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What's the Difference: Tile backerboard Online Membership Required

HardieBacker, Durock, and DensShield each has characteristics that affect where it can be installed and how tile is placed on it

Repair Garbage Disposals Safely
Video: Repair Garbage Disposals Safely

Learn how to clear a jammed garbage disposal and replace the unit properly

Replacing a garbage disposal

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

Q & A: Repairing tile membrane

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

PVC-pipe patch
Tip: PVC-pipe patch

Utility-sink upgrade
Tip: Utility-sink upgrade

Improving Water Pressure
Improving Water Pressure

Master plumber Rex Cauldwell diagnoses weak water pressure and ways to boost water flow

Surgical shower-valve replacement
Tip: Surgical shower-valve replacement

Tip: Compressed air to clean a drain

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

Preventing Moisture Problems in Bathrooms

A poorly designed bathroom is no better than a leaky roof; an experienced bath designer tells where the worst problems occur and how to prevent them

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