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70 How-Tos From Ed the Plumber

  1. 1. How to Install a PEX Plumbing System

    Ed the Plumber explains the process of plumbing with PEX piping with these easy-to-follow instructions.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  2. 2. How to Install a Pressure Reducing Valve

    Ed the Plumber explains how to install a pressure reducing valve with these step-by-step instructions.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  3. 3. How to Install an Icemaker

    These step-by-step instructions show how to install an icemaker in a refrigerator along with a solenoid valve which automatically bring...

    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  4. 4. How to Winterize a Water Heater

    Learn how to prepare a home for the cold by winterizing the water heater and pressurizing the system.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  5. 5. How to Thaw a Frozen Pipe

    Pipes can freeze-up in really cold temperatures if not properly insulated. Learn how to quickly thaw the frozen pipe to keep it from bu...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  6. 6. How to Winterize a Toilet

    Learn how to winterize a toilet to keep it from freezing when the cold weather comes.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 7. How to Prevent a Leaking Basement

    Learn how to eliminate common basement leaks and prevent them from reoccurring without wasting money or time.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 8. How to Install an Abatement Meter

    Ed Del Grande explains why installing an abatement meter, used to monitor water flow that doesn't enter the sanitary system, is a good ...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  9. 9. How to Install a Water Filtration System

    Use these step-by-step instructions to see how Ed Del Grande installs a water-filtration system throughout a house.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1000 to $2500
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  10. 10. How to Install an Outdoor Drinking Fountain

    An outdoor drinking fountain is handy and is a unique feature for any backyard. Use these step-by-step instructions from Ed Del Grande ...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
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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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