Read through step-by-step tutorials to help you prepare for any installation pertaining to your plumbing.
The 6 Best Tankless Water Heaters (2023 Review)
Tankless water heaters save energy, provide hot water on-demand, and take up less space when compared to traditional tank water heaters. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the six best tankless water heaters on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home.
All About Septic Tanks
While many homes in the United States use municipal sewers, due to factors like location, some homeowners must opt for septic tanks. Read on to learn a few fundamentals of this sewage system.
Installing a Dishwasher in an Old Kitchen
In this DIY Smarts, Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and carpenter Nathan Gilbert team up to help a homeowner retrofit a new dishwasher into an old kitchen.
Well Pump Cost and Installation Guide (2022)
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.
How to Install a French Drain
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.
How to Install a Gas Lantern
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey travels to St. Louis to install a gas lantern on an original 1890s home in a historic neighborhood.
How to Install a GPS-Enabled Smart Thermostat
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey installs a thermostat that can be programmed automatically from a smart phone
Replacing a Kitchen Sink
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.
How to Install a Reverse Osmosis Water Filter
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.
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 Install an Electric Heat Pump Water Heater
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
How to Connect an Ice Maker
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
How to Install an Industrial Kitchen Faucet
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner add an industrial looking faucet to his kitchen sink
How to Bring Hot Water Outside
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner add an outdoor faucet with both hot and cold water
How to Install a Water Saving Toilet
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey replaces an old toilet with a "Water Sense" solution.
How to Hook Up Washing Machine Plumbing
This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey re-plumbs a washing machine.
Fixing Running Toilets and Dripping Faucets
Simple repairs for two of the most annoying kitchen and bath plumbing problems
How to Replace a Kitchen Sink
Ask This Old House Plumbing and Heating Expert Richard Trethewey explains how to replace a kitchen sink and faucet from start to finish.
Automatic Valve Shut-off for Washing Machines
The Intelliflow turns washing machine water-supply valves on and off, so you don't have to
How to Create Zones in a Hot Water Heating System
In this how-to video, This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey shows how to share the warmth by installing zone valves.
How to Install a Freezeproof Faucet
Follow this step-by-step guide to learn how to protect your exterior faucets from freezing and bursting in the winter.
How to Install a Kitchen Sink
From costs to tools and plumbing, here’s what to do for a new kitchen sink installation.
How to Stop Your Toilet from Sweating
Dry out your bathroom or install a sweat valve—a little warm water will keep the exterior of your toilets dry all summer long.
Adding Sink Shutoff Valves
How to keep them level. Making this simple change will yield a lifetime of convenience and ensure a quick response.