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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. Energy Saving Checklist (01:00)

    Here are the DIY Basics on creating an energy saving checklist.

  3. 3. Energy Saving Checklist (01:00)

    Here are the DIY Basics on creating an energy saving checklist.

  4. 4. Water Heater Troubleshooting (03:10)

    Avoid cold showers by inspecting and maintaining your water heater.

  5. 5. 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...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  6. 6. Dazzling Bathroom Makeover (03:40)

    See how a 1970s bathroom was updated into a contemporary spa retreat.

  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. How to Replace a Flue

    A backdraft in this homeowner's flue is sending deadly gases into the home. Learn how to remove and replace a faulty flue and secure th...

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  9. 9. 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 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  10. 10. Plumbing- Part 1 (06:49)

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

  11. 11. How to Drain a Water Heater

    Most people never give their water heater a second thought — until it stops working. One thing you can do to extend the life of h...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  12. 12. All About Plumbing

    Plumbing is an important part of a healthy home. DIY Network experts offer advice on how to keep your home's plumbing safe for your fam...

  13. 13. Installing a Tankless Water Heater

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

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  14. 14. How to Secure a Water Heater (00:01:00)

    Secure your water heater to a wall to help prevent damage in an earthquake.

  15. 15. How to Install a Point-of-Use System

    Learn how to have instant hot water at every faucet by installing a point-of-use system in the home.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
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