Household Plumbing Projects

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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.

worker installing new toilet
Installing a No-Clog Toilet

Flush away the need to plunge.

A laundry room with a sink.
How to Clean a Laundry Sink Tub

A laundry sink tub is a useful addition to the home.

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.

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How to Tell if You Have Sweating Pipes and Not Leaking Pipes

It may sound strange, but water dripping from the plumbing is not always a sign of leaking pipes.

How to Test a Fire Sprinkler System

Make sure it works at least once a year.

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5 Types of Laundry Tubs

Laundry tubs are found in a laundry room but they are often used for more than laundry.

ABS drainpipe
ABS Piping vs PVC Piping

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

Two men working on plumbing under a kitchen sink
How to Connect ABS Pipes

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

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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 Connect a Plastic Pipe to a Copper Pipe

It is easy to add a plastic pipe to a copper pipe.

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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.

A toilet with a bidet.
Bidet Plumbing Explained

Bidet plumbing is an alternative to using toilet paper.

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Installing a Water Supply System

Most Common Mistakes: Violating or ignoring code restrictions.

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Closet Bend

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

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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.

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How to Install a Shower Head Extension Arm

A shower head extension is easy to install.

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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How to Unclog a Mixing Valve

The Mixing valve in your home is used to mix hot and cold water supplies together.