Plumbing Repair projects
How to Stop a Plumbing Leak
Small water leaks at soldered copper joints can be easy—or not so easy—to fix. This article explains the options, including what to…
How to Repair a Plumbing Vent in the Attic
There's a right way and a wrong way to install vents. This photo shows the wrong way; the article explains what probably happened and how…
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Find and Repair Hidden Plumbing Leaks
We show simple ways to find and stop common water leaks before they cause rot and other expensive damage. You'll find most of them around…
How to Repair a Leaking Copper Pipe
You can fix leaky copper pipe quickly and efficiently with special repair sleeves. We show you how to cut and solder copper supply lines.
Copper Pipe Types
Type L and Type M copper pipe comparison: Use Type M for most home situations. Use heavier duty Type L for underground and other special…
Well Pump Troubleshooting and DIY Repair
If you own a home with a well, you know that trouble can hit at the worst possible time, like at the start of a holiday weekend, and off-hours…
How to Join Dissimilar Pipes
A master plumber shows the fittings and techniques used to make leak-free connections between copper, PEX, CPVC, galvanized steel and more.
How to Use an Internal Pipe Wrench
Avoid crushing rusted galvanized pipes and nipples by using an internal pipe wrench instead of a standard pipe wrench. Here’s how to use…
How to Remove a Stuck Cleanout Plug
A seasoned pro shows you how to remove a stuck cleanout plug to gain access to a stubborn clog in a drain line using pipe wrenches, heat and/or…
Join Galvanized Pipe to Copper Pipe
Install 3-in. plastic-lined nipples between copper and steel pipes to prevent galvanic corrosion from clogging the water line. It’s a…
How to Install a Flow Control Valve to Quiet Noisy Pipes
Stop the high-pitched squeal from water pipes by replacing the shower head or adding a flow control valve. Or simply replace faucet parts with…