Plumbing Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

Signs of a Gas Leak Inside and Outside the Home
Learn what a gas leak in or around the home might look like so you can take safety precautions if necessary.

Toilet Reviews - Kohler Wellworth
One affordable two piece toilet by a well known manufacturer is the Kohler Wellworth. Compare the Kohler Wellworth to other affordable two piece toilets in this toilet reviews guide.

Five of the Best Cheap Toilets
Here's a detailed list of five affordable two-piece toilet reviews to help you compare and contrast features.

Toilet Reviews - American Standard Champion 4
The American Standard Champion 4 toilet is an affordable two piece toilet. Compare this American Standard toilet with other affordable options in this toilet reviews guide

Jacuzzi Perfecta - Toilet Reviews
One affordable two piece toilet is the Jacuzzi Perfecta. Compare the Jacuzzi Perfecta to other affordable two piece toilets in this toilet reviews guide.

Toilet Reviews - Kohler Cimarron
One affordable two piece toilet by Kohler, a well known manufacturer, is the Kohler Cimarron. Compare the Kohler Cimarron toilet to other affordable two piece toilets in this toilet reviews guide.

Toilet Reviews - American Standard Mainstream
The American Standard Mainstream toilet is an affordable two piece toilet. Compare this American Standard toilet with other affordable options in this toilet reviews guide

How to Repair a Moen Shower Pressure Balanced Valve
Instructions to repair a leaking Moen shower pressure balanced valve by replacing the cartridge.

Moen Shower Repair - Remove The Handle
Begin a repair on a Moen shower valve by removing the handle. All you need to remove the handle of a Moen shower valve is an Allen wrench.

Moen Shower Repair - Remove Handle Adapter
Use a screwdriver to remove the handle adapter of a Moen shower valve. The cartridge of a Moen shower valve is behind the handle adapter.

Moen Shower Repair - Remove The Cartridge Retaining Clip
Remove the retaining clip of a Moen shower valve to remove the cartridge. The Moen shower valve cartridge will not come out until the retaining clip is removed.

Moen Shower Repair - Remove The Cartridge
Remove the cartridge of a Moen shower valve with a cartridge puller or with an adapter. A cartridge puller or a plastic adapter can be used to get leverage and remove the cartridge of a Moen shower valve.

Moen Shower Repair - Install The Cartridge
To install a new cartridge in a Moen shower valve begin by lubricating the cartridge. Aligning the cartridge of a Moen shower valve properly will ensure that the hot and cold water come out as intended.

Moen Shower Repair - Install Cartridge Retaining Clip
After installing a new cartridge in a Moen shower valve it is necessary to install the retaining clip. The cartridge retaining clip hold the cartridge of a Moen shower valve in place.

Moen Shower Repair - Scald Guard Feature
A Moen shower pressure balanced valve sometimes includes a scald guard feature to control water temperature. The Moen shower scald guard will let you limit how hot the water gets.

Moen Shower Repair - Install The Handle
After a repair on a Moen shower valve is complete you can re install the handle. The handle of a Moen shoer valve is screwed on with an Allen wrench.

Install A Moen Kitchen Faucet - Attach The Water Supply
Finish the Moen kitchen faucet installation by re-attaching the water supply. Connect both the water supply lines and check for leaks to finish a Moen kitchen faucet install.

How To Install a Moen Kitchen Faucet
Instructions for installing how a Moen Harlon faucet with steps similar to other Moen kitchen faucet models with a single handle.

Install A Moen Kitchen Faucet - Disconnect Water Supply
To install a Moen kitchen faucet the first thing to do is to disconnect the water supply. Disconnect the flex lines from the stop valves under the sink to install a Moen kitchen faucet.

Install a Moen Kitchen Faucet - Remove the Old Faucet
Removing an old Moen faucet can sometimes be the hardest part of the project. Have a basin wrench to remove an old Moen kitchen faucet. Page 3.

Install A Moen Kitchen Faucet - Install Faucet Body
The first step of a Moen kitchen faucet installation varies slightly depending on how many sink holes you plan to use.

Install a Moen Kitchen Faucet - Fasten the Faucet
The mounting hardware will fasten the faucet when installing a Moen kitchen faucet. An installation tool is provided in the Moen kitchen faucet kit.

Install a Moen Kitchen Faucet - Install the Spray Hose
With the Moen kitchen faucet body in place you can install the spray hose. Attach the spray hose to the Moen kitchen faucet spray wand by screwing it on.

How to Replace a Toilet Flush Valve
A step-by-step guide to installing a toilet flush valve replacement which saves you from purchasing a new toilet.

Toilet Flush Valve Replacement - Remove the Toilet Tank
To remove the toilet tank for a toilet flush valve replacement remove the nuts that hold the tank in place.

Toilet Flush Valve Replacement - Remove the Bolts
Remove the tank bolts for a toilet flush valve replacement.

Removing the Old Toilet Flush Valve
It is very easy to remove the flush valve nut with pliers for a toilet flush valve replacement.

Toilet Flush Valve Replacement - Install the New Flush Valve
Installing the new valve for a toilet flush valve replacement is quite easy. Follow the directions for the mounting angle for the valve model for a toilet flush valve replacement.

Toilet Flush Valve Replacement - Install the Tank Bolts
With the new valve in place install the tank bolts to complete a toilet flush valve replacement.

Toilet Flush Valve Replacement - Set the Tank onto the Bowl
Mount the toilet tank back in place after a toilet flush valve replacement.

Toilet Flush Valve Replacement - Connect the Water Supply
The final step of a toilet flush valve replacement is to reconnect the water supply, make adjustments, and check for leaks.

Installing a Shower Valve - Complete Plumbing Instructions
Step-by-step instructions on how to install a shower valve inluding prep, positioning and soldering.

Install A Shower Valve - Disassemble The Valve
When you install a shower valve disassemble the valve components before soldering to avoid damaging anything.

Install A Shower Valve - Outside Prep
When you install a shower valve do any necessary capping before putting the valve in the wall.

Install A Shower Valve - Position The Valve
To install a shower valve position the valve in the wall and make sure the pipe goes all the way into the fittings.

Install A Shower Valve - Solder
Soldering is the most important step when you install a shower valve. The joints should be soldered carefully to avoid leaks in the wall.

Install A Shower Valve - Cool Down
When you install a shower valve allow time for everything to cool down after soldering before you reinstall the shower cartridge.

Install A Shower Valve - Finish
The final thing to do when you install a shower valve is to install the trim and handle.

Install a Yard Hydrant With an Illustrated Tutorial
Here's how to eliminate 200 feet of hose and install a yard water hydrant where you need the water most.

Install A Water Hydrant - Dig The Hole
Dig up the area around the water source and the location for the water hydrant. The depth for the water hydrant and the water source will depend on the frost depth of your area.

Install A Water Hydrant - Drain Water From Pipes
To install a water hydrant you need to shut off the water supply to the house. Before cutting the water source pipe for the water hydrant you need to drain the water from the pipes.

