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How to Flush Pipes

Kitchen Sink and Faucet

Flushing pipes is an excellent way to rid your home plumbing of built up silt, dirt and debris. It is something older homes require. If you are moving into a new home or experiencing problems with your existing home’s plumbing, there might an obstruction or corrosion in your water pipes, but it is not common. […]

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Cleaning Tile Properly

Red and White Tiled Floor

Tile is a very durable surface area for a kitchen, bathroom or living room. However, it will collect dirt and mold. Cleaning tile to remove this dirt is often a challenge because some cleaners harm tile or scratch the surface. Use these tips to help clean tile and return it to its former, bright shiny […]

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Building a Concrete Water Drinking Fountain DIY

Drinking fountain faucet

A concrete drinking fountain is an excellent addition to a yard with a pool or a play area, or to a ball field. It gives everyone an easy way to get a drink, and it resists damage by storms, kids and lawn equipment. The concrete protects the piping and your fountain nozzle and sink. It […]

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Cleaning a Stained Deck and Removing Deck Stains

Child sitting on a wooden porch

A stained deck is similar to any other treated surface in terms of how you clean off mud stains and other dirt stains. When mud cakes onto a deck, it is often impossible to get off without the use of high powered equipment. If you have mud stains on your deck, arm yourself with the […]

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How to Replace an Old Bath Tub Faucet

Bath tub faucet

An old bath tub faucet is something you can replace, but you do need to know how to remove and install one to get the job done. Usually, bathroom faucets are single handle varieties, which means they have one handle for both hot and cold water. All faucets are not exactly the same, but most […]

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Installing a Single Handle Shower Faucet the Right Way

Single handle shower faucet

Installing a single handle shower faucet requires some basic skills and some patience but it is a project any homeowner can complete with relative ease. It is a simple way to add new life to a bathroom, or update that old, leaking, stained faucet fixture. All you need while installing a shower faucet is a […]

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How to Hang Ceiling Mounted Traverse Curtain Rods

Traverse Curtain Rod

Hanging ceiling mounted traverse curtain rods will enhance your window’s look and functionality because traverse rods allow you to slide curtains back and forth easily. This task of hanging ceiling mount traverse rods takes just a few common skills and your basic tools. You can mount these traverse rods to a doorway, ceiling above a […]

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Fixing a Kohler Pivot Shower Door

Bathtub and Shower

Kohler Pivot shower doors install on your shower walls using a bottom track and two jambs that mount to the walls. These doors swing out, opening to allow access and entrance to your shower area. You can configure the shower door to open anyway you like, but it is best to position it so it […]

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Replace a Thermostatic Shower Valve

Symmons Temptrol shower faucet valve

Many showers today, including several of the top brands, use a thermostatic shower valve to balance the water temperature even when the water pressure changes. These valves look similar to traditional shower valves, and they install in much the same way. The valve is slightly larger than a normal shower cartridge, but the size does […]

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Repairing a Damaged or Cracked Shower Pan

Bathtub and Shower

A shower pan is the part of the shower that channels the water into the drain. It is a solid pan usually made of fiberglass or a similar material installed on the floor over the drain. When this part cracks or chips, it needs repair. A few options for repair are available, but the most […]

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