Knocking water pipes occur when irregular water pressure in the main supply line enters the home, according to The pressure is responsible for maintaining water flow throughout a home and into the faucets,... More »

High water pressure, loose mounting straps and water hammers are some of the reasons water pipes make noise, according to James Carey and Morris Carey, authors of "Home Maintenance For Dummies." Fixing these problems red... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Plumbing

Steam heaters in homes often make noise because condensed steam is trapped in the pipes. As the steam runs through the system, it pushes the water through. When this water hits an elbow, valve or other fitting, a banging... More » Home & Garden Heating & Cooling

Installing a water softener usually involves cutting into the water supply line, cutting and installing the pipes, connecting the water softener and testing the newly installed device. The water softener should ideally b... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Plumbing

To replace a sewer line, cut off the water supply along the line, expose and remove the old sewer line, fit in the new line, and install the vertical pipes in the wyes. Seal the fitted portion and test it out to check fo... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Plumbing

Thaw frozen pipes by turning off the water supply, opening the tap the frozen pipe supplies and applying heat. Once you thaw the pipe, keep the area warm, and turn the tap to a slow drip to prevent it from freezing again... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Plumbing

To winterize a cottage water system, turn off the water supply, drain the water heater, flush and drain the pipes, pour antifreeze into the drains, drain the dishwasher, and drain the clothes washer. This procedure gener... More »