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70 How-Tos From Ed the Plumber

  1. 41. How to Install a Pressure Booster System

    Find out how to add more pressure to a home plumbing system by installing a pressure booster system with these step-by-step instruction...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  2. 42. How to Install an Instant Hot Water Tank

    Use these instructions to install a system under the sink that provides hot water without the wait. Some high-end models even come with...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  3. 43. How to Install a Water Softener System

    Installing a water softener system is a simple way to cure a home's hard-water problems. Use these step-by-step instructions to complet...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  4. 44. How to Install a Complete Kitchen Sink

    These step-by-step instructions show how to complete an entire kitchen sink installation from prepping the old sink for removal to reat...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  5. 45. How to Rebuild a Claw Foot Tub

    These step-by-step instructions show how to rebuild a claw foot tub by installing new hardware, a showerhead and a new shower ring.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  6. 46. How to Replace a Heating Element

    If a water heater no longer puts out hot water, the heating element may need replacing. Learn how to replace a heating element with the...

    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 47. How to Install a New Water Heater

    Learn how to remove an old water heater, install a new one and hook it into the pipes with these basic steps from plumbing experts.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  8. 48. How to Fix a Slow Showerhead

    Learn how to fix a slow showerhead by installing a new mixing valve, trim and a new showerhead that matches the force of the home's wat...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  9. 49. How to Clean a Showerhead

    You don't have to buy a new showerhead to get more water to come out; it may just need a good cleaning. Learn how to clean out a shower...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 50. How to Install a Recirculating System

    Learn how to install a re-circulating system to keep a continuous flow of water moving through a hot water heater out to the fixtures.

    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy

About This Show

Does confronting a leaky toilet, upgrading a kitchen sink or adding a multinozzle shower head drain you? Ed the Plumber, with master plumber Ed Del Grande, provides detailed step-by-step instructions for some of the most common home plumbing projects, from repairing broken pipes and installing appliances to adding a kitchen garbage disposer. From start to finish, Ed the Plumber plunges right in, explaining and then illustrating the process and tools to get the job done right.

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