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A hot shower after a long day is soothing, but if your water heater is set too low, that’s a comfort you may be denied. If the water coming out of your tap is only lukewarm, it may not kill harmful bacteria or get your dishes clean. Adjust the temperature of your water heater by following a few easy steps.

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A playhouse makes a lovely addition to a family backyard and is sure to keep young children entertained for many happy hours. The following instructions explain how to build a playhouse out of reclaimed, heat-treated pallets.

bathroom floor and bathroom drain

If your shower drainage is a bit sluggish or you notice rust or other damage, you may need to remove the drain to repair or replace it. Fortunately, this is a quick and straightforward job for even the most inexperienced DIYers. You just need the right tools and these step-by-step instructions.


A shower drain is an important plumbing fixture that captures water and directs it toward your home’s sewage system. You can install a shower drain as part of a home renovation project or replace an existing one when you notice a leak. Here's how.

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