Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

How to Cut Plastic PVC Pipe with String

You don’t have to dig a big hole in your yard to cut a piece of plastic PVC pipe that’s buried in the ground. Watch this video to find out how to cut PVC pipe using nothing more than a piece of nylon string.
Newly installed toilet in bathroom.

How to Remove and Replace a Toilet

Tommy asks, "I want to put a new floor in my bathroom and need to know how to take the old toilet out and put a new one in."

Removing and replacing a toilet is not that difficult, though it can be messy and will require some simple plumbing and a bit of heavy lifting. Read more to find out how.
Dishwasher installed

How to Install a Dishwasher

Whether you’re putting in all new appliances or simply replacing a worn-out machine, installing a dishwasher yourself is a DIY project that’s not that difficult, if you have basic plumbing and wiring skills, and can save you a hefty installation fee. Read on to find out how.
Adjusting the float valve in a toilet tank.

How to Repair a Toilet

A toilet that runs constantly or doesn’t flush properly can be quite a nuisance and waste of water. There are several common problems associated with toilets that are fairly easy to diagnose and repair. Watch this video to find out how.

How to Repair a Leaky Tub Faucet

After years of daily use, a faucet may develop a leak around the handle when it is turned on, or drip constantly from the faucet no matter how hard you try to turn it off. Both problems can often be solved by replacing the washer and sealing the valve threads with Teflon tape.

How to Unclog a Tub Drain

There are a variety of home remedies for clogged drains that don't require commercial products. One of the easiest drain cleaning solutions makes use of an ordinary plunger.

Toilet Tank Gasket

A toilet tank lid that doesn't fit properly is dangerous if it falls off the tank, and the noise of china scraping china is truly annoying. Watch this video for an easy fix to solve the problem.

How to Cut PVC Pipe Square

Watch this video to see how to mark PVC pipe accurately for a square cut by wrapping a strip of thin cardboard around the pipe.
Marking PVC pipe before gluing to align during assembly.

How to Align PVC Pipe Fitting During Assembly

PVC pipe glue sets quickly, so you don’t have a lot of time for adjustments during assembly. Watch this video for a tip on how to align PVC pipe fitting easily during assembly for a perfect fit.