Household Plumbing Projects

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Preventative Plumbing Maintenance

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

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Common Plumbing Issues and How to Solve Them

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

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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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Urinal Installation Mistakes to Avoid

Improper installation can lead to leakage and water damage.

A pile of old rusty pipes.
7 Signs It's Time to Replace Old Plumbing

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

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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.

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Troubleshooting Bidet Plumbing Problems

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

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.

Men's bathroom with a row of urinals
Urinal Repair: Troubleshoot Urinal Plumbing Problems

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

backflow preventer
How to Test a Backflow Preventer

KIeeping your drinking water safe, your backflow preventer is an important system in your home.

copper piping with some mineral build up
How to Clean Mineral Deposits on a Copper Pipe

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

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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!

makeshift water hammer arrestor
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.

blue, underground water pipeline
How to Insulate Underground Water Pipes

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

water pressure gauge
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.

A water dispenser.
Troubleshooting Hot Water Dispenser Problems

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

Plumbing pieces being tightened.
5 Tips for Tightening Plumbing Fittings

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

A vintage-style white faucet head that reads "cold".
How to Replace a Shower Faucet Stem

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

A system of worn copper piping.
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.

A drain in a floor.
Install a Drain in Your Concrete Floor

Avoid a flooded garage by installing a floor drain.

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How to Join a PVC Pipe to a Copper Pipe

Read this guide before trying to connect PVC pipes to copper pipes.