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How to Install a Kitchen Faucet

A kitchen faucet installs in a sink.

Installing a kitchen faucet is a simple project anyone with basic handyman skills can easily master and succeed at. It does not require a professional, and only takes about an hour to complete. A few steps will make your faucet installation more successful, so watch out for common pitfalls.

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How to Change a Glacier Bay Bathroom Faucet Cartridge

Glacier Bay faucet fix

Glacier Bay bathroom faucets are stocked by one of the country’s biggest home improvement stores. Designed to be an economical faucet, they perform surprising well under normal conditions. Glacier Bay faucets leak occasionally, however. When they do, perform this simple cartridge change to fix the problem. We described all the steps below that will show […]

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What is a P-trap

Sink drain P-trap

One of the more mysterious pipe fittings to newcomers in the world of home plumbing is the p-trap. This fitting has a very specific function and though it is often the source of many common plumbing problems, you would not want to live without it. 

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Replacing a Bathroom Sink P-trap

Chrome P-Trap

Replacing a bathroom sink p-trap is a fairly simple process involving just a few very basic skills and some tools you probably already own. If your sink clogs often, or smells funny, replacing the p-trap may just solve the problem. It is an inexpensive way to fix a frequently clogging or smelly sink drain.

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Choosing a Faucet Aerator

Faucet aerator

Your faucet aerator might seem like an insignificant part, but choosing the right aerator saves money and makes life easier. Aerators create an aerated stream of water that is softer and easier to work with than non-aerated water. Today’s aerators reduce water flow rates to as low as 1 gallon per minute. However, choosing the wrong […]

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Faucet Aerator Sizes

Male and Female aerators

Faucet aerators reduce your water flow to help you save water. If you are replacing an old aerator or installing a new one, you need to find the right sized aerator for your faucet. Different faucets have different sized spouts, so each requires a different sized aerator. Click here if you want to learn how […]

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How to Replace a Faucet Aerator

Installing faucet aerator

Replace a faucet aerator to reduce water flow rates from your kitchen faucet, or to improve water flow if your aerator is clogged with sediment. This project is very simple and only takes about ten minutes for the average handyman. It requires a new aerator, a pair of slip joint pliers or vice grips, and […]

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Toilet Pipe Size and Diameter

Bathtub and toilet

If you plan on plumbing a toilet yourself, it helps to know what size pipe you need. There are different types of pipes used to install a toilet, including the drain pipe, closet bend and water supply lines. Learn the common sizes and diameters to better prepare for this big job!

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Installing a Bathroom Sink Drain

Bathroom sink drain pipe

When installing a new bathroom sink, replacing the sink drain is part of the job. Install your new bathroom sink drain the right way to avoid leaks and potential cabinet damage down the line. 

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