Plumbing Repairs

Plumbing Repairs

Drain Repair

Plumbing RepairsA household drain system removes wastewater from sinks, tubs, showers, and even a wet basement, dumping it into the sewer or drainage system exiting your home. This Fix-It Guide on drain system repair tells how a drain system works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives simple step-by-step instructions for how to clear a clogged sink or bathtub drain, how to adjust a bathroom sink stopper, how to stop leaks around a drain flange, how to service a bathtub drain assembly, and how to replace a drain flange.

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Faucet Repair

Plumbing RepairsThis Fix-It Guide on faucet repair tells how a faucet works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives instructions for how to service a compression faucet, how to repair a reverse-compression faucet, how to change the packing in an older compression faucet, how to service a cartridge faucet, how to service a rotating-ball faucet, how to service a disk faucet, how to replace a faucet, how to repair or replace a leaking shower head, how to repair a shower head that leaks at the swivel, how to repair an outdoor sillcock faucet, how to clean an aerator, how to service a diverter valve, and how to clean a spray head.

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Pipe Repair

Plumbing RepairsThis Fix-It Guide on pipe repair tells how plumbing pipe works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives simple step-by-step instructions for how to solder copper pipe, connect a compression fitting on copper pipe, connect a flare fitting on copper pipe, cut rigid copper with a pipe cutter, join plastic pipe, replace a leaking threaded iron or steel pipe, and patch rigid copper pipe with plastic pipe. Refer to other plumbing repair guides for information on other aspects of your home’s plumbing.

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Plumbing System Repair

Plumbing RepairsA home’s plumbing system provides hot and cold water for bathtubs, showers, toilets, washers, etc and then drains it away. This Fix-It Guide on plumbing system repair tells how a plumbing system works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then directs you to specific fix-it guides for simple step-by-step instructions for pipe repair, faucet repair, and drain repair.

 

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Septic System Repair

Plumbing RepairsUh-oh! Smells like trouble with the septic system! This Fix-It Guide on septic system repair tells how a septic system works, what often goes wrong and how to identify the problem. It then directs you to instructions for clearing a main drain.

 

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Toilet Repair

Plumbing Repairs“Jiggle the handle!”  The toilet bowl flushing mechanism is one of the most common toilet fix-it problems. This Fix-It Guide on toilet repair tells how a toilet works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives simple step-by-step instructions for how to unclog a toilet, how to adjust or replace a flush handle, how to adjust the lift chain, how to clean the valve seat, how to replace the flapper valve, how to replace the float ball, and how to replace the flush mechanism.

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