Household Plumbing Projects

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How to Sweat Copper Pipe Joints

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

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

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

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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 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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Troubleshooting Water Softener Brine Tank Problems

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

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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,

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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.

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Clever Hacks for the Everyday Plumber

Try out these 4 tricks before calling in a pro.

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4 Common Floor Drain Problems

A floor drain is a fairly simple feature in the home.

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How to Remove Lead from Brass Plumbing Fittings

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

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Installing a No-Clog Toilet

Flush away the need to plunge.

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How to Solve Water Hammer Sounds

Prevent potential plumbing issues by silencing water hammer sounds.

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How to Seal an Underground Water Line Leak

Fixing a leaky underground water line may seem to be a bit of a challenge.

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How to Identify if Your Water Shut Off Valve is Compression

Determining if your water shut off valve is a solder or compression union is not difficult.

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How to Repair a PVC Pipe Leak

If you have a PVC pipe leak, you will need to repair it as soon as possible.

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How to Disconnect a Laundry Tub

The use of laundry tub is becoming less and less common.

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How to Work With Copper Pipe

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

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How to Replace a Double Handle Shower Faucet

A double handle shower faucet is something that can easily be replaced by you.

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How to Connect Metal Shutoff Valves to Plastic Pipes

If you need to connect metal shutoff valves to plastic pipes, use these instructions to do it.

Hose bib
What is a Hose Bib?

It's an important piece of your outdoor plumbing.

A copper pipe with freeze damage.
Guide to Avoiding Frozen Pipes

This solid advice to avoid solid ice in your pipes.

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How to Connect Drain Pipes to the Waste Vent Stack

The waste vent runs from your main drain line to prevent back pressure in the main sewer line.

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How to Clean a Water Softener Brine Tank

Clean your brine tank once a year.

A rainfall shower head.
How to Install a Rainfall Shower Head

A rainfall shower head is an easy and luxurious update.

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How to Install Shut Off Water Valves

If the person who built your house didn't incorporate valves, you can!

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General Plumbing Questions

If you've got plumbing questions or need plumbing help, be sure that others have had same problem.

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Troubleshooting a Refrigerator Water Line

Refrigerator water lines can sometimes stop working, requiring you to troubleshoot the water line.

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How to Cap a Refrigerator Water Line

Capping the refrigerator water line can be a difficult task if you have never done it before.

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How to Bleed Water Pipes

Creaking, shaking faucets or even loud banging in your water pipes,here are some fixes.

A white, porcelain toilet in the corner of a bathroom.
How to Snake a Toilet

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

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How to Install a Basement Floor Drain

A basement floor drain diverts standing water to avoid potential floods in basements.

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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!

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3 Types of Water Hammer Arrestors Explained

Quiet down the banging noises coming from your pipes.

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How to Increase Your House's Water Pressure

Strong and steady water pressure is a necessity for the home.