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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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How to Repair Sweating Pipes

Sometimes there's so much water dripping from a pipe that you're sure there must be a leak somewhere. Then you may discover it's only condensation. Learn how to repair sweating pipes.


While pipe replacement should be carried out by a professional, there are pipe repairs that DIY plumbers can do alone. Learn how you can fix your own pipes in this article.

It's not much fun dealing with clogged drains, but in many cases you don't need to pay a plumber to fix them for you. Learn how you can unblock drains yourself in this article.

How Drain Cleaners Work

Whether it's a kitchen sink full of murky water or an overflowing lavatory, you've probably experienced a clogged drain before and reached for the drain cleaner. But how do drain cleaners work?

How to Replace a Drain Trap

Replacing a drain trap is easy if you follow the proper steps.

How Sump Pumps Work

If your basement feels damp or smells musty, you may need a sump pump. How does a sump pump get the moisture that's inside your basement out?

How often are septic tanks emptied, and where do the contents go?

Discussing what goes on in the bathroom is considered taboo in many social circles, but you should be having frank discussions about your waste if you own a septic tank. What's the protocol for dealing with fecal matter?

What if everybody in the United States flushed the toilet at the same time?

What would happen if everybody flushed the toilet at the same time? No one knows for sure, but chances are, it would make a terrible mess.

How To Unclog a Drain

Learn how to unclog a drain, whether it's hair in a bathroom sink or a major blockage in your home's main drainpipe. These tips will help you out.

How To Repair a Faucet

A dripping faucet is the most common plumbing problem but one of the easiest to repair. Yet many people ignore it and leave it unrepaired. Imagine each drip as a penny lost and you may reconsider.

How To Fix a Spray Hose

Find out how to fix a spray hose in this article, whether your issue lies in the aerator, flexible sink hose, diverter valve, or other area.