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A camouflaged cleanout A camouflaged cleanout

Here's how the cleanout for your shower plumbing can blend right into the architecture of your bathroom

Replacing a garbage disposal

Here's what to do when troubleshooting reveals a quick fix or repair is not an option

Better Undersink PlumbingOnline Membership Required

Throw away the traditional P-trap to minimize leaks and maximize storage space

PEX Pipe: Is Copper On the Way Out?Online Membership Required

Cross-linked polyethylene tubing is cheaper to buy, is faster to install, and won't corrode or explode

PEX Water Pipe Connections
Video: PEX Water Pipe Connections

Leakproof joints are made faster than soldering

Replace a Shower Mixing ValveOnline Membership Required

A new pressure-balanced valve provides safer, more convenient temperature control than you'll get from two handles

Vent an Island Sink...and Other Tricky SpotsOnline Membership Required

A handy one-way valve eliminates most of the plumbing work

Adding an Outdoor FaucetOnline Membership Required

Installing a frostproof faucet is easier than dragging a hose around the house

A Primer on PVC Pipe

It's easy to work with, but you've still got to choose the right fittings and follow some basic rules

Plumbing Under a Concrete FloorOnline Membership Required

Layout is critical when the pipes are cast in stone

PEX: an Alternative to Copper PipeOnline Membership Required

Cross-linked polyethylene is tough and flexible, and you don't need a torch to install it

Q & A: Sizing up a shower

Ten Common Plumbing Mistakes
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Ten Common Plumbing Mistakes

A building inspector reviews the most frequent violations of the plumbing code

Q & A: Polybutylene toilet risers

Replacing a Water HeaterOnline Membership Required

By making a few simple upgrades, you can triple a basic water heater's life expectancy

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