Faucet Installation & Repair

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water running out of a bathroom faucet
Repairing a Faucet: How to Fix a Loose Handle

Faucets get a lot of use every day and that's why repairing a faucet is an important thing to learn.

a white built-in bathtub
How to Replace a Tub Faucet Diverter Stem

A tub faucet diverter is a small flap that controls water flow out of the faucet or the shower head.

A drip falling from a leaking sink faucet.
How to Replace a Faucet Valve Stem

Take care of a pesky sink faucet leak with this easy fix.

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How to Replace a Faucet

When it's time for a new faucet, there are often a few signs: drips and leaks being two big ones.

An outdoor faucet.
Troubleshooting an Outdoor Faucet with Low Water Pressure

Insufficient water pressure can be caused by blockages or corrosion in pipework.

An outdoor water faucet covered in snow.
How to Winterize an Outdoor Faucet

Don't let your outdoor faucets freeze during winter.

steel faucet with aerator dripping water
How to Remove a Faucet Aerator

Removing a faucet aerator can be tricky. Try some of these tips to make the process easier.

Cherries in a colander being washed with a kitchen sink sprayer.
How to Fix a Kitchen Sink Sprayer with Low Water Pressure

Some problems with kitchen sprayer water pressure can be fixed without calling in a plumber.

3-handle shower faucet on a shower wall
Replace Your Shower Faucet Cartridge in 6 Steps

If your shower doesn't turn on or off properly, your faucet cartridge could be to blame.

Tile back splash and faucet in a shower.
Repair Your Leaky Single Handle Shower Faucet

When your shower's dripping, there's no need for a plumber.

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The Shower Faucet Handle is Stuck - Now What?

If your shower handle starts to stick after some use, hard water deposits might be to blame.

A detachable shower head.
How to Replace a Shower Faucet

If you've lived in your home for any amount of time, then problems with amenities are inevitable.

A pull out kitchen faucet.
6 Common Pull-Out Kitchen Faucet Problems

A pull-out kitchen faucet makes washing large pots easier.

An outdoor faucet attached to a brick wall.
Troubleshooting an Outdoor Faucet with no Water Running

Check out these simple solutions to getting your outdoor faucet running properly again.

An outdoor faucet made of copper with a small leak.
How to Repair an Outdoor Faucet With Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure can make some jobs harder than necessary.

dripping outdoor faucet
How to Repair a Leaking Outdoor Faucet

A dripping faucet does not have to be a normal sight in your yard. Here's how to fix it.

Spray from a working shower head.
How to Repair a Single-handed Shower Faucet: Water Doesn't Get Hot

Hot water problems aren't always the fault of a water heater. It could be your faucet.

A kitchen faucet suffering from low water pressure.
Kitchen Faucet Repair: Fix Low Water Pressure

Here are some hints for increasing your water pressure without calling a plumber.

bathtub spout
Troubleshooting a Stuck Shower Faucet Diverter

To divert or not to divert, that is the question.

An updated kitchen.
How to Polish a Chrome Kitchen Faucet

A chrome kitchen faucet can be beautiful.

Water running out of a faucet
2 Common Problems in Bathtub Faucets

Keep the water flowing, or not flowing as the case may be.

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How can I fix a stripped outdoor faucet?

It is not as difficult as you may think to repair a stripped outdoor faucet. The first step is to turn off the water supply at the meter. Hold the pipe behind the outdoor faucet with a pair of channel-lock pliers. This will protect the pipe from being twisted or broken. Use an adjustable wrench or a

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How can I locate an outdoor faucet leak?

You can use your water meter to help you determine if you have an outdoor faucet leak. Turn off water to all faucets and toilets in the house as well as to all outdoor faucets. Then write down the meter reading from your water meter. Wait 10 or 15 minutes without using any water and check the meter again.

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How can I remove ice from my outdoor faucet?

Never try to break ice away that has formed on an outdoor faucet. This could pose a danger of cracking the faucet itself or the pipe that it is attached to. Instead, use hot water to remove the ice. Fill a pitcher or bucket with very warm or hot water from the house and pour this hot water over the outdoor

washers and gaskets
How to Remove and Replace a Faucet Washer

Worn out washers can result in costly leaks.

A laundry room.
How to Install a Laundry Sink Faucet

Installing a sink faucet is a must.

Showerhead
Shower Valve: Repair a Leak

Stop the leak with an easy repair.

A close up on a faucet.
Repair a Leaking Faucet Valve Stem

Repairing your own faucet valve stem will save you money.

French drain
How to Calculate French Drain Cost

There are many factors to consider in your calculations.

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How to Lock an Outdoor Faucet

If you're a victim of water loss, lock it up.

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3 Benefits of a Ceramic Disc Faucet

If you are looking for a quality faucet to install into your kitchen or bathroom, you should consider

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What to Do if Your Water Control Valve Is Leaking

A leaking water control valve is not an uncommon sight. Do not panic if your water control valve springs

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Troubleshooting a Vessel Sink Faucet

A vessel sink faucet is often a very delicate version of other faucets on more standardized sinks. You'll