Install A Water Hydrant - Install A Tee
To install a water hydrant you need to install a tee in the water source pipe. The first thing to do when you install a water hydrant is to get the tee in place properly.

Install A Water Hydrant - Prepare The Hydrant
Prepare to install a water hydrant by installing an MIP adapter to the stand pipe. When you install a water hydrant it is a good idea to also install a fitting to the drain valve to avoid clogging.

Install A Water Hydrant - Glue, Test, Backfill
Glue the fittings for the water hydrant in place. Always test for leaks before backfilling when you install a water hydrant.

Snake A Bathroom Sink Drain - Check The Trap Arm
The the trap arm could be the where the bathroom sink drain is clogged. Remove the trap arm and see if the bathroom sink drain clog can be cleared there.

Snake A Bathroom Sink Drain - Check The Drain
After snaking the bathroom sink drain put the trap and pop-up back together. Now you can check to see if the bathroom sink drain stoppage is clear.

How to Unclog a Bathroom Sink Drain With a Snake
A step-by-step guide to snaking a bathroom sink drain a well as methods to remove a clog without a snake.

Snake A Bathroom Sink Drain - Pop-up Assembly
Hair and build up can easily get wrapped around the pop-up stopper and cause the bathroom sink drain to slow or stop up completely. Remove the pop-up stopper and check in that is the cause of the bathroom sink drain clog.

Snake A Bathroom Sink Drain - Check The Trap
The bathroom sink drain trap can be the cause of the clog. Check the bathroom sink drain trap for anything that may be causing the stoppage and clear it out.

Snake A Bathroom Sink Drain - Snake The Drain
Snake the bathroom sink drain close at the drain pipe near the wall. Use the drain snake close to the drain because the more slack you have the harder it will be to control.

Installing an Over-the-Range Microwave
Step-by-step instructions on installing an over-the-range microwave including venting, drilling and mounting.

Installing An Over The Range Microwave - Venting
The first step to installing an over the range microwave is to decide on the venting option. If there is no existing venting route this could be the most difficult part on installing an over the range microwave.

Installing An Over The Range Microwave - Mount The Microwave
The part of installing an over the range microwave that requires two people is the actual mounting of the microwave since the unit must be lifted and held in place.

Installing An Over The Range Microwave - Position Templates
When installing an over the range microwave the bottom mounting bracket supports most of the weight so it is very important that the location of the wall studs is accurate.

Installing An Over The Range Microwave - Drill Mounting Holes
Use the templates provided to drill the mounting holes when installing an over the range microwave.

Installing An Over The Range Microwave - Install Mounting Bracket
Position the mounting bracket at the appropriate height by using the wall template when installing an over the range microwave.

Replace Float Valve - Connect Water Supply
Reconnecting the water supply line when replacing a swamp cooler float valve.

Replace Float Valve - Shut Off Water
When replacing a swamp cooler float valve start by shutting off the water to the unit.

How To Replace a Swamp Cooler Float Valve
When the float valve is not working properly, the swamp cooler will overfill and leak. Here's how to replace it.

Replace Float Valve - Disconnect The Water Supply
When replacing a swamp cooler float valve disconnect the water supply line before removing the old valve.

Replace Float Valve - Install The New Float Valve
Install the new swamp cooler float valve in the same bracket where the old valve was removed.

Replace Float Valve - Adjust Water Level
Adjusting the water level after installing a new swamp cooler float valve.

Replace Float Valve - Remove Float Valve
Disconnect and remove the old valve when replacing a swamp cooler float valve.

Replace Float Valve - Tips
Tips to keep in mind when buying and replacing a swamp cooler float valve.

A Comparison of Washing Machine Hoses
Most homeowners don't think about their washing machine hoses after they are first installed; however, they tend to flood many homes.

Washing Machine Hoses - Reinforced Rubber
Reinforced rubber is the most basic of washing machine hoses. When selecting washing machine hoses reinforced rubber can be used outside the home.

Washing Machine Hoses - Steel Braided
Steel braided washing machine hoses are the minimum recommended for indoor use. These middle of the road washing machine hoses can be used indoors.

Washing Machine Hoses - Auto Shutoff Hose
Auto shutoff washing machine hoses are a step above the stainless steel braided hoses. Auto shutoff washing machine hoses have a shut off mechanism at one end as an added safety feature.

Washing Machine Hose Tips
Proper installation is a good first step for avoiding failure and flooding from washing machine hoses. These tips for installation and maintenance of washing machine hoses can help avoid costly flood damage.

How to Tighten Up a Loose Toilet Seat
Constant lifting, closing, and sitting will eventually result in a loose toilet seat. Here's how to tighten a loose toilet seat.

How to Spot and Fix a Cracked Toilet
Leaks from a cracked toilet can come in many shapes and sizes and where the toilet crack is located will determine what action is needed.

Guide to Unclogging a Blocked Toilet Trap
How to unclog a toilet trap using a plunger, or if the blockage is more severe, utilizing a toilet auger.

Using a Pressure Balance Shower Valve
A pressure balance shower valve can provide even temperature to a tub or shower valve despite fluctuations that occur from water usage elsewhere.

How to Install a PVC Saddle Tee
A PVC saddle tee can be used to quickly add a tee in an existing PVC pipe such as those used in irrigation systems. Here's how to install one.

How to Find a Sprinkler Valve
Tips for how to find a sprinkler valve location with steps to guide you through the frustrating process.

What Is the Purpose of a Drain Trap?
The purpose of a drain trap, its purpose and how it functions to keep sewer gas smells from escaping the drain.

Flexible Drain Parts - Plumbing Information
Flexible drain parts can be used to quickly connect offset sink drains and they're as easy to install as any other under-sink fitting.

The Different Drain Snakes for Plumbing
Drain snakes are powerful tools to help clear clogged drains. Learn how each kind is used to work on a clogged drain.

Plumbing Basics
General plumbing information including terms, tools and other basics. In this section you’ll find a wide range of plumbing information basics and do-it-yourself tips. Topics include plumbing tools, terms, safety guidelines, general tips and frequently asked questions.

Calling A Plumber
What you should know and how to prepare before calling a plumber. Learn to identify projects that require a professional plumber. Learn what questions to ask and how to shop around to get a fair and reliable plumber.

How to Test Water Pressure in Your Home
It's wise to test water pressure in the home a couple of times a year. Here's how to do so with an inexpensive pressure gauge.

How To Fix A Slow Sink Drain
A slow sink drain is a very common plumbing problem. There are several things that can contribute to a slow sink drain. To clear and avoid a slow sink drain it is best to periodically clean the drain.

Teflon Tape - Plumbing Tool Uses and Functions
Learn when to use Teflon tape as well as when you should use it and when you should not.

Water Pressure Regulator
A water pressure regulator is a plumbing valve that reduces the water pressure coming from the main water line into the house. Take a look at some frequently asked questions about water pressure regulator valves.

How To Replace A Tub Overflow Gasket
How to replace an old tub overflow gasket.

Showers & Tubs
Learn all about tubs and showers from purchasing, installation, repairs, and maintenance.

