Simple Home Plumbing Repairs

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Richard E. Phillips
Department of Environmental Design

Learn how fix your leaking faucet, unclog drains and repair your toilet flush tank. This publication outlines step-by-step processes for each home repair, complete with detailed diagrams. It also covers several other minor maintenance and repair functions, such as cleaning faucet screens and replacing pipes. This guide also gives the reader an idea of the basic operation of each component in home plumbing systems.


  • Chemical drain cleaners
  • Faucet seats
  • Flush valve
  • Water hammer


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