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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?
How to Build a Crate End Table
This simple end table project by Crates & Pallet includes a mix of wood and...
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...
Wet/Dry Vac to Drain a Toilet Tank
See how to drain a toilet tank with a 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...
Cutting Cast Iron Pipe
When cutting cast iron pipe, I used a Lenox 9 inch diamond recip saw blade...
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...
How to Test Your Water Heater Element
We've all been there - you get in the shower only to realize that you...
How to Remove a Toilet
If you’ve never pulled a toilet, don’t worry it’s very simple.
How to Install a Toilet
Installing your own toilet is a simple DIY project that will save you up to...
How to Dispose of a Water Heater
The Family Handyman editor, Jeff Gorton, will show you how remove and dispose of a...
28 Tips for Becoming a Master Plumber
Whether you live in an apartment, a single-family home or a condo, sooner or later,...
Get a Smart Water Heater
Control your water heater remotely with a smartphone
Tips on Choosing a Faucet
Style is critical, but don't forget about practical factors
Don't let leaky pipes dampen your day
Water is Coming Out of the Air Gap
Simple cleaning will clear the clog
How to Caulk a Toilet to a Floor
For the best seal, caulk the floor before you set the toilet
How to Fix Sweating Pipes
A simple way to prevent condensation on cold water pipes in humid weather.
How to Rebuild a Water Softener
Rebuild your control valve in an hour
What is PEX? Plus Tips for Using PEX
Everything you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask
Outdoor Faucet Repair: Fix a Noisy Faucet
Greasy solution for an annoying problem
Handy Plumbing Tips and Tricks
Here are nine of our favorite simple tricks and tips to save you plumbing headaches...
Four Home Plumbing Repair Tips
Never give up!
Join Galvanized Pipe to Copper Pipe
Prevent metal pipe corrosion with special dielectric nipples
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