Household Plumbing Projects

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plumber working on pipes in construction
Things to Consider in New Construction Plumbing

Set up your system to work for years to come.

sump pumps
Optimizing and Accessorizing Sump Pump Installation

Find the best solutions for keeping things dry.

water softener controls
Water Softener Continuously Running

It might relate to the internal clock.

PVC pipes.
How to Attach a Hose Bib to a PVC Pipe

PVC pipe is a useful and versatile plumbing source.

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Water Saver Toilet

A water saver toilet is a toilet that uses less water than others.

Man working on a water softener
Tips for Installing a Water Softener

Install a home water softener with ease by utilizing these tips and tricks.

A leaky faucet outside a blue wall.
Plumbing Red Flags to Look for When Buying a New Home

These 6 warning signs shouldn't be ignored.

Frozen water coming out of a hose.
How to Thaw Your Frozen Pipes

Save the costs of calling in a repair man by thawing a frozen pipe yourself using some simple items.

Blue pipes.
Protecting Your Pipes

When water freezes it expands and bursts pipes.

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General Plumbing Q and A #2

Q. I have about a 70-foot extension of the gas line that comes through my brick wall and is capped.

A valve on a white background.
Automatic Water Shut Off Valve Maintenance Basics

An automatic water shut off valve prevents flooding.

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PEX Plumbing System Options Explained

It is important that you are able to understand all the different options available for PEX plumbing.

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Can You Braze Copper Pipe that Is Wet?

Brazing copper pipe is a technique used to connect 2 pieces of pipe together.

white PVC pipe couplings
Coupling

If you have a leak in your plumbing you may need a coupling.

Backflow preventer and other plumbing supplies
Are Backflow Preventers the Same as Vacuum Breakers?

Prevent the possibility of pollution in your water system.

A wall mount bathroom faucet.
Installing a Wall Mount Bathroom Faucet

A wall-mount bathroom faucet is a great, modern look.

garden hose in the lawn
Cleaning a Garden Hose Nozzle

Get your watering game on with a declogged nozzle.

How to Test a Fire Sprinkler System

Make sure it works at least once a year.

ABS drainpipe
ABS Piping vs PVC Piping

It's not a pipe dream to find the perfect option.

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How to Repair a Leaky Copper Sink Faucet

A copper sink faucet is something that you will have to take special care of when you are repairing.

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How to Replace Washing Machine Supply Lines

Replacing the water supply lines is a procedure that you should perform every few years.

PEX pipes.
How to Plumb a PEX Water Supply System

It should take a few hours.

copper pipes
How to Disconnect a Copper Pipe

Go ahead and play with fire, albeit safely.

water filter with plumbing tools in sink
Changing a Filter on a Water Filtration System

Keep your hydration at its cleanest.

working on a leaking pipe
How to Replace a Leaking Pipe In You Wall

Water is supposed to stay in the pipe, not leak out of it.

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How to Sweat Copper Pipe Joints

Sweating copper pipe joints is another way to say soldering copper pipes.

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How to Dismantle a Faucet

Tips if you are trying to repair or replace a faucet and need to dismantle the one you have.

A water softener.
Cleaning a Venturi Nozzle on a Water Softener

Get into a routine of cleaning the nozzle once a month.

Variety of plumbing fixtures
How to Install a Clean-Out Plug in a Drain

A cleanout plug allows a plumber to access the drain.

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Installing a Water Supply System

Most Common Mistakes: Violating or ignoring code restrictions.

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How to Replace a Hot Water Circulating Pump

A hot water circulating pump is very critical in the distribution of hot water in a home. ll

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How to Remove a Wall Mount Bathroom Faucet

If you have a wall mount bathroom faucet in your home, you may be very happy with it.

ice maker and tray full of ice
How to Check a Clogged Refrigerator Ice Maker

Watch for small ice cubes or lack of production.

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Installing Compressing Fittings on a Water Line

How to install a compressing fitting on a water line.

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How to Remove a Stripped Thread Faucet Seat

If you are doing some alterations in your bathroom, then you may come across a stripped thread seat.

lifting the lid on a water softener
Troubleshooting Water Softener Brine Tank Problems

It takes the right combination of minerals, salt, and water.

gloved hands opening drain clean out plug with hair clog
How to Replace a Main Drain Clean-out Plug

Upgrade your plumbing to avoid backups or leaks.

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Installing a Pressure Reducing Valve: Dos and Don'ts

When you install a pressure reducing valve, there are some things which you need to do.

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How to Repair a Hose Bib Vacuum Breaker that Leaks

Hose bib vacuum breakers are anti-siphon devices that protect the water system of a house,

A water hammer arrestor.
How Do Water Hammer Arrestors Work?

Water hammer arrestors control pipe noises.

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How to Repair a Leaking Washing Machine Water Supply Line

A broken washing machine sounds like a nightmare, but you don't always have to call in a professional.

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How to Braze a Copper Pipe

If you need to braze a copper pipe, you can do the job yourself and don't need to call a handyman.