Plumbing Sitemap - Page 2 2016-09-26

Toilet Auger - Insert The Toilet Auger Cable
Insert the toilet auger into the toilet drain. A carefully inserted auger will not scratch the toilet bowl.

Toilet Auger - Crank The Handle To Remove The Clog
Hand crank the toilet auger to push the cable into the toilet drain.

How To Unclog A Toilet With A Plunger
A clogged toilet is a very common plumbing problem. Follow these steps to learn how to unclog a toilet with a plunger.

Water Shut Off Valve Types in Plumbing
Locating and turning off the appropriate water shut off valve is very important. Knowing a little about each time of water shut off valve is also a good idea.

Pressure Vacuum Breaker - Plumbing Basics
A pressure vacuum breaker is an important component of irrigation systems. What a pressure vacuum breaker does is to provide protection against backflow or back siphoning of water.

Compression Shower Drain
Compression shower drains are installed on the shower base and then they are fastened onto the drain pipe.

Glue On Shower Drain
A glue on shower drain is glued onto the drain pipe and then fastened onto the shower base. The material of a glue on shower drain should be matched to the material of the drain pipe.

Tile Shower Drain
There are shower drains made specifically for tiled showers. A tile shower drain is installed at ground level and then the waterproof base is built up so the shower slopes down toward the drain.

Installing a Shower Drain
Shower drains should be matched to the shower base and the drain pipe type. The steps to installing a shower drain vary slightly depending on the type of shower drain you are using.

Where To Shut Off The Water
Find out the various places you can turn off the water supply.

Shut Off Water At The Fixture
Where to turn off the water at the water fixture.

Shutting Off the Water at the Water Heater
Where to turn off the water at the water heater. Page 3.

Shut Off Water At The Main Water Supply Line
Where to turn off the water at the main water supply line.

How to Shut Off Water at the Water Meter
Where to turn off the water at the water meter.

Unjamming Your Garbage Disposal Unit
Unjamming a garbage disposal is a relatively simple process. This step-by-step will guide you through the process of how to unjam a garbage disposal unit.

Identifying the Sewer Clean-Out
Knowing where to find the sewer clean out is very important. These tips will help you find the sewer clean out at your house.

How to Cap a Water Pipe
Capping a water pipe is often necessary during a renovation. Capping a water pipe is quick and easy with push on fittings.

Capping A Water Pipe - Cut The Pipe
When capping a water pipe cut the pipe making sure to leave as much pipe to work with as possible.

Turn Off and Drain Water - Capping a Water Pipe
Before capping a water pipe it is necessary to turn off the water to the house and drain the line.

Capping A Water Pipe - Install The Caps
Push on fittings are a good option for capping a water pipe. Push on fittings can be used whether you are capping a water pipe for a temporary or a permanent fix.

Capping A Water Pipe - Check For Leaks
As with any other fitting installation the final step when capping a water pipe is to turn the water on and check for leaks.

Diagnose a Running Toilet - Step 2 Check the Flapper Chain
Check the flapper chain to make sure it doesn't block the flapper.

Diagnose a Running Toilet - Step 3: Check the Flapper Seal
Check the flapper seal as a possible source of the running water.

Diagnose a Running Toilet - What Now?
See if the flapper is the cause of a running toilet.

Fix a Running Toilet - Remove the Tank Lid
Is your toilet running? This is a very common and annoying plumbing problem. Luckily a running toilet is also easy to fix on your own.

Fix a Running Toilet - Check the Overflow Valve
If you see water going into the overflow when the tank is full then you know that the fill valve is not shutting off all the way and needs to be replaced.

Steps to Winterize Outside Water Faucets
Winterize outside faucets in a few easy steps. When you winterize outside faucets using a hose bib cover is a great way to protect and insulate fixtures.

When and How to Install a Water Hammer Arrester
Water hammer is caused by the sudden stop or change in direction of water flow. Installing a water hammer arrester at the source can stop an annoying water hammer.

Types of Under Sink Shut Off Valves
When it comes time to shut off water to a sink or toilet you may find that you have to replace the shut off valve because it doesn't work as it should. Identifying which type of shut off valve you have is the first step.

Replace A Shower Valve - Cut An Access Hole
To replace a shower valve you'll need to cut an access hole either on the wall behind the valve or in the shower wall.

Replace a Shower Valve
Good soldering skills are necessary to replace a shower valve yourself. One reason to replace a shower valve is if you have a valve that is not pressure balanced.

Replace A Shower Valve - Remove The Handle
The first step when you replace a shower valve is to remove the handle. With the handle and trim out of the way you can see what it will take to replace a shower valve.

Replace A Shower Valve - Remove The Trim Plate
To replace a shower valve first remove the trim plate to access the shower valve.

Replace A Shower Valve - Determine Needed Fittings
When you replace a shower valve take time to determine the best way to remove the old valve and install the new valve with the least number of pipe adjustments.

Replace A Shower Valve - Remove The Valve
To replace a shower valve you'll need to carefully remove the old and determine what you need to install the new valve.

Pop-Up Drain Installation - Connect Pop-Up Lever and Rod
Pop-up drain lever and rod connection. Connecting the lever and rod properly using the strap will ensure the drain stopper works correctly.

Pop-Up Drain Installation - Tighten Drain Pipe
Tighten the drain pipe nut during a pop-up drain installation.

Bathroom Pop-Up Drain Installation- Step 7
Put the pop-up drain stopper into place and install the pop-up rod. Page 7.

Pop-Up Drain Installation - Pop-Up Lever
Feed the pop-up drain lever into the faucet and connect the strap.

Installing a Pop-Up Drain in Your Bathroom - Introduction
The first page of step-by-step instructions on how to install a bathroom pop-up drain, which is a convenient feature that is often tricky to install.

Pop-Up Drain Installation - Pipe Joint Compound
Apply pipe joint compound to the rubber washer for pop-up drain installation.

Pop-Up Drain Installation - Prepare Pop-Up Parts
Prepare the sink and fitting parts for a bathroom pop-up drain installation.

Pop-Up Drain Installation - Connect Drain Parts
Connect the drain pipe and the drain ring for a pop-up drain installation.

Bathroom Pop-Up Drain Installation-Step 4
Apply plumbers putty to chrome ring for pop-up drain installation. Page 4.

Garbage Disposal Buying Guide - Plumbing
There are several important elements to consider when selecting a garbage disposal. Not all garbage disposals work the same so it is a good idea to consider all the options.

Polybutylene Pipe - Mobile Home Gray Tubing
Polybutylene pipe is the gray tubing that was made between the late 70’s and mid 90’s. Making repairs and connections in Polybutylene pipe can be a challenge because the Quest fittings are no longer made.

How To Install A Sink Drain
Here is how to install a sink drain from start to finish. The steps for how to install a sink drain will depend on how different the new sink is from the old one.

How to Install a Sink Drain: Lower the Drain
Part of learning how to install a sink drain may require lowering the drain. If the sink depth and the sanitary tee are close together it may be necessary to lower the drain.

