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.The secret to successfully repairing a faucet is to know what type of valve it uses to control the flow of water. Regardless of whether the faucet is located in the kitchen or in the bathroom, ita#39;s going to be one of five major types: ball, cartridge, anbsp;...

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


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