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Review of the Watersong Pull-out Spring Kitchen Faucet

I was searching for a reasonably priced kitchen faucet that combined quality with flexibility. The WaterSong Spring Kitchen Sink Faucet appeared to be a strong contender.


How to Clean Your Drains Naturally With Bokashi Tea

Bokashi tea is a wonderful, eco-friendly alternative to harsh chemical drain cleaners. Learn how to use this bokashi composting byproduct to safely and effectively get rid of annoying clogs in your plumbing.


How to Install Your Own Toilet

Having a plumber install a new toilet can cost a bundle. Save that cash for something you really need, because you can learn how to install your own toilet easily.


How to Install an Expansion Tank in Your Plumbing

Pressure in your home's water lines can lead to catastrophic damage. It can cause water line fittings to leak and leave you with a huge repair bill. Help your home's plumbing deal with the added pressure by installing an expansion tank.


How to Connect Ikea Brand Faucets to Your Home's Water Supply

Trying to connect an Ikea brand faucet to your home's water supply valves? Here is the solution to your frustration.


Trenchless Sewer Repair and Replacement

Sewer repair has traditionally been a disruptive and expensive process. With trenchless sewer line repair, that doesn't need to be the case.


10 Best Plumbing Tools for a Homeowner

Some plumbing problems are surprisingly easy to fix. It is also wise to be prepared for emergencies. This article lists 10 must-have plumbing tools for homeowners.


How to Deal With a Plumbing Emergency

Most people will experience one or more plumbing emergencies. This article looks at how to react effectively.


How to Repair a Buried Sprinkler Pipe

This guide will provide five different methods a homeowner can use to fix a broken PVC sprinkler pipe.


How to Install a Wall-Mounted Toilet: A Step-by-Step Tutorial

From setting up the frame to positioning and marking to attaching each of the components, this guide will provide a step-by-step breakdown of how to install a wall-mounted toilet.


How to Unclog a Garbage Disposal: 3 Easy Methods

Unclogging a garbage disposal yourself will save you money and it's usually nowhere near as hard as many people might think—you just need a few basic tools and to employ some basic methods.


How to Install a Shower Pan Membrane (Photos and Instructions)

This article is an informational guide to help a homeowner install a shower floor membrane correctly.


14 Common Causes of Clogged Drains and How to Deal With Them

Clogged drains are a very common plumbing issue. This article looks at what causes pipes to become blocked and offers advice on how to fix and prevent clogs from happening.


How to Unclog a Toilet With or Without a Plunger

Need to know how to unclog a toilet? Here are the best methods to try. Unclogging a toilet yourself can save you money.


9 Ways to Find a Good Plumber

Finding a plumber that you can trust to be reliable, honest, and fairly priced is important. This article lists the 9 best approaches.


How to Fix a Slow-Draining Bathtub: Six Methods

Need to know how to fix a slow-draining bathtub? Here are the six best methods to try. Unclogging a bathtub drain yourself can save you a lot of money.


The 10 Most Common Plumbing Problems

Plumbing problems come in all shapes and sizes, from dripping faucets to sewer system backup to burst pipes. This article lists the most common issues, what causes them and suggests some easy fixes when appropriate.


9 Things Plumbers Wish You Wouldn't Do

When it comes to plumbing problems and maintenance, there are things we do that can make solutions more difficult, timely, or expensive. Here, think "what would the plumber think?" before you act.


All About Hydro Jet Pressure Cleaning for Plumbing Blockages

For the hardest plumbing blockages and buildups, a hydro-jet system may be the solution. Find out how it works here.


How to Unclog a Kitchen Sink Drain: 8 Methods

Has your kitchen sink become clogged? Learn the different methods you can use to clear your drain and how you can prevent blockages like this from happening again in the future.


Common Toilet Troubles and How to Address Them

Toilet problems can be a nuisance, but they don't have to be a heartache as well. Most of the common problems with toilets have some of the easiest solutions.


How to Connect a Hose to an Indoor Unthreaded Faucet

I will review three ways to connect a hose to an indoor faucet and show you which way I prefer, based on my own experience.


What Not to Flush Down the Toilet

As a rule of thumb, the only thing that should go down the toilet with your waste is toilet paper. Here is a list of common items flushed and how they can cause damage down the drain.


All About Septic Systems

A home with a septic system can seem intimidating for prospective buyers, but are they really as scary as they sound? How exactly do they work and how much maintenance do they really require?


A Quick Guide to Fixing Low Water Pressure

Low water flow can be a real hassle, but knowing what to look for can take the pressure off you and sometimes even provide quick and cost-effective solutions.