How To Install A Sink Drain - Connect The Trap
Learning how to fit the drain trap into place is part of learning how to install a sink drain.

How to Install a Sink Drain - Check the Drain Height
How to install a sink drain depends on the existing drain height and sink depth. Measure the drain height and lower the the drain as needed.

How To Install A Sink Drain - The Disposer And Strainer
The steps for how to install a sink drain includes installing a garbage disposal and basket strainer.

How To Install A Sink Drain - Continuous Waste Pipe
Taking measurements for the flanged tailpiece and continuous waste are part of how to install a sink drain.

Dishwasher Drain Connections Tutorial
Hooking up a dishwasher drain is easy but there are a few things to consider. Take a look at the different methods of connecting a dishwasher drain so you will know your options.

Dishwasher Drain Connections - Disposal Air Gap
Connecting a dishwasher drain to the garbage disposal with an air gap is easy. The dishwasher air gap connection is a direct hose so it indirectly makes a dishwasher to garbage disposal connection.

Dishwasher Drain Connections - Air Gap To The Drain
When connecting a dishwasher drain with an air gap without a garbage disposal the dishwasher air gap connection is indirectly tied to the sink drain.

Dishwasher Drain Connections - High Loop To Disposer
Before installing a dishwasher drain to garbage disposal using the high loop make sure that the local building codes allow for the high loop method.

Dishwasher Drain Connections - High Loop To Drain
Connect the dishwasher drain directly to the drain line by using a y-branch tailpiece. The dishwasher high loop will connect the the y-branch tailpiece directly.

Venting a Water Heater
Venting a water heater properly requires a thorough understanding of the different types of venting that are available. The following is a list standard gas water heaters and the venting they use.

Low Water Pressure
Low water pressure can be caused by a number of issues in the home’s plumbing. These issues can sometimes be resolved fairly easily, but first you will have to find the cause of the low water pressure.

Common Plumbing Problems And How To Fix Them
Some of the most common plumbing problems are also quite easy to fix. Doing the repairs for these common plumbing problems yourself can save you hundreds of dollars.

Pressure Booster Pump - Plumbing
A pressure booster pump can be used to increase the pressure of the water coming into the house. If you have really low water pressure installing a pressure booster pump could be the solution you have been looking for.

Add a Water Supply With a Saddle Valve
A saddle valve is a quick and easy way add a water supply line without soldering, gluing, or screwing on new valves or tees. Most saddle valves work on copper, brass, aluminum, and plastic tubing and can be used for many different applications in plumbing.

Tower Style Flush Valve Seal
A general guide to tower style flush valves, including how to change them when they break, rust, or begin to leak.

What's the Purpose of a Sink Overflow?
The main purpose of a sink overflow is to allow air into the drain when the sink is filled with water. To ensure that the sink overflow can serve its purpose it needs to stay clean and clear.

Dishwasher Venting and Draining Tips
Dishwasher venting can be somewhat confusing for the do-it-yourselfer. Local building codes should be consider when planning your dishwasher venting installation.

Heat Tape for Plumbing
Heat tape can be a lifesaver in cold climates when water lines are exposed to freezing temperatures. There are a few different types of heat tape that can be used on water lines.

When Is a Plumbing Permit Required?
Do you know when a plumbing permit is required? Many seemingly small plumbing projects need to be permitted by the county, so it is important to verify the local plumbing permit requirements before any work is done.

How to Configure a Refrigerator Water Line
A dedicated refrigerator water line can be a convenient way to have filtered water and an automatic ice maker. Take a look at various options for connecting a refrigerator water line.

Flexible Water Supply Lines for Plumbing
Flexible water supply lines are very useful for connecting the water supply to a plumbing fixture. Read the answers to some frequently asked questions about flexible water supply lines.

5 Basic Plumbing Tools to Have on Hand
Having the right plumbing tools can make plumbing repairs much easier. These 5 basic plumbing tools will get you started on the right track for DIY plumbing.

Types of Plungers - Plumbing Tool Guide
Plungers are perhaps the handiest of basic household tools when dealing with drain clogs of all sorts. There are various types of plungers; each designed to be used on different types of drains. Selecting the right plunger can make using it correctly that much easier.

Remove A Dishwasher - Disconnect The Water Supply
Disconnect the water supply line to remove a dishwasher.

How to Remove a Dishwasher - Shut Off Power and Water
To remove a dishwasher start by turning off the water and power.

Remove A Dishwasher - Disconnect The Drain Line
To remove a dishwasher you will need to disconnect the drain line.

Remove A Dishwasher - Unfasten The Dishwasher
To remove a dishwasher unfasten the brackets holding the dishwasher in place.

Remove A Dishwasher - Lower The Dishwasher
Lower the dishwasher by unscrewing the legs before you attempt to remove the dishwasher.

Remove A Dishwasher - Remove The Dishwasher
Remove the dishwasher after disconnecting and unfastening it.

Toilet Flush Valve Definition and Types
A flush valve is the part inside toilet tank that moves the water into the bowl. Larger toilet flush valves are faster at moving the water resulting in a better flush. Toilet flush valves come in different sizes depending on the manufacturing of the toilet.

Tub Overflow Drain Leak - Description
A tub overflow drain can be the cause of a leak even though it is a place not usually suspected. The following steps can help confirm that the tub overflow drain is the source of a leak and show you how to repair the problem.

Tub Overflow Drain Leak - Confirm The Source
When you have a tub overflow drain leak first try to confirm the source of the leak. A tub overflow drain leak can be difficult to narrow down.

Tub Overflow Drain Leak
A tub overflow drain leak can be caused by an old overflow gasket. Check the overflow gasket when you are looking for the source of a tub overflow leak.

Tub Overflow Drain Leak - Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting a tub overflow drain leak when replacing the overflow gasket isn't necessary or it doesn't work.

How To Snake A Drain
When faced with a difficult stoppage many do-it-yourselfers will wonder how to snake a drain. If you are looking up how to snake a drain then most likely plunging did not work.

Cleaning Bacteria
A guide on cleaning bacteria out from toilet jet holes.

Cleaning Clogged Toilet Jets
This article looks at the two main elements that clog toilets, bacteria and mineral deposits, and how to clean them.

Cleaning Out Mineral Deposits
A step-by-step guide in cleaning mineral deposits out from toilet jets.

Snaking a Tub Drain
The following is a step-by-step guide to snaking a tub drain. The process is similar to snaking a sink, with slight variations.

Snaking a Tub Drain
The following is a step-by-step guide to snaking a tub drain. The process is similar to snaking a sink, with slight variations.

Snaking a Tub Drain
The following is a step-by-step guide to snaking a tub drain. The process is similar to snaking a sink, with slight variations.

Snaking a Tub Drain
The following is a step-by-step guide to snaking a tub drain. The process is similar to snaking a sink, with slight variations.

