HomeSkills: Plumbing: Install & Repair Your Own Toilets, by Editors of Cool Springs Press

By Editors of Cool Springs Press

As a part of our entire HomeSkills DIY sequence, HomeSkills: Plumbing offers you energy over your pipes.

If you've ever needed to name a plumber, you recognize firsthand that hiring a qualified will fee you dearly. yet saving cash isn't the one significant motivation at the back of DIY plumbing, because the well-informed regimen upkeep of your structures can shield all your domestic from water harm and a laundry record of alternative inconveniences. With HomeSkills: Plumbing, you'll achieve an entire realizing of the what, how, and why of plumbing paintings, from common conception and outlines of the common domestic plumbing process to distinct info at the commonest fabrics, fittings, and instruments. Your new set of skills—sweating copper tubing, solvent-welding PVC pipe, making stable compression connections, and others—will enable you set up or exchange bathrooms, sinks, taps, showers, rubbish disposals, tubs, and masses extra. and also you won't need to fear approximately staying at the innovative of plumbing strategy: we've integrated sections on sleek troubleshooting and upkeep, in addition to all of the most recent fabrics (such as PEX tubing), with details that's absolute to agree to present plumbing codes. upload to that the book's three hundred foolproof how-to images and the single factor you'll locate overflowing is your wallet.

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Connect the supply pipes to the manifolds with crimp fittings. 2 A manifold may be attached vertically or horizontally, but it must be anchored with correctly sized hangers screwed to the framing members. indd 36 (Text) (Ray) (Fogra 39)Job:04-30437 Title:MBI-HomeSkills Plumbing #175 Dtp:225 Page:36 4/12/13 4:32 PM 4/12/13 4:29 PM 3 4 5 3 Starting at each fixture (and leaving at least 12" of extra pipe exposed), run appropriately sized PEX through holes in the framing to the manifolds. Pipes may be bundled together loosely with plastic ties.

When planning your project, buy plentiful numbers of DWV and water supply fittings from a reputable retailer with a good return policy. It is much more efficient to return leftover materials after you complete your project than it is to interrupt your work each time you need to shop for a missing fitting. indd 44 (Text) (Ray) (Fogra 39)Job:04-30437 Title:MBI-HomeSkills Plumbing #175 Dtp:225 Page:44 4/12/13 4:32 PM 4/12/13 4:29 PM usInG tr ansItIon FIt tInGs 3” no‑hub neoprene coupling 1½”‑to‑1¼” reducing transition Connect plastic to cast iron with banded couplings.

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