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Water can be turned off in emergencies by using a valve that is either in front of your house under a heavy grate or inside your home. Here in Los Angeles, most homes feature a shut-off valve near the street. Water valves come in two standard versions. The most common ones are turned off by […]

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Installing bathtub diy
A DIY Bathtub Installation Manual Changing your bathtub can seem like a daunting task, however with the right tools and an understanding of the plumbing set-up, it can be accomplished in as little as a day. Whether you want to change your bathtub to update aesthetics or are running into an issue with your old [...] Read more
How to Replace Your Old Showerhead
Are you tired of your leaky old showerhead? Do you want to replace it with something new or with more features? If so, here’s a quick guide on how you can replace your old showerhead in minutes. What you will need: Adjustable Wrench Electrical Tape A showerhead Slip Joint Pliers Teflon Tape Part 1 – [...] Read more
We have been sharing some neat visual inspiration for what you can do around your home. Pictures, like the ones below, show the versatility and design function that can be had with simple plumbing tools. These are a few more samples of what you can do with left over pipes from your own plumbing projects. [...] Read more
PVC pipes
Whether it is plumbing work or some craft with PVC pipes, you will need to glue the pipes to secure the joints. For an airtight or watertight seal, you can use a special glue that ensures there are no gaps at all. However, if your aim is just to glue the pipes without the need [...] Read more
Though it's not necessarily a plumbing emergency, life without a properly functioning hot water heater is just a little more uncomfortable. Learn the basics of this home improvement DIY project to get your home's plumbing system back on track and enjoy those warm showers again. 1: Prep the tank If your hot water heater uses [...] Read more
Pipes Galore: DIY Ideas for Hipster, Rustic and Modern Decor One question we’ve run into quite often over the years is customers trying to decide what to do with their leftovers after remodeling their home. Kitchens and bathroom remodeling jobs can leave a homeowner with pipes, wood, and other odds and ends. They most often [...] Read more
Loud outdoor faucets can be easy to fix with the right tools. If you notice a loud vibrating noise when you turn on the faucet, that can be a sign that the faucet washer is worn out. Luckily, this is a low-cost fix that take fewer than 10 minutes. Start by making sure you have [...] Read more
Dealing with a broken toilet can be stressful. Fortunately, it’s quite simple to remove the old toilet and install a new one on your own. Here’s what you need to know. Important: Shut off the toilet’s water supply using the valve on the wall near the toilet bowl base. You’ll see a pipe running from [...] Read more
When installing a new dishwasher in a home, you generally have two kinds of situations. You are either installing a brand new appliance (or new to you) and you don’t actually have designated counter space for a dishwasher. So, maybe your kitchen didn’t have one before, or you want to perhaps change it from one [...] Read more

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