Snaking a Tub Drain
The following is a step-by-step guide to snaking a tub drain. The process is similar to snaking a sink, with slight variations.

Snaking a Tub Drain
The following is a step-by-step guide to snaking a tub drain. The process is similar to snaking a sink, with slight variations.

Snaking a Tub Drain
The following is a step-by-step guide to snaking a tub drain. The process is similar to snaking a sink, with slight variations.

How to Fix an Annoying Leaky Hose Bib
To fix a leaky hose bib the first thing to do is locate exactly where it is leaking from. A leak in a leaky hose bib can come from the packing or from the stem.

Mobile Home Plumbing
There are some significant differences in mobile home plumbing system when compare to plumbing in a site built home. Knowing the differences in mobile home plumbing is important when dealing with plumbing problems and when considering renovations or upgrades.

How to Replace a Toilet Flapper
How to replace a toilet flapper.

Toilet Flapper - Turn Off The Water
To replace a toilet flapper start by turning off the water.

How to Install the New Toilet Flapper
How to install the new toilet flapper.

How to Remove a Toilet Flapper
How to remove the old toilet flapper.

Toilet Flapper - Prepare The New Flapper
How to prepare the new toilet flapper before you install it.

How To Use A Sewer Drain Snake
A sewer drain snake is used to clear a main line stoppage. The following instructions will help you use a sewer drain snake to clear a sewer drain stoppage.

Replacing A Sink P-Trap
A sink P-trap is the most common type of trap and it is also the easiest to install or replace. This trap is installed under your kitchen and lavatory sinks of your home.

Kitchen Aid Dishwasher Troubleshooting
If your Kitchen Aid Dishwasher has been acting up you may be worried about having to pay for a repair or replacement. Before you spend the money take a look at the following Kitchen Aid Dishwasher Troubleshooting guide.

Mounting a Vessel Sink Above the Countertop
A vessel sink sits on top of a counter or vanity and can give a bathroom a uniquely polished look. Vessel sinks are nice because they can be installed on any flat counter or vanity top.

PVC Joint Repair
There are time when an emergency PVC joint repair is necessary even as a temporary measure. Here are some PVC joint repairs that I have seen work in a pinch.

Remove a Kitchen Faucet
Being prepared can make it easier and a lot less frustrating to remove a kitchen faucet. The following steps show how to remove a kitchen faucet and prepare to install a new faucet.

Repair A Leaking Freeze-Proof Faucet
A freeze-proof faucet is a great because it provides water outside the house even in the winter. The freeze-proof faucet can leak from several different areas and the source of the leak will determine the type of repair that is needed.

Pressure-Assisted Toilet
Pressure-assisted toilets are not common in many house holds. This article examines how they work and some of the pros and cons of a pressure-assisted toilet.

Pressure-Assisted Toilet
Pressure-assisted toilets are not common in many house holds. This article examines how they work and some of the pros and cons of a pressure-assisted toilet.

Pressure-Assisted Toilet
Pressure-assisted toilets are not common in many house holds. This article examines how they work and some of the pros and cons of a pressure-assisted toilet.

Plumbing Tools
Learn about the various plumbing tools that are available and how to use them.

Plumber's Putty
Plumber’s putty is a soft pliable caulking and sealing compound that is used to make watertight seals around faucets and drains. Knowing why, where, and how to use plumber’s putty can make many plumbing installations much easier.

How To Unclog A Drain
Unclog a drain using a plunger with these step by step instructions.

Sewer Snake Rental Tips
Tips for how to get a sewer snake rental machine. What you should know before getting a sewer snake rental.

Replace A Leaking Water Heater Drain Valve
A leaking water heater drain valve is a common plumbing problem. The best way to fix a leaking water heater drain valve is to replace the valve completely.

How to Install a Toilet Flange Extension
If your toilet flange is below floor level you will need to install a toilet flange extension before resetting the toilet. This guide will give you instructions for installing a toilet flange extension.

Sprinkler Valve Repair - Guide and Troubleshooting
Taking care of a sprinkler valve repair at the first signs of trouble can minimize the damage to your landscaping. Narrowing down the problem will also help to determine what sprinkler valve repair is required.

What To Do When The Washing Machine Won't Drain
If your washing machine won't drain the first thing to do is break down the problem and try to find the cause. When a washing machine won't drain there could be several different causes.

Homemade Drain Cleaner
Make your own homemade drain cleaner from two common household items.

Dewinterize a House - Step by Step Guide
It is necessary to dewinterize a house to reverse winterizing on a house that has been empty during the cold season. To dewinterize a house that was winterized by a professional service sometimes it is easier to just have them come back and reverse the process.

Replacing Mobile Home Water Heaters
Mobile home water heaters can be quite complicated to replace. It is important to know the facts about mobile home water heaters before you begin.

Installing an Auto Sink Vent
A sink vent is a necessary part of the drain for any sink. Installing an auto vent when a sink vent is not in place can help improve sink drainage.

Irrigation Troubleshooting - Bad Valve Symptoms
When troubleshooting an irrigation system it is important to know the various bad valve symptoms that can cause sprinkler problems. Knowing bad valve symptoms can make troubleshooting your irrigation system problems much easier.

How Do You Know When It's Time to Replace a Toilet?
Do you know when to replace a toilet if it is giving you trouble? To help you determine when to replace a toilet take a look at some common problems.

Starting a Sprinkler System After Winterizing
To start a sprinkler system after winterizing you must first know where the sprinkler system shut offs are.

Different Types of Bathtub Drain Stoppers
There are quite a few different bathtub drain stopper types. When clearing a tub drain it can be very helpful to know what type of bathtub drain stopper you have.

How To Drain A Toilet
How to drain a toilet seems to be a simple question, but the answer is actually somewhat tricky. The method for how to drain a toilet is slightly different if the toilet is stopped up or not.

Removing a Faucet Aerator - Plumping Tips
Faucet aerators often get clogged with build up and need to be cleaned to allow proper water flow. This tips will help you to avoid damaging the aerator when you remov it.

Home Water Pressure Problems
Home water pressure problems may present themselves if different ways. If your home water pressure is low then the first thing to do is to narrow down the cause.

What to Do if Your Dishwasher Is Not Draining
Some simple plumbing fixes to try if you find your dishwasher not draining well or at all.

What Not to Put in a Garbage Disposal
A short list of items that people put in a garbage disposal, that they shouldn't.

Types of Pipes Used for Water
There are quite a few different types of pipe that are used for plumbing. Find out a few basics about the different types of pipes and their appropriate usage.

Buying A Drain Snake
Buying a drain snake can sometimes save you from calling a plumber and save you money. Take a look at a list of some of the drain snakes you might need and some buying tips.

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An index of categories in the

Appliance Hook-Ups
Dishwashers, ice makers and stoves all require some plumbing hook up. Here you’ll find out about common problems and solutions, as well as maintenance of appliance plumbing

Dishwasher
Dishwasher. Plumbing.

Evaporative (Swamp) Cooler
Evaporative cooler plumbing.

