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DIY plumbing projects, tips and repairs for most plumbing jobs around your home.
How to Fix a Running Toilet
Check inside the toilet tank for a leaky flapper, bad fill valve, or overflow pipe...
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
Fix a Running Toilet and Toilet Flapper
Repair a leaking toilet flapper seat
The Best Bathroom and Kitchen Sink Faucets
Choose a spectacular new faucet packed with features that make it harder working and last...
Parts of a Toilet
Toilet parts 101: Learn how to fix broken parts of your toilet such as flappers, fill...
Use Coins for Toilet Shims
Did you know that when leveling a toilet, you can use coins or washers as...
How to Replace a Toilet
Tips for a trouble-free, leak-free installation
DIY Hot Water Heater Repair
A one-hour DIY repair that will save you $75
How to Avoid Snakes Slithering Up Your Toilet
Snakes know how to slither into some pretty unusual spaces—your toilet being one of...
Well Pump Troubleshooting and DIY Repair
Fix your well yourself
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!
Join Copper and Galvanized Steel Pipe
Use dielectric unions to stop corrosion
Quiet Pipes With Pipe Straps
Simple fix for noisy pipes
Find and Repair Hidden Plumbing Leaks
Find and fix minor drips before they cause major damage
How to Use CPVC Plastic Plumbing Pipe
Easy to cut and join, no special tools, no risky soldering
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
Copper Pipe Types
The pros and cons of thicker and thinner copper pipe
How to Replace a Garbage Disposer Splash Guard
Install a new splash guard in 20 minutes
Plumbing With PEX Tubing
PEX tubing is an easy-to-install alternative to copper pipe. Long used in radiant heating systems,...
How to Glue and Join PVC Plastic Pipe
The secrets to fast, leak-proof connections
How to Repair a Single-Handle Kitchen Faucet
Techniques for solving a tough faucet problem
How Does a Septic Tank Work?
Answer the question of how does a septic tank work with these septic tank diagrams.
How to Repair a Noisy Outdoor Faucet
Stop noisy faucet vibrations
Replace a Sink Sprayer and Hose
How to remove and replace a bad sprayer hose
How to Fix a Leaking Bathtub Faucet
This simple DIY repair saves money and water. Learn how to fix a leaky bathtub faucet.
How to Replace a Bathtub Spout
Cutaway photos show how to replace the three most common types of bathtub spouts when...
How to Stop a Freeze-Proof Faucet From Leaking
Nuisance stopper! Fix that drippy outdoor faucet.
How to Connect Gas Pipe Lines
Use the correct fittings for a safe hook-up
How to Replace a Kitchen Faucet
Lots of useful tips and step-by-step advice on how to install a new kitchen faucet,...