Plumber's Troubleshooting Guide, 2e / Edition 2

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Now updated with the latest plumbing methods, the Second Edition of The Plumber's Troubleshooting Guide shows you how to solve many residential and commercial plumbing problems. From servicing toilets, sinks, and showers to repairing specialty fixtures, this hands-on resource uses numerous photographs, line drawings, and charts to illustrate the easiest, most effective troubleshooting techniques-presenting details on new equipment, materials, and working procedures.

Filled with tip boxes, bullet lists, and handy tables to clarify all methods, The Plumber's Troubleshooting Guide features:

  • Solutions to all common residential and commercial plumbing problems
  • New to this edition: cutting-edge coverage of sensor flushing devices and water conservation; handicap specifications, materials, and applications; pressure-balanced and temperaturebalanced valves; faucets, valves, and tub wastes; the latest spas and whirlpools; hands-free sensor faucet materials and methods; new ADA rules


  • Understanding the Art of Troubleshooting
  • How Effective Troubleshooting
  • Saves Time and Money
  • Toilets
  • Sinks and Lavs
  • Bathtubs
  • Showers
  • Spas and Whirlpools
  • Bidets
  • Urinals
  • Faucets and Valves
  • Plumbing Appliances
  • Waste-Water Pumps
  • Specialty Fixtures
  • Septic Tank Systems
  • Drainage and Vent Systems
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071600903
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/6/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 1,058,945
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

R. Dodge Woodson is a Master Plumber and Master Gasfitter with over 30 years in the plumbing business.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Understanding the Art of Troubleshooting
Chapter 2. How Effective Troubleshooting Saves Time and Money
Chapter 3. Troubleshooting Toilets
Chapter 4. Troubleshooting Sinks and Lavoratories
Chapter 5. Troubleshooting Bathtubs
Chapter 6. Troubleshooting Showers
Chapter 7. Troubleshooting Spas and Whirlpools
Chapter 8. Troubleshooting Bidets
Chapter 9. Troubleshooting Urinals
Chapter 10. Troubleshooting Faucets and Valves
Chapter 11. Troubleshooting Plumbing Appliances
Chapter 12. Troubleshooting Waste-Water Pumps
Chapter 13. Troubleshooting Specialty Fixtures
Chapter 14. Troubleshooting Well Systems
Chapter 15. Troubleshooting Septic Systems
Chapter 16. Troubleshooting Water-Treatment Systems
Chapter 17. Troubleshooting Waster-Distribution Systems
Chapter 18. Troubleshooting Drainage and Vent Systems
Appendix: Conversion Tables and Reference Materials

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