Drain and Vent
Curious about what keeps the water flowing in the right direction? Or maybe you have a clogged drain. In this section you’ll find information on common drain problems and how to fix them.

Garbage Disposals
Learn all about garbage disposals from purchasing, installation, repairs, and maintenance.

Irrigation
This is a guide for outdoor plumbing and irrigation systems. Learn how things work and how to avoid and fix common problems.

Septic & Sewer
A guide to sewer and septic systems including how they work, maintenance and repair of common problems.

Toilets
A guide to toilets including common problems, maintenance and repairs.

Water Heaters
A comprehensive guide to water heaters including purchasing, common problems, and DIY repairs.

Washing Machine
Washing machine plumbing.

Mobile Homes
Mobile home plumbing is different from site built home plumbing in various ways. Sometimes the differences are easy to see (part sizing and materials) and sometimes they are not so obvious. Knowing how to do repairs and maintenance on mobile home plumbing can come in very handy and can save you money and work.

Dryer
Learn how to connect, troubleshoot, repair and maintain dryer plumbing and venting.

Gravity Flush Toilet
The gravity flush toilet is the most common toilet design found in homes. With relatively few moving parts and no mechanical parts, repairs are usually simply and in expensive.

Gravity Flush Toilet
The gravity flush toilet is the most common toilet design found in homes. With relatively few moving parts and no mechanical parts, repairs are usually simply and in expensive.

Gravity Flush Toilet
The gravity flush toilet is the most common toilet design found in homes. With relatively few moving parts and no mechanical parts, repairs are usually simply and in expensive.

Gravity Flush Toilet
The gravity flush toilet is the most common toilet design found in homes. With relatively few moving parts and no mechanical parts, repairs are usually simply and in expensive.

Straight Stop Valve - Shut Off The Water
Before installing a straight stop valve shut off the water supply to the house.

Straight Stop Valve - Remove Angle Stops
Remove existing angle stops to prepare for installing straight stop valves.

Straight Stop Valve - Apply Teflon Tape
Before installing new straight stop valves apply Teflon tape to the pipe adapter threads.

Install Straight Stop Valves
Install new straight stop valves and check for leaks.

Replacing Angle Stop with Straight Stop Valves
Step by step instructions for replacing angle stop valves with straight stop valves under a kitchen or bathroom sink.

Replacing A Tub Shoe For One With A Stopper
Instructions for replacing a tub shoe for one with a stopper built in. Use a tub shoe converter kit to replace a tub shoe.

Tub Shoe - What You Need To Replace A Tub Shoe
What you will need to replace a tub shoe.

Tub Shoe - Remove The Existing Tub Shoe
Use a Dumbell wrench to remove the old tub shoe when replacing a bathtub shoe.

Tub Shoe - Clean The Tub Drain Opening
After removing the old tub shoe clean the tub drain opening before installing the new tub shoe.

Tub Shoe - Determine The Drain Thread Size
Determine the drain thread size you will need when replacing a tub shoe.

Tub Shoe - Install The New Tub Shoe
Finish a tub shoe replacement by installing a new tub shoe.

Replacing A Sprinkler Valve
Replacing a sprinkler valve doesn’t have to be confusing or time consuming. This guide will lead you through this common irrigation repair.

Replacing A Sprinkler Valve - What You Need
A list of the parts and tools you need when replacing a sprinkler valve.

Replacing A Sprinkler Valve - Shut Off The Water
When replacing a sprinkler valve start by shutting off the water.

Replacing A Sprinkler Valve - Disconnect Wiring
Disconnect the wiring before replacing a sprinkler valve.

Replacing A Sprinkler Valve - Remove Old Valve
Cut away old valve when replacing a sprinkler valve.

Replacing A Sprinkler Valve - Prepare New Valve
Attach PVC male adapters to valve when replacing a sprinkler valve.

Replacing A Sprinkler Valve - Glue Into Place
Use PVC glue to secure valve when replacing a sprinkler valve.

Replacing A Sprinkler Valve - Connect Wiring And Test
Reconnect wiring and test for leaks to finish replacing a sprinkler valve.

Pipe Cutters - Select the Right One for Your Project
Pipe cutters are one of the plumbing tools that can make diy plumbing projects easier. Knowing about pipe cutters that are available can help you select one for your project.

3 Places To Shut Off Gas In The Home
Learn the 3 locations where you can shut off gas in the home in case of an emergency.

Flex Lines - Types and How to Use Them
Using flex lines is the best way to connect fixtures to the water supply. Flex lines can be made of various materials and they come with everything needed for installation.

How to Clean and Prevent Clogged Sewer Mains
The sewer main is a crucial part of a home’s plumbing system. Many questions usually come up when problems with the sewer main occur. The following are some commonly asked questions regarding a home’s sewer main.

Sediment Trap: Prolong the Life of a Gas Water Heater
A sediment trap is required by the Uniform Plumbing Code and it can help prolong the life of your gas water heater.

How to Replace a Toilet Fill Valve
How to replace a toilet fill valve.

How to Remove and Replace a Toilet Fill Valve
How to remove the old toilet flapper.

Toilet Fill Valve - Prepare The New Fill Valve
How to prepare the new toilet fill valve for installation.

Toilet Fill Valve - Install The New Fill Valve
How to install the new toilet flapper.

Toilet Fill Valve - Connect and Make Adjustments To The Fill Valve
How to connect the new toilet fill valve and make necessary adjustments.

How Can I Clean Clogged Toilet Jets?
Here's a step by step guide to cleaning your toilet jets, where bacteria and mineral deposits can get stuck and clog up the works.

Cleaning Bacteria
A guide on cleaning bacteria out from toilet jet holes.

Cleaning Out Mineral Deposits
A step-by-step guide in cleaning mineral deposits out from toilet jets.

List of Plumbing Tools
There are some basic plumbing tools that most homeowners will find useful and then there is a more comprehensive list of plumbing tools for the dedicated do-it-yourselfer. This list of plumbing tools may take some time to accumulate but if you do many repairs and renovation projects they will come in very handy.

Shower Door Glass Types
There are a variety of shower door glass types to choose from when buying new bypass shower doors. Take a look at some of the most common shower door glass options.

PVC Tools
Knowing what kind of tools are available for a specific type of project is one of the best secrets for finishing a job professionally and timely. Here are some PVC tools that can help you when working with PVC pipe.

Dryer Duct Types
There are various different dryer ducts types to choose from when connecting a dryer vent. Each dryer comes with manufacturer’s recommendations for ducting so make sure that the dryer duct type you are using is approved for your dryer.

PEX Tools
There are a variety of PEX tools that correspond with different PEX fitting types. When not using push fit or compression fittings you will need one of the PEX tools used for crimp or clamp rings.

Copper Repair - Cut Out The Broken Pipe
Use copper cutters to cut out the broken pipe for a copper repair.

Copper Repair - Check Fittings
Determine what fittings are needed and test them for a copper repair.

