Household Plumbing Projects

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How to Increase Your House's Water Pressure

Taking a shower, doing your laundry, and watering the lawn are all dependent on having strong and steady water pressure.

Preventative Plumbing Maintenance

Keep these 7 things in mind for a plumbing system in tip-top shape!

7 Signs It's Time to Replace Old Plumbing

Gripes with your pipes? Use your senses to suss out plumbing issues.

7 Plumbing Problems Solved

Troubleshoot your pipe and water issues here.

How to Solve Water Hammer Sounds

Prevent potential plumbing issues by silencing water hammer sounds.

Guide to Avoiding Frozen Pipes

This solid advice to avoid solid ice in your pipes.

How to Install a Rainfall Shower Head

A rainfall shower head is an easy and luxurious update to your bathroom.

Transitioning to PEX Plumbing

It's cheaper and more flexible than copper.

Replace a Leaking Pull Out Spray Kitchen Faucet Hose

Here's how to disconnect it and put in a new model.

How to Install a Pipe Freeze Protection Valve

You need to understand a few key locations.

How to Install Outdoor Shower Fixtures

Rinse off dirt or pollen rather than taking it indoors.

How to Install a Clean-Out Plug in a Drain

A cleanout plug allows a plumber to access the drain.

3 Problems That Occur When Your Tailpiece Extends Past Your P Trap

A P-trap is an essential part of any drainage system.

Regulating Water Pressure

Water pressure is sometimes out of your hands.

5 Tips for Tightening Plumbing Fittings

When working on your own plumbing, you must pay attention to your plumbing fittings.

How to Install Rough-in Plumbing for a Bathroom

Begin installing your toilet and sink.

Cleaning a Venturi Nozzle on a Water Softener

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

DIY Water Pipe Insulation

Choose the type of insulation that suits your needs.

How to Replace an Angle Stop Valve

The angle stop valve delivers water to appliances.

5 Types of Hot Water Dispensers

Hot water dispensers are incredibly convenient.

Installing a Wall Mount Bathroom Faucet

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

How to Adjust a Water Pressure Reducing Valve

Adjusting your water pressure can be done pretty quickly.

Urinal Installation Mistakes to Avoid

Improper installation can lead to leakage and water damage.

How to Clean a Water Softener Brine Tank

Clean your brine tank once a year.

How to Flare a Copper Pipe

Flaring allows copper piping to fit together.

How to Clean Mineral Deposits on a Copper Pipe

Mineral build up will eventually eat away at your copper piping.

How to Fix a Leaking P-Trap

A leaking p-trap can cause pools of water.

How to Bend a Copper Pipe

Be careful to avoid kinks.

Everything You Need to Know About Working With Plastic Pipe

Plastic pipes are used in a variety of applications, each requiring specific handling, glues, and techniques.

Troubleshooting Hot Water Dispenser Problems

A hot water dispenser is handy to have in your kitchen or bathroom.

How to Fix a Leaking Pipe In Your Walls

A leaking pipe is not just an annoyance but can also cause serious damage.

How to Test a Backflow Preventer

Tasked with the job of keeping your drinking water safe, your backflow preventer is an important system in your home.

Urinal Repair: Troubleshoot Urinal Plumbing Problems

Most urinal repair is quite elementary, requiring very little understanding of plumbing mechanics.

Troubleshooting Bidet Plumbing Problems

When your bidet leaks, it's important to identify the cause and fix it before it causes more damage.

How to Properly Use a Plumbing Snake

A plumbing auger or plumber’s snake is a very useful tool for extremely clogged drains.

Common Plumbing Issues and How to Solve Them

Home ownership means becoming well-versed in all sorts of minor DIY repairs.

How to Replace a Bathroom Cabinet With a Pedestal Sink

Make a small bathroom seem bigger with this airy addition.

How to Work With Copper Pipe

If you need to work with or repair copper pipe, follow these guidelines.

Install a Drain in Your Concrete Floor

Avoid a flooded garage by installing a floor drain.

Installing a Water Supply System

Most Common Mistakes Violating or ignoring code restrictions. Using supply pipes that are

Plumbing Red Flags to Look for When Buying a New Home

These 6 warning signs shouldn't be ignored.

How to Unclog a Basement Floor Drain

Don't let a clogged drain make basement flooding a problem in your future.

How to Remove Calcium Buildup in Pipes

Calcium buildup in piping can be inconvenient and troublesome, but it doesn't have to break the bank.

How to Replace a Shower Faucet Stem

A leaking shower faucet stem can be easy to replace with the right directions.