Water Heater Expansion Tank Information
A water heater expansion tank is designed to help prevent fluctuations in water pressure. The water heater expansion tank serves as an overflow receptacle by absorbing excess water volume that the water heater creates when heating water.

Setting A Toilet
There are a few key factors to properly setting a toilet that everyone should be aware of. Following these guidelines when setting a toilet will help make sure you get a good seal and do not have to worry about the toilet leaking.

Valley Shower - Remove The Cartridge
Remove the cartridge of a Valley shower to repair a leak. A Valley shower leak can be fixed by changing out the cartridge or replacing the seats and springs.

Valley Shower - Reinstall The Cartridge
To reinstall the Valley shower cartridge line up the nipple on the side of the cartridge with the corresponding slot in the valve. The Valley shower cartridge sits on the seats and springs in the valve.

Valley Shower - Reinstall The Bonnet Nut And Handle
The Valley shower bonnet nut should be screwed on hand tight only. As long as the cartridge was pushed all the way into position the Valley shower bonet nut will just hold the cartridge in place.

Price Pfister Shower Repair
There are various signs that a Price Pfister shower could use a cartridge repair or replacement. A Price Pfister shower repair may be needed if the handle is hard to pull out or if the shower drips when turned off.

Price Pfister Shower Repair - Replace Or Lubricate Cartridge
To repair a Price Pfister shower either replace or repair the shower cartridge. The new or repaired cartridge is installed the same way as it is removed for a Price Pfister shower repair.

Bathtub Drain - Tips Snaking A Bathtub Drain
Tips for using a power snake to clear a bathtub drain.

Fix A Valley Shower Leak
Repair a leaking single handle Valley shower. A leaking Valley shower can be repaired by changing the seats and springs or the cartridge.

Valley Shower - Remove The Handle
To begin a repair on a Valley shower valve remove the handle. The handle of a Valley shower nut is held on by a screw at the base of the handle.

Valley Shower - Remove The Bonnet Nut
Remove the bonnet nut of a Valley shower valve to access the cartridge and repair a leak. Be careful not to bind the bonnet nut of a Valley shower by squeezing too tightly when removing it.

Valley Shower - Install New Seats
Install new seats and springs in a Valley shower valve by sliding the three pieces onto a screwdriver to keep them in position. Push the new seats evenly into the slot in the Valley shower valve body.

Price Pfister Shower Repair - Remove Escutcheon And Trim Plate
Remove the escutcheon and the trim plate to access the cartridge for a Price Pfister shower repair.

Valley Shower - Remove the Seats And Springs
A screwdriver can be used to remove the seats and springs of a Valley shower valve. The Valley shower seats and springs can become worn over time and cause leaks.

Price Pfister Shower Repair - Turn Off The Water
For a Price Pfister shower repair begin by turning off the water.

Price Pfister Shower Repair - Remove The Handle
To remove the handle for a Price Pfister shower repair first remove the cap that covers the handle screw.

Price Pfister Shower Repair - Pull Out The Cartridge
Remove the cartridge for a Price Pfister shower repair. Use pliers to pull out the cartridge from the Price Pfister shower valve.

Moen Cartridge Puller - Remove The Cartridge
Remove the old valve cartridge using the Moen cartridge puller.

Unclog a Bathtub Drain Using a Snake
There are several ways to clear a clogged bathtub drain. Learn to unclog a bathtub drain using a snake.

Bathtub Drain - Snake The Bathtub Drain
Snake the bathtub drain through the overflow using a power snake.

Moen Cartridge Puller - Remove The Cartridge Clip
To remove a Moen cartridge begin by removing the cartridge clip.

Moen Cartridge Puller - Attach Cartridge Puller
To attach the Moen cartridge puller start by extending the screw and aligning it with the end of the cartridge.

How to Use a Moen Cartridge Puller Tutorial
Learn how to remove a Moen cartridge using a Moen cartridge puller with this step by step guide.

Moen Cartridge Puller - Secure the Cartridge Puller
Secure the Moen cartridge puller to end of the cartridge using the top screw.

Bathtub Drain - Remove The Overflow Plate
To clear a bathtub drain with a power snake start by removing the overflow plate.

Tighten the Bolts and Reconnect
Tightening the bolts and reconnecting the water supply is the final step to resetting a toilet.

Disconnect the Supply Line
Disconnecting the supply line is one of the initial steps to resetting a toilet.

Take Off the Closet Bolts
Using a crescent wrench or channel locks to loosen the nuts holding down the toilet.

Pull the Toilet
Pulling the toilet is the most physically challeging part of resetting the toilet.

Make Sure the Bottom of the Bowl is Clean
Making sure the bottom of the toilet is clean will ensure a tight seal when you reset the bowl.

Lay Down the New Wax
Laying down the new wax is one of the last steps to resetting a toilet.

Reset the Toilet
Resetting the toilet is just about the final step to the project.

Bail Out the Toilet
Bailing out the toilet when pulling it will deter water damage caused by the contents of the bowl.

Shut Off Water
Shutting off the water to the fixture is usually the first set to any plumbing repair.

Resetting a Toilet
Don't call a plumber to reset a leaking toilet. Do it yourself and save some money. The same technique can be used to set a new toilet as well.

Types of Bathtub Drains
Tub drains come in many variations. Picking between the different types of bathtub drains depends on what you currently have and how easy it will be for you to install the new drain.

Replacing A Tub Drain
Replacing a tub drain may become necessary at one time or another. Follow these instructions for replacing a tub drain of a garden tub with crawl space access.

Baking Soda and Vinegar for Hard Water Stains in Toilet
Baking soda and vinegar are two common household products that can be used to clean hard water stains in the toilet.

Hard Water Stains In The Toilet - Borax and Vinegar
Borax is a great multi-purpose cleaning product that can be used to clean hard water stains in the toilet.

Hard Water Stains In The Toilet - Borax Paste
For really stubborn hard water stains in the toilet try using Borax paste. Use Borax and vinegar to make a paste that can penetrate hard water stains in the toilet.

Hard Water Stains In The Toilet - Scrub With Brush
Use a scrub brush to scrub Borax paste and remove hard water stains in the toilet.

Hard Water Stains In The Toilet - Scrub With Sandpaper
Another option for scrubbing very stubborn hard water stains in the toilet is fine sandpaper.

Hard Water Stains In The Toilet - Clean Toilet
There is no need to use harsh and costly chemicals to remove hard water stains in the toilet. Borax, vinegar, and baking soda do a great job of cleaning and disinfecting.

Hard Water Stains In The Toilet
Hard water stains are very unsightly and often extremely difficult to clean. There are several household products that can effectively remove hard water stains in the toilet without the use of harsh chemicals.

Install The Toilet Bowl
When you install a toilet start by installing the toilet bowl first. The toilet bowl needs to be leveled and shimmed to ensure that it doesn't rock.

How To Install A Toilet
How to install a new toilet or reinstall a toilet after a repair.

Repair a Rocking Toilet - Plumbing Tutorial
How to fix a rocking toilet with shims and caulking.

Rocking Toilet - What You Will Need To Fix A Rocking Toilet
What you will need to shim a toilet.

