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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

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

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

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: Undersize plumbing-supply lines

Choosing a Lavatory FaucetOnline Membership Required

Before you're sold on style alone, consider how the faucet is made, the type of valve it uses and the finish

Silicone Caulking BasicsOnline Membership Required

For caulking around bathroom and kitchen fixtures, nothing lasts longer or keeps out moisture better than silicone

Q & A: Second-floor water pressure

Tip: Squeak busters

Cutting and Soldering Copper PipeOnline Membership Required

Clean the fittings carefully and heat them completely to get neat, leak-free joints

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