Plumbing Valves projects
How to Fix a Leaking Shutoff Valve
This quick DIY fix for a leaky water shutoff valve is something even a novice can handle. Follow our how-to steps and photos for complete…
How to Locate Your Gas Shutoff Valve and Water Shutoff Valve
Don't wait until you have a home emergency to try and find your gas or water shutoff valves. This article will help you locate them now.…
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How to Replace a Shutoff Valve
You can spend time rebuilding the old valve, but the problems will just reappear years from now. The best way to deal with bad valves is to…
Fixing a Water-Shutoff Valve Leak
Don't panic if you get a little leak when opening or closing a water shutoff valve under a sink or toilet or in your basement. You can usually…
Stop Plumbing Leaks With Ball-Type Shutoff Valves
Ball valves will shut off the water to faucets and toilets more reliably than standard valves. They cost only a little more.
Plumbing Valve Basics
Get a close-up, cutaway view of a stop valve, gate valve and ball valve, along with detailed explanations of how they work and advantages and…
Fix a Leaky Shutoff With a Supply Valve Piggyback
Shutting off the house water supply to change a leaky shutoff valve can be a big inconvenience. Instead, just add a repair valve and leave the…
Silence a Noisy Check Valve
Sump pumps and sewage ejector pumps rely on check valves to stop backflow, but they can be noisy when they slam close. Quieter alternatives are…
Install a Valve for an Icemaker
Don't use a saddle tee valve for an icemaker or water filter supply line. A tee with a shutoff is much more reliable, and easy to install.
Fix a Leaky Shut Off Valve
Shutoff valve leaks are usually caused by loose packing nuts. A slight turn of a wrench often stops the leak.
Home Repair: How to Replace the Main Shut Off Valve
Main water shutoff valves can become clogged with mineral deposits and grit, causing slow leaks. With the right materials and correct procedure,…