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Beef up your plumbing skills so you’re ready for anything, whether that’s revamping a bathroom or tackling a plumbing emergency.

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Metal, Wood and More: Tools and Tips for All Kinds of Cuts

These will definitely get you out of a few jams.

How to Install a Touchless Faucet

Faucet installation made easy.


How to Install a New Bathroom Vanity and Sink

A fresh new look for your bathroom.


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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...


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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...

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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.


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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.


Parts of Your Home Prone to the Most Winter Weather Damage

Knowing where your home is most vulnerable and taking precautions can save you thousands of dollars in repairs next spring.


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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.


How to Connect Gas Pipe Lines

Use the correct fittings for a safe gas hook-up


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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,...


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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...


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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.


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What to Know About Drain Bladders

Learn how a drain bladder can easily and inexpensively blast away the toughest clogs.


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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...


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12 Things Your Plumber Doesn’t Want You To Know

A plumber isn't obliged to tell you it's an easy fix...


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How to Glue and Join PVC Plastic Pipe

The secrets to fast, leak-proof connections


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...


How to Repair a Broken Pipe in Your Home

A quick and easy, no-soldering fix for your burst pipe.

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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.


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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.


How to Clean and Unclog a Kitchen Sink Drain

With two simple tools — a plunger and a drain snake — you can clear 95 percent of your stopped-up...


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How to Upgrade Your Shower in a Weekend

Get an impressive shower upgrade without breaking the bank or turning your basement into a jobsite.


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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...