How to Replace a Single-Handle Shower Valve

A simple step-by-step shower valve replacement guide to help homeowners replace an old valve with a modern one.


Kitchen Faucet Designs and Styles

Information on kitchen faucet designs, from the replacement of an old leaking faucet fixture to your dream kitchen remodel.


How to Replace a Spigot Washer - Dripping Outside Tap (Bibcock)

A spigot (also known as a hose bib, bibcock or garden tap) leaks when the rubber washer inside wears away over time. Anyone with basic DIY skills can replace this. Only 2 tools are required.


A Complete Guide to Using Plumbing Fittings for Joining PEX Pipe, PVC and Copper

A basic guide to pipe types, plumbing fittings, and thread sizes, and instructions for how to use fittings to connect copper, PVC, and PEX water pipes.


How to Switch Out Wall-Mounted and Handheld Showerheads

Some people like handheld showerheads, some prefer wall mounts. Others want both. This article shows how to convert one to the other when life's circumstances change.


How to Move your Showerhead Up or Out

Are you having problems with your showerhead? This do-it-yourself article shows how to extend your shower head pipe and improve its overall location.


How to Clean or Replace Your Showerhead

Before rushing out to buy a new showerhead, try fixing the problem yourself. It's easier than you think to clean a clogged or rusted showerhead. If you need to replace it, you can do that yourself too.


Cold Water Header Tank Overflowing: How to Replace a Ballcock Washer

A step-by-step guide showing how to repair a leaking ballcock valve in the header tank in your loft. This guide also explains the layout of hot and cold pipes and valves used in home plumbing systems.


How to Install an Outdoor Spigot for Watering Your Garden

It's easy to install an outdoor water spigot (faucet) for watering your garden!


How to Prevent Frozen Pipes in Winter: Move Water Lines Indoors

Here are the basics of how your plumbing works and how to re-plumb with CPVC to move water lines indoors.


How to Easily Fix a Broken Pipe With Push Fittings

In need of water line or pipe break repair? No problem. Learn how to do it yourself, and save money on a plumber!


How to Troubleshoot and Repair Common Toilet Problems

A homeowner's guide for diagnosing and repairing common toilet issues. Often the hardest part of the toilet repair is the trip to the hardware store.


How to Keep Shower Drains From Clogging

Hair clogs in your shower drain? Here's cheap and easy ideas on how to prevent your shower drain from clogging with hair and soap scum without the help of a plumber.


How to Fix a Toilet That Flushes by Itself (a.k.a. a Phantom Toilet)

A toilet that flushes on its own, also known as phantom flushing, is a common problem. Addressing this problem may require replacing the flapper, flush valve, or flush valve gasket.


How to Install Your Own Water Cistern System

If you don't have a fresh water supply utility service or water well, you might consider building your own water cistern system. Learn how in this article.


How to Replace a Tap Head Gear

Whether you call it a faucet or a tap, being able to replace it is a useful skill to have and not as difficult as you might think.


What Not to Put Down Your Garbage Disposal or Drain

This is a comprehensive list of what not to put down the drain (and why), as well instructions for how to correctly use, maintain, clean, deodorize, and de-grease the garbage disposal.


Retrofit Shower Panels: Bathroom Remodelling on a Budget

A new shower panel can go a long way in a bathroom remodel on a budget, but what is it and what does it take to install? Do you use the existing plumbing? Can you set it up in your current shower? Find out here.


Installing a Whole-House In-Line Water Purifier

Want cleaner water? Install a whole-house, in-line water purifier. These installation instructions will help the DIY homeowner from start to finish.


Angle Stop Valve Types and Installation Methods

A homeowner's guide for choosing and installing angle stop water valves. Includes the different types and installation methods.


Faucet Supply Line Types and Installation

A basic guide for the homeowner who would like to know the pros and cons, and the installation methods of the different types of faucet supply lines.


The Best Line Tubing to Use to Hook Water up to a Refrigerator

What should you use for hooking up water to your fridge? Here is a how-to with recommendations for the best refrigerator water lines.


How to Snake a Clogged Sink Drain (With Pictures)

Learn how to snake your drain. When liquid drain cleaners and plungers fail, knowing how to unclog your drain this way can save you a lot of money. It's easy!


Water and Wastewater Management in the Home

Building new water sources costs billions of dollars that most governments don't have, but reusing wastewater can help relieve that need. This article covers home greywater and blackwater systems.


How to Replace a Leaky Outdoor Faucet or Water Spigot

Leaky outdoor spigots can be easy to fix for DIYers. If you don't like to pay others to do things you can do yourself, check out these simple steps to replace your outside faucet.