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In the Days Before Bath Fans…
Back in the woods behind a country church, I came across an outhouse with an...
Keep Your Water Softener Healthy
Easy care prevents expensive breakdowns. A water softener removes minerals from water; that means cleaner...
Toilet Shopping Tips
Want to buy a new toilet? There are an array of options. We offer these...
How to Test Your Water Heater Element
We've all been there - you get in the shower only to realize that you have no hot water.
How to Remove a Toilet
If you’ve never pulled a toilet, don’t worry it’s very simple.
How to Install a Toilet
Installing your own toilet is a simple DIY project that will save you up to $200...
How to Dispose of a Water Heater
We do everything by our own hands editor, Jeff Gorton, will show you how remove and dispose of a water heater.
28 Tips for Becoming a Master Plumber
Whether you live in an apartment, a single-family home or a condo, sooner or later,...
Get a Smart Water Heater
Control your water heater remotely with a smartphone
Sump Pump Battery Backup
A dead pump can lead to disaster. Here's how to avoid trouble
How to Use an Internal Pipe Wrench
Problem solver for rusty pipes
Tips on Choosing a Faucet
Style is critical, but don't forget about practical factors
Don't let leaky pipes dampen your day
How to Join Dissimilar Pipes
Avoid leaks and corrosion at pipe transitions
Install a Valve for an Icemaker
Prevent leaks with a better supply valve
Water is Coming Out of the Air Gap
Simple cleaning will clear the clog
How to Caulk a Toilet to a Floor
For the best seal, caulk the floor before you set the toilet
How to Remove a Stuck Cleanout Plug
How to remove a stuck cleanout plug to get at a clog in a drain pipe
Toilet Seat Repair: Keep Your Seat Tight
Add rubber bushings and stabilizers to stop the wiggle
How to Fix Sweating Pipes
A simple way to prevent condensation on cold water pipes in humid weather.
How to Rebuild a Water Softener
Rebuild your control valve in an hour
How to Repack a Stem Seal on a Street Valve
You can add new packing in minutes without turning off the water
What is PEX? Plus Tips for Using PEX
Everything you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask
Prevent Frozen Pipes With Insulation and Warm Air
Rigid insulation is the key
Soldering Copper Pipe
Tips and techniques you need to know
Outdoor Faucet Repair: Fix a Noisy Faucet
Greasy solution for an annoying problem
Handy Plumbing Tips and Tricks
Here are nine of our favorite simple tricks and tips to save you plumbing headaches...
Install a Reverse Osmosis Water Filter
If you need filtered water, a reverse osmosis system is a good solution
Water Heater Venting Fixes
Use a reducer to solve a water heater vent size problem
Tricks for Splicing Plastic Drain Pipe
Save time and trouble with Mission couplings
Four Home Plumbing Repair Tips
Never give up!
Join Galvanized Pipe to Copper Pipe
Prevent metal pipe corrosion with special dielectric nipples