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Title:
Popular mechanics home how-to : plumbing and heating
Author:
Jackson, Albert, 1943-
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Hearst Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
80 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
Includes index
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781588160775
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Book

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Summary

Summary

You know how much plumbers and other repairmen charge these days--but you can cut these costs drama-tically by both preventing and managing pipe related emergencies on your own. Hundreds of line drawings, and easy-to-follow instructions, will guide you through every step, including: fitting your bathroom with a sink, toilet or tub; repairing leaky faucets; checking the heating system for faults; and replacing damaged radiators.


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Library Journal Review

Popular Mechanics is one of the most respected names among do-it-yourselfers; its "Home How-To" series lives up to that reputation by offering a variety of information about common household repairs combined with clear, concise illustrations. In this volume, readers are introduced to the home's plumbing system and shown how to complete many repairs, including installing toilets, replacing sinks, and maintaining septic systems. The section on heating covers fireplace maintenance, flue-liner installation, and central heating systems of all types. Other titles in this series include Weatherproofing & Insulation, Home Repairs & Improvements, and Outdoors & Gardens. The material in this title was originally published in Popular Mechanics Home How-To (Hearst, 1989), but even libraries that currently own that title may want to consider purchasing this short, reasonably priced guide to many of the most common household projects. Recommended. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Plumbing
Understanding the Systemp. 4
A General Overviewp. 5
Draining a Water Systemp. 6
Emergency Repairsp. 7
Working with Pipep. 8
Drain-cleaning Techniquesp. 13
Learning How to Solderp. 14
Faucet Installation and Repairp. 15
Lavatories and Sinksp. 20
Replacing a Kitchen Sinkp. 21
Installing a Dishwasherp. 24
Toilet Installationp. 26
Toilet Repairsp. 30
Maintaining Toiletsp. 34
Bathtub Installation and Repairp. 35
Showersp. 37
Water Heatersp. 39
Water Softeners and Filtersp. 43
Rural Septic System Maintenancep. 44
Sprinkler Systemsp. 45
Plumbing Outdoorsp. 46
Heating
Open Firesp. 48
Fireplacesp. 49
Wood Heaters and Insertsp. 52
Installing Log-burning Stovesp. 53
Installing a Flue Linerp. 54
Central Heating Systemsp. 56
Furnacesp. 59
Radiators and Convectorsp. 60
Central Heating Controlsp. 62
Regular Furnace Maintenancep. 63
Draining a Hot-water Systemp. 64
Bleeding Radiatorsp. 65
Radiator Valvesp. 66
Replacing a Radiatorp. 67
Circulating Pumpsp. 68
Control Valvesp. 69
Heating System Troubleshootingp. 70
Building Codes and Permitsp. 71
Plumber's Tool Kitp. 73
Glossaryp. 78
Indexp. 79