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Peter Gray

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Peter has been a homeowner for 35+ years and has always done his own repair and improvement tasks. As a retired plumber, Peter now spends his time looking after his two grandkids and teaching others how they can fix leaks, replace faucets, and make home improvements without needing to call in an expensive professional.

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A scroll saw

The Best Scroll Saws (to Make Complex Scrolls)

A shower head

10 Best Shower Heads (2021 Reviews)

An elevated toilet seat

7 Best Elevated Toilet Seats (2021 Reviews)

A modern stainless steel kitchensink

The Best Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks (Top Picks)

A ph and chlorine water test kit

7 Best Water Test Kits (2021 Reviews)

A replacement toilet flange

Best Toilet Flanges of 2021

Toilet tank with flapper

Best Toilet Flappers of 2021

Different types of shut off valve

10 Most Common Shut off Valve Types

Person flushing toilet

Common Types of Toilet Flush Systems: Getting Rid of the Waste

Bidet attachment

7 Best Bidet Attachments (2021 Reviews)

Heated toilet seat

Best Heated Toilet Seats of 2021

Smiling child using the bathroom sink

7 Best Bathroom Sinks (2021 Reviews)

Person unclogging the sink with baking soda.

How to Unclog a Sink (10 of the Best Non-Toxic Methods)

Kitchen sink strainer

5 Best Kitchen Sink Strainers (2021 Reviews)

Woman washing vegetables on the sink

Best Kitchen Sinks of 2021

Woman washing vegetables in an undermount kitchen sink

Best Undermount Kitchen Sinks of 2021

Farmhouse sink

7 Best Farmhouse Sinks (2021 Reviews)

Steam shower generator

The Best Steam Shower Generators for Ultimate Relaxation

Steam shower

7 Best Steam Showers (2021 Reviews)

Dual shower head

7 Best Dual Showerheads (2021 Reviews)

Home reverse osmosis system

10 Best Reverse Osmosis Systems (2021 Reviews)

Man grouting shower tiles

Best Shower Grouts of 2021

Luxurious shower with base

The Best Shower Pans for Every Kind of Bathroom

Bathroom with shower stall

The Best Shower Stalls and Kits (Our Top Picks)

Shower valves and fixtures

Best Shower Valves of 2021

Modern bathroom with a shower panel

Best Shower Panels of 2021

A rain and handheld shower system

The Top 5 Best Shower Systems (2021 Reviews)

Shower head with extention arm

7 Best Shower Head Extension Arms (2021 Reviews)

Cleaning the shower with a cleaning solution

The Best Shower Cleaners (No More Grimy Shower)

Bathroom with sliding shower door

7 Best Sliding Shower Doors (2021 Reviews)

Shower with high-pressure flow

How to Increase Shower Water Pressure (13 Easy Steps)

Determining shower head height

What’s the Ideal Shower Head Height? (3 Things to Consider)

Replacing a shower head

How to Replace a Shower Head (8 Step Easy Guide)

Remove flow restrictor from shower head

How To Remove Flow Restrictor From Shower Head (Solve Low-Pressure Issues)

Electric shower head

Best Electric Shower Heads of 2021

Kid bathing in a tub with shower

The Best Kids Shower Heads (Top Picks Your Little Ones Will Love)

Luxury shower

5 Best Luxury Shower Heads (2021 Reviews)

LED shower head

The Best LED Shower Heads to Modernize Your Shower

Rv shower room

Best RV Shower Heads of 2021

Low flow showerhead

7 Best Low Flow Shower Heads (2021 Reviews)

Rain shower head

Best Rain Shower Heads of 2021

High pressure shower head

The Best High Pressure Shower Heads (Ditch Low Water Pressure)

Water softener

Best Water Softeners of 2021

Maintaining water softener

Easy Water Softener Maintenance (3 Things You Must Know)

water softener with Reverse osmosis system

How Does A Water Softener Work? (7 Types Explained)

removing water stains from toilet

How to Remove Hard Water Stains from a Toilet

hard vs. soft water drinking from faucet

Hard vs. Soft Water (And How to Tell the Difference)

Beautiful Freestanding Bathtub

Best Bathtubs of 2021

Small Corner bathtub for small bathroom

Best Small Bathtubs for Small Bathrooms of 2021

Purolite Water Softener Resin

5 Best Water Softener Resins (2021 Reviews)

Clearsource Portable Rv Water Softener

5 Best Portable RV Water Softeners (2021 Reviews)

handheld shower head

Best Handheld Shower Heads of 2021

AquaHomeGroup Shower Filter For Hard Water

The Best Shower Filters for Hard Water (Top Picks)

water softener salt pellets

Best Water Softener Salts of 2021

best foot spa

The Best Foot Spas (For Happy Feet)

