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Become a more well-rounded professional with these insights into life as a pro in the trades.

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How to Upgrade Your Bathroom Vanity

A fresh new look for your bathroom.

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Bosch’s New Thermal Camera a ‘Staple for Any Toolbox’

The camera gives DIYers and pros an easy way to accurately measure, visualize and analyze thermal variance on almost any...


How to Become a Plumber

Learn how to become a plumber through a local apprenticeship or trade school program.


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Stuff We Love: Plumbers Tool Up

Gear up with these 3 plumbing tools


Post Plumbing Job Checklist

Another successful plumbing job...but wait! Before you pack up your tools, take the time to do a final check...

Stuff We Love: Plumbing Gear

This week's "Stuff We Love" covers plumbing gear that pro plumbers will want to have on their radar.


5 Things I Wish I Would Have Known as a Rookie Plumber

We talked with a self-described ski-bum-turned-veteran-plumber to learn the five things he wishes he would have known when he started...

5 Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Plumbing Snake

Consistent maintenance of your drain-cleaning equipment reduces effort on site and prolongs its useful lifespan.


Tips for Plumbing With Plastic Pipe

We asked Les Zell, a master plumber, to share some of his tips on working with plastic plumbing. Here are...


Avoid These Common Plumbing Mistakes

I've seen these same mistakes made over and over. The solution for every one is simple. Let me show you....


Seven Plumbing Tricks You Have To Know

Seven terrific tips and tricks from a long-time plumber

Pro Tips for Basement Finishing

These are great tips on how to solve many of the problems you're likely to encounter when working on your...


Get Yourself out of Prickly Plumbing Predicaments

Even pro plumbers run into unforeseen problems on the job. Veteran plumber Les Zell shares the cool tools and tips...


Tackle Tricky Plumbing Problems

Check out these great solutions to plumbing problems that were not what they seemed.