Plumbing Install & Repair

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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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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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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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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How High from Floor to Rough in Bathroom Plumbing?

Peter asks, “How high from the floor should I rough in the plumbing for a bathroom tub, shower, and sink?”

While there’s no set-in-stone rules, read on to find out the general rules of thumb on how high to rough in bathroom plumbing.

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Tightening the packing nut on an outdoor faucet

How to Repair a Leaking Outdoor Faucet Hose Bibb

Left unchecked, even a small drip in an outdoor spigot can waste hundreds of gallons of water. Watch this video to find out how to repair the outside faucet on your home to keep it from leaking.

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