Home repairs are hard enough, even with all the how to videos online today. These videos often overlook how to buy the right materials for the repairs they're illustrating. So it's not surprising when I talk to women shopping solo at Home Depot or Lowe's, they aren't sure about what they need to buy …
You turn the faucet and water magically comes on. Few homeowners know how the pipes, hidden in the walls, move water around your house. Only when nothing comes out do you think about the plumbing system in your home.
Water is both friend and foe. We use water for many things at home so it's important to know how to shut the water off when there's a leak to avoid more damage. Scan our articles to learn how water works in your home and how to make sure it never harms you, your family or your house.
All Plumbing Articles
- How to Buy Supply Lines for Plumbing Repairs
- PEX Tubing
- Why a Tankless Water Heater is A Great Home Renovation
- Avoiding Frozen Water Pipes
- Burst Water Pipes & Waiting For The Plumber
- Buying a Hot Water Heater is Complicated
- Shower Heads & Saving Water
- Solar Hot Water Heater System: Will it Work for Your Home?
- Water Leaks & Water Hiding Where?
- Time for an Energy Efficient Hot Water Heater System?
- PEX and Plumbing for Homeowners
- Learning How to Shut Your Water Off
- Home Emergencies: How to Shut Off the Water
PEX is an abbreviation for polyethylene with cross-links, a new type of tubing used in residential plumbing systems. It is considered a viable alternative to older PVC, CPVC and copper "water pipes", ranging in size from 1/4 inch to 4 inches. It comes in white, although it's more common to see red …
Have you thought about getting a tankless water heater? Many home renovation projects consider installing because they're working on plumbing, and sometimes because it frees up needed space. A tankless water heater provides hot water non-stop too, large families don't run out of water before …
The frigid weather continues so more homeowners are looking for ways to avoid frozen water pipes. Or maybe you've just finished cleaning up the water from a burst pipe and you're waiting for the plumber to get there (here are tips on what to do while waiting for the plumber). Regardless of the …
ProFixPlumbing in AustrailiaParts of the country are used to frozen or burst water pipes, like folks who live in Minnesota. In New Hampshire where I live, we only get severe freezing temperatures every few years. When this happens, plumbers work 10, 12 or more hours a day and they still can't help …
Buying a hot water heater should be easy, right? But it's not, buying a hot water heater can get really complicated. So the first question is when should you buy a new hot water heater? That depends on how old your current hot water heater is and hopefully you know the answer. Hot water heaters …