Plumbing for Dummies

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Plumbing for Dummies

Format:  Paperback,

170 pages

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Publish Date: Nov 2007

ISBN-13: 9780470173442

ISBN-10: 0470173440

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Want to save time, money, and frustration on plumbing repair and replacement? Do it yourself "Plumbing Do-It-Yourself For Dummies" turns even the most daunting household plumbing project into a simple, step-by-step process that delivers professional-quality results at a fraction of what you'd have to pay a plumber--and you won't have to wait weeks for an appointment.

From fixing leaks and drips to caulking a tub or shower, to replacing a faucet, you'll discover how to tackle 40 of the most common plumbing jobs in your home. Easy-to-follow, detailed instructions and hundreds of photos and illustrations guide you through each task. And, you'll even discover what surprises to expect and how to prepare for them. This user-friendly guide delivers all the help you need to: Understand your home's plumbing systemComply with local plumbing codesFill your plumbing toolbox--including safety equipmentOrganize, plan, and prepare for your plumbing jobRepair and upgrade faucets of all kindsUnclog drains, traps, and toiletsReplace toilet parts and fix leaky tanks and bowlsStop toilet tanks from sweatingDeal with noisy, sweaty, and frozen pipesReplace a dishwasher or garbage disposal

Complete with a helpful primer on choosing the right pipes and fittings for your project and understanding your home's supply and drain-waste-vent systems, "Plumbing Do-It-Yourself for Dummies" is the one tool you must have before starting any household plumbing project.

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: Nov 2007
ISBN-13: 9780470173442
ISBN-10: 0470173440
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 170
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.36
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.0 x 10.0 x 0.5

Chapter outline

Introduction
Getting to Know Your Plumbing System
Understanding Plumbing
Fetch Me My Pipe and Fittings!
Getting the 411 on Codes and Requirements
Filling Your Plumbing Toolbox
Faucets and Sinks
Cleaning a Faucet Aerator and Sink Sprayer
Repairing a Leaky Rotary Ball Faucet
Repairing a Leaky Cartridge Filter Faucet
Repairing a Leaky Ceramic Disk Faucet
Repairing a Leaky Compression Faucet
Repairing a Leaky Two-Handle Faucet Spout
Caulking around a Sink Bowl
Replacing a Leaky Sink Basket
Replacing a Sink Trap
Replacing a Double-Bowl Kitchen Sink Drain
Replacing a Bathroom Sink Drain
Adjusting a Pop-Up Drain
Unclogging Sink Drains
Soldering Copper Pipe
Tubs and Showers
Caulking the Tub, Tile, and Fixtures
Replacing a Tub Spout
Replacing a Showerhead
Repairing a Tub and Shower Compression Faucet
Repairing a Cartridge Shower Faucet
Repairing a Disk Shower Faucet
Repairing a Cartridge/Seat-Spring Faucet
Adjusting a Tub Drain
Unclogging Tub and Shower Drains
Toilets . Checking a Toilet for Leaks
Replacing a Fill Valve
Replacing a Flush Valve
Replacing a Flapper
Adjusting the Tank's Water Level
Repairing a Leaky Tank
Repairing a Leaky Bowl
Stopping a Tank from Sweating
Replacing a Toilet Seat
Unclogging a Toilet with a Plunger
Clearing a Clog with a Closet Auger
The Part of Tens
Ten Tips for Plumbing Success
Ten Tips for Dealing with Problematic Pipes
Ten Safety Considerations
Index

Book description

Want to save time, money, and frustration on plumbing repair and replacement? Do it yourself! Plumbing Do-It-Yourself For Dummies turns even the most daunting household plumbing project into a simple, step-by-step process that delivers professional-quality results at a fraction of what you'd have to pay a plumber—and you won't have to wait weeks for an appointment.

From fixing leaks and drips to caulking a tub or shower, to replacing a faucet, you'll discover how to tackle 40 of the most common plumbing jobs in your home.

Easy-to-follow, detailed instructions and hundreds of photos and illustrations guide you through each task. And, you'll even discover what surprises to expect and how to prepare for them. This user-friendly guide delivers all the help you need to:

  • Understand your home's plumbing system
  • Comply with local plumbing codes
  • Fill your plumbing toolbox—including safety equipment
  • Organize, plan, and prepare for your plumbing job
  • Repair and upgrade faucets of all kinds
  • Unclog drains, traps, and toilets
  • Replace toilet parts and fix leaky tanks and bowls
  • Stop toilet tanks from sweating
  • Deal with noisy, sweaty, and frozen pipes
  • Replace a dishwasher or garbage disposal

Complete with a helpful primer on choosing the right pipes and fittings for your project and understanding your home's supply and drain-waste-vent systems, Plumbing Do-It-Yourself for Dummies is the one tool you must have before starting any household plumbing project.

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