Read through step-by-step tutorials to help you prepare for any installation pertaining to your plumbing.
French drains serve to collect and remove groundwater that would otherwise cause a problem. They’re often used along driveways, in damp areas of a lawn, and around house foundations to help keep the basement or crawlspace dry. Read this guide to learn more about how to install a french drain in your yard.
In this how-to video, This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey shows how to share the warmth by installing zone valves.
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.
Follow this step-by-step guide to learn how to protect your exterior faucets from freezing and bursting in the winter.
The well pump is an integral part of your well system, feeding water into your home for use on a daily basis. In this article, we explain the steps you need to take to repair or replace your broken well pump.
This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey removes the impurities, VOCs, and excess minerals from water with a simple reverse osmosis water filter system.
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey travels to Celebration, Florida to help a homeowner select and install the right electric water heater
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey installs a thermostat that can be programmed automatically from a smart phone
Ask This Old House Plumbing and Heating Expert Richard Trethewey explains how to replace a kitchen sink and faucet from start to finish.
Dry out your bathroom or install a sweat valve—a little warm water will keep the exterior of your toilets dry all summer long.
From costs to tools and plumbing, here’s what to do for a new kitchen sink installation.
Give your kitchen a quick update by replacing an old kitchen sink with a new one. Watch as Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner update a kitchen sink.
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey walks host Kevin O'Connor through the "dos and don'ts" of hooking up an ice maker to a refrigerator
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner add an industrial looking faucet to his kitchen sink
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner add an outdoor faucet with both hot and cold water
Simple repairs for two of the most annoying kitchen and bath plumbing problems
The Intelliflow turns washing machine water-supply valves on and off, so you don't have to