Category Archives: Plumbing

Eco Plumbing DIY – How to Drain Clogs with Vinegar and Baking Soda!

Couple weeks back I told you how to clean grease off in an eco-friendly way by using baking soda.

Well, yesterday my drain was clogged and I didn’t want to use liquid plumber.  Instead I used vinegar and baking soda to unclog my drain!

It really works, check it out in action:

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Plumbing Hack – How to Unclog a Toilet Using a Closet Auger!

For those of you who have clogged toilets and whatnot, you might actually want to try this method of using a closet auger like this guy who did after his wife accidentally flushed a rag through the toilet.  I think this is a really great idea and you should try it too before calling your local plumber and might have other uses also.

Besides that, it might be a lot more environmentally sound than draining

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Emergency Plumbing DIY – How to Fix Main Water Line Leak!

Yesterday, my mom called me and told me that their yard was literally filling itself with 2 feet of water, it was some kind of an emergency water leak in the pipe underground.

Well, since I knew a plumber friend, I called him immediately so he and his crew can head to my parent’s house, that was around 3PM.

Upon getting to my house, my plumber friend started diagnosing

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DIY Copper Pipe Coffee Table and Furniture!

Here’s some creative DIY furniture that caught my eye at the Maker Faire this year.  These are DIY copper pipe coffee table and other furniture.

You know they use a copper bracelet in golf to relieve arthritis pains?  Well, having copper furniture so you get some copper on you everyday might not be such a bad idea.

My friend is a plumber who specializes in copper-repiping over at Daly City, perhaps I might go ask him for some free copper pipes so I can

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Plumbing DIY – How to Make Add Heat Lines to Avoid Frozens Pipes Bursting!

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For those of you who live in cold climates, your pipes could burst from pipes expanding if they freeze.  I’ve personally had to dealt with this kinda situation even in California.

Although proper insulation can prevent most of these bursting pipes, there’s a better solution, you can make a temperature controller couple with heat lines along your pipes to avoid pipes from freezing. Remember, this probably will be hard to do if you have a big house but for small house

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Plumbing DIY – How to Unclog Bathroom Sink!

I guess using liquid draino isn’t the safest nor environmentally sound choice and for bathroom sinks, you might just be able to unclog your drains/pipes simply by cleaning the U-pipe attachment.  Not a bad solution plus it will save you some money buying that toxic, chemical stuff or calling your local plumber.

The steps of this instructable show you how to remove biological mysteries from your sink’s drainage without using caustic chemicals that cost money, are bad to breathe, less fun and whose success as an unclogging strategy has a lot of uncertainty.

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Home DIY – How to Build a Solar Water Heater!

Do you happen to live in hot-summer country such as Arizona?  Well, there’s a great guide on how to build your own solar water heater, filled with over 80+ pages of details on how to do this.

Also, there’s a DIY Solar Water Heater guide you can buy, which might be well worth it since this isn’t exactly the safest DIY ever.

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Solar DIY – How to Make a Solar Powered Roof Gutter Water Barrel!

Here in California, it’s freakin’ sunny as hell during the summer and in the winter, it rains like a mothufooko.  Anyways, I’ve been working on my friend’s lawn and they have no lawn sprinkler nor do they want to spend the money on it.  Every summer, that lawn gets dried up like crazy and I’ve always thought there’s gotta be a good way to re-use the water that you get during the spring, specifically the water thats coming down your roof gutter.

Well, I am in look as I found this awesome DIY that shows you how to make a solar-powered roof-gutter e

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Pump DIY – How to Make a Hydraulic Ram Pump!

I’ve installed water pumps, sump pumps, you name it.  But the all work using our precious electric energy.  Well, I have seen hydraulic pumps before that use no electricity and glad to say they may be the future alternative for exisiting electric pumps.

I am sure you can apply this hydraulic pump to various different applications including a water pump to add more water pressure to your gardening equipment and other pumping equipment.

I will have to head over to Home De

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Home Improvement DIY – How to Make a Computer Table with Galvanized Pipes!

If you are a plumber or simply have a LOT of extra galvanized pipe parts laying inside your garage, you might want to consider making a cool computer table with those extra parts.  Just remember, the galvanized pipes do have leftover resin and oil so you don’t want to build this for your kids, maybe as an extra table in your lonely garage where you can play poker with friends.

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