Rocking Toilet - Check The Base Of The Toilet For Leaks
Check the base of the toilet for any signs of a leak. It should be free of water and signs of water.

Rocking Toilet - Locate Gaps Between The Toilet And The Floor
Find gaps between the toilet and the floor at the base of the toilet.

Rocking Toilet - Insert Shims to Level Loose Toilet
Insert shims to level toilet and stop it from rocking.

Rocking Toilet - Trim Shims
Trim the toilet shims flush with the base of the toilet.

Rocking Toilet - Apply Caulking At Base Of Toilet
Apply caulk to base of toilet. Plumbing.

Rocking Toilet - Finished Repair
Finished look after caulking the base of the toilet.

Install The Toilet Seat
The toilet seat is easy to attach when you install a toilet. Align it and use the bolts that are provided to fasten it to the toilet bowl.

Apply Caulking
To get a neat and finished look when you install a toilet use caulking to seal the base of the toilet.

Install The Toilet Tank
Install the toilet tank onto the toilet bowl after attaching the tank to bowl kit. Fasten the toilet tank to the toilet bow.

Install The Water Supply Line
Install the water supply line to the toilet once the bowl and tank are secured into place.

How to Remove a Toilet
How to remove a toilet for a toilet repair or replacement. This step-by-step guide walks you through the process of removing a toilet.

Remove A Toilet - Empty Out The Water
When you prepare to remove a toilet the first step is to empty out all of the water. Removing the water will prevent spills when the toilet is moved.

Remove A Toilet - Disconnect The Water Supply And Bolts
To remove a toilet start by disconnecting the water line.

Remove A Toilet - Cut Away Any Caulking
To remove a toilet it needs to be detached from the floor. Cut away any caulking from the base of the toilet to avoid damaging the floor or breaking the toilet.

Remove A Toilet - Remove The Tank
It is easiest to remove a toilet in two pieces. Remove the tank and the bowl separately.

Remove A Toilet - Remove Wax and Other Residue
When you remove a toilet the last step is to remove any remaining wax and residue from the flange and the floor.

Compression Coupling - Align The Compression Coupling At The Center Cut
Align the compression coupling on the center of the pipe gap.

Yard Hydrant Repair - Turn Off Water
Turn off the water to a yard hydrant before doing a hydrant repair. A hydrant repair requires that the water be turned off to that fixture.

Yard Hydrant Repair - Remove The Hydrant
When doing a hydrant repair the you will need to remove the hydrant. Unscrew the hydrant from the stand pipe for a hydrant repair.

Yard Hydrant Repair - Change The Rubber Gasket
Replace the rubber gasket for a yard hydrant repair. By replacing the rubber gasket at the bottom of the riser rod you can stop a drip in this quick hydrant repair.

Repair Sprinkler Line With Compression Repair Coupling
Learn how to repair a broken sprinkler line with a compression repair coupling by following this step by step guide.

What You Need for a Compression Coupling Repair
These are the things you will need to repair a sprinkler line using a compression repair coupling.

Compression Coupling - Prepare The Pipe For The Compression Coupling Repair
Prepare the broken pipe for repair using a compression repair coupling.

Compression Coupling - Remove The Nuts And The Washers Of The Compression Coupling
Remove The nuts and the washers of the compression repair coupling.

Compression Coupling - Tighten Compression Coupling Nuts And Check For Leaks
Tighten the two ends of the coupling and check the seal before back filling.

Frost Free Yard Hydrant Repair
A frost free yard hydrant that is dripping calls for a quick hydrant repaired quickly before it freezes. Often a yard hydrant repair involves replacing the broken seal that is causing the leak.

Yard Hydrant Repair - Re-Install The Hydrant
Finish a hydrant repair by re-installing the hydrant head on to the end of the stand pipe. Finally, check your hydrant repair by turning on the water and checking for leaks.

Replace A Frost Free Faucet
To replace a frost free faucet start by unfastening the anchor screws. The anchor screws restrict the movement of a frost free faucet by holding it tightly against the outer wall.

Compression Coupling - Fit The Coupling Ends Into Place
Slide the two coupling ends into place.

Replace A Frost Proof Yard Hydrant
Replace a leaky frost proof yard hydrant. It is easy to replace a yard hydrant with a little preparation and a bit of digging.

Yard Hydrant Replacement - Dig To Expose The Pipe
When replacing a yard hydrant you will need to dig a hole to expose the water supply line to the existing yard hydrant.

Yard Hydrant Replacement - Remove The Old Hydrant
Remove an old yard hydrant carefully when replacing an leaky or broke hydrant. It is very important to support the water supply pipe when unscrewing an the yard hydrant riser.

Yard Hydrant Replacement - Install New Yard Hydrant
When installing a yard hydrant prepare the pipe by applying Teflon tape and pipe joint compound on the threads. Screw on the new yard hydrant while supporting the water supply pipe.

Yard Hydrant Replacement - Check For Leaks And Back Fill
Finish a yard hydrant replacement by checking for leaks and back filling the hole. The yard hydrant should drain out of the riser and into the surrounding ground when working properly.

Replace A Frost Free Faucet - Shut Off The Water
Shut off the water before you replace a frost free faucet.

Replace A Frost Free Faucet
To replace a frost free faucet locate where it connects with the water supply. Disconnect the frost free faucet from the water supply by unscrewing or cutting it off.

Replace A Frost Free Faucet
After disconnecting the frost free faucet from the water supply remove it by pulling it out from the outer wall of the house.

Replace A Frost Free Faucet
To install the new faucet when you replace a frost free faucet start by applying Teflon tape to the threads of the new faucet. Screw the new frost free faucet into the water line adapter where the old one was removed.

Replace A Frost Free Faucet
A frost free faucet is designed to prevent water from freezing inside the valve. Wear and frost damage are reasons to replace a frost free faucet.

How to Quickly Repair a Delta Faucet
A common cause for a leaky faucet are the rubber seat and spring. This Delta faucet repair guide shows you how to repair the leak in a few easy steps.

Delta Faucet Repair - How to Remove the Handle
Start by shutting off the water to the faucet. Remove the faucet handle either by using an Allen key on the side of the handle or by unscrewing the handle.

Delta Faucet Repair - Remove The Bonnet Nut
Remove the bonnet nut as part of this Delta faucet repair.

Delta Faucet Repair - Remove The Stem
Instructions on removing the stem during a Delta faucet repair.

Delta Faucet Repair - Remove The Seat and Spring
Remove the rubber seat and spring for the Delta faucet repair.

Delta Faucet Repair - Install New Seat And Spring
Put the rubber seat over the new spring. They should line up just like the old ones. To put them into place, you can use a screwdriver or Allen key.

Delta Faucet Repair - Replace The Stem
First grease the o-ring at the base of the stem with stem grease. Install the stem by aligning the tabs on the stem with the slots in the body.

Delta Faucet Repair - Check For Leaks
After replacing the rubber seat and spring check for leaks to finish the Delta faucet repair.