Lavender bath salts

The Best Bath Salts (Time to Relax)

beautiful white bathtub

5 Best Alcove Bathtubs (2021 Reviews)

Photo of luxury whirlpool tub

Best Whirlpool Tubs of 2021

Plumber installing a bath

Bathroom Facelift: How to Install a Bathtub

Best Water Filtration System

7 Best Water Filters (2021 Reviews)

Best Alkaline Ionizer Water Machines

7 Best Alkaline Ionizer Water Machines (2021 Reviews)

Best Alkaline Water Pitchers

The Best Alkaline Water Pitchers (Buying Guide)

Woman pouring water from the best water filter pitcher

The Best Water Filter Pitchers (Expert Reviews)

Best Water Distillers

Best Water Distillers of 2021

Freestanding tub in the bathroom

Best Freestanding Tubs of 2021

Modern new acrylic bathtub

7 Best Acrylic Bathtubs (2021 Reviews)

Woman cleaning bathtub

Best Bathtub Cleaner of 2021

Plumber installing water faucet in the bathroom

13 Easy Steps to Replace a Bathtub Faucet

Plumber cleaning hair from drain in bathroom

How to Unclog a Bathtub Drain

portable water filter

7 Best Portable Water Filters (2021 Reviews)

Woman filling cup at water cooler dispenser

The Best Water Cooler Dispensers (Top Picks)

Best Countertop Water Filter

10 Best Countertop Water Filters (2021 Reviews)

Using the best refrigerator water filter

Best Refrigerator Water Filters of 2021

Whole house water filtering system

Best Whole House Water Filters of 2021

Water from a the best faucet water filter

The Best Faucet Water Filters (Clean Water From the Source)

Plumber installing the best under sink water filter

Best Under Sink Water Filters of 2021

tap water with chlorine removed

How To Remove Chlorine From Water (5 Ways)

Plumber changing a water filter system

How to Change a Water Filter (4 Different Ways)

How To Remove Calcium From Water

How to Remove Calcium from Water (4 Simple Methods)

DIY Water purification filter with activated charcoal

Fast and Easy DIY Water Filters (5 Simple Ways)

plumber cleaning a water filter

How to Clean Water Filters

Plumber changing a water filter

How Often to Change a Water Filter (6 Different Types)

plumber installing new water filter in the kitchen

How to Install a Water Filter (4 Step Simple Guide)

plumbing fittings

20 Types of Plumbing Fittings Explained (With Photos)

water filters

7 Types of Water Filters Explained

replacing bathroom faucet

How to Replace a Bathroom Faucet (13 Step DIY Guide)

fixing bathtub faucet

13 Ways to Fix a Leaky Bathtub Faucet (No More Money Down the Drain)

kitchen faucet

How to Fix Low Pressure In Kitchen Faucet (3 Solutions)

fixing shower faucet

Ditch the Drips: How to Fix a Leaky Shower Faucet

replacing kitchen faucet

How to Replace a Kitchen Faucet (9 Foolproof Steps to Success)

fixing leaky kitchen faucet

The Complete Guide to Fixing a Leaky Kitchen Faucet

Grohe Faucet

Best Grohe Faucets of 2021

Kingston Brass Kitchen faucet

4 Best Kingston Brass Faucets (2021 Reviews)

Danze kitchen faucet

Best Danze Faucets of 2021

Pfister bathroom faucet

Best Pfister Faucets of 2021

Modern bathroom faucet

Aquasource Faucets Reviews: Our Budget Picks

Glacier Bay Kitchen Faucet

Best Glacier Bay Faucet Reviews of 2021

A beautiful Waterstone Faucet

Best Waterstone Faucet Reviews (2021 Guide)

Kohler Pull down Faucet

Kohler Faucet Reviews (2021 Guide)

Hansgrohe Kitchen Faucet

Hansgrohe Faucet Reviews: The Best of Hansgrohe

Vigo Kitchen Pull Down Faucet

Best Vigo Faucet Reviews of 2021

A Kraus kitchen faucet

Kraus Faucet Reviews: Which One Comes out Tops?

Delta Touch Kitchen Faucet

Best Delta Touch Faucet Reviews of 2021

Technician troubleshooting a problem of a tankless water heater

Bradford White Tankless Error Code Troubleshooting

Navien Tankless Water Heater

Navien Tankless Water Heater Error Codes

Ao Smith Tankless Water heater

AO Smith Tankless Error Code Troubleshooting

Rinnai Tankless water heater

Rinnai Tankless Error Codes and How to Fix Them

Rheem Tankless Water Heater

Rheem Tankless Error Code Troubleshooting — 23 Codes You Need to Know

Noritz tankless water heater

Noritz Tankless Error Codes and How to Troubleshoot Them

Black kitchen faucet

7 Best Black Kitchen Faucets (2021 Reviews)

Bathroom shower head and faucet

The Best Shower Faucets (Buying Guide & Reviews)

A vintage bronze kitchen faucet

The Best Oil-Rubbed Bronze Kitchen Faucets (Find the Perfect One)

A pull down faucet in a commercial style kitchen

The Best Commercial Style Kitchen Faucets — Which One Should You Choose?

