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How to Install a Stop-and-Waste Valve

Below-freezing winter temperatures can cause the water in pipes to freeze, expand and burst the pipes. To prevent this, install a stop-...

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Top 100 Pipes Projects

  1. 1. Beer Tap Installation (02:12)

    Jenny and Cave Wilson give advice on running a beer line to a kitchen.

  2. 2. Pond Overflow (11:11)

    Proper drainage will keep excess water out of, and your fish in, your pond.

  3. 3. Cut and Solder Copper Pipes (02:35)

    Amy instructs a homeowner in cutting and soldering copper water pipes.

  4. 4. Hang Tight (20:00)

    Chris Grundy highlights tools that are going to help you hang tight.

  5. 5. Installing Irrigation: From Start to Finish

    You can create a home irrigation system with a working knowledge of system components and sprinkler types as well as sprinkler head opt...

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    Cost:
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    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  6. 6. Busted Pipe Dreams (20:00)

    Sewage problems create a major health problem in the basement.

  7. 7. How to Run the Plumbing for a Shower

    Host Amy Matthews begins the 44" corner shower installation by running the plumbing for the drain, the valves and the showerheads.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  8. 8. Sheltering Exterior Pipes (00:02:01)

    Watch this piece to learn how to keep exterior pipes from freezing.

  9. 10. How To Attach Couplings

    There will be times when connecting sections of pipe together will be necessary. Here's how to go about it.

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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 11. Basic Pipe Tips

    DIY Network has straightforward information about pipes, fittings and the fundamentals of plumbing repair.

  11. 12. Busted Pipe Dreams (20:00)

    Sewage problems create a major health problem in the basement.

  12. 13. How to Use Flare Fittings

    To create a stronger connection than soldered or compression fittings can achieve, use a flare fitting. Master plumber Ed Del Grande de...

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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  13. 14. Protecting Your Pipes (04:35)

    Learn how to prepare your pipes for the harsh winter weather.

  14. 15. How to Insulate an Outdoor Water Heater

    These steps demonstrate how to separate and insulate an outdoor water heater and its pipes in order to prevent a bulge in the adjacent ...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
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