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Plumbing repairs can be easier than you think. You can fix a leaky faucet, drain, or toilet. Newer plastic drain and water pipes make repair and installation easy for even the beginner. Go to your local home store and buy a plumbing basics book. With a few simple tools you can tackle many projects. Home and hardware stores also have repair kits that make it easy to fix most problems you may have.
 

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Fix A Leaky Faucet
Make sure the main water valve is turned off either near the base of the faucet or under the sink. Open all the lines to drain out any excess water.
Bathroom Remodeling Plan
When planning your bathroom, there are a number of factors to consider. The first is where is your current plumbing?
Compression Faucet
Make sure the main water valve is turned off either near the base of the faucet or under the sink. Open all the lines to drain out any excess water.
Install A Toilet
Screw in the closet bolts to the toilet flange. The bolts are placed on both sides of the flange to hold the toilet in place.
 
 

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Quick Fixes
How to quickly patch a leaky pipe. Note that these are just temporary fixes and should not be use on a permanent basis.

First check to see that all joints and fittings are tightened properly.

Secure a piece of rubber or plastic around the leak with a hose clamp.

If you have epoxy putty on hand it can be used to fix leaks around leaky joints.

Stop a small leak by using nothing more than a peice of rubber or plastic and whole lot of duct tape.

Fix a larger hole by cutting a piece of rubber tubing length-wise and securing it over the leak with 3 or more clamps.
 

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