Plumbing

Fix a Leaky Bath Faucet Forever

Fix a Leaky Bath Faucet Forever

Well maybe not forever but this simple how-to from Danny Lipford will fix your bathtub leak in short order by simply replacing the washer and sealing the valve threads with Teflon tape.

How To Fix a Leaking Faucet

How To Fix a Leaking Faucet

One of the most common household problems is the leaking faucet. Fortunately it also happens to be one of the easiest to diagnose and repair and there are a ton of resources online that can help. Here are our favorites. Video Expert Village VideoJug Instructions Hammerzone DoItYourself.com On The House […]

Stop the Toilet Hiss

If your toilet continues to run and make that hissing sound long after you’ve flushed you’ve probably got a faulty stopper that needs tweaking. Here’s the fix you’ve been looking for. Haunted by the Toilet Hiss? [Northwest Renovation]

Rainwater Collection System

Rainwater Collection System

This family in Portland, Oregon decided to take advantage of their abundant rainfall and they began collecting rainwater for household use. They built this system themselves and have a great how-to accompanied by photos.

Determine Pipe Thread Size

Determine Pipe Thread Size

Here’s a handy chart for determining pipe thread size. You can find thread sizes for both male and female joints. According to plumbingsupply.com: “Two common pipe thread sizes exist, the tapered National Pipe Thread (NPT) and the straight National Standard Free-Fitting Straight Mechanical Pipe Thread (NPSM). The tapered threads are […]

Frozen Pipes – Prevention and Repair

Frozen Pipes – Prevention and Repair

This winter has been relatively mild for the northeast but it has returned with a vengeance this month and catching many homeowners off guard who didn’t properly prepare for the cold weather. One of the most vulnerable parts of your house is not easily seen but when attacked by the […]

Replace a P-Trap

Replace a P-Trap

That u-shaped piece of pipe under your sink is called a p-trap. They can get clogged which requires replacing or cleaning out the p-trap. Since you are already pulling it out, why not install a no-clog p-trap so you won’t ever have to worry about the replacing or fixing your […]

Buildup Toilet Flange

When a floor or subfloor is built-up around a toilet, the toilet flange must also be raised to achieve a proper seal. Shortcuts such as using two wax rings are against code and you will probably have leaks. The topic of buildup flanges is discussed in more depth in the […]

Rapsel Sinks

Rapsel Sinks

Straight from the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, Apartment Therapy has highlighted some modern sink designs from Rapsel who are located in Milan, Italy.