Plumbing Ideas & Inspiration
Explore inspiring plumbing ideas that will drastically make your home more efficient & appealing.
Ultimate Guide to Washing Machine Hoses
Before installing new washing machine hoses, it’s important to know your options, how to install the lines, and preventive maintenance measures you can take. Read on for the ultimate guide to washing machine hoses.
Testing Smart Automatic Water Shut Off Valves
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey tests two different styles of smart automatic water shutoff valves.
Time to Upgrade Your Toilet?
If you’re still double-flushing or dealing with frequent clogs, your low-flow fixture might be due for replacement. Here’s why
Testing the Newest Low-consumption Toilets
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey travels to a plumbing facility in New Jersey to learn about advances in toilet engineering that help save water
Tankless Water Heaters: What You Need to Know Before You Buy
Tired of running out of hot water? That’s not a problem with one of these compact, ultra-efficient units that heat water as you need it. Here’s what you need to know about choosing, installing, and living with a tankless water heater.
How to Choose Water Saving Plumbing Fixtures
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and host Kevin O’Connor discuss the different ways to identify water-saving plumbing fixtures
A Tour of Antique Plumbing and the Toilet of the Future
Ask This Old House Richard Trethewey examines historic items from the history of his family’s plumbing company and takes a look at the latest toilet technology.
The Story Behind Antique Bath Fixtures
Ask This Old House plumbing expert Richard Trethewey gives a history lesson on bath fixtures and piping
Read This Before You Buy a Toilet
Keep these key parts and new features in mind on your next toilet shopping trip.
How a Plumbing Trap Can Lose Water
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey explains several reasons why a trap may be losing water
All About Kitchen Faucets
For a quick and easy upgrade in a house's most popular room, nothing makes a bigger impact with less sweat and expense than replacing an outdated faucet
Impress your guests this holiday season with one of these stylish bar sinks, perfect for chilling cocktails, prepping hors d'oeuvres, and cleaning up.
Before showers rushed the cleanup ritual, vintage soakers beckoned bathers to sit back and relax