Copper Repair - Cut The New Pipe
Measure and cut the new pipe for a copper repair.

Copper Repair - Clean The Pipe And Fittings
Clean and prepare the pipe and fittings for a copper repair.

Copper Repair - Prepare To Solder
Prepare for soldering for a copper repair by marking the pipe and fluxing the pipe and fittings.

Copper Repair - Solder
The last step of a copper repair is to solder the pipe and fittings together.

Copper Repair
Learn how to do a copper repair to fix a leaking or broken copper pipe.

Copper Repair - Locate The Leak
The first thing to do for a copper repair is to locate and expose the broken pipe

How to Use Pipe Joint Compound
Pipe joint compound, also known as pipe dope, is a type of sealant used with any type of threaded pipe to help create a seal.

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Unblocking a Sink Drain Using a Snake
Unblocking a sink drain is one of the most common service calls plumbers make. With this how-to you will never need to call Mr.Rooter again The method described within works on both kitchen and bathroom sinks.

Finding and Fixing a Water Heater Leak
Fixing a leaking water heater can range from easy to impossible. Most people think the only solution for a leaking water heater is to replace it the entire unit but some repairs can extend the life of the water heater..

When to Call a Professional Plumber
Not all plumbing projects are ideal for the do it yourselfer. Do you know when calling a professional is the best option? The following guidelines will help you determine when to call a professional plumber.

Installing a New Kitchen Sink - Description
Installing a new kitchen sink is both a cosmetic and functional improvement you can make to your kitchen. A few guidelines can make the installation of a kitchen sink an easy project.

Hot Water Recirculating Plumbing System
A hot water recirculating system will allow you to have hot water when you need it. Not only will a hot water recirculating system save time it can save money in the long run.

Checklist To Winterize Plumbing In The Home
Frozen water in pipes can be inconvenient at best and destructive at worst. As a good preventive measure get ready for winter with this winterize plumbing checklist.

Common Questions About PVC Pushfit Fittings
Consider using a PVC pushfit fitting for a quick repair. Pushfit fittings are an alternative to traditional fittings for irrigation repairs that are designed to be easy to use and quick to install.

Plunging a Blocked Sink Drain - Directions
There are a number of things that can block a sink drain; food, hair or grease are all common. Luckily, they can all be cleared using the same methods. Learn more about unclogging a kitchen or bathroom sink using a plunger.

Installing an Expansion Tank
Installing an expansion tank is a moderately easy do it yourself project. An expansion tank can help your water heater last longer and it may even be required in many areas.

Bathroom Repair and Maintenance
The bathroom is the last place anyone wants to experience plumbing problems but it is often the source of just that. Sinks, toilets, showers, and tubs are all found in this one room and this guide is where you can find answers and guides for the most common problems.

Before You Buy A Kitchen Faucet
What you should know when shopping for new kitchen faucets.

Don't Overflow The Overflow
A bathtub overflow can leak if the overflow gasket is too old. Replace a tub overflow gasket to create a water tight seal.

Avoid Toilet Bowl Scratches
Avoid toilet bowl scratches by using an toilet auger properly. Using a toilet auger properly can clear a toilet clog without scratching it.

Water Heater Won’t Stay Lit?
The thermocouple is one part of a water heater that can stop working but can be easily replaced. Replacing the thermocouple can get your water heater working again and save you the cost and work of buying a new unit.

When A Pull Out Shower Handle Doesn’t Pull Out
Some pull out handles, like those on many Price Pfister showers, can slowly become harder to pull out over time. Take a look at how to remove a Price Pfister shower cartridge and lubricate it.

What Is Under The Bathroom Sink?
A list of plumbing parts found under the bathroom sink.

Sewer Clean Out – What It Looks Like And Where To Find It
A main line stoppage is one of those plumbing problems that just can't wait. When you call a plumber to clear the stoppage they will typically ask if you have a

Tricks To Removing A Faucet Aerator
Plumbing.

Most Likely Causes For A Shower Leak
Missing caulking or loose shower trim is often the likely cause of a shower leak.

Leaking Clean Out Caps
Clean out caps can leak just like any other plumbing fitting. It's a good idea to know where all of the clean outs are located in your home so you can check them periodically.

Kinked Dishwasher Drain Hose
A kinked dishwasher hose can prevent the dishwasher from draining.

Sewage Ejector Pump - Troubleshoot Before Replacing
A malfunctioning sewage ejector pump can be really messy but don't rush to replace it. Sometimes a little troubleshooting can get a sewage ejector pump up and running again.

Dura-Cool Evaporative Cooler Pads
Dura-Cool evaporative cooler pads are a foam polyester alternative to the traditional aspen or paper pads.

Broken Washer or Frozen Pipes?
A washing machine that stops working in the middle of winter can be due to frozen pipes.

Vessel Sink Faucet - Think About the Splash Factor
When selecting a faucet for a new vessel sink there are a couple of things to keep in mind. Before installing a vessel sink faucet check for splash factor and functionality.

Stuck Trip Lever Drain Stopper
When a trip lever tub drain stopper becomes stuck it can be a bit of a challenge to remove it for repair or replacement. There are a couple of things you can try to help remove a stuck trip lever tub drain stopper.

Storing and Maintaining Drain Cleaning Tools
To ensure that your drain cleaning tools will work well when you need them it’s important to maintain them regularly and store them correctly. Depending on how often you use your machines the maintenance can be done once a year or every few months.

Plumbing Sounds and Smells
There is a lot that can be told just from the various plumbing sounds and smells that you may encounter around the home. There are a few sounds and smells that can signal hidden plumbing problems and they shouldn't be ignored.

How to Shut Off Water in a Mobile Home
In mobile homes there are usually shut off valves at each fixture like there are in a house. But, shutting off the main water supply in a mobile home can be a little more difficult than in a site built house.

Check for Leaks
The final step to a kitchen faucet install is to turn the water on and check for leaks.

Put the Base Plate On the Faucet
The base plate for the faucet has a built in o-ring that takes the place of plumber's putty. Putting the base place on the faucet is the first thing to do before putting the faucet in place.

Put the Faucet Into the Mounting Hole
Position the Ikea kitchen faucet into the mounting hole and hold it in place while you fasten it under the counter.

Fasten the Faucet
Use the mounting bracket and the included tool to fasten the faucet in place.

Connect the Water Lines
Connect the faucet water lines to the water shut off valves. It may be necessary to use flex line extensions when the faucet water lines are too short to reach the valves.

Installing an Ikea Kitchen Faucet
The prices for Ikea kitchen faucets are very reasonable and the installation is fairly easy. If you are looking for an inexpensive option when replacing a kitchen faucet you may consider using an Ikea kitchen faucet.

Drill the Mounting Hole
Drill the hole for the faucet or use a pre-existing hole. If you are drilling the hole in the countertop the standard size is 1 ⅜” unless the faucet tells you otherwise.

