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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

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

Adding an Outdoor FaucetOnline Membership Required

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

Soldering Copper Pipe

A seasoned plumber shows you how to keep it simple—and safe

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

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

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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