Plumbing

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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Shutoff valve extension handle made from PVC pipe

Homemade Extension Handle for Shutoff Valve

Turning sink faucet shutoff valves on or off can be difficult, since the valves are often hard to reach in the back of kitchen or bath cabinets. This homemade extension handle, made from PVC pipe, will make your plumbing jobs a little easier. Watch this video to find out how.

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How to Repair a Leaking Single Handle Bathtub Faucet

Heather asks, “The single handle faucet on my bathtub leaks. How do I repair it?”

You probably need to disassemble the faucet and replace the O-ring. Read on to find out how.

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Heat pump hot water heater

Energy Efficient Heat Pump Water Heaters

Electric heat pump hot water heaters take heat from the air and concentrate it in a storage tank, making heat pump water heaters up to three times more energy efficient than standard electric water heaters. Watch this video to find out more.

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