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Plumbing Do-It-Yourself For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-25851-4
192 pages
March 2008
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Part I: Getting to Know Your Plumbing System.

Chapter 1: Understanding Plumbing.

Chapter 2: Fetch Me My Pipe and Fittings!

Chapter 3: Getting the 411 on Codes and Requirements.

Chapter 4: Filling Your Plumbing Toolbox.

Part II: Faucets and Sinks.

Cleaning a Faucet Aerator and Sink Sprayer.

Repairing a Leaky Rotary Ball Faucet.

Repairing a Leaky Cartridge Filter Faucet.

Repairing a Leaky Ceramic Disk Faucet.

Repairing a Leaky Compression Faucet.

Repairing a Leaky Two-Handle Faucet Spout.

Caulking around a Sink Bowl.

Replacing a Leaky Sink Basket.

Replacing a Sink Trap.

Replacing a Double-Bowl Kitchen Sink Drain.

Replacing a Bathroom Sink Drain.

Adjusting a Pop-Up Drain.

Unclogging Sink Drains.

Soldering Copper Pipe.

Part III: Tubs and Showers.

Caulking the Tub, Tile, and Fixtures.

Replacing a Tub Spout.

Replacing a Showerhead.

Repairing a Tub and Shower Compression Faucet.

Repairing a Cartridge Shower Faucet.

Repairing a Disk Shower Faucet.

Repairing a Cartridge/Seat-Spring Faucet.

Adjusting a Tub Drain.

Unclogging Tub and Shower Drains.

Part IV: Toilets.

Checking a Toilet for Leaks.

Replacing a Fill Valve.

Replacing a Flush Valve.

Replacing a Flapper.

Adjusting the Tank’s Water Level.

Repairing a Leaky Tank.

Repairing a Leaky Bowl.

Stopping a Tank from Sweating.

Replacing a Toilet Seat.

Unclogging a Toilet with a Plunger.

Clearing a Clog with a Closet Auger.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 5: Ten Tips for Plumbing Success.

Chapter 6: Ten Tips for Dealing with Problematic Pipes.

Chapter 7: Ten Safety Considerations.


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