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Title:
Stanley basic plumbing : pro tips and simple steps.
Author:
Meredith Books.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Des Moines, Iowa : Meredith Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
120 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780696213205
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Easy-to-follow format provides basic skills and detailed information for common repairs and replacements.Step-by-step approach leads novice do-it-yourselfers through projects.'Prestart? checklists, pro tips, and safety hints help work go more easily and quickly.Projects feature alternative solutions to help DIYers deal with unusual situations.Most projects are presented in only one or two spreads so readers can quickly access all the information and instructions they need to get the job done right.More than 400 photos and illustrations provide explanations that ensure success.The most comprehensive, easy-to-follow instructions published.


Table of Contents

Plumbing Preparationp. 4
Shutting off the waterp. 6
Plumbing toolsp. 8
Drain, waste, vent systemp. 10
Supply systemp. 12
Pipes and fittingsp. 14
Common plumbing system problemsp. 16
Dealing with Clogged Pipesp. 18
Clearing aerators and showerheadsp. 20
Clearing clogs by plungingp. 22
Dismantling a trapp. 24
Augering sinks, tubs, or toiletsp. 26
Heavy augeringp. 28
Tub and shower drain repairsp. 30
Bathroom sink drainp. 32
Kitchen basket strainerp. 34
Faucetsp. 36
Sink faucet repairsp. 38
Tub and shower faucet repairsp. 50
Divertersp. 56
Tub spoutsp. 57
Installing a flex-line shower unitp. 58
Kitchen sprayersp. 59
Installing a kitchen faucetp. 60
Installing a bathroom faucetp. 64
Installing Sinks & Appliancesp. 66
Installing a kitchen sinkp. 68
Installing a bathroom vanity sinkp. 72
Installing a pedestal sinkp. 74
Setting up a laundry roomp. 76
Installing a garbage disposerp. 78
Adding a hot-water dispenserp. 80
Adding an under-sink filterp. 82
Hooking up an ice makerp. 83
Replacing a dishwasherp. 84
Toiletsp. 86
Troubleshooting and repairsp. 88
Clearing a clogp. 89
Eliminating run-onp. 90
Installing a new float cupp. 91
Repairing a ballcock valvep. 91
Seeping and phantom flushesp. 92
Leaks from the tankp. 93
Replacing a toiletp. 94
Pipe Repairsp. 96
Repairs to copper pipep. 98
Repairs to plastic pipep. 102
Repairs to steel pipep. 104
Gas pipe and connectorsp. 106
Repairs to cast-iron pipep. 107
Leaks at stop valves and supply tubesp. 108
Installing a stop valve on copper pipep. 110
Installing a stop valve on steel pipep. 111
Repairing shutoff valvesp. 112
Silencing pipe noisesp. 113
Thawing pipes and winterizingp. 114
Glossaryp. 116
Indexp. 118
Metric Conversionsp. 120