100 Plumbing Goofs and Other Scary Stuff
A plumbing problem is no laughing matter, but it is fun to see the problems before they're solved. Check out...
15 Things You Should Do When You Find a Burst Pipe
A burst pipe is the last thing anyone wants to tackle. But there are some quick temporary fixes you can...
Avoid Frozen Sump Pump Pipes
What seemed like an easy, inexpensive project could have turned out to be a costly disaster.
Metal, Wood and More: Tools and Tips for All Kinds of Cuts
These will definitely get you out of a few jams.
6 Things Plumbers Always Do In Their Own Homes
Plumbers say keeping up on a few basic tasks and best practices is the secret to a well-maintained, fully-functioning home...
The 29 Secrets a Plumber Won’t Tell You
These secrets could save you a lot of time and money. Get the scoop on things a plumber will never...
5 Top Myths About Septic Systems
There's a lot of misinformation out there about septic systems. Here's what you need to know.
10-Minute House Repair and Home Maintenance Tips
Simple fixes to household headaches that take 10 minutes or less — these home repairs are quick and easy.
The 10 Most Common Plumbing Mistakes DIYers Make
Get the job done right the first time and save money on expensive repairs down the road.
What You Need to Know About Your Septic System’s Drainfield
Knowing how to care for and maintain your drainfield will keep your entire septic system running properly.
How to Fix a Leaking Shutoff Valve
Fix a leaking shutoff valve and save yourself the cost of a visit from the plumber.
6 Things Professional Plumbers Never Do in Their Own Homes
Taking good care of the plumbing in your home is important to say the least, and that includes knowing what...
Family Handyman’s Vintage Handy Hints from the ’80s
In celebration of Family Handyman's 70th Anniversary, we're taking a scroll through the archives and sharing some of the hints,...
9 Bathroom Plumbing Mistakes to Avoid
Getting ready to fix a toilet, shower or sink? Then it's the perfect time to acquaint yourself with these common...
How to Use a Drain Bladder to Blast Any Sink Clog
Learn how to use a drain bladder to quickly, easily and affordably clear the toughest sink clogs.
What to Know About Drain Bladders
Learn how a drain bladder can easily and inexpensively blast away the toughest clogs.
Family Handyman’s Vintage Projects and Tips From the ’60s
Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through the use of step-by-step projects. To celebrate...
12 Things Your Plumber Doesn’t Want You To Know
A plumber isn't obliged to tell you it's an easy fix...
How to Safely Thaw and Prevent Frozen Pipes
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.
Signs of Frozen Pipes (And How to Unfreeze Them)
As temps drop, your risk of a frozen pipe increases. Read on for all you need to know about preventing...
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.