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Ultimate Guide: Plumbing, Updated 5th Edition (Creative Homeowner) Beginner-Friendly Step-by-Step Projects, Comprehensive How-To Information, Code-Compliant Techniques for DIY, and Over 800 Photos
Save money by making plumbing repairs and improvements yourself!
- Be your own plumber, save money, and add value to your home
- Over 800 photos take you through each step-by-step process
- Detailed diagrams help you understand plumbing systems and apply how-to instructions
- Learn plumbing skills, from fixing leaky faucets to soldering copper tubing like a pro
- Conserve resources with “Green Solutions” that go easy on the environment
- Install plumbing fixtures like sinks, faucets, bathtubs, showers, water softeners, lawns sprinklers, and more
- Learn how your home’s plumbing system works so you can take action in an emergency
No need to hire a plumber, especially in emergencies when you need an immediate fix!
This updated and expanded edition of Creative Homeowner’s comprehensive plumbing how-to book covers the most up-to-date products and techniques. From working with water piping or plastic piping and making toilet repairs to installing sinks, clearing drainpipes, maintaining water heaters, and so much more, this complete home plumbing guide will teach you everything you need to know to handle any plumbing task yourself. Strong emphasis is placed in the how-to information on doing things correctly, so all the projects use only the latest code-compliant techniques.
Ultimate Guide: Plumbing, Updated 5th Edition prepares the do-it-yourselfer to handle any plumbing task in the home, with expert guidance for both major and minor DIY plumbing repairs and improvements—from unclogging a drain, replacing a washer in a leaky faucet, and installing plumbing fixtures to soldering copper, working with PEX tubing, and renovating a bathroom. It also gives 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 you will be able to take decisive action in case of emergencies.
The updated 5th edition includes relevant Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) and International Code Council (ICC) changes of new provisions and requirements for the most current code-compliant techniques. In addition to understanding how plumbing systems work and learning how to plan and complete each project, you’ll also find detailed how-to, exploded diagrams, and tips on how to spot and improve outdated or dangerous techniques and materials in your home plumbing system. Updated for complete 2021 code compliance, including a new section on air gap fittings, this is a must-have for every homeowner!
Learn basic plumbing skills, add value to your home by making plumbing fixture improvements, and save money by completing repairs yourself, with the most trusted and sought-after manual available on the subject, Ultimate Guide: Plumbing!
“An excellent and valuable resource for DIYers on plumbing with clear instructions, pictures, and drawings, to aid in tackling installation and repairs.”
—Dave Yates, Master Plumber, Columnist for Plumbing & Mechanical Magazine and PM Engineer Magazine
“If you’ve ever been challenged by even the smallest home plumbing projects, this is the book for you. Detailed steps are provided for every type of project, from the smallest faucet repair to installing tubs and showers. Excellent photography shows the reader how to accomplish key plumbing procedures. A description of safety procedures helps you stay safe while brazing, using power tools, and working around electricity. Get this book and conquer your fear of plumbing!”
—Terry McIver, Editor-in-Chief, Contracting Business magazine
From the Publisher
Learn the ins and outs of plumbing systems, so you can do easy repairs yourself and save, without calling a repair person! You’ll be able to handle:
Municipal supply lines
Types of piping and tubing
Fixture and appliance connections
Drainage and vent systems
Plumbing tools and supplies
Your Complete Guide to Home Plumbing
Be your own plumber and make DIY repairs and improvements!
Ultimate Guide: Plumbing, Updated 5th Edition will teach you everything you need to know, from fixing a leaky faucet to making renovations, installing plumbing fixtures, and so much more.
“An excellent and valuable resource for DIYers on plumbing with clear instructions, pictures, and drawings, to aid in tackling installation and repairs.” —Dave Yates, Master Plumber, Columnist for Plumbing & Mechanical Magazine and PM Engineer Magazine
A complete guide to learning various plumbing skills to save on repairs by making upgrades, repairs, and installations yourself
Over 800 photos take you through each step-by-step process
Updated edition features new and relevant content to reflect the most current code-compliant techniques
Detailed diagrams help you understand plumbing systems and apply how-to instructions
Follow step-by-step instructions to repair PEX water tubing, copper, steel, and plastic piping as well as in-line water-control, utility faucet, regulators, and safety valves.
Waste and Vent Pipes
By learning to work with drain, waste, and vent pipe and fittings, you’ll be able to extend or replace some piping in your home rather than just make simple faucet and toilet repairs.
Toilet Repairs and Installation
Do your own toilet maintenance with fundamentals like how gravity-flow toilets work, making repairs, fixing toilet flanges, and troubleshooting gravity-flow and pressure-assisted toilets.
When old fixtures bite the dust, you’ll be prepared to install your chosen replacement bathroom faucet and drain, kitchen and laundry sink, waste-disposal units, built-in dishwashers, hot-water dispensers, and more!
Sump Pumps, Filters, and Softeners
Many plumbing systems function well with basic equipment, but problem situations may call for additional tools. Learn how to install sump pumps, gray-water installations, and ejector pumps.
Septic Systems, Wells, and Sprinklers
Those who live beyond the reaches of public water and sewer systems rely on private water wells. Follow instructions for septic system and private water well maintenance, as well as how to install an underground sprinkler system.
Planning Changes and Additions
If you are planning to make improvements that require installation of plumbing fixtures or appliances where there are no water or drainage facilities, you’ll need to draw up a plan and make sure that it’s feasible and up to code.
Drains, Vents, and Traps
A home’s drainage system cannot function properly without the proper drains, vents, and traps. You’ll be able to fit, install, and maintain these fixtures as well as understand their inner workings.
Faucet repair is an ideal do-it-yourself project. It’s light work, and the parts are affordable for a complete repair. Follow along with an overview of faucets and instructions on repairing compression, ball-type, cartridge, and ceramic-disk faucets.
Handle any kind of clog like a pro whether you use drain cleaners or one of several clearing techniques, including how to access cleanout fittings and sink lines. You’ll be equipped to handle localized and vertical pipe-length clogs, soapy drain tunnels, horizontal pip-length accumulation, and more.
Repairing and Installing Tubs and Showers
Follow instructions to replace a tub drain assembly, replace a tub-shower faucet, as well as waste and overflow repair and replacement. You’ll also learn how to install tub and shower faucets, bathtubs, and showers.
Maintaining and Installing Water Heaters
Learn all about electric and gas water heaters! You’ll be able to solve common water-heater problems, learn how to service gas-fired and electric water heaters, as well how to install an electric water heater.
Single-handle cartridge faucet
Auger cable drain repair
Copper piping for cast-iron tub
Gas-fired water heater
Publisher:Creative Homeowner; Updated 5th edition (May 25, 2021)
Item Weight:2.45 pounds
Dimensions:8.4 x 0.7 x 10.8 inches
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