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  • The Top 10 Plumbing Fixes

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

  • 10 Awesome New Plumbing Fixtures for 2018

    It may not be the most interesting aspect of your home, but plumbing is everywhere from your faucets to your bathtubs, laundry area and even how…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • Stop Leaks in Plumbing Joints

    The best time to fix a plumbing leak is before it happens, by properly connecting water supply and waste line fittings. Learn the tricks that…

  • Handy Plumbing Tips and Tricks

    To save you time, money and headaches down the road, we collected our favorite tips and tricks for solving common household plumbing problems.…

  • Soldering Tips

    Don’t let copper pipes keep you from doing your own plumbing. You can get leak-proof joints on the first try, every time with these tips.

  • ABS pipe vs PVC pipe

    Follow our expert advice for choosing between ABS and PVC drainpipe. You have to consider your local plumbing codes, material availability,…

  • Soldering Copper Pipe

    There’s a right way to solder copper pipe—and a wrong way. Learn the difference so that your next bathroom or kitchen plumbing…

  • Quiet Pipes With Pipe Straps

    Pipe straps can loosen over time, allowing pipes to creak and groan as water temperature changes, but you can stop this annoying chatter from…

  • How to Connect a PVC Pipe to ABS Pipe

    Connect PVC and ABS plastic pipe with special transition fittings, correctly sized to the pipe size. They make a sound joint and meet plumbing…

  • DIY Dictionary: Teflon Tape

    What is Teflon Tape? When most of us hear the word ‘Teflon’ we think of frying pans. But in the world of plumbing, it’s…

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