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  1. 1. Tips on Maintaining a Water Heater

    DIY Network host Tim Hockenberry reveals tips for checking, flushing and maintaining a home's water heater.

  2. 2. Wow! What a Workshop (20:00)

    A spare room in the basement is turned into a workshop.

  3. 3. Plumbing Pipeline Inspection (00:01:20)

    A few troubleshooting tips for home plumbing and water-line maintenance.

  4. 4. Sheltering Exterior Pipes (00:02:01)

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

  5. 5. How to Install an Outdoor Shower

    Ed Del Grande from Ed the Plumber, demonstrates how to install an outdoor shower complete with a solar water heater.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  6. 6. Water Heater Troubleshooting (03:10)

    Avoid cold showers by inspecting and maintaining your water heater.

  7. 7. How To Install a Water-Heater Timer

    Save money on electric bills with a water-heater timer, which enables you to set specific on and off times for water-heater operation.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  8. 8. Plumbing- Part 1 (06:49)

    Contractor Matt Blashaw learns just what goes into engineering a toilet.

  9. 9. Build a Water Heater Enclosure (00:01:00)

    Here's a Garage Mahal quick tip on building a water heater enclosure.

  10. 10. Installing a Tankless Water Heater

    Looking for a way to save energy? Get rid of your old hot water heater and replace it with a tankless one.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  11. 11. Energy Efficient Home (01:00)

    Here are the DIY Basics on creating an energy-efficient home.

  12. 12. How to Fix a Water Heater Gas Leak

    Flexible brass gas lines on water heaters have a high failure rate and immediate correction is a crucial safety measure. Here are a few...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  13. 13. How to Upgrade a Water Heater

    Learn how to upgrade a water heater and install a damming system to catch the water without having to drain the tank.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  14. 14. Installing a Tankless Water Heater

    Update your hot water heater with easy step-by-step instructions from host Paul Ryan.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  15. 15. How to Replace a Gas Water Heater

    Replacing a gas water heater is a fairly basic plumbing project, but there are several dangers involved when dealing with natural gas. ...

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
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