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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 Do Drain Repairs

Drain repairs most often consist of clearing clogs. Find out how to do basic drain repairs, including replacing a drain trap. See more »

How to Do Faucet Repairs

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

How to Repair Plumbing Pipes

Repairing plumbing pipes can take many forms, from thawing them to stopping them from making noise. Find out how to repair pipes. See more »

Plumbing Basics

Plumbing follows the basic laws of nature -- gravity, pressure, water seeking its own level. Learn about your home plumbing system. See more »

How to Repair Sweating Pipes

Pipes sweat when the water inside the pipe is much colder than the surrounding humid air. Learn to stop the condensation and repair sweating pipes. See more »

How to Caulk Bathroom Fixtures

Caulking bathroom fixtures is easier than it looks. Learn how to caulk bathroom fixtures and protect bathroom walls and floors. See more »

How to Fix a Showerhead

Showerheads can be subject to several problems, most notably leaks. Find out how to fix a showerhead. See more »

How do you replace a seal under a toilet?

A friend told me that the bad smell coming from my toilet indicates that the seal under the toilet is broken and needs to be replaced. He also said that I could probably do the job myself. I'd like to try. So how do you replace the seal underneath the toilet? See more »

Why are they replacing all of the toilets in my apartment?

Water-saving toilets can help reduce the amount of water used in the bathroom. But what makes a water-saving toilet different from a regular one? See more »