11 Plumbing Tricks of the Trade for Weekend Plumbers
More than any other type of home improvement job, plumbing can drive a DIYer crazy. Problems arise, projects grow, frustrations multiply. Even…
PEX Supply Pipe: Everything You Need to Know
PEX pipe is the biggest revolution in plumbing since the flush toilet, and in this article we’ll answer the most common questions…
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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 for water…
Four Home Plumbing Repair Tips
When kitchen or bathroom faucet repairs go bad, they can be a nightmare. Professional plumbers share their solutions for disassembly and repair…
Keep Your Water Softener Healthy
Easy care prevents expensive breakdowns. A water softener removes minerals from water; that means cleaner laundry, a longer life for water-using…
How to Replace a Garbage Disposal
When you flip the switch to turn on the garbage disposal and all you get is a hum-or a loud, metal-on-metal grinding noise-you know…
How to Solder Copper Pipe Joints
With a little practice, anyone can solder copper water pipe. Learn how to cut, clean and flux pipe and fittings, how much solder to use, and…
How to Use CPVC Plastic Plumbing Pipe
CPVC tubing is ideal for water supply lines. It's easy to cut and assemble, using compression of cemented fittings. It's durable too.…
Wet/Dry Vac to Drain a Toilet Tank
One of the first things you need to do before repairing or replacing a toilet is to drain all of the water from the tank and bowl. The Family…
13 Tips to Prepare Your Plumbing for Winter
Shut off outdoor faucets Turn off outdoor faucets at their shutoff valves. Open the faucet and then open the bleeder cap on the shutoff valve to…
Prevent Leaks With Pipe Dope
A master plumber shares his simple secret to prevent leaks: back up pipe joints wrapped with Teflon tape by dabbing them with pipe dope.