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Overview

  • Easy-to-follow instructions for a variety of small home plumbing projects, from installing to repairing and maintaining.
  • Clear photos and illustrations guide readers through each project.
  • All the information DIYers need to successfully complete projects without bringing in a professional plumber.
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Table of Contents


Systems
Getting to know your system     6
The supply system     7
The drain system     8
The vent system     9
Permits and codes     10
Mapping your system     11
Troubleshooting and Repairs
Troubleshooting main valve lines     14
Identifying stem faucets     15
Pulling out handles and stems     16
Replacing seat washers     16
Repairing diaphragm and cartridge stems     17
Repairing leaks around handles     17
Replacing and grinding seats     18
Repairing cartridge faucets     20
Repairing rotating ball faucets     22
Repairing ceramic disk faucets     24
Repairing gasket cartridge faucets     26
Sealing leaky baseplates     27
Fixing sprayers, diverters, and aerators     28
Stopping leaks in flexible supply lines     29
Repairing tub and shower controls     30
Cleaning showerheads     34
Maintaining a clothes washer     35
Fixing toilet tank run-on     36
Fixing leaky tanks and bowls     38
Fixing a sweating tank     39
Maintaining and repairing water heaters     40
Replacing an electric water heater thermostat     42
Replacing an electric water heater element     43
Repairing a gas water heater     44
Opening clogged drains     46
Unclogging methods     47
Augering techniques     48
Dismantling a fixture trap     49
Unclogging a shower     50
Unclogging a tub     51
Unclogging a sink     52
Unclogging a toilet     53
Clearing main drains and sewer lines     54
Fixing leaking and frozen pipes     56
Preventing freeze-ups     58
Winterizing a house     59
Adjusting drain assemblies     60
Maintaining a garbage disposer     61
Replacing a sink strainer     62
Tools, Materials, and Skills
Essential tools     64
Specialized tools     65
Choosing pipe     66
Choosing fittings     68
Measuring pipes and fittings     70
Working with rigid copper pipe     72
Working with flexible copper tubing     76
Compression fittings     77
Flare fittings     79
Removing old threaded pipe      80
Installing threaded pipe     81
Working with rigid plastic pipe     82
Working with ABS pipe     84
Working with CPVC     85
Working with PEX pipe     86
Replacements and Upgrades
Quieting noisy pipes     88
Installing a water hammer arrestor     89
Installing stop valves     90
Installing a hand shower     91
Replacing a faucet     92
Installing a sprayer     95
Replacing a toilet     96
Replacing a gas water heater     98
Replacing an electric water heater     101
Installing a garbage disposer     102
Installing a dishwasher     104
Installing a hot-water dispenser     106
Replacing a sump pump     108
Installing an undersink filter     110
Plumbing an icemaker     111
Choosing a water softener     112
Installing a water softener     113
Installing a water-filtration system     114
Installing a whole-house system     114
Planning for new fixtures     115
Venting fixtures     116
Roughing in sinks, tubs, showers, and toilets      117
Installing a tub and shower riser     120
Tapping into existing lines     122
Adding plastic drain lines     124
Tapping into cast-iron drain lines     125
Adding new vents     126
Running the supply lines     128
Installing a hose bib     129
Installing a rimmed sink     130
Installing a wall-mount or pedestal sink     132
Installing a shower surround     133
Installing a bathtub     135
Installing a whirlpool tub     138
Installing an antiscald device     139
Glossary     140
Index     142
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