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Shutting Off the Water
your shutoff. Intermediate shutoffs You may find other shutoff valves on exposed supply pipes in a basement, crawlspace, utility room , or access panel behind a bathtub. These will probably be in pairs, one for hot and one for cold water. (If the water
Installing a Water Softener
Hard water contains large amounts of minerals such as iron, calcium, and magnesium. Telltale signs include reddish stains, white mineral buildup in pipes and fittings, reduced cleaning ability of soaps and detergents, and soap-scum buildup. Hard water also can damage faucets and appliances. A water
Installing an Upflush Toilet
How to install an upflush toilet. Find tips and information on planning and running drain and vent lines, basic carpentry skills, connecting pipes, and more. From DIY Advice.
Setting Up a Laundry Room
A washing machine needs hot and cold water and a drain. You'll need to install washing machine valves, which look like outdoor hose bibs but point straight down. The washer drain hose hooks to a sink or a standpipe. The drain for either of these must slope down at a rate of 1/4 inch per running
How To: Fabric Clothespin Caddy
Add a dose of handy DIY storage to your laundry room or mudroom with this fabric clothespin caddy.
Installing a Sump Pump
If your basement floods or becomes damp during wet periods, first try directing rainwater away from the house by changing your gutter downspouts. If that does not solve the problem, a sump pump may be the solution. There are two basic kinds of sump pump installations. If you have no drainpipes