Woman washing vegetables on a white kitchen sink

Best White Kitchen Faucets of 2021

Laundry room sink faucet

Best Utility Sink Faucets of 2021

A white bathroom faucet

Best Bathroom Faucets of 2021

A touchless kitchen faucet

Best Touchless Kitchen Faucets of 2021

A pull down kitchen faucet

Best Pull-Down Kitchen Faucets of 2021

Mom helping her daughter get water from the kitchen faucet

10 Best Kitchen Faucets (2021 Reviews)

Water sputtering from faucet to a glass

How to Fix Air in Hot Water Lines

Residential water heating system

Direct Vent Water Heater vs Power Vent Water Heater (4 Key Differences)

Man adjusting a fitting in the water heater panel

How to Replace a Water Heater's Thermocouple

Tankless water heater with timer

How Water Heater Timers Can Save You Energy and Cash

Man adjusting a water heater heat trap

Water Heater Heat Traps – Do They Work?

Old water heater left in the backyard

How to Determine Your Water Heaters Age

Man flushing a water heater

How to Flush Your Water Heater

Man fixing a problem with a water heater

Is Water Heater Noise a Sign of Trouble? (6 Things To Watch Out For)

Replacing a damaged water heater heating element

How to Replace a Water Heater Element

Man removing water heater parts

What to Do if Your Hot Water Smells like Rotten Eggs

Adjusting water heater thermostat

Why Water Heater Thermostats Fail and How to Replace Them 

Adjusting the water heater control

How to Replace a Water Heater Control

Tankless water heater piping system

How Do Water Heaters Work? (The 5 Main Types)

Woman washing her hands in the facucet

Is the Cloudy Hot Water in My Tap Dangerous?

Woman testing the temperature of the shower

How to Choose the Best Water Heater Temperature

Indoor heating system with tank and tankless water heater

What Size Water Heater Do You Need? (Comprehensive Guide)

Tankless water heating system mounted on the wall

Tankless Water Heater Cost — Should You Invest?

Testing if shower is hot or cold

How Long Does It Take a Water Heater to Heat Up?

Replacing water heater anode rod

Water Heater Anode Rod Replacement (9 Simple Steps)

DIY Water Heater Covers

DIY Water Heater Covers — The Best and Worst Methods for Each Room

Old Water Heater

What to Do with an Old Water Heater (11 Unique Ideas)

Water heating system with expansion tanks

Water Heater Expansion Tanks — What Are They?

Man opening the lid of a water heater to check for problems

How to Fix Water Heater Problems (7 Common Issues)

Retired Water Heaters

How Long Do Water Heaters Last

Water heater leaking

Water Heater Leaking? How to Fix It — A Definitive Guide

Tank and tankless water heaters installed outdoors

The Best Water Heaters On the Market (Hot Water Every Time)

Richmond Tank Water Heater

Best Richmond Water Heater Reviews (2021 Guide)

State tankless water heater

State Water Heaters Reviews: Are Slate Water Heaters Any Good?

Rinnai Water Heater mounted to a wall

Rinnai Water Heater Reviews: Our Full Rinnai Critique

Bradford White Tank Water Heater

Best Bradford White Water Heaters of 2021

Rheem water heater

The Best Rheem Water Heater Reviews (Is Rheem Reliable?)

Ao Smith Water Heater

A.O. Smith Water Heater Reviews (2021 Guide)

Navien Tankless Water Heater

Navien Water Heater Reviews (2021 Guide)

A Tankless and Tank Water Heater

Tankless vs Tank Water Heaters

Person repairing a tankless water heater

Tankless Water Heater Maintenance

Water running from the shower

No Hot Water In Your House? (Most Common Causes)

Hot shower from a water heater

How Does A Tankless Water Heater Work?

Adjusting the temperature of a water heater

How to Reset Your Water Heater (5 Simple Steps)

A tankless water heater installed at the back of a van

The Best RV Tankless Water Heaters (Hot Water On-the-Go)

Home tankless gas water heater

5 Best Tankless Gas Water Heaters (2021 Reviews)

Electric heater on bathroom wall

The Best Electric Tankless Water Heaters (Hot Water at the Touch of a Button)

water heater with drain pan underneath

Best Water Heater Drain Pans of 2021

home hybrid heat pump water heater plastered to wall

3 Best Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heaters (2021 Reviews)

Plumber checking electric consumption of pump

The Best 50 Gallon Water Heaters (Hot Water for the Whole Family)

Tankless water heater flushing

Best Tankless Water Heater Flush Kits of 2021

Household heating system

5 Best Hot Water Recirculation Pumps (2021 Reviews)

Man hand regulating heat of home boiler

The Best Condensing Water Heaters (Go Environment-Friendly)

under sink water heater in bathroom

Best Under Sink Water Heaters of 2021

Camplus Portable water heater in the back of the trunk

The Best Portable Tankless Water Heaters (On-The-Go Hot Water)

roll of mineral wool with foil

5 Best Water Heater Blankets (2021 Reviews)