Valley Faucet Repair
Repair a leaking single handle Valley faucet by replacing the seats and springs. Old seats can often cause a Valley faucet to drip.

Valley Faucet - Remove The Bonnet Nut
The Valley faucet cartridge is held in place with a bonnet nut. Remove the bonnet nut to access the cartridge for a Valley faucet repair.

Valley Faucet - Remove The Cartridge
Remove the Valley faucet cartridge to access the seats and springs for a Valley faucet repair.

Valley Faucet - Remove the Seats And Springs
To repair a leaky Valley faucet remove the seats and springs. The seats and springs of a Valley faucet are under the cartridge.

Valley Faucet - Remove The Handle
Remove the handle of a Valley faucet to begin the repair. Valley faucet handles are removed with an Allen wrench.

Valley Faucet - Install New Seats
Install new seats and springs in a Valley faucet to repair a leak. Valley faucet seats and springs are made up of three parts.

Valley Faucet - Reinstall The Cartridge
Reinstall the cartridge after changing the seats and springs of a Valley faucet. The Valley faucet cartridge has a nipple that needs to line up with the faucet when it is installed.

Valley Faucet - Reinstall The Bonnet Nut And Handle
The last step of a Valley faucet repair is to reinstall the bonnet nut and handle. The Valley faucet bonnet nut is screwed on with pliers and the handle is screwed on with an Allen wrench.

Snaking a Clogged Shower Drain - Plumbing Techniques
A clogged shower drain is often very easy to clear with a drain snake. With the right tool and instructions a clogged shower drain can be cleared in no time.

How to Clean Hard Water Deposits - Plumbing
To keep faucets and fixtures looking nice and working correctly it’s a good idea to clean hard water deposits regularly. Regular white vinegar can be used effectively to clean hard water deposits.

Dishwasher Inlet
When installing a garbage disposal with a dishwasher connection don't forget to remove the plug from the dishwasher inlet otherwise the dishwasher will have nowhere to drain.

Install the Sink Mounting Flange
When installing a garbage disposal take care to use plenty of Plumber's putty on the sink mounting flange.

Prepare the Sink
Before you begin a garbage disposal installation prepare the sink by removing the old flange and cleaning the sink.

Lay Out the Garbage Disposal Parts
To help make the garbage disposal installation go smoothly lay out all of the parts of the disposal that you'll need.

Install the Electric Cord
Connecting an electric cord is part of a garbage disposal installation because disposals don't come with the cord attached.

Install the Drain Tailpiece
Part of a garbage disposal installation requires that you connect the drain tailpiece onto the disposal housing; this should be done before mounting the disposer to the sink.

Mount the Garbage Disposal
One of the most difficult parts of a garbage disposal installation is mounting the garbage disposal to the flange because you have to hold it up while engaging the collar.

Connect the Drain Lines
The last step when installing a garbage disposal is to connect the drain lines.

Caulking a Shower Stall or Tub Surround
This is an illustrated step-by-step tutorial on how to caulk a shower stall. The same technique can be used to talk around a tub surround or sink basin.

Caulking a Shower Stall or Tub Surround
This is an illustrated step-by-step tutorial on how to caulk a shower stall. The same technique can be used to talk around a tub surround or sink basin.

Caulking a Shower Stall or Tub Surround
This is an illustrated step-by-step tutorial on how to caulk a shower stall. The same technique can be used to talk around a tub surround or sink basin.

Stuck Toilet Handle - Easy Fix
Stuck Toilet handles are one of the mysteries of the toilet. It's hard to say what causes it. It is usually caused by too much slack in the chain. Thankfully, this is an easy fix.

Stuck Handle
Stuck Toilet handles are one of the mysteries of the toilet. It's hard to say what causes it. It is usually caused by too much slack in the chain. Thankfully, this is an easy fix.

Caulking a Shower Stall or Tub Surround
This is an illustrated step-by-step tutorial on how to caulk a shower stall. The same technique can be used to talk around a tub surround or sink basin.

How to Install a Garbage Disposal
Installing a garbage disposal is a medium sized project, but it’s one that a handy homeowner should be able to handle. Follow these steps of a typical garbage disposal installation.

Caulking a Shower Stall or Tub Surround
This is an illustrated step-by-step tutorial on how to caulk a shower stall. The same technique can be used to talk around a tub surround or sink basin.

Caulking a Shower Stall or Tub Surround
This is an illustrated step-by-step tutorial on how to caulk a shower stall. The same technique can be used to talk around a tub surround or sink basin.

Caulking a Shower Stall or Tub Surround
This is an illustrated step-by-step tutorial on how to caulk a shower stall. The same technique can be used to talk around a tub surround or sink basin.

Caulking a Shower Stall or Tub Surround
This is an illustrated step-by-step tutorial on how to caulk a shower stall. The same technique can be used to talk around a tub surround or sink basin.

Stuck Handle
Stuck Toilet handles are one of the mysteries of the toilet. It's hard to say what causes it. It is usually caused by too much slack in the chain. Thankfully, this is an easy fix.

Stuck Handle
Stuck Toilet handles are one of the mysteries of the toilet. It's hard to say what causes it. It is usually caused by too much slack in the chain. Thankfully, this is an easy fix.

Stuck Handle
Stuck Toilet handles are one of the mysteries of the toilet. It's hard to say what causes it. It is usually caused by too much slack in the chain. Thankfully, this is an easy fix.

Clogged Kitchen Sink - Loosen the Trap
Clearing a clogged kitchen sink through the trap step 2 - loosen the trap.

Clogged Kitchen Sink - Clear the Trap
Clearing a clogged kitchen sink through the trap step 4 - clear the trap.

Clogged Kitchen Sink - Remove the Two Part Waste
Clearing a clogged kitchen sink through the trap step 6 - remove the two part waste.

Clogged Kitchen Sink - Put the Trap Back Together
Clearing a clogged kitchen sink through the trap step 7 - put the trap back together.

How to Clear A Clogged Kitchen Sink Through The Trap
A clogged kitchen sink doesn’t have to mean a call to your plumber. To unclog a kitchen sink the first thing to try is a plunger.

Clogged Kitchen Sink - Remove the Trap
Clearing a clogged kitchen sink through the trap step 3 - remove the trap.

Clogged Kitchen Sink - Remove the Trap Arm
Clearing a clogged kitchen sink through the trap step 5 - remove the trap arm.

Installing a Pedestal Sink
Installing a pedestal sink is a good way of making a bathroom look bigger than it really is. Each pedestal sink installation is slightly different and specific to the sink, but take a look at the basics of how to install a pedestal sink.

Replacing a Tub Spout
You may need to replace a tub spout for a few reasons. Maybe your current one is in shabby shape or has been damaged. Most commonly tub spouts are replaced because the divert for the shower has stopped working properly.

Replacing a Tub Spout
You may need to replace a tub spout for a few reasons. Maybe your current one is in shabby shape or has been damaged. Most commonly tub spouts are replaced because the divert for the shower has stopped working properly.

