Home Plumbing

ISBN-10: 1589232011
ISBN-13: 9781589232013
Edition: 3rd 2005 (Revised)
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Description: The only plumbing book you'll ever need. Do-it-yourself plumbing can save homeowners more money than almost any other type of home improvement. All it takes is the information and skills you can learn from this third edition of The Complete Guide to  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Quayside
Publication date: 6/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.948
Language: English

The only plumbing book you'll ever need. Do-it-yourself plumbing can save homeowners more money than almost any other type of home improvement. All it takes is the information and skills you can learn from this third edition of The Complete Guide to Home Plumbing. Virtually every type of plumbing repair and installation is included, from the very simple (stopping a leaky faucet) to the most complex (removing old plumbing pipes and installing a new system). Now with nearly 120 step-by-step projects, this is the only plumbing book you will ever need.

Introduction
Understanding the Water Cycle
The Home Plumbing System
Water Supply System
Drain-Waste-Vent System
Planning Your Project
Mapping Your Plumbing System
Understanding Plumbing Codes
Getting a Permit
Testing New Plumbing Pipes
Plumbing Tools & Materials
Tools for Plumbing
Plumbing Materials
DWV Fittings
Working with Copper
Cutting & Soldering Copper
Using Compression Fittings
Using Flair Fittings
Working with Plastic
Cutting & Fitting Rigid Plastic Pipe
Working with Outdoor Flexible Plastic Pipe
Working with Cross-linked Polyethylene (PEX)
Working with Galvanized Iron
Working with Cast Iron
New Installation
Installing New Plumbing
Bathrooms
Plumbing Bathrooms
Plumbing a Master Bathroom
Plumbing a Basement Bath
Plumbing a Half Bath
Installing Showers, Bathtubs & Whirlpools
Installing Showers
Anatomy of a Shower
Installing Bathtubs
Installing Whirlpools
Installing Countertops & Sinks
Installing Faucets & Spouts
Installing Toilets
Macerating Toilets
Kitchens
Plumbing a Kitchen
Air Admittance valves
Installing Kitchen Sinks
Installing a Faucet & Drain
Installing a Pot Filler
Installing a Food Disposer
Installing a Dishwasher
Connecting a Refrigerator lce maker
Installing a Hot Water Dispenser
Miscellaneous
Installing an Undersink Water Filtration System
Installing a Whole-house Water Filtration System
Installing a Whole-house Humidifier
Installing a Water Softener
Installing a Washing Machine Standpipe Drain
Installing Outdoor Plumbing
Replacing Old Plumbing
Evaluating Your Plumbing
Replacing Old Plumbing: A Step-by-Step Overview
Planning Pipe Routes
Replacing a Main Waste-vent Stack
Replacing Branch Drains & Vent Pipes
Replacing a Toilet Drain
Replacing Supply Pipes
Repairing Existing Plumbing
Faucets
Faucet Problems & Repairs
Fixing Leaky Faucets
Fixing Ball-type Faucets
Fixing Cartridge Faucets
Fixing Compression Faucets
Fixing Disc Faucets
Replacing a Sink Faucet
Installing Shutoff Valves & Supply Tubes
Fixing Sprayers & Aerators
Tubs & Showers
Tub & Shower Plumbing
Fixing Three-handle Tub & Shower Faucets
Fixing Two-Handle Tub & Shower Faucets
Fixing Single-handle Tub & Shower Faucets
Fixing & Replacing Showerheads
Valves & Hosebibs
Repairing Valves & Hosebibs
Installing & Repairing Sillcocks
Toilets
Common Toilet Problems
Making Minor Adjustments
Fixing a Running Toilet
Fixing a Leaking Toilet
Fixing a Pressure-assisted Toilet
Clogs
Clearing Clogs & Fixing Drains
Clearing Clogged Sinks
Fixing Leaky Sink Strainers
Clearing Clogged Toilets
Clearing Clogged Shower Drains
Fixing Tub Drains
Clearing Clogged Drum Traps
Clearing Clogged Floor Drains
Clearing Clogs in Branch & Main Drain Lines
Water Heaters
Fixing a Water Heater
Fixing a Gas Water Heater
Fixing an Electric Water Heater
Replacing a Water Heater
Installing a Tankless Water Heater
Miscellaneous
Fixing a Dishwasher
Maintaining a Water Softener
Maintaining a Water Pump
Maintaining a Septic System
Fixing Burst or Frozen Pipes
Quieting Noisy Pipes
Conversion Charts
Resources
Index

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