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Learning about plumbing can save you a midnight call to the plumber. Find out basic plumbing tips to fix a toilet, sink or drain.

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Plumbing Troubleshooting

Before you go arranging for costly plumbing repairs, make sure you've found the real problem. Read tips on plumbing troubleshooting, including common causes of mishaps and some easy solutions to fix them yourself.


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