By Editors of Cool Springs Press
As a part of our accomplished HomeSkills DIY sequence, HomeSkills: Plumbing provide you with energy over your pipes.
If you've ever needed to name a plumber, you recognize firsthand that hiring a certified will expense you dearly. yet saving funds isn't the single significant motivation in the back of DIY plumbing, because the well-informed regimen upkeep of your platforms can defend all your domestic from water harm and a laundry record of alternative inconveniences. With HomeSkills: Plumbing, you'll achieve a whole figuring out of the what, how, and why of plumbing paintings, from normal conception and outlines of the common domestic plumbing method to exact details at the commonest fabrics, fittings, and instruments. Your new set of skills—sweating copper tubing, solvent-welding PVC pipe, making good compression connections, and others—will enable you set up or change 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 procedure: we've incorporated sections on sleek troubleshooting and maintenance, in addition to all of the most recent fabrics (such as PEX tubing), with details that's bound to conform to present plumbing codes. upload to that the book's three hundred foolproof how-to photographs and the single factor you'll locate overflowing is your wallet.
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1. Clear clogged toilet. 2. Clear clogged main waste‑vent stack. Toilet runs continuously or there are phantom flushes. 1. Adjust lift wires or lift chain. 2. Replace leaky float ball. 3. Adjust water level in tank. 4. Adjust and clean flush valve. 5. Replace flush valve. 6. Replace flapper. 7. Service pressure‑assist valve. Water on floor around toilet. 1. Tighten tank bolts and water connections. 2. Insulate tank to prevent condensation. 3. Replace wax ring. 4. Replace cracked tank or bowl. Toilet noisy when filling.
70 Icemakers ......................................... 80 tub & shower Faucets ...................... 88 tub & shower Drains ......................... 120 Dishwashers ....................................... indd 52 (Text) (Ray) (Fogra 39)Job:04-30437 Title:MBI-HomeSkills Plumbing #175 Dtp:225 Page:52 4/12/13 4:33 PM 4/12/13 4:29 PM Plumbing repairs and Projects For tHE HoMEoWnEr, tHE toIlE t Is t yPICally the most problematic plumbing fixture. As a child you may have watched in horrific fascination as the water rose menacingly up to the rim of the toilet, then flowed over.
Clean clogged rim openings. 2. Replace old low‑flow toilet. Toilet rocks. 1. Replace wax ring and bolts. 2. Replace toilet flange. indd 59 (Text) (Ray) (Fogra 39)Job:04-30437 Title:MBI-HomeSkills Plumbing #175 Dtp:225 Page:59 4/12/13 4:33 PM 4/12/13 4:29 PM Making Minor adjustments Many common toilet problems can be fixed by making minor adjustments to the handle and the attached lift chain (or lift wires). If the handle sticks or is hard to push, remove the tank cover and clean the handle‑mounting nut.