When it comes to plumbing, pipes get all the glory. But valves are important, too.

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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...

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How to Install a Touchless Faucet

Faucet installation made easy.

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How to Install a New Bathroom Vanity and Sink

A fresh new look for your bathroom.

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How to Fix a Leaking Shutoff Valve

Fix a leaking shutoff valve and save yourself the cost of a visit from the plumber.

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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...

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 Fix a Leaky Street Valve on Your Water Line

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

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Fixing a Water-Shutoff Valve Leak

Solution to a leak around the water valve shut-off handle

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How to Locate Your Gas Shutoff Valve and Water Shutoff Valve

How to find and operate shutoff valves for gas and water pipes.

Why You Should Freeze Pipes on Purpose

Most homeowners are concerned with how to keep pipes from freezing during the winter. But consider this situation contributing editor Kurt...

How To Install a Sump Pump Check Valve

Special check valves reduce pipe noise.

Fix a Leaky Shutoff With a Supply Valve Piggyback

An easy alternative to shutting off the main water supply