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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 sewers.

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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.

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How to Prevent Water Damage in the House

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


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...


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



Prevent Leaks With Pipe Dope

Pipe dope plus Teflon tape prevents leaks in water pipes

Plumbing With PEX Tubing

PEX tubing is an easy-to-install alternative to copper pipe. Long used in radiant heating systems, flexible PEX tubing is perfect...


How Does a Septic Tank Work?

Answer the question of how does a septic tank work with these septic tank diagrams and expert advice.


Install a Reverse Osmosis Water Filter

If you need filtered water, a reverse osmosis system is a good solution


How to Solder Copper Pipe Joints

Learn to solder copper pipe like a pro.


How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing

A frozen water line can cause pipes to burst and wreck your home


How to Use CPVC Plastic Plumbing Pipe

Easy to cut and join, no special tools, no risky soldering


How to Replace a Garbage Disposer Splash Guard

Install a new splash guard in 20 minutes


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Confirmed: This Is How You Should Hang Your Toilet Paper

Over or under? We finally have the answer.

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Join Copper and Galvanized Steel Pipe

Use dielectric unions to stop corrosion


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Here’s Why Old Houses Have a Random Toilet in the Basement

Standalone toilets in the basement are an outdated concept. Why were they necessary in the first place?



DIY Dictionary: Teflon Tape

What is Teflon Tape? When most of us hear the word 'Teflon' we think of frying pans. But in the...


ABS pipe vs PVC pipe

Follow our step-by-step guidelines for choosing either abs pipe or pvc pipe for your plumbing project


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12 Things Your Plumber Doesn’t Want You To Know

A plumber isn't obliged to tell you it's an easy fix...