Set Out the Faucet Pieces
A good way to get started is to set out all of the pieces of the faucet so you are sure that you have everything you will need.

Installing an Ikea Bathroom Vanity
When looking for unique and low cost ways of renovating a bathroom one option to consider is an Ikea bathroom vanity. Let’s take a look at how the Silverån Ikea bathroom vanity comes together.

Dalskar Ikea Faucet
Dalskar is a single mount Ikea faucet. Installing an Ikea faucet is a bit different because the instructions are in picture form only.

Parts of the
Start by laying out the parts of the Dalskar Ikea Faucet.

Set Faucet In the Sink
Set the Dalskar Ikea Faucet into the mounting hole in the sink.

Fasten Faucet Onto the Sink
Fasten the faucet onto the sink using the U shaped rubber gasket and metal bracket.

Maintenance Parts of the Dalskar Ikea Faucet
There are various parts included with the Dalskar Ikea Faucet that are used for maintenance.

Drain Assembly for the Dalskar Faucet
After installing the Dalskar Ikea Faucet install the drain assembly that it comes with.

Apply Sealant on the Pop-Up Gasket
Apply pipe joint compound on the pop-up gasket to ensure that it seals properly.

Fasten the Pop-Up Drain
Fasten the pop-up drain onto the sink drain hole.

Install the Tailpiece
Finish the Dalskar Ikea Faucet installation by installing the drain tailpiece.

Identifying Plumbing Fixtures
Identifying plumbing fixtures can be a chore because there are so many manufacturers of plumbing parts. Learning to identify the manufacturer and model of you fixture can be fairly easy if you know where to look.

How to Replace the Swamp Cooler Motor
Although swamp cooler motors are built to be resistant to the humid environment of the cooler they will need replacement sooner or later. Replacing a swamp cooler motor is an easy to moderate do it yourself project.

How to Replace a Swamp Cooler Pump
Installing a new swamp cooler pump is an easy do it yourself project. If your swamp cooler's pump is not turning on when running the cooler on the pump or the cool settings then the pump could be bad.

How to Hire a Plumber - Pricing Tips
The cost of plumbing repairs can vary depending on where you live and who you call. To be sure that you don’t over pay you’ll need to do your homework.

Types of Sprinkler Valves
Knowing what types of sprinkler valves there are makes it easier when buying a sprinkler valve. The two main things that differentiate sprinkler valves are: operation and installation. So you need to decide how they will be turned on and how they will be installed. Take a look at the differences.

How to Buy and Replace a Toilet Yourself
It does not take long to learn how to replace a toilet yourself. Many people put up with an old or problematic toilet because they don't know how to replace a toilet.

How To Replace A Toilet
When learning how to replace a toilet you will need to learn to remove an old toilet and then install a new toilet. It does not take long to learn how to replace a toilet yourself. Page 2.

How to Fix a Leaking Shower Arm - Plumbing
A shower arm can break, or cause the other pipe in the wall to break if too much pressure is applied while unscrewing the shower head or shower arm.

Installing a New Bathroom Vanity
A new bathroom vanity can update the look of your bathroom with just a little work. Improve the look of your bathroom with this easy do-it-yourself project.

The Many Uses Of Caulking In Plumbing
Tub and Tile caulking is a product that is commonly used in many plumbing repairs. The ease of use and water proof nature of caulking makes it quite handy to have around for a wide range of projects.

How to Mount a Mobile Home Tub Faucet
Mobile home tub faucets are tub valves that are a complete tub spout and hot and cold handles in one faucet. Mobile home tub faucets can be mounted on the wall or be mounted to the side of the tub.

Instant Hot Water Dispenser Fixture Product Information
An instant hot water dispenser is a great addition to a kitchen sink. Whether you install an instant hot water dispenser yourself or hire a professional to install it for you considering the full scope of the job will make it go much smoother.

Price Pfister Bathroom Faucet - Checking For Leaks
How to check for leaks after a Price Pfister bathroom faucet installation.

Price Pfister Bathroom Faucet - Changing The Pop-Up
Part of a Price Pfister bathroom faucet installation may include changing the pop-up. When you should change the pop-up.

Price Pfister Bathroom Faucet Installation
Price Pfister bathroom faucet installation instructions. Basic installation instructions that will serve for most Price Pfister bathroom faucets.

Price Pfister Bathroom Faucet - Installing The Spout
Start by installing the spout for a Price Pfister bathroom faucet installation.

Price Pfister Bathroom Faucet - Installing The Valve
How to install the valve for a Price Pfister bathroom faucet installation.

Price Pfister Bathroom Faucet - Installing The Faucet Handles
How to install the faucet handles when doing a Price Pfister bathroom faucet installation.

Price Pfister Bathroom Faucet - Connect The Water Lines
Connecting the water lines for a Price Pfister bathroom faucet installation.

Price Pfister Bathroom Faucet - Installing The Trim
How to install the handle trim during a Price Pfister bathroom faucet installation.

5 Affordable Bathroom Vanities
If you are looking for affordable bathroom vanities buying prefabricated vanity and vanity top combos is an excellent way to save money. Cheap bathroom vanities can be found at many home improvement stores for a quick bathroom revamp.

5 Affordable Bathroom Vanities - Delyse
The Delyse vanity by Style Selections is one of the many affordable bathroom vanities that can be purchased ready for installation.

5 Affordable Bathroom Vanities - Moravia
The Moravia vanity made by Allen and Roth is a very affordable option for a prefabricated bathroom vanity.

5 Affordable Bathroom Vanities - Hagen
In the mid range of affordable bathroom vanities Allen and Roth has the Hagen. This vanity offers plenty of storage and a granite looking engineered stone top.

5 Affordable Bathroom Vanities - Delancy
Cheap bathroom vanities can offer some very nice features like the Delancy by Allen and Roth. This mid range affordable bathroom vanity has a natural marble top ready for a widespread faucet.

5 Affordable Bathroom Vanities - Norbury
The Norbury by Allen and Roth is another very affordable bathroom vanity. This particular vanity comes in multiple sizes to fit any sized bathroom.

Tub Materials in Plumbing
Here is a short description of different tub materials as well as a few pros and cons for each.

What Can You Flush Down the Toilet?
Really, the only thing you should flush down the toilet is toilet paper. Toilet paper is made to break down in water and therefore, rarely causes a blockage.

How To Repair A Leaky Faucet
Learn how to repair a leaky faucet by first identifying your faucet brand.

Instructions For Installing A Faucet
Installing a faucet is not too difficult when you have the right tools and instructions to follow. The instructions for installing a faucet vary slightly based on the brand and the model, but most faucets are installed in essentially the same way.

Water Softener Maintenance
Performing scheduled water softener maintenance can keep your water softener working properly and extend its life.

How to Drain a Water Heater - Step-By-Step Guide
Most water heater maintenance manuals suggest that you drain a water heater every six months to a year. It is fairly easily to drain a water heater as long as you know what to expect.

