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Plumbing Do-It-Yourself For Dummies

Want to save time, money, and frustration on plumbing repair and replacement? Do it yourself! Plumbing Do-It-Yourself For Dummies turns even the most daunting household plumbing project into a simple, step-by-step process that delivers professional-quality results at a fraction of what you'd have to pay a plumber—and you won't have to wait weeks for an appointment. From fixing leaks and drips to caulking a tub or shower, to replacing a faucet, you'll discover how to tackle 40 of the most common plumbing jobs in your home. Easy-to-follow, detailed instructions and hundreds of photos and illustrations guide you through each task. And, you'll even discover what surprises to expect and how to prepare for them. This user-friendly guide delivers all the help you need to: Understand your home's plumbing system Comply with local plumbing codes Fill your plumbing toolbox—including safety equipment Organize, plan, and prepare for your plumbing job Repair and upgrade faucets of all kinds Unclog drains, traps, and toilets Replace toilet parts and fix leaky tanks and bowls Stop toilet tanks from sweating Deal with noisy, sweaty, and frozen pipes Replace a dishwasher or garbage disposal Complete with a helpful primer on choosing the right pipes and fittings for your project and understanding your home's supply and drain-waste-vent systems, Plumbing Do-It-Yourself for Dummies is the one tool you must have before starting any household plumbing project.

Paperback: 170 pages

Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (November 28, 2007)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0470173440

ISBN-13: 978-0470173442

Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.5 x 10 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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If you've hung around my blog very much, you're well aware of the fact that me and home repair projects don't normally mix. I don't know what it is, but you put hardware in my hands, and I become a bumbling idiot. Plumbing Do-It-Yourself For Dummies by Donald R. Prestly is the *perfect* approach to plumbing fix-it jobs for someone like me. It's short, concise, has plenty of pictures, and explains just enough to make me think that it's possible to pull off the unlikely/impossible... a plumbing repair that doesn't stretch into a multi-hour marathon of frustration and humiliation.Contents:Part 1 - Getting to Know Your Plumbing System: Understanding Plumbing; Fetch Me My Pipe and Fittings!

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