Ultimate Guide: Plumbing, 3rd edition

by Merle Editors of Creative Homeowner, Merle How-To

FOX CHAPEL PUBLISHING | February 1, 2010 | Trade Paperback

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Ultimate Guide: Plumbingis an updated and expanded edition of Creative Homeowner''s comprehensive, best-selling plumbing how-to book. The most up-to-date products and techniques are covered. For the how-to information, strong emphasis is placed on doing things correctly, so all the projects use only code-compliant techniques. Author Merle Henkenius prepares the do-it-yourselfer to handle any plumbing task in the home, from replacing a washer in a leaky faucet to cutting and joining cast-iron vent pipes. The book also gives readers an overview of a house''s plumbing system, including supply, waste, and vent piping, and explains the basic physics that keep everything working well. So in addition to learning how to plan and complete each project, readers learn how to spot and improve outdated or dangerous techniques and materials in their home''s plumbing system.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 10.88 × 8.5 × 0.92 in

Published: February 1, 2010

Publisher: FOX CHAPEL PUBLISHING

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1580114857

ISBN - 13: 9781580114851

Found in: Home and Garden

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Ultimate Guide: Plumbing, 3rd edition

by Merle Editors of Creative Homeowner, Merle How-To

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 10.88 × 8.5 × 0.92 in

Published: February 1, 2010

Publisher: FOX CHAPEL PUBLISHING

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1580114857

ISBN - 13: 9781580114851

About the Book

A comprehensive guide to the plumbing system, with code-compliant, step-by-step projects. Over 800 full-color photos and illustrations.

Table of Contents

Ultimate Guide: Plumbing Table of Contents Introduction WORKING WITH WATER PIPING Cutting Water Pipes Copper Water Piping• Using a Tubing Cutter• Cutting with a Hacksaw• Solder• Soldering Copper• Soldering Copper Tubing• Other Methods of Joining Copper• Compression Fittings• Flare Fittings• Push-Fit Fittings Steel Piping• Cutting, Threading, and Fitting Steel Piping Lead Water Piping Plastic Water Piping• Cutting and Fitting CPVC Pipe In-Line Water-Control Valves• Gate Valves• Ball Valves• Globe Valves• Stop-and-Waste Valves• Fixture Stops Utility Faucet Valves• Hose Bibcocks• Freeze-Proof Sillcocks• Freeze-Proof Yard Hydrants Regulators & Safety Valves• Vacuum Breakers• Check Valves• Pressure-Reduction Valves• Temperature-and-Pressure-Relief Valves INSTALLING SINKS & RELATED EQUIPMENT Water- and Waste-Connections Basics• Sink Drains• Dishwashers How To Replace a Bathroom Faucet & Drain• Removing Old Bathroom Faucets• Removing the Drain• Installing a New Bathroom Faucet• Installing a New Drain How To Replace a Wall-Hung Bathroom Sink with a Vanity & Molded Top• Removing the Wall-Hung Bathroom Sink• Installing the Cabinet and Top• Installing a Bathroom Sink in a Plywood Top How To Replace a Kitchen Sink• Removing the Old Kitchen Sink• Attaching Drain Fittings t
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From the Publisher

Ultimate Guide: Plumbingis an updated and expanded edition of Creative Homeowner''s comprehensive, best-selling plumbing how-to book. The most up-to-date products and techniques are covered. For the how-to information, strong emphasis is placed on doing things correctly, so all the projects use only code-compliant techniques. Author Merle Henkenius prepares the do-it-yourselfer to handle any plumbing task in the home, from replacing a washer in a leaky faucet to cutting and joining cast-iron vent pipes. The book also gives readers an overview of a house''s plumbing system, including supply, waste, and vent piping, and explains the basic physics that keep everything working well. So in addition to learning how to plan and complete each project, readers learn how to spot and improve outdated or dangerous techniques and materials in their home''s plumbing system.

From the Jacket

Save money by making minor and major plumbing repairs and improvements with help from this complete home plumbing guide.

  • Unclog drains and fix leaky faucets
  • "Green Solutions" for saving resources
  • Install sinks, faucets, bathtubs, showers, water softeners, lawn sprinklers, and much more
  • Learn how your home''s plumbing system works so that you can take action in an emergency
  • Make plumbing fixture improvements that add value to your home

About the Author

Creative Homeowner is a leading and trusted source for the best information, inspiration, and instruction related to the house and home. Over the past 25 years, Creative Homeowner has grown significantly to include titles covering all aspects of decorating and design; home repair and improvement; house plans; gardening and landscaping; and grilling. Creative Homeowner''s books and online information are known by consumers for their complete and easy-to-follow instructions, up-to-date information, and extensive use of color photography. Among its best-selling titles areBackyard Homesteading,Ultimate Guide: Wiring, andUltimate Guide: Home Repair. Creative Homeowner is headquartered in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.

Editorial Reviews

"provides a wealth of information for both the novice and avid DIYer.... The first thing I noticed when thumbing through this book is the quantity and quality of photos and illustrations. They''re superb quality, and go a long way to amplifying the text......... If you''ve even thought you might want to undertake a few plumbing projects around the home or cottage, this is the go-to book."  Carl Duguaywww.toolreviews.ca.August 2010  http://www.toolreviews.ca/books/CH3/ch3.html
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