Install Scald Protection
Achieve scald protection for your tub and shower by installing anti-scald showerheads and tub spouts. You don’t have to tear open the…
How to Increase Water Pressure in Your House
Do you have low water pressure even though the pipes are new? There are several possible causes, but if nothing else works, install a water…
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How to Connect Gas Pipe Lines
Make gas line connections from steel or copper pipes to ranges and clothes dryers safe and secure by using the proper fittings and connections.…
Join Copper and Galvanized Steel Pipe
Water leaks from old galvanized steel water pipe are common at joints, especially when they're joined to copper. Use a dielectric coupling…
How to Fix a Chipped Sink
You can fix chipped enamel on cast iron and steel sinks, and you can make the repair almost invisible with a special enamel repair kit. We show…
How to Glue and Join PVC Plastic Pipe
How to make leak-proof connections fast, whether you’re using PVC, ABS or CPVC. Plus, common mistakes to avoid and how to fix them.
No Hot Water? Restore It Yourself
Before you replace a broken hot water heater, check to make sure the thermocouple still works. It’s a simple, inexpensive repair that…
How to Replace a Kitchen Sink Basket Strainer
Quick and easy fix for a leaky kitchen sink basket strainer. Replace the basket strainer yourself in just an hour and save the cost of a visit…
28 Tips for Becoming a Master Plumber
Next time you have a drip, clog or leak, don’t shell out big bucks for a professional plumber. You can fix it yourself!
Why You Should Caulk Your Toilet to The Floor
You may not agree that you should caulk your toilet to the floor, but trust us, you’re going to want to.
DIY Dictionary: Sweating a Joint
‘Sweating’ and ‘soldering’ are synonymous terms used to describe the process of using heat and solder to join copper…