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By Aaron Stickley

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    • Water Heater Thermal Expansion Created: Monday, February 25, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Water heater thermal expansion refers to the expansion in volume that happens when water is heated. When water heater thermal expansion creates severe increases in water pressure it can damage plum...
    • Installing A Compression Valve Created: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      A compression valve is one of the easiest and quickest shut off valves to install if you have copper piping in your house. Replacing a compression valve will help insure that it will work when you ...
    • Diagnose a Running Toilet in 3 Easy Steps Created: Monday, December 27, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Is your toilet running? This is a very common and annoying plumbing problem. Luckily a running toilet is also easy to fix on your own.
    • Cleaning A Garbage Disposal Created: Thursday, December 27, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Cleaning a garbage disposal regularly can help keep the kitchen drains clear and prevents foul odors. There are several very easy methods for cleaning a garbage disposal using household items."
    • PVC Pushfit Fittings Created: Saturday, June 23, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Consider using a PVC pushfit fitting for a quick repair. Pushfit fittings are an alternative to traditional fittings for irrigation repairs that are designed to be easy to use and quick to install....
    • How To Install A PVC Saddle Tee Created: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A PVC saddle tee can be used to quickly add a tee in an existing PVC pipe such as those used in irrigation systems. Using a PVC saddle tee can save you a lot of digging and it goes together quickly...
    • Venting a Water Heater Created: Friday, September 21, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Venting a water heater properly requires a thorough understanding of the different types of venting that are available. The following is a list standard gas water heaters and the venting they use."...
    • Install A Yard Water Hydrant Created: Wednesday, June 06, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Yard water hydrants are a great way to beat the freeze and still have water in the yard where you need it. Eliminate the 200 feet of hose and install a yard water hydrant where you need the water m...
    • How To Buy A Kitchen Faucet Created: Monday, July 23, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The process for how to buy a kitchen faucet depends on what existing plumbing you have to work with. This guide shows how to buy a kitchen faucet by making a series of decisions based on your exist...
    • Replacing A Toilet Created: Sunday, November 13, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A list to help you determine whether you need to replace your toilet, how to buy a new toilet to fit your needs, and then how to remove the old and install the new toilet.
    • Unjamming a Garbage Disposal Unit Created: Monday, November 17, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Unjamming a garbage disposal is a relatively simple process. This step-by-step will guide you through the process of how to unjam a garbage disposal unit.
    • How to Install an Instant Hot Water Recirculating System Created: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      An instant hot water recirculating system can be used to provide instant hot water to showers and faucets when it is needed most. Installing a recirculating pump along with a check valve can allow ...
    • How To Replace A Toilet Created: Tuesday, March 06, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      It does not take long to learn how to replace a toilet yourself. Many people put up with an old or problematic toilet because they don't know how to replace a toilet." itemif expr="$zTP='t3'" --> i...
    • When Is A Plumbing Permit Required? Created: Friday, December 23, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Do you know when a plumbing permit is required? Many seemingly small plumbing projects need to be permitted by the county, so it is important to verify the local plumbing permit requirements before...
    • Installing a Reverse Osmosis System Created: Saturday, December 15, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      A reverse osmosis system is one of the various options available for under sink water filters. With a little preparation and planning installing a reverse osmosis system can be fairly straightforwa...
    • 5 Basic Plumbing Tools Created: Monday, February 06, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Having the right plumbing tools can make plumbing repairs much easier. These 5 basic plumbing tools will get you started on the right track for DIY plumbing." itemprop="des$zTP='t3'" --> itemprop="...
    • Mobile Home Water Heaters Created: Saturday, June 16, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Mobile home water heaters can be quite complicated to replace. It is important to know the facts about mobile home water heaters before you begin." itemprop="description" itemprop="description...
    • Bathroom Pop-Up Drain Installation Created: Wednesday, October 05, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      A bathroom pop-up drain is a convenient feature that is often tricky to install. These step by step instructions for installing a new bathroom pop-up drain can simplify this project.
    • Delta Faucet Repair Created: Thursday, May 19, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      A common cause for a leaky faucet are the rubber seat and spring. This Delta faucet repair guide shows you how to repair the leak in a few easy steps.
    • Toilet Fill Valves Created: Tuesday, July 02, 2013 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Most people do not even pay attention to what type of toilet fill valve is in their toilet until it stops working. There are quite a few brands of toilet fill valves out there for flush valve type ...
    • Polybutylene Pipe Created: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Polybutylene pipe is the gray tubing that was made between the late 70’s and mid 90’s. Making repairs and connections in Polybutylene pipe can be a challenge because the Quest fittings ...
    • Gas Leak Testers Created: Saturday, August 24, 2013 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      A big gas leak can be easy to find, but a smaller, slower leak may require a gas leak tester. Take a look at some affordable and easy to find gas leak testers that can be used to help confirm and l...
    • How To Thaw Frozen Pipes Created: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Quick action to thaw frozen pipes can help minimize or prevent damage to pipes. The following steps can effectively thaw frozen pipes.
    • Fix A Leaking Shower Arm Created: Thursday, November 29, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      A shower arm can break, or cause the other pipe in the wall to break if too much pressure is applied while unscrewing the shower head or shower arm." itemprop="description"" --> itemprop="descripti...
    • Tower Style Flush Valve Seal Created: Sunday, April 28, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      A general guide to tower style flush valves, including how to change them when they break, rust, or begin to leak." itemprop="description">> Monday, December 27, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The cost of plumbing repairs can vary depending on where you live and who you call. To be sure that you don’t over pay you’ll need to do your homework." itemproexpr="$zTP='t3'" --> item...
    • Clogged Kitchen Sink - Clear A Clogged Kitchen Sink Through The Trap Created: Monday, December 27, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      A clogged kitchen sink doesn’t have to mean a call to your plumber. To unclog a kitchen sink the first thing to try is a plunger.
    • What To Do When The Washing Machine Wont Drain Created: Thursday, February 09, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      If your washing machine won't drain the first thing to do is break down the problem and try to find the cause. When a washing machine won't drain there could be several different causes."
    • Low Water Pressure Created: Saturday, March 10, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Low water pressure can be caused by a number of issues in the home’s plumbing. These issues can sometimes be resolved fairly easily, but first you will have to find the cause of the low water...
    • Signs Of A Sewer Drain Clog Created: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      A sewer drain clog is a plumbing emergency that involves all of the household plumbing and should be cleared right away. There are several signs that help to verify a sewer drain clog."
    • 5 Affordable Bathroom Vanities Created: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
      If you are looking for affordable bathroom vanities buying prefabricated vanity and vanity top combos is an excellent way to save money. Cheap bathroom vanities can be found at many home improvemen...
    • Test Water Pressure Created: Monday, October 08, 2012 Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014
      It’s a good idea to test water pressure in the home a couple of times a year. It is easy and quick to test water pressure with an inexpensive pressure gauge." itemproexpr="$zTP='t3'" --> item...

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