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How to Install a Refrigerator with a Dispenser Unit

The refrigerator is the easiest of all appliances to install. Fridges today often come with popular extras that require more from you in the way of installation. The most popular of these extras is the [more…]

How to Remove a Toilet

Disconnecting an old toilet to prepare for the installation of a new one is nothing regal. The steps to install a toilet are the reverse of removing one, so you get a practice run before connecting the [more…]

How to Install a New Toilet

You install a two-piece toilet in three phases: First, you secure the toilet base to the floor, then you fasten the tank to the base, and finally, you connect the water supply to fill the toilet with water [more…]

How to Choose a Toilet for Your Bathroom

When it comes to choosing a toilet, begin by pinpointing who the primary users are and how often it will be used. A good choice for an infrequently used powder room is a distant cousin from one that’s [more…]

How to Remove a Bathtub

If you are remodeling your bathroom, chances are you will be installing a new bathtub. That means you have to remove the old one. Don’t attempt to do this job alone. Get two strong helpers to assist with [more…]

Tools You Need to Install a New Bathtub

Installing a bathtub isn’t an easy do-it-yourself project because it involves working with a large, heavy object in a small space. If you have any misgivings about doing it, hire a plumber who has the [more…]

How to Install a New Bathtub

Installing a tub isn’t an easy do-it-yourself project because it involves working with a large, heavy object in a small space. If you have any misgivings about doing it, hire a plumber who has the experience [more…]

How to Build a Platform for a Bathtub

A platform bathtub is enclosed in a framed platform and surfaced with tile, wood, or other finishing material. The project may require reinforcing existing floor framing in addition to the construction [more…]

How to Install a Platform Bathtub

A platform bathtub is often enclosed in a framed platform. After the platform is built and the plumbing is roughed in, you place the tub in the platform. It's easier to install a whirlpool tub after you've [more…]

How to Install an Enclosed Shower

Installing a shower requires you to construct wood framing to support the walls of the enclosure. If you place the shower in a corner, you have to construct fewer walls. In any case, the manufacturer supplies [more…]

How to Install a Shower (or Tub) Door

If you're tired of dealing with a leaky, mildew-stained shower curtain on an existing shower, installing a shower door might be a perfect solution. The installation, which is essentially the same for a [more…]

How to Install Shower (or Tub) Grab Bars

Getting in and out of a shower isn’t always easy, even when you’re fit and able. If you have a sore knee or a sprained ankle, you may find it nearly impossible to maneuver safely without a secure handle [more…]

How to Install the Drain for a Pedestal Sink

What it lacks in storage space, a pedestal sink makes up for in high style. How you install a pedestal sink varies by style and manufacturer. Installing a pedestal sink involves completing several individual [more…]

How to Install the P-Trap under a Sink

With your pedestal sink on the wall, you can install the P-trap. The U-shape of this pipe is the trap that retains enough water to prevent sewer gases from entering the bathroom. You can adjust the P-trap [more…]

How to Prepare a Wall to Hang a Sink

When you’re going to install a sink in an existing bathroom, you have to remove the drywall in the area behind the sink to add blocking to provide support. You have to open the wall to expose at least [more…]

How to Set Mounting Bolts and Hang a Sink

After you take steps to strengthen the wall behind your sink, you're ready to complete your wall-hung sink installation. The next sink installation steps involve setting the mounting bolts into the support [more…]

How to Install a Bathroom Vanity

A vanity cabinet offers counter and storage space in your bathroom. Before you begin installing your vanity, check that its measurements are correct, and move it into position. Use a carpenter’s level [more…]

How to Attach a Sink to a Stone Countertop

If you are installing a sink within a stone countertop, you attach the sink to the underside of the stone countertop with epoxy. This step isn’t difficult, but you must set the sink in the right place. [more…]

How to Hang a Medicine Cabinet

Manufacturers sell medicine cabinets preassembled except for the doors, with drywall anchors to fasten them to walls. Because of its weight, the best location for this cabinet is on the wall with a wall [more…]

How to Replace a Recessed Medicine Cabinet

To replace a recessed medicine cabinet, choose a replacement cabinet that’s the same or close to the same size as your original cabinet so that it fits in the existing wall cavity. Another good bet is [more…]

How to Install a Single-Handled Faucet

Many of today’s faucet manufacturers have a line of easy-to-install single-control faucets designed for do-it-yourselfers. It’s easy to install because it’s accessible almost entirely above the countertop [more…]

How to Install a Two-Handle Faucet

Today’s designs of two-handle faucets make installing one easier than ever. A hardworking bathroom faucet doesn’t have to be ordinary, but it does have to be installed properly. Some faucet designs use [more…]

How to Fix Sagging Cabinet Doors

Cabinet doors sag when a screw or hinge comes loose, when the hardware is damaged, or when the wood underneath the hinge is stripped or gouged by a loose screw. You need a screwdriver. [more…]

How to Fix a Stuck Drawer

Several things can cause drawers to get sticky so that they become difficult to open, but you can fix a drawer. Start by pulling the drawer all the way out of the cabinet or chest so you can determine [more…]

How to Restore a Washing Machine

One way to save money is to keep an older washing machine running longer. Just about anyone can keep their washer in good running order by replacing belts; getting lost socks, buttons, and pins out of [more…]


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