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Danny Lipford next to hot water heater.

Importance of Draining a Hot Water Heater

Find out why draining some of the water out of your hot water heater once a year can make it last longer and use less energy. Watch this video to find out more.

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Danny Lipford by sink with water hammer in pipes.

How to Prevent Water Hammer in Your Pipes

Watch this video to find out how to prevent the thumping sound of water hammer in your pipes by installing a water hammer arrester or water expansion tank in your water line.

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Hole cut in plywood subfloor for bathtub drain.

How to Seal a Tub Drain Hole Under a House

Watch this video to find out how to seal up a hole cut for a tub drain pipe under a house using metal flashing.

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Danny Lipford installing foam insulation on water pipe in crawlspace under house.

How to Insulate Water Pipes to Prevent Freezing

Watch this video for tips on how to insulate water pipes and keep them from freezing during cold winter weather.

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Fluidmaster Click-Seal Toilet Connector supply line installed on toilet.

Fluidmaster Click-Seal Toilet Connector Supply Line

Watch this video to find out about the Fluidmaster Click-Seal Toilet Connector supply line, which is made from durable, braided stainless steel and clicks when the proper tightness has been reached to prevent over tightening.

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Cleaning a clothes washer water line filter with an acid brush.

How to Clean Clothes Washer Water Line Filters

Clothes washers have filters on the water lines to prevent debris from getting into the washer. Over time these filters can become clogged with sand and sediment and need to be cleaned. Watch this video to find out how.

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Danny Lipford in front of Kuppersmith house renovation

Kuppersmith Home Renovation Project 11: Wiring and Plumbing

The Kuppersmith home renovation project follows the extensive renovation of a two-story, Tudor style home built in 1926 in Mobile, Alabama. In the eleventh of our 13-part series, we installed plumbing fixtures, wired outlets and switches, and installed door hardware on the house.

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Putting foam cover over outdoor spigot.

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes in Your Home

Frozen water pipes are a real concern for homeowners. When uninsulated water-supply pipes are exposed to frigid air, the water inside can freeze, expand, and rip open the pipe. Read on to find out what you can do to reduce the chance of your pipes freezing.

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