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Quick patches for leaky pipes.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1972 (v.50#10) pg. 146

Be your own plumber. Plastic and copper piping. What you need to know for improvements and repairs.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1981 (v.4#6) pg. 34

Plumbing code changes to smaller supply lines and waste lines save on costs. A look at the new standards.
COST CUTS Mar 1987 (v.4#4) pg. 6

Electronic pipe and cable finder.
ELECTRONICS ILLUSTRATED Nov 1963 (v.6#6) pg. 79

Adding extensions to your plumbing using copper tubing.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #80 Jun 1964 (v.14#3) pg. 40

Doing your own plumbing. How to join and disassemble copper tubing and galvanized piping.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #123 Jan 1971 (v.21#1) pg. 38

Tips on fixing minor toilet, faucet, and pipe problems.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #212 Oct 1980 (v.30#8) pg. 30

Repair a leaking pipe with epoxy plumbing repair materials.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #236 Feb 1983 (v.33#2) pg. 56

Tip on installing a plastic transition union to join plastic and galvanized steel water pipe.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #246 Feb 1984 (v.34#2) pg. 66

Tip: Fill pipe with sand before bending.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #248 Apr 1984 (v.34#4) pg. 157

Basic home plumbing. Fittings and connections for water supply lines.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #259 May-Jun 1985 (v.35#5) pg. 88

Tools for plumbing. Tips on special tools for working with copper pipe, tools for threaded pipe, and tools for tight places.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #270 Jul-Aug 1986 (v.36#6) pg. 20

Tip: Teflon tape may help prevent leaks in compression-style plumbing connections.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #285 Jan 1988 (v.38#1) pg. 100

Proper method for applying "Teflon" tape to seal a threaded pipe joint.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #312 Oct 1990 (v.40#9) pg. 10

Working with threaded pipe. A summary of types of pipe found in older homes. Tips on measuring, cutting and threading pipe, and making simple repairs and add-ons.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #321 Sep 1991 (v.41#8) pg. 14

A summary of the variety of pipes found in both new and older homes (lead, cast iron, galvanized steel, copper and plastic). Advice about which ones do-it-yourselfers can repair.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #324 Jan 1992 (v.42#1) pg. 18
Added Info FAMILY HANDYMAN #329 Jun 1992 (v.42#6) pg. 8

Common plumbing woes and how to fix them. (1) Leaking slip joints under a double sink. (2) Installing kitchen sink strainer assemblies. (3) Sewer gas odor. (4) Styles and applications of three different types of threaded joints. (5) Soldering tips.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #358 May 1995 (v.45#5) pg. 22

A look at what's available in flexible water supply tubes and when to use each.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #371 Sep 1996 (v.46#8) pg. 72

Remodel plumbing. How to connect the new pipes to the old ones.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #17 Oct-Nov 1983 pg. 52
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #21 Jun-Jul 1984 pg. 4
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #22 Aug-Sep 1984 pg. 6

Jig for cutting thin-walled pipes with a hacksaw. Ideal for cuts made near the end of the tube. Eliminates chance of deforming the pipe.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #63 Oct-Nov 1990 pg. 26

Tip on using heated rocks to thaw frozen water pipes.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #93 Feb-Mar 1995 pg. 22

Selecting a threaded-pipe sealant. Both pipe dope and Teflon tape are discussed.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #96 Jun-Jul 1995 pg. 124

How to install copper tubing.
HANDY ANDY Jan 1978 (v.2#4) pg. 57

Taking the mystery out of pipe fittings. Basic points on using fittings and a summary of the most common types of fittings.
HANDY ANDY Feb 1978 (v.2#5) pg. 43

Tip when repairing a burst copper pipe using a wrapwround patch from a repair kit.
HOME MECHANIX #741 Jan 1990 (v.86) pg. 6

Tip: Use propane torch to help loosen a "frozen" or rusted pipe joint.
HOMEOWNER Sep 1988 (v.13#7) pg. 66

Tip: Make kinkless bends in copper tubing by inserting a long coil spring inside the tube.
HOMEOWNER Nov 1988 (v.13#9) pg. 70

Tip for bending flexible copper tubing without getting kinks.
HOMEOWNER Sep 1989 (v.14#7) pg. 72

Plumbing emergencies. How to fix clogs and leaks when there's no plumber around. Includes clogged toilet, leaking pipes, gas water heater thermocouple, and electric heater element replacement.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1989 (v.14#10) pg. 67

First aid for emergencies. Broken pipe or joint, stopped up toilet, leaking toilet seals, etc.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #4 Winter 1976 (v.1#4) pg. 109

How to support pipes and keep them from banging.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #460 Sep 1966 (v.62) pg. 105

A primer on water pipery. Galvanized, brass and copper pipes and fittings and how to work with each.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #514 Mar 1971 (v.67) pg. 95

How to repair leaks in pipes using fiberglass.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #61 Jan-Feb 1980 pg. 114

How to cope with a broken-pipe emergency, both a pinprick leak and a split section.
NEW SHELTER Nov-Dec 1985 (v.6#9) pg. 32

How to clean rust deposits out of old pipes by replacing nipples and cleaning out shut-off valves.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan 1980 (v.8#1) pg. 11

Tip: Air pump apparatus is used to dislodge rust particles from old plumbing lines.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Feb 1982 (v.10#2) pg. 48

Tip: Tapping a leaking area of a soft lead pipe forms a self-sealing patch.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1986 (v.14#1) pg. 30

Tip describes how to make an inexpensive dressing tool for cleaning out the internal threads of old plumbing pipe.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1996 (v.24#4) pg. 20

Pipefitting tricks with copper tubing.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1968 (v.129#5) pg. 164

Tools and tricks the professionals uses when working with copper tubing.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1971 (v.135#1) pg. 164

How to work with copper piping.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1974 (v.141#2) pg. 76

Fixes for 4 common plumbing problems. (1) Clogged drains. (2) Running toilet tank. (3) Frozen pipes. (4) Leaking pipes.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1983 (v.160#5) pg. 54

How to repair frozen pipes.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1989 (v.166#12) pg. 91

Tools you need for pipe jobs.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1963 (v.183#2) pg. 98

Tips on plumbing with copper tubing.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1965 (v.187#3) pg. 134

Tips on using stainless steel water pipes instead of copper.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1968 (v.193#4) pg. 172

Tapping into water lines. A look at various pipe adapters which make it easier to tap into a pipe.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1982 (v.220#3) pg. 119

Features and problems of older plumbing systems. Includes instructions for working with cast-iron piping, replacing rusted pipe, quieting water hammer and installing replacement plastic piping.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Oct 1986 (v.1#2) pg. 58

How to bend copper tubing around obstructions and eliminate threading and jointing pipe.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Dec 1965 (v.36#12) pg. 55

Pipe fitting techniques.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1963 (v.19#4) pg. 42

Tip: Use dresser coupling to repair leaking water pipe.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1979 (v.35#1) pg. 6

Do-it-yourself plumbing. Techniques every homeowner should know. Installing and repairing galvenized pipe.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1979 (v.35#6) pg. 104

Do-it-yourself plumbing techniques every homeowner should know. Working with copper tubing.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1980 (v.36#1) pg. 94