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.

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.

5 Tips for Tightening Plumbing Fittings

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

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.

How to Repair a Pinhole Leak in a Copper Pipe

Learn one quick and cheap method of repairing pinhole leaks that any DIYer can do.

How to Install a Rainfall Shower Head

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

How to Polish Nickel Faucets With Homemade Cleaners

Nickel faucets can be smudged or stained easily. Luckily, these faucets are also easily to polish with a few homemade cleaners.

How Does a Water Pressure Booster Pump Work?

It's not hard to increase your water pressure if you know how a booster pump works.

How to Join a PVC Pipe to a Copper Pipe

To avoid any structural weaknesses, read this guide before trying to connect PVC pipes to copper pipes.

How to Insulate Underground Water Pipes

Even underground water pipes can freeze. To keep them insulated, choose one of these two installation methods.

How to Install Rough-in Plumbing for a Bathroom, Part 3

After finishing the first two parts of your rough-in bathroom plumbing, move on to this guide to begin installing the toilet and sink.

How to Install a Refrigerator Water Line

Installing a water line to your fridge for freezing ice and cool water has never been easier.

How to Connect Washing-Machine Water-Supply Lines

Connecting your washing-machine water-supply lines correctly will save you from spending money on larger issues in the future.

How to Build Your Own Sand Filter

A sand filter is a low-maintenance pool cleaning solution, and you can build your own for cheap!

3 Types of Water Hammer Arrestors Explained

Quiet down the banging noises coming from your pipes.

How to Snake a Toilet

A plunger will not always be enough to unclog a drain. Learn to use a drain snake and save yourself the plumber fees!

How to Remove Air Inside Water Pipes

Burst your plumber's bubble and clear your those pesky air bubbles from your pipes all by yourself.

Guide to Avoiding Frozen Pipes

Follow this solid advice to avoid solid ice in your plumbing this winter.

Clever Hacks for the Everyday Plumber

Try out these 4 tricks before calling in a pro.

Washing Machine Plumbing Explained

Unless you live in a small or apartment or prefer to do your laundry in a laundromat, washing machine

Quieting Noisy Water Pipes

If your pipes make sounds like they're alive, then something must be done. Quieting noisy pipes isn't too hard if you know what to do.

Quick Fixes for Leaking Pipes

All homeowners fear leaking pipes, but a leak doesn't have to mean panic until the plumber arrives. Here are some quick fixes.

How to Install Shut Off Water Valves

Who builds a machine brimming with hot water without an off switch? If the person who build your house didn't incorporate valves, you can!

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 you probably have at home already.