Plumbing

How To Install A New Toilet Seat

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I put in an elongated toilet in my bathroom about a year ago.  It came in an all-in-one package: a tank, the inside parts, the toilet […]

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How To Install A New Laundry Tub And Faucet

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A laundry tub is critical to a functional laundry room. The tub allows you to send wash water from a washing machine to the drain without any […]

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Replace A Wax Ring On A Toilet

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So the other day I had to remove a toilet to paint a wall behind it. And since I was planning to remove the commode, it […]

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Planning A Sprinkler System

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A sprinkler system is a convenient and effective way to water large lawns or garden areas. A good system represents a considerable investment — of […]

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Working With Plastic Pipe

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Plastic pipe is inexpensive, durable, and easy to work with. There are four types commonly used in plumbing systems: acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), chlorinated […]

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Working With Cast Iron And Galvanized Pipe

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Specialized fittings join pipes of different materials, such as plastic to cast-iron or copper to steel. When ever you join copper to steel, use an […]

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Winterizing A Plumbing System

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Many homeowners have found out the hard way what happens to pipes in vacant houses that have little or no heat. Completely shutting down a […]

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All About Sump Pumps

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Control groundwater, rainwater, or gray water – water from a washing machine, bathroom sink, shower, or bathtub – with a sump pump. The waste water […]

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How To Maintain Your Septic System

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Many rural homeowners don’t realize the purpose of a septic system until it is too late – that is, until the system is destroyed. The […]

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Repairing Plumbing Drains and Pop-up Mechanisms

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Compared to faucets, drains are relatively simple.  Because gravity does most of the work, drainage systems don’t have to be designed to handle pressures such […]

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Plumbing: The Main Drain & Water Supply System

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Even if you don’t plan on doing the work yourself, it is a good idea to have working knowledge of the plumbing system in a […]

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A Low-Flow Toilet Guide

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Many people are reluctant to work on a toilet because they think it is complicated and requires the skills of a professional plumber.  However, this […]

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Working With Copper Pipes

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If you work with plumbing, you will most likely need to patch, cut, or join some kind of pipe. Depending on the age of your […]

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Opening Clogged Drains

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A house has three types of waste drains: fixture drains, such as those at sinks and toilets; main drains, which lead from the fixture drains […]

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