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In new or recently remodeled houses, the fix is sometimes unusual—and ridiculously simple

If your expensive new toilet won’t flush properly and the contractor is giving you the runaround, climb up on the roof and check the vent pipe.

The basic rule is that a vent must not connect to the stack lower on the stack than a drain connection. A revent pipe, also called an auxiliary vent, attaches to the drain line near the fixture and runs up and over to the main vent. It may attach directly behind the fixture or to the horizontal drain line.

Learn how to rough-in a toilet and connect into your existing drainage. With all the rules and illustrated advice you will need to complete the project yourself

How to Clear Clogged Drains (This website will teach you anything you need to know about fixing your house.)

Learn the best techniques for clearing clogged sink drains using a plunger and a snake. Avoid emergency visits from the plumber and save hundreds of dollars by doing it yourself with these inexpensive tools.

How to Dissolve Hair in a Drain Without Harming the Pipes or Septic

Keep Hair Out of the - Your long, luxurious locks of hair are beautiful on your head but are a pain in the drain. Make sure you know some quick home remedies for dissolving hair next time you shower.

plumbing with pex tubing

PEX tubing is an easy-to-install alternative to copper pipe. Long used in radiant heating systems, flexible PEX tubing is perfect for water supply lines because it’s easy to run through walls and floors and simple to work with.

Learn how to remove your old toilet and replace it with this DIY step-by-step guide. From where to check for leaks to what you can do with your old toilet.

Whether you're installing a better-flushing toilet or resetting the old one after remodeling, these tips will help you do it faster and with fewer problems.