Understanding plumbing basics can help you save money on home improvement and keep your home leak-free. Get to know your pipes and more with our guide to pipes and plumbing.

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Mobile caravans or trailers in holiday park.
Learn How to Shut Off the Main Water Supply in a Mobile Home
PEX, Copper, and SharkBite Fittings
Copper vs. PEX and Push-Fit SharkBite Comparison
Tap limescale. Selective focus on the hard water deposit of a running kitchen faucet.
How Does a Water Softener Work?
Sink pipe under wash basin
Know Your Under-Sink Shut Off Valves
person installing a sink drain
How to Connect a Kitchen Sink Drain Pipe
Bathroom plumbing
Learn How to Cap a Water Pipe With a Push-On Fitting
Insulating a copper water pipe.
How to Insulate Water Supply Pipes
Cleaning a faucet aerator
How to Remove and Clean a Faucet Aerator
Autonomous heating system in the boiler room. boiler, water heater, expansion tank and other pipes
Do You Need a Water Heater Expansion Tank?
teflon tape and plumber's tools
Teflon Tape: Correct Use of Plumber's Tape
Plumber applying silicone sealant to the countertop and ceramic tile. Home improvement, kitchen renovation concept
Learn the Right Techniques for Applying Caulk Like a Pro
needle valve - saddle valve
How to Use a Saddle Valve to Connect an Ice Maker or Humidifier
water shut off valve
How to Find Your Home's Main Water Shut Off Valve
street-humanizing-pedestrianizing-it
Guide to Sewer Pipes: PVC, ABS, Clay, Iron, and Orangeburg
T&P Valve on a Water Heater
What Does a Water Heater T & P or TPR Valve Do?
Water pressure gauge on end of outdoor faucet to test pressure
How to Test Your Home Water Pressure the Easy Way
Modern Open Concept Home Interior
Running a Water Line for a Refrigerator Icemaker and Water Dispenser
Types of Plumbing Pipe
5 Main Types of Plumbing Pipes Used in Homes
Plumber Installing Bathtub Drain
When to Use Plumber's Putty Instead of Caulk
Bathroom Faucet
How to Remove a Faucet
A man attempting to fix a sink in a kitchen
Where to Find Your Water Pressure Regulator
A leaking faucet on a domestic water heater with pipe wrench
Use These Tips to Drain a Water Heater Properly
Washing machine and dryer in a laundry room
Everything You Need to Know About Sewage Ejector Pumps
types of pipes
What Kind of Pipes Are Used for Drinking Water?
Man doing sanitary installations.
Choosing the Right Flexible Water Supply Tube or Pipe for Your Fixture
Hot water heater maintenance
Here's How to Easily Turn off the Gas to Your Water Heater
Floor Drain
How to Install a Floor Drain for the Laundry Room
Plumbers working on pipes under a sink
Learn When You Need a Plumbing Permit for Home Remodels or Repairs
White vessel sink with wooden cabinet next to hanging towel and houseplant
What to Know About Vessel Sinks
Water running from a showerhead
How Much Water Is Your Faucet or Shower Using?
Trailer Park
Tips for a Mobile Home Water Heater Replacement
person using caulk
How to Choose the Right Caulk for Your Next Project
Frost proof exterior faucet with anti-siphon valve
An Anti-Siphon Faucet Protects Your Water Supply From Contamination
Pressure vacuum breaker
This Is Why Your Sprinkler System Has a Pressure Vacuum Breaker or PVB
Garbage disposal under kitchen sink
Read This Before You Buy A New Garbage Disposal
Man Clearing the Drains
Be Prepared by Knowing Where Your Sewer Clean-Out Fitting Is Located
Close-Up Of Sink
Identifying the Parts of a Drain System
Silver faucet with a flow of running water and exposed aerator
What Are Faucet Aerators and Why Should You Install Them?
Main sewer pipe clean-out in ground
How to Locate Your Sewer Cleanout in Case of Emergency
water heater expansion tank
Installing a Water Heater Expansion Tank
A home high efficiency furnace with a residential gas water heater & humidifier.
How Is a Tank Type Gas Water Heater Designed?
Water running from tap into round sink set in worktop in modern kitchen
Use These Tips to Determine What Type of Faucet You Have
pex tubing and manifold
Tips and Techniques for Installing PEX
water pipes mounted on a brick wall
7 Types of Water Shutoff Valves You Should Know About
Water heater tank in room corner next to laundry machines and wood door
What You Need to Know About Venting a Hot Water Heater
Lawn sprinkler spraying water on grass next to gray pathway blocks
Tips for Locating Buried Sprinkler Irrigation Valves
Sink with separate hot and cold faucets
How to Improve the Performance of Drains With an AAV (Air Admittance Valve)
Water Running From Faucet
How to Drain Your Home's Plumbing System
Drain cleaning bladder
Clean a Drain Clog the Easy Way By Blowing it Out
Shower Tile
Grout Sealer: Basics and Application Guide
Construction: Fixing a hot water heater
DIY Water Heater Servicing in Three Easy Steps
White plate with fork, pasta noodles and sauce next to garbage disposal in sink
10 Things You Should Never Put Down a Drain or Garbage Disposal
Plumbing pipes
Use This Tutorial to Learn About Common Pipe Materials in Your Home
Bathroom interior with claw foot bathtub
Need Help Renovating Your Bathroom? Here's How to Remove a Toliet
A bathroom sink
How to Install a Vessel Sink in a Bathroom
Gas shut-off ball valve in a kitchen with blurry background
Installing a Compression Shut-Off Valve
Electric hot water heater
How to Drain an Electric Water Heater
Man cutting pipe
Learn How to Choose the Right Pipe Cutter for the Job
DIY Home Plumbing
10 DIY Home Plumbing Projects
Filling the salt tank of a water softener
Installing a Water Softener

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