Drain Repair projects
Replace a Shower Drain From the Top
Replace a shower drain without tearing open the ceiling below. Use a special drain assembly and install it from the top.
How to Unclog a Bathroom Sink Drain Without Chemicals
Bathroom sink clogged? Here's an easy fix that doesn't require chemicals or drain snakes.
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Modify a Floor Drain to Prevent Flooding
An inexpensive backwater valve installed in a basement floor drain can prevent major flooding problems caused by a blocked or overloaded sewage…
How to Replace a Worn Brass Drain Assembly
Brass coatings on bathroom sink drains sometimes corrode and wear away due to cleaning products or other chemicals. This article explains the…
How to Unclog a Bathtub Drain Without Chemicals
Fix a clogged tub drain quickly and easily by removing the stopper and fishing out the hair and gunk that causes the problem 80 percent of the…
How to Unclog a Sink
Clogged sink drain? With a few inexpensive tools and a little practice you can clear up all but the most stubborn drain clogs in less than an…
How to Clear Clogged Drains
Learn the best techniques for clearing clogged sink drains using a plunger and a plumber’s snake. Avoid emergency visits from the plumber…
How to Unclog a Drain
If the plunger and the snake fail, you probably have a big clog somewhere in the drainpipe. Here’s how to locate the clog and grind your…
How to Seal Basement Water Traps With Oil
Keep water seal in your floor drains from drying out with a thin layer of cooking oil. It’ll keep foul odors out of your house.
Tricks for Splicing Plastic Drain Pipe
Whether you're working with PVC, ABS or cast iron, Mission couplings are essential for fitting a section of pipe into an existing run of…
Water is Coming Out of the Air Gap
A foul smell or dirty water squirting out of the air gap vent holes indicates a clog inside the air gap. The fix is a simple cleaning with…