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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 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.


Is pipe repair a DIY project? Learn how you can fix your own pipes in this article. See more »

Do you need to hire a plumber to unclog your drain? Learn how you can unblock drains yourself in this article. See more »

How Drain Cleaners Work

You've probably experienced a clogged drain before and reached for the drain cleaner. But how do drain cleaners work? See more »

How to Replace a Drain Trap

Replacing a drain trap is discussed in this article from HowStuffWorks. Learn about replacing a drain trap. See more »

How Sump Pumps Work

Sump pumps help keep your basement or crawlspace dry. Learn how to find out whether you need a sump pump and how to choose and maintain one. See more »

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

A septic tank requires a good cleaning to flush out sludge and scum, which don't drain like effluent. Learn how a septic tank cleaning works. See more »

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

World Toilet Day brings up an interesting question. What would happen if everyone flushed at the same time? Learn about World Toilet Day and what would happen. See more »

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. See more »

How To Repair a Faucet

Faucet repairs can range from stopping a leak to replacing the unit altogether. Find out how to repair a faucet only at HowStuffWorks. See more »

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. See more »