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Valves

When it comes to plumbing, pipes get all the glory. But valves are important, too.

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    Fix a leaking shutoff valve and save yourself the cost of a visit from the plumber.


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    In honor of Family Handyman's 70th anniversary, we're sharing some throwbacks. Check out these DIY plumbing tips.


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    Expert Tips for an Easy Faucet Installation

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    Plumbing Valve Basics

    Is one type better than the other?

    Stop Plumbing Leaks With Ball-Type Shutoff Valves

    Choose ball-type valves when replacing toilet or sink shutoff valves


    How to Repack a Stem Seal on a Street Valve

    You can add new packing in minutes without turning off the water

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    How to Replace a Shutoff Valve

    Stop under-sink leaks with this 30-minute fix.


    Install a Valve for an Icemaker

    Prevent leaks with a better supply valve


    Fixing a Water-Shutoff Valve Leak

    Solution to a leak around the water valve shut-off handle


    How to Locate Your Gas Shutoff Valve and Water Shutoff Valve

    How to find and operate shutoff valves for gas and water pipes.

    Why You Should Freeze Pipes on Purpose

    Most homeowners are concerned with how to keep pipes from freezing during the winter. But consider this situation contributing editor Kurt...



    Silence a Noisy Check Valve

    Special check valves reduce pipe noise


    Fix a Leaky Shut Off Valve

    This simple fix only takes a minute


    Fix a Leaky Shutoff With a Supply Valve Piggyback

    An easy alternative to shutting off the main water supply