Plumbing Repair

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  • Find and Repair Hidden Plumbing Leaks

    We show simple ways to find and stop common water leaks before they cause rot and other expensive damage. You'll find most of them around…

  • How to Repair a Leaking Copper Pipe

    You can fix leaky copper pipe quickly and efficiently with special repair sleeves. We show you how to cut and solder copper supply lines.

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  • How to Stop Tree Roots From Plugging Sewer Lines

    Keep invasive tree roots from plugging your sewer line by boring them out with an rented auger, cutting the trees or calling in pros. The pros…

  • Well Pump Troubleshooting and DIY Repair

    If you own a home with a well, you know that trouble can hit at the worst possible time, like at the start of a holiday weekend, and off-hours…

  • How to Repair a Plumbing Vent in the Attic

    There's a right way and a wrong way to install vents. This photo shows the wrong way; the article explains what probably happened and how to…

  • How to Stop a Plumbing Leak

    Small water leaks at soldered copper joints can be easy—or not so easy—to fix. This article explains the options, including what to…

  • Copper Pipe Types

    Type L and Type M copper pipe comparison: Use Type M for most home situations. Use heavier duty Type L for underground and other special…

  • Water is Coming Out of the Air Gap

    A foul smell or dirty water squirting out of the air gap vent holes indicates a clog inside the air gap. The fix is a simple cleaning with…

  • Stop Banging Water Pipes

    The best cure for banging water pipes is a water hammer arrester with a lubricated internal piston. The sealed piston works better than capped…

  • Water Pipe Replacement

    Use a special “slip” or “no-stop” coupling to quickly and easily splice in a new section of copper pipe or to add or…

  • How to Use Water Hammer Arresters to Stop Banging Water Lines

    Stop water hammer with easy-to-install, inexpensive arresters. Simply add them between the shut-off valve or faucet and the incoming water…

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