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Future House | Smart Water Valve

Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey travels to Los Angeles to learn about innovations being made to automatic water shutoff valves

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A Safe Septic System for Nearby Waterways

Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey walks us through a system that was designed for a home built near a pond and the ocean

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How to Shorten a Gas Pipe to Fit an Oven

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shortens a gas pipe for a homeowner whose new stove does not fit against the wall because it is getting stuck on the pipe

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New Solutions to Unclog Sinks

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey discusses some innovations that can make clearing a clogged sink easier

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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.

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How to Adjust Water Heater Temperature

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows how to change the temperature on your water heater for safety and energy savings

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How to Work with Gas Pipes

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey explains how gas piping is installed in a home

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How to Replace a Main Shutoff Valve

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows how to replace a main shutoff valve that is not closing properly

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How to Repair a Rocking Toilet

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows host Kevin O’Connor several ways to troubleshoot a toilet that wobbles

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How to Replace a Shower Cartridge

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey travels to Seattle to help a homeowner whose shower runs cold whenever there’s a demand for hot water elsewhere in the house.

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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

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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

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Plumbing Tool Essentials for Beginners

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows the basic tools required for most plumbing projects

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How to Drain and Vent a Bathroom Sink

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps add ventilation to a bathroom sink that is unvented.

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How to Rotate a Toilet

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner rotate a toilet to a more sensible orientation.

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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

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Wrenches that Make Plumbing Easier

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey demonstrates the uses of less common wrenches

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How to Rebuild a Shutoff Valve

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner replace the shutoff valve underneath her kitchen sink

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How To Solder A Plumbing Pipe

Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey offers landscape contractor Jenn Nawada a crash course on soldering a pipe.

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How to Connect an Ice Maker Like a Pro

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a special homeowner hook up her refrigerator with an ice maker

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Are Plastic Water Heaters Worthwhile?

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey weighs the pros and cons of a plastic tank water heater

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How to Repair a Damaged Main Shutoff Valve

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey demonstrates solutions for replacing a water main shutoff

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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.

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How to Connect Copper Pipes Without Soldering

The tried and true method for connecting copper pipes has always been soldering, but it’s a difficult skill to master. Richard Trethewey shows another effective way to connect these pipes without pulling out the blow torch.

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Solving a Spitting Faucet Mystery

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey diagnoses and repairs a water system with air in it.

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How to Diagnose a Gurgling Sink

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows host Kevin O’Connor the proper way to ventilate a sink

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How to Install a Tankless Water Heater

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey heads to Milwaukee to install an instantaneous water heater.

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How to Fix a Wobbly Toilet

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner diagnose and repair a wobbly toilet

How to fix a gurgling toilet.
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How to Change a Toilet

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey gives some DIY Smarts and shows the basics of changing a toilet.

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How to Prevent Plumbing Leaks Automatically

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey demonstrates a wireless detector that can shut off the water in case of a flood.

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How to Diagnose and Repair a Leaking Water Heater

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey finds a solution for a water heater that recently started leaking.

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How to Install a Water Conditioner

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installs a water conditioner to combat hard water