The Top 10 Plumbing Fixes
Save money by doing simple plumbing repairs yourself. These fixes are completely DIY with basic tools and skills.
How to Plumb a Basement Bathroom
A bathroom in the basement adds a lot of value to a finished basement. Here's how to plumb the bathroom yourself and save at least $1,000 on…
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Stop Leaks in Plumbing Joints
The best time to fix a plumbing leak is before it happens, by properly connecting water supply and waste line fittings. Learn the tricks that…
Handy Plumbing Tips and Tricks
To save you time, money and headaches down the road, we collected our favorite tips and tricks for solving common household plumbing problems.…
How to Plumb an Island Sink
Plumbing an island sink is tricky. We show two methods of properly venting the drain—an island (loop) vent and an air admittance…
Four Home Plumbing Repair Tips
When kitchen or bathroom faucet repairs go bad, they can be a nightmare. Professional plumbers share their solutions for disassembly and repair…
ABS vs PVC
Follow our expert advice for choosing between ABS and PVC drainpipe. You have to consider your local plumbing codes, material availability, ease…
How to Plumb a Pedestal Sink
Make your cramped bathroom feel more spacious and stylish by tearing out the old vanity and sink and installing a new pedestal sink. It's…
How to Install Refrigerator Plumbing
This article will show you how to run a water line to your refrigerator for an automatic ice maker and water dispenser. The story and how-to…
How to Connect a PVC Pipe to ABS Pipe
Connect PVC and ABS plastic pipe with special transition fittings, correctly sized to the pipe size. They make a sound joint and meet plumbing…
Quiet Pipes With Pipe Straps
Pipe straps can loosen over time, allowing pipes to creak and groan as water temperature changes, but you can stop this annoying chatter from…