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Plumbing Valve Basics

get a close-up, cutaway view of a stop valve, gate valve and ball valve, along with detailed explanations of how they work and advantages and disadvantages of each type.

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11 Plumbing Tricks of the Trade for Weekend Plumbers

Piggyback Stubborn Shutoffs - Shutoff valves under sinks and toilets have a rotten reliability record. Sometimes they won't close completely

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Plumbing Valves: Learn how to fix leaks, silence noisy valves, and install all types of plumbing valves, from shut-off to supply valves. Read more:

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Plumbing With PEX Tubing

Use the Same Stuff - Plumbing With PEX Tubing:

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How to Fix a Leaking Shutoff Valve

Fix a leaking shutoff valve and save yourself the cost of a visit from the plumber.

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Handy Plumbing Tips and Tricks

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. Get the insulation at home centers for about $3.

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The Top 10 Plumbing Fixes

Fix a Leaking Water Heater - The Top 10 Plumbing Fixes:

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Plumbing Hacks by Radiator Valves 4u

Plumbing In Manufactured Homes - Mobile & Manufactured Home Living

Plumbing Hacks by Radiator Valves 4u

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