Use pipe insulation to prevent sprayer snarls: If you have to jiggle the hose as you pull out your kitchen sink sprayer, chances are the hose is catching on the shutoff valves. For smooth operation, slip 1/2-in. foam pipe insulation over the pipes and shutoff handles. Tape it if it won't stay put.

Use pipe insulation to prevent sprayer snarls: If you have to jiggle the hose as you pull out your kitchen sink sprayer, chances are the hose is catching on the shutoff valves. For smooth operation, slip 1/2-in. foam pipe insulation over the pipes and shutoff handles. Tape it if it won't stay put.

Fix for Noisy Pipes: Install a Water Hammer Arrester - Solenoid valves, like the ones in dishwashers, washing machines and water…

Fix for Noisy Pipes: Install a Water Hammer Arrester - Solenoid valves, like the ones in dishwashers, washing machines and water…

Press the pipe into the Shark Bite fitting until it reaches the marked depth on the pipe. If it does not reach the full depth, use the removal ring (an inexpensive, specialty item for Shark Bite fittings) to pull the line from the fitting. Ensure that the center, “inner pipe” inside the fitting is landing properly with the PEX line and reinsert the pine to depth.  That’s all. It’s really that simple!

Press the pipe into the Shark Bite fitting until it reaches the marked depth on the pipe. If it does not reach the full depth, use the removal ring (an inexpensive, specialty item for Shark Bite fittings) to pull the line from the fitting. Ensure that the center, “inner pipe” inside the fitting is landing properly with the PEX line and reinsert the pine to depth. That’s all. It’s really that simple!

Fix a Clog in Seconds - Before you run a drain snake into a clogged pipe or disassemble the trap, there are a few other tricks worth trying: Often, you can yank out a clog with a flexible-shaft pick-up tool (shown above) or a Zip-It (below). Likewise, a wet/dry vacuum just might suck out the clog.

Fix a Clog in Seconds - Before you run a drain snake into a clogged pipe or disassemble the trap, there are a few other tricks worth trying: Often, you can yank out a clog with a flexible-shaft pick-up tool (shown above) or a Zip-It (below). Likewise, a wet/dry vacuum just might suck out the clog.

Fittings for connecting galvanized pipe to copper pipe. >>>> Wondering how to replace a shower valve when valve access is bad or nonexistent, when the old pipes are galvanized steel, and when you want to go from a two-handle to one handle valve with temperature-balancing and anti-scald features? We show you how to solve these common problems.

Fittings for connecting galvanized pipe to copper pipe. >>>> Wondering how to replace a shower valve when valve access is bad or nonexistent, when the old pipes are galvanized steel, and when you want to go from a two-handle to one handle valve with temperature-balancing and anti-scald features? We show you how to solve these common problems.

The pros and cons of tankless water heaters... NOT a good article. Their warning that only one faucet at a time can be used is correct only if only if the unit is undersized for the household needs. We've had a Rinnai for 3 years now and can have multiple showers and kitchen on the go simultaneously. Speak to the sales rep to identify the best fit for your household.

The pros and cons of tankless water heaters... NOT a good article. Their warning that only one faucet at a time can be used is correct only if only if the unit is undersized for the household needs. We've had a Rinnai for 3 years now and can have multiple showers and kitchen on the go simultaneously. Speak to the sales rep to identify the best fit for your household.

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