How to Install A Kitchen Sink Sprayer
Kitchen sink sprayers have been around for a long time and they continue to be popular because they are so useful. Installing a kitchen sink sprayer is a fairly easy project that you can do yourself.

Installing PEX Tubing Tips and Techniques
Installing PEX does not require glue or soldering, instead it uses fittings that require cinch clamps or copper crimp rings that hold the pipe onto the fittings. PEX tubing is a great choice when running water to new fixtures, remodeling, or even repiping.

Changing A Refrigerator Water Filter
Changing a refrigerator water filter on newer refrigerators is quick and easy. Changing a refrigerator water filter regularly can help ensure you have great tasting water and ice.

Reasons to Replace a Diverter Tub Spout
There are quite a few reasons to replace a diverter tub spout. Sometimes it's a repair when the spout is leaking or stops diverting water to the showerhead and other times it's for cosmetic reasons.

Replacing a Moen Shower Handle
Removing a broken Moen shower handle may or may not be necessary depending on how it broke. After making sure to get the correct replacement part, installing a new handle is incredibly easy and quick. Page 2.

Replacing a Moen Shower Handle
Replacing a Moen shower handle is a very easy and inexpensive project. Just like every other plumbing fixture a Moen shower handle can wear out and break with repeated use. After making sure that the handle didn't break because of some other problem replacing it is easy.

What Is Water Heater Thermal Expansion?
Water heater thermal expansion refers to the expansion in volume that happens when water is heated. When water heater thermal expansion creates severe increases in water pressure it can damage plumbing fixtures, damage the water heater and create a safety hazard.

Cleaning a Garbage Disposal - Plumbing
Cleaning a garbage disposal regularly can help keep the kitchen drains clear and prevents foul odors. There are several very easy methods for cleaning a garbage disposal using household items.

The Right Way to Buy a Kitchen Faucet
The process for how to buy a kitchen faucet depends on what existing plumbing you have to work with. This guide shows how to buy a kitchen faucet by making a series of decisions based on your existing kitchen configuration.

How To Buy A Kitchen Faucet - Water Lines And Finish
The process for how to buy a kitchen faucet takes the existing water lines and finish into consideration. Page 2.

How to Replace a Toilet - Plumbing Tips
A list to help you determine whether you need to replace your toilet, how to buy a new toilet to fit your needs, and then how to remove the old and install the new toilet.

Installing an Instant Hot Water Recirculating System
An instant hot water recirculating system can be used to provide instant hot water to showers and faucets when it is needed most. Installing a recirculating pump along with a check valve can allow you to have an instant recirculating system without a dedicated hot water recirculating line.

Installing a Reverse Osmosis System
A reverse osmosis system is one of the various options available for under sink water filters. With a little preparation and planning installing a reverse osmosis system can be fairly straightforward.

Installing a Reverse Osmosis System - Pressure Test
The final step of installing a reverse osmosis system is to pressure test and flush the system. Page 10.

Installing a Reverse Osmosis System - Preparation
A little preparation can make installing a reverse osmosis system easier. Make sure you have the room needed for installing a reverse osmosis system before you purchase. Page 2.

Installing a Reverse Osmosis System - Planning
Before installing a reverse osmosis system spend some time planning the location of the tank and filters so they take up the least amount of space. Page 3.

Installing a Reverse Osmosis System - Install The Faucet
When installing a reverse osmosis system start first install the faucet above the sink. Page 4.

Installing a Reverse Osmosis System - Tank
The preparation and location of the tank is an important step of installing a reverse osmosis system. Page 5.

Installing a Reverse Osmosis System - Filter Assembly
When installing a reverse osmosis system mount the filter assembly far enough from the floor to allow room to remove the filters. Page 6.

Installing a Reverse Osmosis System - Water Line
Turn off the water before installing a reverse osmosis system water line. The reverse osmosis system water supply will come from a tee off of the faucet water supply. Page 7.

Installing a Reverse Osmosis System - Connect Tubing
When installing a reverse osmosis system connect tubing in such a way as to keep them out of the way in the back of the cabinet. Page 8.

Installing a Reverse Osmosis System - Drain
A drain tee is used to connect to the sink drain when installing a reverse osmosis system. Page 9.

Toilet Fill Valves
Most people do not even pay attention to what type of toilet fill valve is in their toilet until it stops working. There are quite a few brands of toilet fill valves out there for flush valve type toilets. The biggest thing to pay attention to is how tall the tank is so you do not get a fill valve that is too tall or too short for your tank.

Dryer Vent Cleaning
Dryer vent cleaning is something that is becoming more common as more people become aware of the fire hazards of lint buildup. Dryer vent cleaning can not only help prevent a fire it can also save you some money and reduce the wear and tear on your dryer.

Types of Shower Doors
Installing or replacing shower doors can make a big difference in the look and functionality of a shower. When shopping for shower doors start by deciding what type of door you want, then make a decision about the type of glass you prefer.

Tools For Soldering Copper Pipe
It really pays to be prepared when soldering copper pipe. To help you get ready here is a list of tools you’ll need when soldering copper pipe.

Sprinkler Types
There are several different sprinkler types readily available at home improvement and hardware stores. Mixing sprinkler types is not a good idea so it is important to select the right sprinkler types for your landscaping from the beginning.

Types of Toilet Handles
There are various types of toilet handles used on residential toilets. Toilet handles get a lot of use so a broken handle is a fairly common problem. Read a description of the different types of toilet handles to help you identify which type you have.

Moen Faucet Repairs
A simple Moen faucet repair can often have your faucet working as good as new. Doing the repair yourself can save quite a bit of money and it doesn't have to take much time.

How To Fix A Leaky Shower
Learn how to fix a leaky shower by first identifying the brand of your shower valve.

Installing a Shower Base
Installing a shower base takes careful planning to make sure that everything fits and works well. You’ll need to make sure that you buy a shower base that will fit your space and work with the existing drain line.

Faucet Sock
Frozen hose bibs are a common occurrence for outdoor faucets in the winter. With a faucet cover such as a faucet sock you can stop the freezing and save yourself the cost of replacing a frozen hose bib.

Installing a Bathtub
Installing a bathtub into an existing bathroom takes some careful planning, especially if it is a small bathroom. It is not easy or quick, but it can be a rewarding DIY project.

Before Buying a Tub Surround
Replacing the tub surround can be enough to update the look of a bathroom, especially when the tub is still in good shape. There are a few things to consider before buying a tub surround if you plan to replace it yourself.

Water Pipe Insulation
Water pipe insulation is one of the primary ways to winterize plumbing in the home. Water pipe insulation can prevent frozen or broken pipes in areas where winter temperatures reach freezing.

Outdoor Faucet Cover
Using an outdoor faucet cover on every outside spigot is a great way to prevent freeze damage. Installing an outdoor faucet cover is quick and inexpensive.

How To Install A Water Heater
The steps required to install a water heater can be a little different depending on your local building codes.The local building and safety department can tell you what permits and extras are required in your area when you install a water heater.

