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Handy Plumbing Tips and Tricks

Here are nine of our favorite simple tricks and tips to save you plumbing headaches around the house.

Upgrade Your Ice Maker Supply Line

Replace that inexpensive plastic water line.

Silence a Noisy Check Valve

Special check valves reduce pipe noise

Water Pipe Replacement

A special coupling makes this copper pipe fix easy

Install Scald Protection

Install safer tub and shower fixtures without changing the valve

Fix a Leaky Shut Off Valve

This simple fix only takes a minute

How to Stop a Plumbing Leak

Here are several options. Are you feeling lucky?

Shake Your PCV Valve

Do-it-yourself and save $20

Stop Banging Water Pipes

A simple fix for an annoying—and often damaging—problem.

Fix a Leaky Shutoff With a Supply Valve Piggyback

An easy alternative to shutting off the main water supply

Preventive Pipe Maintenance Beats Clog-Busting

A little forward planning saves big headaches later on.

How to Prevent Clogged Drains

Drains always seem to clog at the worst possible time, like when you have a houseful of overnight guests or...

PVC Pipe vs. ABS Pipe: How do you Choose?

Ask a bunch of plumbers which is better and you probably wont get an answer, just an argument.

A Better Spigot

Prevent outdoor spigots from dripping by building your own.

What to Know About Clawfoot Tubs

Thinking about purchasing a clawfoot tub? Read this first.