How to Safely Thaw a Frozen Pipe
Here are a few low-cost DIY ways to thaw a frozen pipe and prevent them from freezing in the first...
Stuff We Still Love: Pipe Wrench, Doweling Jig and Glue Gun
These three classic tools are as relevant today as when they first appeared on our pages decades ago.
1951 Family Handyman Feature: Be Your Own Plumber
In honor of Family Handyman's 70th anniversary, we're sharing some throwbacks. Check out these DIY plumbing tips.
How to Upgrade Your Shower in a Weekend
Get an impressive shower upgrade without breaking the bank or turning your basement into a jobsite.
Expert Tips for an Easy Faucet Installation
We caught up with Joe Barnes, a second-generation master plumber with more than 30 years of experience, to tackle...
This Is What People Used Before Toilet Paper Existed
Toilet paper is selling out everywhere, which leaves us wondering — what did people do without it in the first...
Here’s Why Old Houses Have a Random Toilet in the Basement
Standalone toilets in the basement are an outdated concept. Why were they necessary in the first place?
Stuff We Love: Plumber’s Wrenches
It's fun to see basic tools reinvented. Here are three new school plumber's wrenches that will make your friends ask:...
PEX Supply Pipe: Everything You Need to Know
PEX piping is the biggest revolution since the flush toilet. Learn what it is and everything in between with this...
8 Best Bidet Toilet Seats for 2020
Bidets and bidet toilet seats are becoming more and more popular in the United States. If you're in the market,...
What Is a Water Softener and How Does It Work?
Depending on where you live and your water supply, investing in a water softener to pull harsh minerals out of...
10 Most Common Plumbing Code Violations DIYers Make
Violating code can also cause serious difficulties down the line if you try to sell your house or make major...
5 Easy DIY Ways to Trick Out Your Toilet
Functionality and fun for your home’s most important feature.
10 Plumbing Services You’ve Probably Wasted Money On
You don't need to call a plumber for every leaky pipe or clogged drain. Often, some simple plumbing fixes are...
The Best Bathroom and Kitchen Sink Faucets
Choose a spectacular new faucet packed with features that make it harder working and last a lifetime.
Stop Plumbing Leaks With Ball-Type Shutoff Valves
Choose ball-type valves when replacing toilet or sink shutoff valves
How to Repack a Stem Seal on a Street Valve
You can add new packing in minutes without turning off the water