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How to Replace a Steam Radiator

How to Replace a Steam Radiator  Time: 4 hours Cost: $100 and up Skill Level: Moderate Tools List for Replacing a Steam Radiator: 2 pipe wrenches Pipe (for persuasion) Spud wrench Shopping List: Replacement radiator Hand valve Spud Pipe dope Single strand...Read More

How to Replace a Whole-House Plumbing Trap

How to Replace a Whole-House Plumbing Trap Shopping List for Replacing a Whole-House Plumbing Trap: - cast-iron pipe, fitting, and cleanout - no-Hub couplings, used to join together cast-iron pipe and fittings Tools for Replacing a Whole-House Plumbing Trap: - soil-pipe cutter, used to...Read More

How to Replace a Kitchen Sink and Faucet

How to Replace a Kitchen Sink and Faucet  Shopping List for Replacing a Kitchen Sink and Faucet: - 18-gauge stainless-steel sink - Single-lever kitchen faucet - Rubber cap with stainless-steel hose clamp, for sealing pipe end] - Plumber's putty, used to water-seal fittings - PVC...Read More

The Very Best Ways To Coil an Extension Cord

The Very Best Ways To Coil an Extension Cord Tips and tricks for keeping cords untangled and easy access from This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor. 

How To Rebuild a Toilet Tank

How To Rebuild a Toilet Tank  Shopping List for Rebuilding a Toilet Tank: - toilet repair kit Tools for Rebuilding a Toilet Tank: - turkey baster or wet/dry vacuum, for removing water from tank - large slotted screwdriver - rag or bucket - open-end wrench - pliers