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How to Repair a Broken Pipe in Your Home

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


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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...


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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...


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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Standalone toilets in the basement are an outdated concept.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?


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PEX Plumbing 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...


The 8 Best Bidet Toilet Seats for Your Bathroom, Tested By a Home Repair Expert

Our home repair expert tested the best bidet toilet seats so you can experience bathroom luxury while keeping your backside...

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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...


How to Choose the Right Water Softener

How to Choose a Water Softener How to Size a Water Softener


The Best Bathroom and Kitchen Sink Faucets

Choose a spectacular new faucet packed with features that make it harder working and last a lifetime.


Plumbing Valve Basics

Is one type better than the other?


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


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How to Replace a Shutoff Valve

Stop under-sink leaks with this 30 minute fix.


Install a Valve for an Icemaker

Prevent leaks with a better supply valve


How To Solder Copper Pipe

Have some plumbing to do, but not sure which skills you'll need? Learning how to solder, as outlined below, is...

How to Repair a Leaking Copper Pipe

5 simple steps to repair a leak


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How to Join Dissimilar Pipes

Avoid leaks and corrosion at pipe transitions


Prevent Leaks With Pipe Dope

Pipe dope plus Teflon tape prevents leaks in water pipes


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Soldering Copper Pipe

Tips and techniques you need to know for making basic plumbing repairs.


How to Replace a Garbage Disposal

14 tips and tricks to avoid leaks and mistakes.


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Plumbing With PEX Tubing

PEX tubing is an easy-to-install alternative to copper pipe. Long used in radiant heating systems, flexible PEX tubing is perfect...

Install a Reverse Osmosis Water Filter

If you need filtered water, a reverse osmosis system is a good solution


How to Solder Copper Pipe Joints

Learn to solder copper pipe like a pro.


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How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing this Winter

A frozen water line can cause pipes to burst and wreck your home


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How to Use CPVC Plastic Plumbing Pipe

Easy to cut and join, no special tools, no risky soldering


How to Replace a Garbage Disposer Splash Guard

Install a new splash guard in 20 minutes