Plumbing

Plumbing

Basic, Intermediate & Advanced Projects

Book - 2002
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Plumbing: Basic, Intermediate, & Advanced Projects is a comprehensive how-to book that explains the plumbing system from start to finish. It prepares the reader to handle any plumbing task in the home. Readers find detailed background information from an expert in the field plus scores of how-to projects, including replacing a faucet washer, installing a water softener, and everything in-between. Readers learn not only how to plan and complete each project, but also how to spot and improve outdated or dangerous techniques and materials in their home's plumbing system. The author emphasizes doing things correctly, and all the projects use only code-compliant techniques.

An overview of the plumbing system with code-compliant, step-by-step projects. Over 730 full-color photos and illustrations.


Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Creative Homeowner, c2002
ISBN: 9781580110853
1580110851
Branch Call Number: 696.1 HEN
Characteristics: 271 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm

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AdrienneC
Aug 09, 2005

The do-it-yourself books say that plumbing, of all home repair work, is one of the easiest to undertake for the novice. This book has a clear, no-nonsense approach to all types of plumbing repairs and installations, with clear step-by-step instructions and plenty of pictures and drawings. For example, the section on troubleshooting gravity-flow toilets gives instructions for nine different problems: slow to empty, dirty/clogged, slow to fill, constantly running, rippling water, constant hissing, sticking handle, stuck seat, and leaking base. The step-by-step repair instructions have difficulty ratings (one, two or three wrenches), a list of tools and materials required to undertake the job, and an estimate of the time required to complete the repair. I used this book''s solution to replace the S-trap in my unvented bathroom sink, with excellent results.

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