a Water Heater Pilot Light
Replacing the thermocouple usually does the trick
How to Plumb a Water Softener
Branch off cold water lines to outdoor faucets before running the cold water through the...
Replace a Water Softener Resin Bed
Do it yourself and save the $150 service fee
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.
DIY Dictionary: Access Panel
An access panel is a door, panel or piece of plywood that can be easily...
How to Flush a Water Heater
Double the life of your water heater: Learn how to drain water heater fluid and...
Plumbing Valve Basics
Is one type better than the other?
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