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Tag Archive: plumbing

Nov 12

How to Install a French Drain with Dry Well

Having a property means you will need a draining system as well.  A good and functioning draining system is absolutely necessary for any home because it keeps the water from running into your home and causing damage. Many times, you don’t even know there is a problem until it’s too late. We had water in …

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Nov 05

PEX Pipe: Everything You Need to Know 

If you’ve ever renovated an old kitchen you’ll come to find the copper piping or even PVC piping under there has become antiquated. PEX is where it’s at, but it’s hard to put faith into this seemingly vulnerable plumbing pipe. The Family Handyman explains everything you need to know so you can move forward installing, repairing, …

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Sep 23

Six Expensive Home Repairs You Can Avoid With a Little Maintenance

One nice thing about buying a house is having the benefit of a home inspection. I know everything that is wrong with this house and everything that needs to be done. Now I just have to do it! I’ve heard conflicting advice about HVAC maintenance. This article suggests servicing once every six months. I thought …

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Jul 05

How to Irrigate Your Garden With Laundry Grey Water

  If the sight and maintenance of a rain water collection system to irrigate your garden is not for you, then this laundry to landscape irrigation system might be the perfect way to save water and never have to water your plants again. Although there may be a lot of work up front, this is …

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Jun 17

How to Make Homemade Drain Cleaner 

I am a woman with thick hair. And a lot of it. Clogging drains has been a genetic certainty since I was born. Even with my hair cut to my chin, I am conditioned to collect it in my hands and slap it onto the shower wall, lest it escape from my scalp and slither …

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Jun 03

How to Make A Composting Toilet 

If you are at all obsessed with the tiny house movement, or homesteading, then you have likely already heard of a composting toilet. Even if you have heard of it, you might not fully understand how it works. I know I didn’t! Although the idea of bucketing and reusing your own waste may seem repulsive, …

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May 13

How To Make Endless Hot Water Without Electricity

Are you a prepper? Then you might just enjoy this information. This is how to make a DIY water heater that is off grid. This low flow design utilizes a copper coil and a stove chimney that you can purchase at any hardware store. The technology is very simple, there is no magic going on …

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Apr 19

Make a Better Spigot

  How to make a better spigot for your outside water connections. Never hard to turn, and doesn’t leak. The Family Handyman tells you how: Leak Free Spigot

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Apr 05

Pump water Uphill Without Power

If you are in a situation where you want to get access to fresh water located downhill from your residence then check these instructions out! Pump water uphill instructions

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