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Do-It-Yourself Plumbing How To's


Many repair or replacement tasks are best left for professionals, but some are simple enough to do yourself with a little help from your friends at PlumbingSupply.com®! The subjects below offer helpful instructional aids to assist you with your DIY project. Learn how to replace an anode rod, clean a shower head, or how to troubleshoot a toilet, just to name a few. We also offer informational pages addressing topics ranging from the use of chlorine to disinfect drinking water to tips for purchasing a towel warmer to best suit your needs.

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Toilet Repair Tutorials

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Your toilet is probably the most used fixture in your home - and anything with moving parts and water is bound to have some kind of trouble sooner or later. Learn everything you need to know to keep your toilet in top-notch working order right here.

Toilet Repair Videos

How Toilets Work
All About Flappers
Test Flapper for Leaks
How to Replace a Fill Valve
Replacing Tank Gaskets
How to Install a Trip Lever
How to Change a Toilet Seat
How to Replace Stop Valve
Fix a Wobbly Toilet

Learn more about toilets, including comprehensive repair information, tips for maintaining your toilet, and a handy shopping guide.

Showers & Bathtubs DIY Tutorials

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Showers & Bathtubs Videos

Replace a Shower Head
Change a Shower Arm
Installing Tub Spouts
Learn more about shower and bathtub products, including shower head spray pattern reviews, information about jetted/whirlpool tubs, and choosing an outdoor shower.

Other Bathroom Products & Accessories Tutorials

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Your bathroom should be a haven, a place of relaxation, and is often an easy place for DIY'ers to spruce up. Whether you're looking to install a new hydronic towel warmer, need help figuring out how to put up your new shower curtain rod, or simply want advice on caring for Teak floor mats, you'll find it right here.


Learn more about bathroom accessories and related topics, including decorating tips and our towel warmers buying guide.

DIY Tutorials for Sinks, Faucets & Related Products

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Washing your hands, rinsing the dishes, grabbing a quick drink of water - our sinks and faucets are used so often throughout the day many of us probably don't even realize how often. Learn how to keep your sink clean and pretty and your faucet leak-free with our easy tutorials.

Sink & Faucet Videos

How to Use SinkSEAL
Learn more about sinks and faucets, including help choosing the right faucet for your family and easy, everyday ways you can save water around the house.

DIY Kitchen Projects

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Kitchens are the quintessential gathering place, the true comfort of any home. Add small luxuries, keep things running smoothly and efficiently, and upgrade your kitchen with a variety of easy DIY plumbing projects.

Kitchen Videos

Install Kitchen Faucet
Change Sink Flange
Add Soap Dispenser
Learn more about kitchen plumbing, including garbage disposal care, kitchen design considerations, and tips for keeping your kitchen clean, healthful, and functional.

Water Quality Improvement Tutorials

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Water quality is important to everyone. Learn everything you need to know to help keep your softeners, neutralizers, filters, and other water quality aids in good operating condition, as well as useful tips for installing and replacing these systems.

Water Quality Videos

Install Countertop Filter
Install Undersink Filter
Learn more about water quality and water quality aids, including information about common water quality problems and the role plumbing plays in our nation's good health.

DIY Water Heaters Tutorials

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Water heaters are an important part of your daily life - and nobody is happy when something goes wrong with it! Keep your water heater in good condition and the wheels turning in your home with these water heater how-to's.


Learn more about water heaters, including why it's important to maintain your water heater and a handy water heater buying guide.

Pumps, Drains & Related Products Tutorials

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Drain, drain take away, all the stuff we dump today...drains are notoriously the number one plumbing problem for any home. Let us teach you the basics of cleaning out and caring for your drains, how to choose and use the best tool for your project, and ways you can help all that water get from one place to another quickly and efficiently.

Pumps & Drains Videos

Install Continuous Waste
Use Shower Drain Tools
Size Shower Drain Cover
Learn more about the plumbing and drainage systems in your home and community, including information about choosing the right pump, sizing pumps, and specifications for drain cleaning tools.

Outdoor DIY Projects & Tutorials

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Make your outdoor space as functional and beautiful as your indoor space with a variety of unique plumbing products. We'll help you learn how to set up a drip irrigation system, change outdoor faucets, and more.

Outdoor Product Videos

How to Replace a Hose Bibb
Learn more about gardening and outdoor plumbing, including FAQs about drip irrigation, outdoor water conservation tips, and creating a beautiful outdoor living space.

General DIY Plumbing Projects & Tutorials

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There are a number of basic plumbing skills common to many projects. For example, you might need to learn how to correctly size a fitting to match your existing pipe, a quick method for temporarily repairing a busted pipe, or the best way to use a compression sleeve puller. Increase your plumbing IQ and hone your skills with these handy tips.

General DIY Videos

How to Use a Strap Wrench
How to Use a Pipe Cutter
Gluing Plastic Pipe
Escutcheon Sizing
SharkBite® Fittings
Barbed Insert Fittings
Compression Fittings
Learn more about general plumbing, including ways you can save water, pipe thread sizing, tips for safely aging in place, and what all those confusing plumbing terms really mean.

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Please note: The information provided is intended to provide a basic knowledge of plumbing related repairs. This information is general and may not suit all applications. If you are at all unsure of your abilities to complete one of these projects, please consult a professional. Always remember to check with local code authorities before beginning any project.



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