Replacing a Tub Spout
You may need to replace a tub spout for a few reasons. Maybe your current one is in shabby shape or has been damaged. Most commonly tub spouts are replaced because the divert for the shower has stopped working properly.

Replacing a Tub Spout
You may need to replace a tub spout for a few reasons. Maybe your current one is in shabby shape or has been damaged. Most commonly tub spouts are replaced because the divert for the shower has stopped working properly.

Step by Step on How To Remove a Garbage Disposal
Step by step instructions for how to remove a garbage disposal and replace it with a basket strainer.

Remove A Garbage Disposal - Disconnect The Dishwasher
When you remove a garbage disposal you need to disconnect the dishwasher drain line.

Remove A Garbage Disposal - Install The Basket Strainer
After you remove a garbage disposal you can install the basket strainer.

Remove A Garbage Disposal - Attach The Drain Pipes
After you remove a garbage disposal you will re-attach the drain pipes to the basket strainer.

Remove A Garbage Disposal - Install The Continuous Waste
Re-install the continuous waste pipe after you remove a garbage disposal to install a basket strainer.

Remove A Garbage Disposal - Remove The Disconnected Garbage Disposal
After you disconnect all of the pipes you can remove the garbage disposal.

Remove A Garbage Disposal - Disconnect The Garbage Disposal
To remove a garbage disposal start by disconnecting the garbage disposal.

Remove A Garbage Disposal - Install The Trap
The final step when you remove a garbage disposal is to install the trap.

Bathroom Sink Plumbing
Bathroom sink plumbing is made up of quite a few different parts that can break, leak, or become blocked. If you have to buy a part, look something up, or call a plumber it will be easier if you know the names of the plumbing pieces.

How To Unclog A Kitchen Sink
Steps that show how to unclog a kitchen sink by starting with the easiest method and progressing to a more involved process for difficult stoppages.

Clearning a Blocked Faucet Aerator
A blocked aerator can cause a drop in water pressure or an erratic spray. Luckily, it is an easy fix.

Clearning a Blocked Faucet Aerator
A blocked aerator can cause a drop in water pressure or an erratic spray. Luckily, it is an easy fix.

Clearning a Blocked Faucet Aerator
A blocked aerator can cause a drop in water pressure or an erratic spray. Luckily, it is an easy fix.

Clearning a Blocked Faucet Aerator
A blocked aerator can cause a drop in water pressure or an erratic spray. Luckily, it is an easy fix.

Clearning a Blocked Faucet Aerator
A blocked aerator can cause a drop in water pressure or an erratic spray. Luckily, it is an easy fix.

Clearning a Blocked Faucet Aerator
A blocked aerator can cause a drop in water pressure or an erratic spray. Luckily, it is an easy fix.

Clearning a Blocked Faucet Aerator
A blocked aerator can cause a drop in water pressure or an erratic spray. Luckily, it is an easy fix.

Compression Valve - What You Will Need
To install a compression valve you will pipe joint compound, pliers, and a new compression valve.

How To Solder Copper Pipe - Testing The Joint
Inspecting and testing the joint is the final step when you solder copper. Check that you can see a smooth line of solder all the way around the pipe before testing with water.

Installing a Compression Valve - Introduction
A compression valve is one of the easiest and quickest shut off valves to install if you have copper piping in your house. Replacing a compression valve will help insure that it will work when you need it.

Compression Valve - Shut Off The Water
The first step when installing a new compression valve is to shut off the water supply to the house.

Compression Valve - Remove The Old Valve
Before installing a compression valve it is necessary to remove the old stop valve and all it parts from the pipe. It is always a good idea to change all of the pieces when installing a compression valve.

Compression Valve - Install The New Valve
Installing a compression valve is quite easy once the old valve and all of its parts are removed from the pipe. A small amount of pipe joint compound will help the compression valve seal better.

Compression Valve - Check For Leaks
After installing a new compression valve turn on the water supply and check for leaks. Check for leaks on a new compression valve several times as they can have very slow leaks.

How To Solder Copper Pipe
With a little preparation it isn’t difficult to solder copper pipe. Once you have all the tools these steps can show you how solder copper pipe.

How To Solder Copper Pipe - Measure and Cut
When soldering copper it's important to measure carefully before cutting the pipe.

How To Solder Copper Pipe - Cleaning
To get a good joint when you solder copper the pipe and fittings must be clean. Cleaning the pipe with sand cloth and the fittings with a brush can make it easier to get a leak free joint.

How To Solder Copper Pipe - Fluxing
Acid flux is an important part of getting a good joint when you solder copper. A generous amount of flux needs to be applied to the pipe and fittings.

How To Solder Copper Pipe - Heating
Heating the pipe thoroughly when you solder copper can make the solder flow better. Heating the copper evenly can help the solder flow into the fitting and seal the joint.

How To Solder Copper Pipe - Soldering
Applying the solder evenly is the most important step when you solder copper. The solder needs to be overlapped all the way around the pipe joint.

How To Solder Copper Pipe - Setting Up
Before soldering copper set up all of the tools and safety equipment. Everything you need to solder copper should be within easy reach before lighting the torch.

Parts Of A Swamp Cooler - Bearings
Swamp cooler bearings can go bad causing the swamp cooler to squeak when turned on. Bearings are one of the parts of a swamp cooler that can be either repaired (lubrication) or replaced.

Parts Of A Swamp Cooler - Electrical Box
The swamp cooler electrical box is where power comes into the swamp cooler and from there distributed to the motor and pump.

Parts Of A Swamp Cooler - Distribution Tubing
The part of a swamp cooler called the spider is the distribution tubing. The distribution tubing distributes water from the pump to the cooler pads.

Parts Of A Swamp Cooler - V-Belt
The v-belt sits between the two swamp cooler pulleys. The v-belt is one of the parts of a swamp cooler that gets quite a bit of wear and should be checked regularly.

Parts Of A Swamp Cooler - Drain and Overflow
The swamp cooler drain allows you to drain water out of the swamp cooler pan. The drain tube also serves as an overflow to allow excess water out of the pan if it overfills.

Parts Of A Swamp Cooler - Cooler Float
The swamp cooler float regulates the water level in a swamp cooler pan. The swamp cooler float is an inexpensive but important part of a swamp cooler.

Parts Of A Swamp Cooler - Blower Pulley
The blower pulley is the part of a swamp cooler that turns the blower to generate air movement. The blower pulley is size specific to the swamp cooler size.

Parts Of A Swamp Cooler - Pump
The swamp cooler pump brings the water from the pan to the distribution tubing that wets the pads. The pump is one of the parts of a swamp cooler that can be affected by hard water if the buildup clogs it up.

Parts Of A Swamp Cooler - Motor
The motor in a swamp cooler can range from 1/3 to 1 horsepower. The motor is one of the parts of a swamp cooler that will usually work for quite a long time.

Parts Of A Swamp Cooler - Cooler Pads
Swamp cooler pads are available in different sizes and various materials. This is one part of a swamp cooler that needs to be replaced every year.

Parts Of A Swamp Cooler - Motor Pulley
A motor pulley is one of the parts of a swamp cooler that needs to be carefully matched to the size indicated by the motor. A motor pulley should be checked periodically to make sure it is in good condition.

