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This Is The Right Time to Replace Your Toilet
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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...
Washing Hose Security
My washing machine discharge hose jumped out of the laundry tub and flooded the entire room.
Quick Fix For Running Toilets
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12 Things You Should Never Flush Down the Toilet
The best way to increase the longevity of your toilet and to avoid annoying plumbing...
9 Super-Simple Toilet Tune-Ups
Check out these 9 amazingly-simple ways to optimize your flush
How to Install a Power-Vented Water Heater
Power vents simplify a gas hot water heater installation
How to Unclog Anything
Toilets aren’t the only clog-prone fixture homeowners have to deal with. Check out what...
Unclog a Kitchen Sink
Get smelly, stopped-up drains running fast again
Fixing a Water-Shutoff Valve Leak
Solution to a leak around the water valve shut-off handle
Top 10 Plumbing Fixes You Can Do Yourself
Save money by doing simple plumbing repairs yourself. These fixes are completely DIY with basic...
How to Install a Hot Water Heater
When your water heater begins to leak, you have to install a new one fast.
Fool-proof plumbing tips to prevent leaks
DIY Dictionary: Sweating a Joint
'Sweating' and 'soldering' are synonymous terms used to describe the process of using heat and...
DIY Dictionary: Flux (for Sweating Pipe)
What is flux?
Why You Should Caulk Your Toilet to The Floor
You may not agree, but trust us, you're going to want to.
How to Build a Crate End Table
This simple end table project by Crates & Pallet includes a mix of wood and steel—...
DIY Dictionary: Teflon Tape
What is Teflon Tape? When most of us hear the word 'Teflon' we think of...
10 Awesome New Plumbing Fixtures for 2018
It may not be the most interesting aspect of your home, but plumbing is everywhere...
10 Cool Fixtures and Hardware with a Matte Finish
Move over stainless! Over the last couple years, designers say there's been an increase in...
Squirt Gun Toilet Drainer
When you're repairing or replacing a toilet, you need to remove all the water. Simply...
Unclog a Kitchen Faucet Aerator
Weak water flow? Check for a clogged aerator first.
Wet/Dry Vac to Drain a Toilet Tank
Our go-to plumbing professional Les Zell says that he reaches for his wet/dry vac...
How to Clear Clogged Drains
Quick results with a plunger and plumber's snake
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...
How to Finish a Plumbing Job
Learn how to spot tiny leaks and flush debris out of pipes after finishing up...
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...
In the Days Before Bath Fans…
Back in the woods behind a country church, I came across an outhouse with an...
Keep Your Water Softener Healthy
Easy care prevents expensive breakdowns. A water softener removes minerals from water; that means cleaner...
Toilet Shopping Tips
Want to buy a new toilet? There are an array of options. We offer these...