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How To: Replace A Toilet Flange
The bathroom may well be the wet spot in any home, but water pooling around the base of the commode doesn't fall in t...
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Solved! What to Do When Your Toilet Starts Overflowing
Q: Help! Just as I was leaving the bathroom, I heard the unmistakable, undesirable sound of water hitting the floor. ...
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How To: Snake a Toilet
Let’s face it: Dealing with a clogged toilet is about as much fun—but, unfortunately, just as necessary—as a root can...
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How To: Make Your Own Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Everyone loves a clean home, but our obsession with sanitation may come at a cost to our health. Some people, especia...
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Solved! What to Do About a Sewage Smell in the Bathroom
Q: I’ve noticed a rotten smell coming from my bathroom lately and can’t figure out the source. Do you have any idea w...
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Solved! What to Do When the Toilet Won’t Flush
Q: Help! My toilet won’t flush. The handle moves freely, but nothing happens when I press down. Can I fix it without ...
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Clanking Pipes? Restore Quiet with a Water Hammer Arrester
Have you ever been spooked by strange banging, clanking, or thumping sounds coming from your water pipes whenever you...
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Solved! What to Do About a Leaking Toilet Tank
Q: Help! My toilet is leaking all over the bathroom floor, and I haven’t yet located the source. How can I find and f...
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How To: Install a Toilet Seat
Sure, there are plenty of intimidatingly complex bathroom repairs for which you would be wise to hire a plumber. This...
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The Right Way to Use a Plunger
If your toilet’s overflowing or your sink’s stopped up, it’s time to take the plunge! About 90 percent of the time, a...
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Are You Still Cleaning Toilets the Old-Fashioned Way?
Of all the housekeeping chores that people tend to dread, there may be none more widely reviled than cleaning the toi...
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Bob Vila Radio: The Lowdown on Upflushing Toilets
Adding a toilet to your basement not only adds convenience, but it can also boost the value of your home. But before ...
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The Right Way to Clean a Toilet
A dreaded household chore, cleaning the toilet is the definition of dirty work. Mostly it's a matter of hygiene, but ...
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The Toilets of Tomorrow
High-tech appliances, gadgets, and gizmos are steadily marching into all corners of our lives. So it only makes sense that advanced technology would insinuate its...
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The Right Way to Plunge a Toilet
People go weeks, months, and even years without giving the toilet a second thought. The instant it clogs, however, th...
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Bob Vila Radio: Dual-Flush Toilets
Back in the 1980s, a bright Australian fellow came up with the idea for dual-flush toilets. They've been around for a...
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New & Notable: 12 Bathroom Products That Raise the Bar on Style and Innovation
Current trends in bathroom design reflect homeowners' propensities toward spa-like luxuries and smart innovation. Here are 12 new and notable products that stand ...
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How To: Install a Toilet
If you're updating the bathroom, you'll need to know how to install a toilet. Apply a new wax seal over the waste fla...
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Talking Toilets with Chip Wade (or, How to Choose a Toilet)
"With subtle style differences and various makes and models available, a toilet is a pretty simple machine designed t...
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How To: Replace a Toilet Seat
Though certainly not cutting edge, toilet seat design has witnessed a tide of innovation in recent years. So if you a...
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How To: Replace a Toilet
There are many reasons to replace a toilet. Maybe it’s old or avocado green. Or maybe it rocks more than the Red Hot ...
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Low-Flow Toilets 101
The EPA declares that an estimated 4. 8 billion gallons of water are flushed down the toilet every day. According to ...
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How To: Fix a Running Toilet
Nowadays, we don’t give much thought to our toilets, but there was a time when answering nature's call involved such ...
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Bob Vila Radio: Toilet Flappers
Are you tired of jiggling the handle to stop your toilet from running? The noise and inconvenience drives you crazy, ...
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Bob Vila Radio: Unclogging a Toilet
You’re in the middle of a party, enteraining a houseful of guests, and the toilet acts up. Are you ready to spring in...
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It's All in the Flush! Low-Flow Toilets' High Impact
Average Americans are flushing money down the drain.  Oh, maybe not literally money—but most US homes still have one ...
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Bob Vila Radio: Low-Flush Toilets
Did you know that you could save 20% on your water bill just by replacing your toilet? Most conventional toilets hog ...
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Bob Vila Radio: Replacing a Toilet
If you’ve got an older toilet, you’re probably paying for twice the water you need for each flush. But never fear: to...
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Quick Tip: Replace a Toilet
The Case for New Toilets Because it’s one of the things we use the most, there are lots of reasons to replace an olde...
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Quick Tip: Unclog a Toilet
We all know that life would be very different without that wonder of modern science: the toilet. But when it acts up,...
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Master Bathroom Tub, Tile, and Low-Flow Toilet Installation
In the master bath, Bob reviews the appropriate design choices made by homeowner and contractor Nick Beasley for this period home. A new low-flush toilet is insta...
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Touring the Kohler Showroom and Factory in Kohler, WI
Bob tours the showroom with the founder’s great-granddaughter, and then visits the factory to see how the vitreous china is manufactured.
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Ultra Low-Flow Toilet Installed
Lenora Campos shows Bob a Toto energy-efficient toilet.
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Installing Bathroom Fixtures
Bob meets with Lenora Campos of Toto USA, the largest toilet manufacturer in the world. Campos introduces Toto's Mercer line of residential fixtures, giving speci...
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Toto Low-Flow Toilet
Bob meets with Lenora Campos from Toto USA, a leader in water technology and the largest toilet manufacturer in the world. Campos introduces Bob to the dual-flush...
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Installing a Toto One-Piece Toilet
Bob watches the installation of a low-flow Toto toilet with a sleek design. The installation is simple, thanks to a special flange that reconfigures the tradition...
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Bathroom Fixtures Installed
Dave Kohler installs a Kohler lavatory in the Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build project house.
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Marble Countertop Installation
Bob checks in with Greg Rockland, the plumber installing a marble countertop in the loft conversion unit.
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Wheelchair-Accessible Toilet Installation
Bob talks with Gerry Folan, the plumber who is installing a specially designed wheelchair-accessible toilet. Phil Boggs (from Kohler) discusses the unique feature...
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Bathroom Remodel
Pat and Roger Simons, the owners of the second house in the Elmwood project, review the goals of their bathroom remodel.
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Plumbing in the Bathroom and Wiring in the Kitchen
Plumber Kevin Hanley reviews the installation process for a pedestal sink and antique toilet in the new half-bath. And electrical wiring is pulled through the wal...
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Installing New Bathroom Fixtures
Since the bathroom has been gutted, plumbers begin to install new fixtures.
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Replacing the Toilet
Plumber Dan Macias replaces the old toilet with a new, high-efficiency model.
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