DIY Plumbing Projects
Simple projects that most homeowners can complete in a relatively short time. Whether it be caulking a bathtub or installing a new shower head.
Planning plumbing routes is the first step to any remodel projects. The most important thing to consider when planning your plumbing is to try and make it as easily as possible for making your connections. With a little creativity and this helpful advice your plumbing projects should go off as headache free as possible.
You may need to replace a tub spout for a few reasons. Maybe your current one is in shabby shape or has been damaged. Most commonly tub spouts are replaced because the divert for the shower has stopped working properly.
Stuck Toilet handles are one of the mysteries of the toilet. It's hard to say what causes it. It is usually caused by too much slack in the chain. Thankfully, this is an easy fix.
Weird plumbing problems arise often. Sometimes it is due to antiquated building techniques. Other times it's just because a previous home owner thought that short cutting the right way to do something would save time and money. This is an example of the later. A toilet set on concrete, emptying into a three inch clay tile drain line.
This is an illustrated step-by-step tutorial on how to caulk a shower stall. The same technique can be used to talk around a tub surround or sink basin.
There are a number of reasons to drain down water lines. Whether it be to repair a break or add an additional branch ito the system. If you called a plumber to work on your water lines and think that they might have to drain down the system, you can do this before they arrive to save time, in turn saving money.
Temporarily fixing a leaking faucet can be done to make the fixture operational until the proper fix can be applied. This article describes the process of reconditioning the o-rings and springs in a single lever ball faucet.
If you find yourself with a leak in your water line and are unable to turn off the water there are a few things you can do. This article examines a few temporary fixes that you can employ on leaking water lines. They are by no means to be considered permanent solutions though.