Install A Water Heater - Check For Leaks
When you install a water heater check for leaks after making all of the connections. Take care to check for both water and gas leaks when you install a water heater. Page 10.

Install A Water Heater - Light Up And Check
Light up and inspect the water heater as the final step when you install a water heater. Page 11.

Install A Water Heater - Prepare The Water Heater
To install a water heater attach any necessary parts to the tank before putting it into place. Page 2.

Install A Water Heater - Earthquake Straps
If earthquake straps are required when you install a water heater in your area it is much easier to attach them to the wall before the water heater is in place. Page 3.

Install A Water Heater - Prepare The Water Supply Pipes
When you install a water heater prepare the water supply lines before putting the water heater into place. Page 4.

Install A Water Heater - Pan Positioning
Position and prepare the pan before putting the tank into place when you install a water heater. Page 5.

Install A Water Heater - Put The Tank Into Place
It may be useful to have a helper when you install a water heater if the location isn't at ground level. After the all of the preparation is done put the water heater into place. Page 6.

Install A Water Heater - Line Up The Connections
The most important thing to line up when you install a water heater is the venting. Position the water heater so that it vents properly then line up or adjust the other connections. Page 7.

Install A Water Heater - Connect The Water Supply
When you install a water heater connect the water supply lines as soon as the tank is in position so that you can begin filling it. Page 8.

Install A Water Heater - Make All Connections
When you install a water heater make all of the various connections while the tank fills up with water. Page 9.

Repair A Leaking Pressure Assisted Toilet - Remove The Tank Bolts
Remove the tank bolts to get to the gasket to repair a leaking pressure assisted toilet. Page 3.

Repair A Leaking Pressure Assisted Toilet - Replace Gasket
Repair a leaking pressure assisted toilet by replacing the tank gasket. Page 4.

Repair A Leaking Pressure Assisted Toilet - Install New Tank Bolts
Install new tank bolts after replacing the tank gasket to repair a leaking pressure assisted toilet. Page 5.

Repair A Leaking Pressure Assisted Toilet - Check For Leaks
Carefully check for leaks after you repair a leaking pressure assisted toilet. Fill the tank and flush several times. Page 6.

Repair A Leaking Pressure Assisted Toilet
Repair a leaking pressure assisted toilet by replacing the tank to bowl gasket and bolts. The process to repair a leaking pressure assisted toilet is slightly different for a gravity toilet.

Repair A Leaking Pressure Assisted Toilet - Empty The Tank
The first thing to do to repair a leaking pressure assisted toilet is to empty the tank. Get rid of all the water in the tank before you begin the repair. Page 2.

How To Install A Kitchen Soap Dispenser
Install a built in kitchen soap dispenser in just a few easy steps. Using a built in soap dispenser can help keep the kitchen counter clear while keeping the dish soap close at hand.

How To Use A Zip It Tool
Use a Zip It to clean your bathroom sink drain every few months or when you notice that the water drains slowly.

Replace A Mixet Shower Handle
A Mixet shower handle is easy and inexpensive to replace. Since Mixet showers are common it is easy to find replacement parts.

Installing a Tub or Shower Surround
Preparing the panel on the plumbing wall is the most difficult part of installing a tub or shower surround. Carefully measure and drill holes in the shower surround panel for the plumbing. Page 5.

Installing a Tub or Shower Surround
The last step to installing a tub or shower surround is to position and fasten the pre-drilled side panel on the wall with plumbing. Then the shower trim can be reinstalled. Page 6.

Installing a Tub or Shower Surround
This guide will give you basic instructions of how to install the direct to stud type of tub or shower surround. Make sure to read the manufacturer’s instructions before installing a tub or shower surround.

Installing a Tub or Shower Surround
The thicker type of tub or shower surround is designed to be installed directly to the studs in a wall. This type of shower surround installation starts by stripping the walls to the studs and is great for a complete bathroom remodel. Page 2.

Installing a Tub or Shower Surround
When installing a tub or shower surround start by installing the back wall panel first. Take care to center and level the back panel because the other two panels of the shower surround will sit up against and line up to the back panel. Page 3.

Installing a Tub or Shower Surround
When installing a tub or shower surround the side panel on the wall without plumbing is installed second, just after the back panel is installed. Page 4.

Replace A Stop And Waste Valve
A stop and waste valve is a key irrigation fitting to help keep sprinkler lines free from freezing in the winter. The stop and waste valve will automatically drain any water in the line when turned off.

Stop And Waste Valve - Expose The Pipes
To replace a stop and waste valve the first thing to do is to expose the pipes. A stop and waste valve is usually installed quite deep to prevent freezing so it will take a bit of digging to expose the pipes. Page 2.

Stop And Waste Valve - Purchase Parts
To replace a stop and waste valve it is a good idea to to dig first then purchase parts for the job. You may need to make other repairs as you replace a stop and waste valve and digging first will save a trip to the store. Page 3.

Stop And Waste Valve - Remove Old Valve
Shut off the water and remove the old valve when you replace a stop and waste valve. It is a good idea to drain the line before begin to replace a stop and waste valve. Page 4.

Stop And Waste Valve - Prepare Fittings
Prepare the fittings necessary to replace a stop and waste valve. Measuring and dry fitting are two ways to prepare fittings when you replace a stop and waste valve. Page 5.

Stop And Waste Valve - Glue The Fittings
After measuring you are ready to glue the fittings to replace a stop and waste valve. Make sure not to miss any joints as you glue the fittings to replace a stop and waste valve. Page 6.

Stop And Waste Valve - Wait For The Glue To Dry
It is really important to wait for the glue to dry when you replace a stop and waste valve. If you don't wait for the glue to dry you may end up with a leak when you replace a stop and waste valve. Page 7.

To Apply Caulking - Wipe Away Excess Caulk
After you apply caulking smooth out the caulk and wipe away any excess. Page 5.

To Apply Caulking - Clean Surface Before Caulking
Caulking is best applied to a clean surface so the shower trim and surround should be cleaned before applying caulk. Page 2.

How To Apply Caulking To Shower Trim
How to properly apply caulking to shower and tub trim.

To Apply Caulking - Apply Caulking Bead
Apply caulking bead around shower trim by holding the applicator at a 45 degree angle. Page 4.

To Apply Caulking - Cut Open Caulk Applicator Tube
How to cut the caulk applicator tube so that you get the right size of caulking bead. Page 3.

Quick Tip - Spend $5 to Save Hundreds
Prevent water damage with this quick project. Spend $5 in material to save hundreds on repairs later. Start by installing peal and stick linoleum tiles under your sink.

Quick Tip – Spend $5 to Save Hundreds
Prevent water damage with this quick project. Spend $5 in material to save hundreds on repairs later. Start by installing peal and stick linoleum tiles under your sink. Page 2.

Quick Tip – Spend $5 to Save Hundreds
Prevent water damage with this quick project. Inexpensive linoleum tiles protect the wood under your kitchen sink. Page 3.