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.

Changing a Filter on a Water Filtration System

Keep your hydration at its cleanest.

Are Backflow Preventers the Same as Vacuum Breakers?

Prevent the possibility of pollution in your water system.

How to Install a Water Hammer Arrestor

Get rid of banging pipes.

Common Beginning Plumbing Mistakes

You've been warned!

How to Properly Use a Plumbing Snake

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

How to Install Chrome Plumbing Fittings

Chrome plumbing fittings are easy to care for.

How to Replace a Main Drain Clean-out Plug

Upgrade your plumbing to avoid backups or leaks.

Cleaning a Garden Hose Nozzle

Get your watering game on with a declogged nozzle.

ABS Piping vs PVC Piping

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

How Do Water Hammer Arrestors Work?

Water hammer arrestors control pipe noises.

How to Install Rough in Plumbing for a Bathroom

You may want the laundry room nearby.

How to Repair Urinal Plumbing Problems

Urinals are structured differently than tank toilets.

Water Closet

You can fix a running water closet yourself.

3 Reasons a Refrigerator Ice Maker Might Give Musty Ice

Ice should taste like ice, not stale food.

How to Check a Clogged Refrigerator Ice Maker

Watch for small ice cubes or lack of production.

What is a Hose Bib?

It's an important piece of your outdoor plumbing.

Tips for Installing a Water Softener

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

How to Snake a Toilet

A plunger will not always be enough to unclog a drain.

3 Common Causes of the Water Hammer Effect

The water hammer effect is commonly found in dishwashers.

Installing a Cast Iron Sink

Cast iron is durable and versatile, but heavy.

How to Remove Lead from Brass Plumbing Fittings

It's not enough to be harmful, but it dulls the metal.

Protecting Your Pipes

When water freezes it expands and bursts pipes.

Bathroom Addition Plumbing

Here's how to add new plumbing.

How to Connect ABS Pipes

Use the proper technique to avoid leaks in the near future.

How to Disconnect a Copper Pipe

Go ahead and play with fire, albeit safely.

Water Saver Toilet

A water saver toilet is a toilet that uses less water than others. Every time you flush about six gallons

Water Hammer

If you hear strange banging sounds that sound like they are coming from your pipes it might be water

Tailpiece

In plumbing, the tailpiece is the short piece of pipe between a fixture drain and a trap. The inlet tubes

Sanitary Fitting

A sanitary fitting is a special fitting of any number of difference designs manufactured for the purpose

Question: Can I Improve My Water Pressure?

The following experts weigh in on the question of improving water pressure: Answer - From Repair

PVC Pipe

PVC pipe, or Poly Vinyl Chloride pipe, is a relatively modern type of piping, used most often in drinking

Installing a Water Supply System

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

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 behind

General Plumbing Questions

If you’ve got plumbing questions or need plumbing help, be sure that others have probably encountered

Coupling

If you have a leak in your plumbing you may want to use coupling to fix it. Coupling covers the leaking

Closet Bend

A closet bend is the curved section of the length of a drain pipe that is found just below the toilet.

6 Types of Backflow Preventer Explained

When it comes to different backflow devices there are several to choose from. While they all function

Tips for Installing a Water Pressure Booster Pump

Installing a water pressure booster pump is important if you want to increase water pressure and the

Water Softening Device Installation: 8 Simple Steps

The annoyances of hard water, like calcium buildup on faucets and spots on clean dishes, can be eliminated

Tips for Cleaning Jetted Bathtubs

Cleaning jetted bathtubs takes more care and effort than a regular bathtub, due to the fact that these