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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.

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

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