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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

What's the Difference: Connecting PVC pipeOnline Membership Required

Both PVC cleaner and PVC primer be used to create a strong joint, but one is required by code

Better Undersink PlumbingOnline Membership Required

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

Q & A: PEX and pesticides: bad mix?

Hot Water NowOnline Membership Required

Recirculation systems eliminate a long wait at the tap and save thousands of gallons of water

Hot-Water Recirculation

Discuss hot-water recirculation with a master plumber and an energy specialist

Aligning a kitchen-island drainpipe
Tip: Aligning a kitchen-island drainpipe

Replace a trap, and add a cleanout
Replace a trap, and add a cleanout

A plumber teaches you the right way to remove the drain plug, attach the new Y-fitting, and glue the trap and cleanout in place

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

Q & A: Selective soldering strategy

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

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

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