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HOW TO INSTALL A PULL CHAIN TOILET - Create an authentic period bath with this turn-of-the-century fixture.

HOW TO INSTALL A STAINLESS-STEEL SINK AND FAUCET - A stainless-steel sink is easy to clean and to install. Use these step-by-step instructions and find out for yourself.

HOW TO INSTALL A SHOWER PAN AND DRAIN - Licensed contractor Amy Matthews shows how to prepare the subfloor and install a shower pan and drain. Proper installation of a sturdy shower base or pan is essential to avoid water damage.

HOW TO CLEAR BATHROOM CLOGS - Clogs can be found in bathroom sinks, tubs and toilets. Here are helpful instructions on how to clear out those nasty clogs in no time.

HOW TO REPLACE A POP-UP DRAIN - Some minor plumbing issues don't require a trained professional to fix. Learn how to replace a pop-up drain with these easy step-by-step instructions.

HOW TO INSTALL AND MOUNT A BATHROOM FAUCET AND DRAIN ASSEMBLY - DIY experts show how to install and mount a faucet with drain assembly. Purchase the drain assembly with the faucet to match its finish and unify the look of your bathroom.

INSTALL A TUB DRAIN - Replacing a tub drain assembly looks complicated, but it’s an easy how-to project.

HOW TO INSTALL A DRAIN PIPE - Learn how to install a drain pipe in a new laundry room with these simple step-by-step instructions.

HOW TO INSTALL AN ANTI-SWEAT VALVE - An anti-sweat valve is a component that mixes the hot and cold water, keeping the water tank from sweating. Learn how to install one here.

HOW TO UPGRADE A WATER HEATER - Learn how to upgrade a water heater and install a damming system to catch the water without having to drain the tank.

INSTALLING A TANKLESS WATER HEATER - Update your hot water heater with easy step-by-step instructions from host Paul Ryan.

HOW TO INSTALL AN INSTANT HOT WATER TANK - Use these instructions to install a system under the sink that provides hot water without the wait. Some high-end models even come with a water filter system and cold water dispenser.

How to Install an Instant Hot Water Tank

HOW TO INSTALL A POINT-OF-USE WATER HEATER - A point-of-use system is a system that you install where you are going to use it -- like the kitchen for instant hot water for soups and beverages. Use these step-by-step instructions and have convenient hot water in no time.

How to Install a Point-of-Use Water Heater

HOW TO INSTALL A NEW WATER HEATER - Learn how to remove an old water heater, install a new one and hook it into the pipes with these basic steps from plumbing experts.

HOW TO REPLACE A HEATING ELEMENT - If a water heater no longer puts out hot water, the heating element may need replacing. Learn how to replace a heating element with these basic step-by-step instructions.

HOW TO REMOVE A TOILET - If a toilet is clogged and can't be unblocked with a plunger, it may need to be removed. Fortunately, you probably have both the tools and the skills necessary.

HOW TO REPLACE A TOILET FILL VALVE AND FLAPPER - Learn how to easily replace a toilet fill valve and flapper with these basic instructions from home inspector Rick Yerger.

Top 10 winter plumbing tips

Top Ten Top Ten - The Top Ten Winter Plumbing Tips

5 Tips to Prevent Frozen Pipes -- Is your home plumbing ready for winter?

Wrap interior pipes in polyethylene or fiberglass insulation tubes to prevent freezing.

9 Tips for Winter Plumbing

Awesome plumbing tips for everyone!

Tip: When a hard object like a toothbrush, comb or toy plugs a toilet or drain, a plunger may not be the solution—it might only push the obstruction in deeper. Instead, suck out the water and the obstruction with a wet/dry shop vacuum. (Source: The Family Handyman)

How to Clear Clogged Sink Drains: Clogged sink drain? With a few inexpensive tools and a little practice you can clear up all but the most stubborn drain clogs in less than an hour. Save yourself the plumbing service call and unclog your drain yourself by following our step-by-step instructions.

Plumbing Tips That Every Homeowner Can Use