This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares a permanent way to collect and disperse sump-pump water
With so many plungers in the market, which one is right for your toilet? Learn how to pick out the best plunger and use it properly when disaster strikes in the bathroom.
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey installs a thermostat that can be programmed automatically from a smart phone
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner with an old 1950s bathtub replace the tub drain assembly when the current one stops plugging the tub.
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.
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey breaks down all the connections on a dishwasher, how they work, and how to troubleshoot them when they aren’t draining or drying correctly.
This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows how to fix a slow draining tub
If you have hot-water heat, have you ever found that one or more of your radiators isn’t warming up? Or that only the bottom of a radiator gets hot? Before you spend the money on a plumber, try an easy fix.
Read our Mr. Rooter review to learn about the company’s cost, services, availability, and more.
In this Roto-Rooter review, we take an in-depth look at the company’s plumbing services.
Water that pools around your washing machine can be caused by several issues that lead to structural damage within your home. In this guide, we detail steps that you can take to identify and fix this problem.
In this article, we describe the most common types of plumbing pipes and how they’re used within your home’s plumbing system.
In this article, we’ve compiled important information on how to identify, respond to, and prevent natural gas leaks.
In this article, we discuss the cost of installing a water heater, the different types of water heaters available, and the warning signs that point to a failing system.
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.
If you live in a rural area or are planning on building a new home in the countryside, you may need a septic system. Read this article to learn more about the process and cost of septic system installation.
Armed with the right tools and techniques, you can easily unplug stopped-up drains without having to call in a pro.
Frozen water pipes are bad enough, but a frozen septic system is worse. Here’s how to avoid this wintertime nightmare.
A reverse osmosis system gives you clean water without relying on tap or bottled water. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best reverse osmosis systems on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
Master plumber Richard Trethewey installs a utility sink in Mark McCullough’s chicken barn.
In this how-to video, This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installs a utility sink
Plumbing & Heating Expert Richard Tretheway shows host Kevin O’Connor several methods for making solid, watertight connections, both with solder and without.
Save big bucks while taking advantage of the existing heat in your home
Water heaters are easy to ignore—until they stop working. From size, types, cost, and maintenance read this step-by-step guide to buying a water heater if you're looking to replace yours.
Water softeners remove calcium and magnesium minerals from your well or city water. These minerals cause hard water, which can clog pipes and decrease water pressure. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best water softeners on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shares some tips on maintaining water heaters.
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey explains some general soldering techniques and how to connect water piping.
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey explains how a well water pump works and why it could be behind a high electrical bill.
Ask This Old House plumbing and HVAC expert Richard Trethewey explains the failure points in toilet tanks and how to repair them