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    Tankless Water Heater Guide

    Tankless water heaters take up much less space than storage water heaters as they heat the water directly. Discover why one of them is best for your home.

    How to Replace a Kitchen Sink Basket Strainer

    Replace a sink strainer—it’s easy!


    Prevent Water Damage While You Are Away

    Water damage from frozen pipes, ruptured washer hoses, leaking supply lines and dripping water heaters costs billions every year. This...


    How to Unclog Anything

    Toilets aren’t the only clog-prone fixture homeowners have to deal with. Check out what else is susceptible to clogging—and how...


    Metal, Wood and More: Tools and Tips for All Kinds of Cuts

    These will definitely get you out of a few jams.

    How to Fix a Leaking Shutoff Valve

    Fix a leaking shutoff valve and save yourself the cost of a visit from the plumber.


    How to Connect Gas Pipe Lines

    Use the correct fittings for a safe gas hook-up

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    How to Use a Drain Bladder to Blast Any Sink Clog

    Learn how to use a drain bladder to quickly, easily and affordably clear the toughest sink clogs.


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    What to Know About Drain Bladders

    Learn how a drain bladder can easily and inexpensively blast away the toughest clogs.


    How to Clean and Unclog a Kitchen Sink Drain

    With two simple tools — a plunger and a drain snake — you can clear 95 percent of your stopped-up...


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    How to Upgrade Your Shower in a Weekend

    Get an impressive shower upgrade without breaking the bank or turning your basement into a jobsite.

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    5 Toilet Paper Alternatives That Will Definitely Clog Your Pipes — And 2 Things That Won’t

    Running out of toilet paper? Make sure you don't make matters worse by flushing something that could clog pipes or...


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    PEX Supply Pipe: Everything You Need to Know

    PEX piping is the biggest revolution since the flush toilet. Learn what it is and everything in between with this...


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    8 Best Bidet Toilet Seats for 2020

    Bidets and bidet toilet seats are becoming more and more popular in the United States. If you're in the market,...


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    2020 Vision on Smart Toilets

    Discover what a smart toilet can do for your health and lifestyle.


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    5 Top Myths About Septic Systems

    There's a lot of misinformation out there about septic systems. Here's what you need to know.

    What Is a Water Softener and How Does It Work?

    Depending on where you live and your water supply, investing in a water softener to pull harsh minerals out of...


    5 Easy DIY Ways to Trick Out Your Toilet

    Functionality and fun for your home’s most important feature.


    How to Choose the Right Water Softener

    How to Choose a Water Softener How to Size a Water Softener


    How Do I Know if I Have Frozen Pipes and How Can I Stop It?

    Frozen pipes are a headache no one wants to deal with. Here's how to prevent and spot frozen pipes, as...


    10 Plumbing Services You’ve Probably Wasted Money On

    You don't need to call a plumber for every leaky pipe or clogged drain. Often, some simple plumbing fixes are...


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    10 Most Common Plumbing Code Violations DIYers Make

    Violating code can also cause serious difficulties down the line if you try to sell your house or make major...


    The Best Bathroom and Kitchen Sink Faucets

    Choose a spectacular new faucet packed with features that make it harder working and last a lifetime.


    Plumbing Valve Basics

    Is one type better than the other?

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    Stop Plumbing Leaks With Ball-Type Shutoff Valves

    Choose ball-type valves when replacing toilet or sink shutoff valves


    How to Repack a Stem Seal on a Street Valve

    You can add new packing in minutes without turning off the water


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    How to Replace a Shutoff Valve

    Stop under-sink leaks with this 30-minute fix.


    Install a Valve for an Icemaker

    Prevent leaks with a better supply valve


    How to Sweat Copper Pipe

    Get perfect, leak-free plumbing joints every time.


    Everything to Know About Sump Pump Battery Backups

    A dead pump can lead to disaster. Here's how to avoid trouble