Dewinterize A Swamp Cooler - Check For Leaks
Check for leaks when you dewinterize a swamp cooler. Some leaks are quite obvious but others are slower and less easy to see.

Dewinterize A Swamp Cooler - Connect The Water Line
When you dewinterize a swamp cooler reconnect the water supply line and plug the pan drain.

Dewinterize A Swamp Cooler - Check The Motor
When you dewinterize a swamp cooler check the motor before putting the panels back on.

Dewinterize A Swamp Cooler
After the winter months have passed a swamp cooler must be dewinterized before it can be used once again. There are several steps to dewinterize a swamp cooler but they are all fairly quick and straightforward to complete.

Dewinterize A Swamp Cooler - Take Off The Sides
To dewinterize a swamp cooler start by removing the sides to get inside the unit.

Dewinterize A Swamp Cooler - Vacuum It Clean
An important step to dewinterize a swamp cooler is to clean the inside of the unit while it is dry. There is usually quite a bit of accumulated dust as well as scales formed during previous use.

Dewinterize A Swamp Cooler - Change The Pads
Changing the pads can be done when winterizing or when you dewinterize a swamp cooler.

Dewinterize A Swamp Cooler - Check The Pump
Check that the pump is working and not clogged when you dewinterize a swamp cooler.

Parts Of A Swamp Cooler
Knowing about the various parts of a swamp cooler can make it easier to maintain and repair your cooler. Some swamp cooler parts may need to be replaced often while others may last the life of the swamp cooler.

Ice Maker Water Line
Running an ice maker water line can be an easy job for the do it yourselfer. Adap-A-Tees are easy and quick to install and they provide the extra water supply for an ice maker water line.

Ice Maker Water Line - When There Is No Water Supply
If you are adding the water supply for an ice maker water line you have two options. Either use a 3 way angle stop or add a tee to provide the water for an ice maker water line.

Ice Maker Water Line - When A Water Supply Is Available
If there is already a water supply valve behind the refrigerator installing the ice maker water line is simple.

Install A Dishwasher - Connect The Drain Line
When you install a dishwasher you will need to connect the drain line to your plumbing system.

Install A Dishwasher - Plug It In And Test
The final step when you install a dishwasher is to test that it works and has no leaks.

Ice Maker Water Line - Disconnect The Existing Water Line
Disconnect the existing water line to tie in for a ice maker water line. The ice maker water line will connect to the kitchen faucet water supply.

Ice Maker Water Line - Connect The Tee Adapter
The tee adapter for the ice maker water line connects to the water stop valve. Just make sure one of the tee adapter outlets is 1/4

Ice Maker Water Line - Connect The Water Lines
After connecting a tee adapter re-connect the water supply lines for the faucet and the ice maker water line. The ice maker water line connects to the 1/4

Ice Maker Water Line - Connect To The Refrigerator
Connect the flex line to the ice maker water line behind the refrigerator. When the water is turned of the ice maker water line should be flushed before use.

Install A Dishwasher - Attach Water Supply Line
As you install a dishwasher you will need to attach the water supply line to the fitting under the dishwasher.

Install A Dishwasher - Fasten The Dishwasher
When you install a dishwasher you will fasten in into place using the mounting brackets.

Install A Dishwasher - Connect The Water Supply Line
As you install a dishwasher you will need to connect it to the water supply line.

What You Need to Install a Dishwasher
Collect all of the necessary tools to install a dishwasher.

Install A Dishwasher - Attach The Electric Cord
To install a dishwasher start by attaching the electric cord to dishwasher's electrical wires.

Install A Dishwasher - Hook Up Water Supply
Prepare to install a dishwasher by hooking up the dishwasher 90 to the dishwasher's water supply fitting.

Install A Dishwasher - Put In Place And Level
When you install a dishwasher you need to level it after it is put in place.

Installing A Water Softener - Drain
When installing a water softener you will need a drain for the unit to drain into. Remember to allow an air gap when between the drain hose and the drain when installing a water softener.

Installing A Washing Machine
The hardest part of the whole process is moving the heavy washing machine into position. The following are the steps to installing a washing machine yourself.

Installing A Washing Machine - Measure For Hoses
When installing a washing machine begin by measuring the space to determine how long the washing machine hoses need to be. Consider the various options for washing machine hoses when installing a washing machine.

Installing A Washing Machine - Connect The Water
When installing a new washing machine it is always a good idea to install new washing machine hoses. Connect the washing machine hoses to the water outlets when installing a washing machine.

Installing A Washing Machine - Hook Up The Drain Line
The next step to installing a washing machine is to hook up the drain line. Hook up the drain line to the machine and then feed it into the standpipe.

Installing A Washing Machine - Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting tips when installing a washing machine. A couple of problems you may run into when installing a washing machine are easy to fix with these troubleshooting tips.

Installing A Water Softener - Introduction
Installing a water softener is often the most complete and common solution for treating hard water in the home. The first step to installing a water softener is selecting a location for the unit.

Installing A Water Softener - Tie Into The Water Supply
There are two options for connecting the water supply when installing a water softener. Water softeners can be hard piped or they can be tied in with flex lines.

Installing A Washing Machine - Connect Electric Cord
The last step of installing a washing machine is to connect the electric cord and test for leaks.

Installing A Water Softener - Bypass Valve
When installing a water softener it is a good idea to install a bypass valve. Water softeners normally come with a bypass valve.

Installing A Water Softener - Add Salt And Start The System
The final step of installing a water softener is to add the salt and start up the system.

How to Repair Your Home’s Plumbing
Get DIY solutions for your home's plumbing. Learn how to unclog a drain, fix a running toilet, snake a drain and troubleshoot other plumbing issues.

Checking For Faucet Leaks
Faucet leaks are not always straight forward they can start in various ways and they can appear in more places than just at the spout. If your household water usage is higher than normal look for less obvious faucet leaks that may be wasting water.

Checking For Faucet Leaks - The Spout
Faucet leaks at the spout are the most obvious and visible. If the faucet leaks at the spout you might need to change the washers on the faucet or replace the faucet cartridge to repair the leak.

Checking for Faucet Leaks - Around the Base
Faucet leaks at the base of the faucet are not very easy to spot. Check for faucet leaks at the base of the faucet by drying up all of the standing water and turning on the water. Page 3.

Checking For Faucet Leaks - Under The Sink
Faucet leaks under the sink are the most difficult to notice. If you suspect a leak under the sink it is a good idea to locate it and repair it right away before the water damages the vanity, wall, or even the bathroom floor.

Gas Leak Testers
A big gas leak can be easy to find, but a smaller, slower leak may require a gas leak tester. Take a look at some affordable and easy to find gas leak testers that can be used to help confirm and locate a leak.

How To Winterize A Swamp Cooler
Winterizing a swamp cooler can prevent damage to the unit and heat loss from inside the house. In a few short steps you can winterize your swamp cooler in time for the cold winter months.

Disconnect The Water Line
The first thing to do when you winterize a swamp cooler is to disconnect the water line.

