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Pipes

Learn the ins-and-outs of working with all the different kinds of pipes that go into your plumbing.

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How to Install a New Bathroom Faucet in 8 Steps

Learn how to upgrade your bathroom faucet the DIY way. You can do this.

Better Plumbing: Easy, No-Leak Connections

Use pipe thread sealant on plastic, rubber or metal, on washers, rings or gaskets, and especially, on anything that has...


Why Old Homes Have Small Galvanized Pipes Sticking Out of the Ground

The galvanized pipes can cause environmental damage, so it's best to identify them as soon as possible!


Copper Pipe Types

The pros and cons of thicker and thinner copper pipe.


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...

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.

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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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...


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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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.


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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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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...


How to Join Dissimilar Pipes

Avoid leaks and corrosion at pipe transitions

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...


Which is better – ABS pipe or PVC plastic pipe?

Follow our step-by-step guidelines for choosing either abs pipe or pvc pipe for your plumbing project


Height-Adjustable Sawhorse

This sawhorse will help you work with longer boards on every power tool in your shop. It’s made from good...


Patio PVC Furniture

Where to find parts and plans for making DIY PVC furniture.


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The 56 Most Brilliant PVC Hacks You’ve Ever Seen

What can’t you do with PVC pipe? Here are 56 incredibly smart (and cheap!) ways to use this do-it-all material...


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Find Out Why Uponor PEX is Awesome

Uponor PEX is fantastic to work with because of its memory.


This is the Best Way to Cut PVC Pipe

Unless you have three hands, you're going to want to check out this tip.


How to Connect a PVC Pipe to ABS Pipe

This is the best way to connect these two types of pipes

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Why Plastic PEX Fittings are Just as Good (If Not Better) Than Metal

If you’re concerned about using plastic fittings instead of metal for PEX, worry no more. Professional plumbers are buying three...


10 Clever PVC Hacks

You know PVC when it comes to plumbing, but what about using it to organize your space and build furniture?...


PVC Hack: Curvy Sanding Tools

Cut short pieces of PVC pipe lengthwise to make contour sanders for convex and concave surfaces. (It cuts easily with...


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PVC Hacks for the Workshop

Transform scrap pieces of PVC pipe into storage sites for dowels and fasteners, courtesy of “tipfull” reader Al Miller. 


PVC Socket Shelves

Here’s a great way to use leftover pieces of PVC pipe. Cut them into various shorter lengths and glue them...


Make a PVC Razor Organizer

Make this simple razor organizer with a small piece of 1-inch PVC pipe. Cut the pipe into lengths that are...