Beef up your plumbing skills so you’re ready for anything, whether that’s revamping a bathroom or tackling a plumbing emergency.
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...
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Standalone toilets in the basement are an outdated concept.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:...
5 Toilet Paper Alternatives That Will Definitely Clog Your Pipes
Running out of toilet paper? Make sure you don't make matters worse by flushing something that could clog pipes or...
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.
How Do I Know if I Have Frozen Pipes and How Can I Stop It?
Frozen pipes are a headache no one wants to deal with. Here's how to prevent and spot frozen pipes, as...
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