Drain Water
When you winterize a swamp cooler it is important to drain all of the water in the unit.

Clean The Swamp Cooler
Part of winterizing a swamp cooler is to clean the inside and outside of the unit.

Change The Pads
When you winterize a swamp cooler you can decide if you will change the pads now or change them in the spring.

Install The Swamp Cooler Cover
As part of the process of winterizing a swamp cooler it is important to cover the cooler to protect the unit from the elements.

Cover The Vent
To prevent heat loss from inside the house it is a good idea to cover the vent when you winterize a swamp cooler.

Removing a Faucet Instructions Guide
Removing a faucet is the most difficult step when replacing an old faucet. The following are instructions for removing a faucet and tips for dealing with unexpected problems.

How To Unclog A Toilet
Steps for how to unclog a toilet stoppage starting with the easiest method and progressing to more difficult methods for tough stoppages.

Leaking Garbage Disposal - Replacing The Gasket
Replace an old gasket to repair a leaking garbage disposal. Remove the leaking garbage disposal gasket before purchasing a new gasket to ensure you get the correct replacement gasket.

Leaking Garbage Disposal
A leaking garbage disposal is something you might run across from time to time. With a little detective work and troubleshooting you can repair a leaking garbage disposal and save money.

Leaking Garbage Disposal - Leaking Gasket
An old or damaged gasket is a common cause for a leaking garbage disposal. A leaking garbage disposal gasket can be easily replaced.

Leaking Garbage Disposal - Leaking Flange
The sink flange is a common cause of a leaking garbage disposal. Repairing the seal on the flange can fix a leaking garbage disposal.

Leaking Garbage Disposal - Reseal The Flange
Repair a leaking garbage disposal flange to stop the leak. Repairing a leaking garbage disposal flange is fairly quick and easy.

How To Thaw Frozen Pipes
Quick action to thaw frozen pipes can help minimize or prevent damage to pipes. The following steps can effectively thaw frozen pipes.

Toilet Seals for Plumbing
There are many types of toilet seals that you can use when setting a toilet. Take a look at some of the toilet seal choices on the market today.

Correct Temperature Reversal
If after replacing a Mixet cartridge you find that the water temperature is reversed you can easily correct this problem.

Replace a Mixet Shower Cartridge
Mixet shower valves are a very common and easy to repair type of shower valve. By replacing the mixet shower cartridge you can get more years of service from your shower valve.

Remove The Mixet Cartridge
With the handle removed you can use pliers to remove the Mixet cartridge.

Install The Temperature Knob And Handle
Finish the Mixet cartridge replacement by re-installing the temperature knob and handle. Test the new cartridge and use caulk to trim the escutcheon.

Turn Off Water And Drain Pipes
Before you can replace a Mixet shower cartridge you will need to turn off the water and drain water in the pipes.

Remove The Mixet Handle And Temperature Knob
The first step to replacing a Mixet shower cartridge is to remove the handle and temperature know. Removing them will give you access to the Mixet cartridge.

Install The New Mixet Cartridge
After removing the old Mixet cartridge you can install the new one. Take care to line the cartridge up correctly.

How To Turn Off Gas To The Water Heater
Learn how to quickly and safely turn off gas to the water heater if you suspect a gas leak.

Remove a Tricky Tub Stopper to Clear a Drain
A slow tub drain can be easily cleaned out once your remove a tub stopper. Some stoppers, however, are not easily removed. Learn how to remove a stubborn tub stopper and clear that slow tub drain.

Fixing a Leaking Black Poly Pipe
Fixing a leaking black poly pipe consists of locating the leak (not always as easy as it sounds) and installing a barbed repair fitting or a union.

Delta Kitchen Faucet - Check For Leaks
The final step when installing a new Delta kitchen faucet is to flush the line and check for leaks.

How To Install A Delta Kitchen Faucet
Installing a new Delta kitchen faucet is not too difficult when you have the right tools and instructions to follow.

Delta Kitchen Faucet - Install The Faucet Trim
How to install the faucet trim when installing a new Delta kitchen faucet.

Delta Kitchen Faucet - Install The Spout
The first step is to install the spout when installing a new delta kitchen faucet.

Delta Kitchen Faucet - Install The Valve
How to install the valve assembly when installing a delta kitchen faucet.

Delta Kitchen Faucet - Install The Sprayer Hose
How to install the sprayer hose when installing a Delta kitchen faucet.

Delta Kitchen Faucet - Connect The Water Lines
How to connect the water lines when installing a new Delta kitchen faucet.

Guide To Buying A Toilet
There are a few important things to consider before buying a toilet. Find the right toilet for your bathroom with this guide to buying a toilet.

Sewage Ejector Pump - Definition and Description
A sewage ejector pump, also called pump up ejector system, is used when a bathroom, laundry room, or any other type of plumbing fixture is installed below the main sewer or septic line grade.

Plumbing Fixtures
Learn all about plumbing fixtures for bathrooms and kitchens including how they work, installation and repair.

All About Septic Tank Pumping and Care
Various conditions affect the frequency of septic tank pumping required for a home. Managed properly septic tanks can give you many years of trouble free drainage of waste water. Maintain your system through regular septic tank pumping and inspection.

List of Pipes Used for Plumbing
There are a lot of types of pipe used for plumbing so it can get a little confusing when you go to buy materials for a repair. Take a look at some of the most common types of pipe used for plumbing so that you can find the right match for your next project.

Push Fit Fittings - Benefits for Plumbing
The popularity of push fit fittings has a lot to do with their ease of use and versatility. The speed of making a connection with push fit fittings is perhaps the biggest advantage to this type of fitting.

Shutting Off a Gas Stove Upon Suspicion of Gas Leak
Knowing where the gas stove shut off valve is and how to turn it off is an important safety measure. Learn how to quickly shut off the gas to the stove if you suspect a gas leak.

Before You Call a 24 Hour Plumber
Not every plumbing emergency requires a call to a 24 hour plumber. Save yourself the high cost of an emergency plumber with these tips.

How To Use A Basin Wrench - Position The Claw
How to position the claw is the first step to learning how to use a basin wrench.

How To Use A Basin Wrench - Grasp The Mounting Nut
To learn how to use a basin wrench you need to know how to grasp the mounting nut with claw.

How To Use A Basin Wrench - Tips
Here are some tips to help you learn how to use a basin wrench effectively.

How to Use a Basin Wrench for Plumbing
How to use a basin wrench is a common question asked by do it yourselfers. When you learn how to use a basin wrench this handy plumbing tool is sure to find a place in your toolbox.

Signs Of A Sewer Drain Clog
A sewer drain clog is a plumbing emergency that involves all of the household plumbing and should be cleared right away. There are several signs that help to verify a sewer drain clog.

Trip Lever Tub Drain Removal
Trip lever tub drain plungers can get stuck if they sit unused for long periods of time. If the plunger gets stuck there are some things you can try to get it unstuck.

How to Use a Toilet Auger
A toilet auger can be used to clear a stubborn toilet clog when a plunger does not work.