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Q & A: Insulation for hot-water pipes

Fire Sprinklers: Coming to a Home Near You
Fire Sprinklers: Coming to a Home Near YouOnline Membership Required

With a smoking record for saving lives and protecting houses, it’s no surprise sprinklers were adopted into the International Residential Code

Replace a Sink Trap
Replace a Sink TrapOnline Membership Required

Learn this simple and professional technique for replacing a sink trap along with tips for proper venting

Build Like a Pro: How to Make Basic PEX Connections
Video: Build Like a Pro: How to Make Basic PEX ConnectionsOnline Membership Required

Plumber Bruce Norman demonstrates how to connect PEX components with a push-fit fitting or a clamp ring

How to Make Basic PEX Connections
Video: How to Make Basic PEX Connections

A plumber demonstrates how to connect PEX components with a push-fit fitting or a clamp ring

Cheaper Hot Water
Cheaper Hot WaterOnline Membership Required

From wrapping your tank to tapping the sun: Six ways to put your water heater on an energy diet

Plastic water heater with a lifetime warranty
Plastic water heater with a lifetime warranty

Marathon water heater by Water Heater Innovations, Inc.

What's the Difference: Faucet valves
What's the Difference: Faucet valvesOnline Membership Required

Which is best: ball, cartridge, or ceramic-disk valves?

A Debate Steeped in Hot Water
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A Debate Steeped in Hot WaterOnline Membership Required

Do lower water-heating temperatures mean lower energy bills and safer delivery?

Plumbing a Basement BathroomOnline Membership Required

Cutting through the slab is grunt work of the highest order, but a relatively easy way to get an extra bath

Boosting Tankless Water Heaters
Boosting Tankless Water Heaters

A solar water heater and radiant-floor heat maximize efficiency

Why Add a Tank to a Tankless Water Heater?
Why Add a Tank to a Tankless Water Heater?

Instant water heaters save energy and offer endless hot water, but not without some problems. A small tank and a big pump can fix the flaws.

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Q & A: Can a propane tank be buried?

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