Household Plumbing Projects

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How to Increase Your House's Water Pressure

Taking a shower, doing your laundry, and watering the lawn are all dependent on having strong and steady water pressure.

Preventative Plumbing Maintenance

Keep these 7 things in mind for a plumbing system in tip-top shape!

7 Signs It's Time to Replace Old Plumbing

Gripes with your pipes? Use your senses to suss out plumbing issues.

7 Plumbing Problems Solved

Troubleshoot your pipe and water issues here.

How to Solve Water Hammer Sounds

Prevent potential plumbing issues by silencing water hammer sounds.

ABS Piping vs PVC Piping

It's not a pipe dream to find the perfect option.

How Do Water Hammer Arrestors Work?

Water hammer arrestors control pipe noises.

How to Install Rough in Plumbing for a Bathroom

You may want the laundry room nearby.

How to Repair Urinal Plumbing Problems

Urinals are structured differently than tank toilets.

Water Closet

You can fix a running water closet yourself.

3 Reasons a Refrigerator Ice Maker Might Give Musty Ice

Ice should taste like ice, not stale food.

How to Check a Clogged Refrigerator Ice Maker

Watch for small ice cubes or lack of production.

What is a Hose Bib?

It's an important piece of your outdoor plumbing.

Tips for Installing a Water Softener

Install a home water softener with ease by utilizing these tips and tricks.

How to Snake a Toilet

A plunger will not always be enough to unclog a drain.

3 Common Causes of the Water Hammer Effect

The water hammer effect is commonly found in dishwashers.

Installing a Cast Iron Sink

Cast iron is durable and versatile, but heavy.

How to Remove Lead from Brass Plumbing Fittings

It's not enough to be harmful, but it dulls the metal.

Protecting Your Pipes

When water freezes it expands and bursts pipes.

Bathroom Addition Plumbing

Here's how to add new plumbing.

How to Connect ABS Pipes

Use the proper technique to avoid leaks in the near future.

How to Disconnect a Copper Pipe

Go ahead and play with fire, albeit safely.

Water Saver Toilet

A water saver toilet is a toilet that uses less water than others. Every time you flush about six gallons

Water Hammer

If you hear strange banging sounds that sound like they are coming from your pipes it might be water

Tailpiece

In plumbing, the tailpiece is the short piece of pipe between a fixture drain and a trap. The inlet tubes

Sanitary Fitting

A sanitary fitting is a special fitting of any number of difference designs manufactured for the purpose

Question: Can I Improve My Water Pressure?

The following experts weigh in on the question of improving water pressure: Answer - From Repair

PVC Pipe

PVC pipe, or Poly Vinyl Chloride pipe, is a relatively modern type of piping, used most often in drinking

Installing a Water Supply System

Most Common Mistakes Violating or ignoring code restrictions. Using supply pipes that are

General Plumbing Q and A #2

Q. I have about a 70-foot extension of the gas line that comes through my brick wall and is capped behind

General Plumbing Questions

If you’ve got plumbing questions or need plumbing help, be sure that others have probably encountered

Coupling

If you have a leak in your plumbing you may want to use coupling to fix it. Coupling covers the leaking

Closet Bend

A closet bend is the curved section of the length of a drain pipe that is found just below the toilet.

6 Types of Backflow Preventer Explained

When it comes to different backflow devices there are several to choose from. While they all function

Tips for Installing a Water Pressure Booster Pump

Installing a water pressure booster pump is important if you want to increase water pressure and the

Water Softening Device Installation: 8 Simple Steps

The annoyances of hard water, like calcium buildup on faucets and spots on clean dishes, can be eliminated

Tips for Cleaning Jetted Bathtubs

Cleaning jetted bathtubs takes more care and effort than a regular bathtub, due to the fact that these

How to Replace a Shower Faucet Stem

A leaking shower faucet stem can be easy to replace with the right directions.

How to Replace a Double Handle Shower Faucet

A double handle shower faucet is something that can easily be replaced by you. You will find that it

How to Remove Air Inside Water Pipes

Burst your plumber's bubble and clear your those pesky air bubbles from your pipes all by yourself.

Troubleshooting a Refrigerator Water Line

Refrigerator water lines can sometimes stop working, requiring you to troubleshoot the water line to

How to Clean a Water Softener Brine Tank

Clean your brine tank once a year.

How to Connect Washing-Machine Water-Supply Lines

Connecting your washing-machine water-supply lines correctly will save you from spending money on larger issues in the future.

How to Test a Backflow Preventer

Tasked with the job of keeping your drinking water safe, your backflow preventer is an important system in your home.

How to Fix a Leaking Pipe In Your Walls

A leaking pipe is not just an annoyance but can also cause serious damage.