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    Tankless Water Heater Guide

    Tankless water heaters take up much less space than storage water heaters as they heat the water directly. Discover why one of them is best for your home.

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    15 Common Plumbing Terms You Should Know

    Every house has plumbing, and if you want to understand yours, you've got to know the lingo. You'll have more...


    Prevent Water Damage While You Are Away

    Water damage from frozen pipes, ruptured washer hoses, leaking supply lines and dripping water heaters costs billions every year. This...


    How to Create a Home Spa Bathroom

    See the ways you can easily transform your bathroom into a spa oasis, from replacing shower fixtures to upgrading lighting...


    How to Change a Showerhead in 3 Easy Steps

    Replacing your showerhead is as simple as one, two, three.

    How to Fix a Toilet Handle

    If jiggling the handle doesn't solve the problem, one of these simple fixes probably will.


    How to Install a New Bathroom Faucet in 8 Steps

    Learn how to upgrade your bathroom faucet the DIY way. You can do this.

    How to Repair a Garden Hose

    Fix leaky garden hoses quickly and cheaply.


    Winterize Your Irrigation System With This Handy $15 Device

    Winterizing your irrigation system each fall can set you back some serious money if you pay a service to do...


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    Stop Hiring Out These 10 Home Repairs

    Every homeowner should know a trustworthy electrician, plumber and carpenter. But having them do small jobs can get expensive. Consider...


    How to Replace a Kitchen Sink Basket Strainer

    Replace a sink strainer—it’s easy!

    How to Unclog Anything

    Toilets aren’t the only clog-prone fixture homeowners have to deal with. Check out what else is susceptible to clogging—and how...


    Better Plumbing: Easy, No-Leak Connections

    Use pipe thread sealant on plastic, rubber or metal, on washers, rings or gaskets, and especially, on anything that has...


    Top 10 Plumbing Fixes You Can Do Yourself

    Save money by doing simple plumbing repairs yourself. These fixes are completely DIY with basic tools and skills.


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    What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

    When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider....


    Think the Bathroom from Trainspotting was Bad? These Bathrooms Come Close to That

    You might want to cover your eyes for some of these...

    Everything to Know About Sump Pump Battery Backups

    A dead pump can lead to disaster. Here's how to avoid trouble


    9 Super-Simple Toilet Tune-Ups

    Check out these 9 amazingly-simple ways to optimize your flush


    10 Home Renovations That Affect Insurance Rates

    Some home improvement projects like a new roof or storm-proof windows will help lower your insurance costs, but others can...


    The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners

    From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.



    Why Old Homes Have Small Galvanized Pipes Sticking Out of the Ground

    The galvanized pipes can cause environmental damage, so it's best to identify them as soon as possible!


    Copper Pipe Types

    The pros and cons of thicker and thinner copper pipe.


    100 Plumbing Goofs and Other Scary Stuff

    A plumbing problem is no laughing matter, but it is fun to see the problems before they're solved. Check out...

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    15 Things You Should Do When You Find a Burst Pipe

    A burst pipe is the last thing anyone wants to tackle. But there are some quick temporary fixes you can...


    Avoid Frozen Sump Pump Pipes

    What seemed like an easy, inexpensive project could have turned out to be a costly disaster.


    10 Cool Fixtures and Hardware with a Matte Finish

    Move over stainless! Over the last couple years, designers say there's been an increase in requests for matte black finishes...


    Metal, Wood and More: Tools and Tips for All Kinds of Cuts

    These will definitely get you out of a few jams.


    How to Install a Touchless Faucet

    Faucet installation made easy.


    How to Install a New Bathroom Vanity and Sink

    A fresh new look for your bathroom.