Plumbing Repair: DIY Tips and Step-By-Step Guides
How To Repair a Leaking Ball Faucet
Tutorial describing how to repair a single lever ball faucet such as made by Peerless or Delta and which is commonly found in the kitchen and bath.
Adjusting Different Types of Toilet Ballcocks
This tutorial describes how to adjust different types of toilet fill valves or ballcocks including plunger, diaphragm, floating cup and floatless.
Repairing a Single Handle Disc Faucet
This tutorial describes how to repair a single handle ceramic disc faucet such as found in a kitchen or bath.
Types of Faucets and How to Tell Them Apart
Faucets come in several types including compression, ball, cartridge and disc. Identifying what type you have is the first step in doing any repair. The type of faucet determines how it gets repaired and what tools or special kits are required.
Draining an Electric Water Heater
Describes how to drain an electric water heater tank for purposes of repair and maintenance.
Repairing a Compression Washer Faucet
This tutorial will show you how to repair a leaking compression washer faucet.
How to Prevent an Outside Faucet from Freezing
Describes products and techniques to reduce freezing risk of an outside faucet or sill-cock.
Removing Toilet Bowl Stains with Water Softener Resin Bed Cleaner
How to Remove Toilet Stains - Toilet Rust Stain Removal
How to Install a Centerset Faucet with Pop-Up Drain
Tutorial describes how to install a centerset bathroom faucet with a pop-up drain.
Curved Shower Rod Installation
Describes how to install a curved bathroom shower rod.
How To Repair a Leaking Two Handle Cartridge Faucet
This tutorial will show you how to repair a leaking two handle cartridge faucet with illustrating faucet repair photos.
Types of Home Piping Materials
Tutorial describes the various types of materials used in home plumbing systems and outlines the most common types of piping materials found in homes of different ages, what they are used for and how to cut and fasten them together.
Selecting a Garbage Disposal
Tutorial describes what to look for in a garbage disposal and provides some recommendations on garbage disposers.
How to Replace a Toilet
Tutorial describes the steps involved in removing and replacing an existing toilet or water closet including the closet flange and wax ring replacement.
Top Plumbing Repair Tutorials
Plumbing repair is one of the most common and essential repairs you will make in your home. Here is a list of some of the most essential repair tutorials you need. I'll show you how to repair a toilet, faucets, garbage disposals and more!
Fall checklist for getting your home ready for winter.
Thawing a Frozen Water Pipe
Water pipes freezing in the winter are dangerous and expensive. Read how to thaw a frozen pipe and stop them from freezing in the future.
Guide To Water Filters and Water Treatment Systems
This helpful guide walks you through various methods of filtering your home's water supply including Charcoal Water Filters, Reverse Osmosis, Water Distillers, Ionized Water Filters, Ultraviolet Water Filters, Back Flush, PiWater Filters and other water filter systems.
Drain Your Home's Plumbing System
This tutorial describes an easy process for draining your home's plumbing system. Step by step description on how to drain your home's plumbing water line and then turn everything back on.
Toilet - Pressure Assisted
Introduction to the water conserving pressure assisted toilet. It is estimated that these high efficiency toilets can save over 8,000 gallons of water per year.
Unclogging a Sink
Sinks often get clogged from any number of possible daily uses (and abuses). This tutorial walks you through the way to get rid of clogs in your sink.
How to Remove a Tub Spout
This step by step tutorial describes how to remove a bath tub spout.
Single Lever Ball Faucet Repair Quick Fix
Tip on how to quickly stop a leaky ball type single lever faucet without having a new repair kit.
Water Hardness Testing
This tutorial describes a home test to determine if you have hard water.
User Answer - Garbage Disposal Repair
User comments on how they were able to repair their garbage disposal.
Repairing a Leaky Toilet Tank Flush Valve
This tutorial describes an easy repair for a leaky toilet tank drain flush valve using the Fluidmaster 555C "Flusher Fixer."
Troubleshooting Common Toilet Problems
Describes how to fix common causes problems with toilets including toilet running, not flushing at all, clogged, etc.