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Clear a clogged drain

Clear a Clogged Drain As the pool of water collects around the drain, you get a sinking feeling in your stomach. You dread another costly visit from the plumber. However, clogged drains are usually easy enough to correct on your own. An average homeowner should be able to clear most clogs in two hours or…


Basic pipe tips!

The foundation of your plumbing system is good piping and strong joints. Pipes may be made from a variety of materials, including cast iron, ABS plastic, Pex piping, etc. The most common used materials for residential plumbing, however, are copper pipes for water-supply lines and PVC plastic for drain lines. Though copper piping is relatively…


How to repair a rusty pipe

Why Is There Rust on My Galvanized Water Pipes? Galvanized pipes rust from the inside out, which means that by the time you notice rust, the inside of the pipe may be almost completely blocked. This is why faucets supplied by galvanized water lines frequently suffer from a loss of pressure. The most common area…


How to FIX a leaky faucet

Steps STEP 1 Tighten the nut Remove the faucet handle by unscrewing the screw that attaches it, which is often covered by a decorative cap you’ll need to carefully pry off. Using your wrench, try tightening the packing nut, which is the nut at the base of the handle’s stem. Some leaks are simply caused…


How to unclog your toilet

Remove the pop-up plunger. (Some styles may require that you withdraw the horizontal pop-up bar in order to lift out the plunger.) Check the flat blades on the plunger. If there is a large accumulation of hair and debris on the blades, clean them off. Before you replace the plunger, shine a light down the…

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