Plumbing Basics

Plumbing Basics

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What will you do if your faucet springs a leak, if your sink stops up, if your toilet valve breaks? You know it's going to happen at some point--so be prepared, by knowing how home plumbing systems operate, from top to bottom, and how to handle repairs on everything from tubs to dishwashers. Written by an expert with a knack for breaking down complex tasks into bite-sized, digestible nuggets, this manual wades through the different components and shows how they interact; lays out the dizzying array of required tools and materials; jumps into the logistics of working with pipes: helps you confront those emergency leaks and clogs; groups faucets into five common types and explains how to fix each one; unravels the mysteries of sinks and toilets, and provides a handy guide to replacing common fixtures. You'll feel supremely confident when you have to do it yourself.As with many other modern conveniences, most of us dona#39;t pay attention to a faucet until it stops working. Fortunately, faucets ... The secret to successfully repairing a faucet is to know what type of valve it uses to control the flow of water. Regardless of ... When water leaks out from under a base plate, splashed water is working underneath it and then seeping out; see page SO for the fix. The second stepanbsp;...

Title:Plumbing Basics
Author:Rick Peters
Publisher:Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. - 2003-07-01


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