Plumbing

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How to Install Your Own Toilet

Eventually, your commode will crap out. Or perhaps you want a new look for your bathroom. In either case, having a plumber install a new toilet can cost a bundle. Save that cash for something you really need because installing your own toilet is a simple DIY project.

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A Simple Guide for Your Domestic Drainage

A consideration of drainage and its purpose and effects can be likened to the purpose of a building: to prevent the harsh effects of weather and keep the inside ambient and dry. This article will take a look at possible problem areas for drainage in and around your home.

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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.

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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.

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Trenchless Sewer Repair and Replacement

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

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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.

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How to Deal With a Plumbing Emergency

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

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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.

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

Wall-mounted toilets are a growing trend in bathroom renovations. They are one of the best options if you are remodeling your small bathroom space. The main issue that people face is the complexity of installation. Today, I am going to share a step-by-step guide to install a wall-mounted toilet.

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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.

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How to Install a Shower Pan Membrane

An informational guide to help a homeowner install a shower floor membrane correctly.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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All About Hydro Jet Pressure Cleaning for Plumbing Blockages

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

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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.

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Common Toilet Troubles and How to Address Them

Trouble with the toilet can be a nuisance, but it doesn't have to be a heartache as well. Most of the common problems have some of the easiest solutions.

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How to Connect a Hose to an Indoor Unthreaded Faucet

The best way to attach a hose that has a thread to an indoor water tap that does not.

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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. If you are curious why, here is a list of common items flushed and how they can cause damage.

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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?

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A Quick Guide to Fixing Low Water Pressure

A low flow throughout the home can be a real hassle, but knowing what to look for can take the pressure off you and sometimes even provides quick and cost-effective solutions.

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How to Replace a Single-Handle Shower Valve

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

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Kitchen Faucet Designs and Styles

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

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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.

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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.

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How to Switch Out Wall-Mounted and Handheld Showerheads

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

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How to Move a Showerhead Up or Out

Why keep moaning and groaning about a showerhead being in the wrong place, when you can do something about it? This do-it-yourself article shows how to improve the location of your showerheads.

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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, you can do that yourself too.

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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.

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How to Keep Your Water Tank Cool in Summer

Here is a simple and economical way how to keep your water tank cool in hot summer. Keeping water tank cool in summer is really a challenge but with this simple procedure, things would be much better.

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How to Install an Outdoor Spigot for Watering Your Garden

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

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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.

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How to Easily Fix A Broken Pipe With Push Fittings

Burst a water line? Need to add a water line? No problem. See how you can do it yourself fast, easy and much cheaper than calling a plumber. It really is a snap!

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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.

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How to Keep Shower Drains From Clogging

Hair clogs in your shower drain? Try these easy ways to keep shower drains from clogging with hair and soap scum. Cheap and easy ideas to avoid plumbing bills!

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

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

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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.

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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.

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What Not to Put Down the Garbage Disposal or Drain

Here is a comprehensive list of what not to put down the drain (and why), as well as the correct use of the garbage disposal, and how to maintain it, clean it, deoderize it, and de-grease it.

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Retrofit Shower Panels: Bathroom Remodeling 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? Find out here.

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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.

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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.

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

What to use for hooking up water to your fridge? Here is a how-to, with recommendations for the best types of lines.

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How to Snake a Clogged Sink Drain (With Pictures)

Learn how to get rid of that standing water in your sink by snaking your drain. Liquid drain cleaners and plungers don't always work and it requires a bit more effort but knowing how you can do this yourself can save you big money.

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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.

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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 spend money on something you can do yourself, check out these simple steps to replace your outside faucet.

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How to Repair (Not Replace) Your Leaking Bathroom Faucet

Fix your own leaky faucets in your bathroom and save some serious money. Here are easy to follow step-by-step instructions.