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Plumbing is fun ... really ...
Your plumbing system may not score very high on a glamour meter, but it's one of the most important systems in your home. Getting water in and out of the house without spilling it all over the place is essential to a family's quality of life.
The plumbing system brings luxuries easy to take for granted, such as hot showers, garbage disposers, and dishwashers -- all of which make daily life easier and better.
The down side is that eventually something will fail. Toilets leak, pipes burst, and faucets drip. Somebody has to fix them and that somebody might as well be you.
Plumbers make a good living because some people -- even experienced do-it-yourselfers -- are a little nervous about the idea of releasing streams of water into their kitchens while they're hooking up a new sink. In fact, if they take it step-by-step, installing a sink is well within the skill range of most homeowners. Of course, some plumbing jobs are best left to professionals, and it's important to understand that you should not attempt projects beyond your level of skill and experience.
What plumbers know is that success under the sink is a matter of logic, common sense, and following the instructions -- and that's what Plumbing 1-2-3 (R) is all about. On the following pages you'll find more than 90 step-by-step repair, replacement, and installation projects. Each project has been reviewed by the experts at The Home Depot (R) to ensure that it's accurate and easy to follow so you can get the job done right the first time. You'll also find plenty of plumbing tips and good advice that will save you time and money, and make every job easier.
There can be a lot of satisfaction in taking care of and improving the plumbing systems in your home. It gets even better when you think of the savings that will come from doing the job yourself.
Save money, get great results, and take the guesswork out of plumbing projects using The Home Depot's (R) Plumbing 1-2-3, published by MeredithBooks. Ninety projects guide homeowners through installations, upgrades, repairs, and maintenance. Projects feature detailed photography, complete materials list, and step-by-step instructions, plus skills, time estimates, and tips from the plumbing experts at The Home Depot (R).
Install, upgrade, repair, and maintain your home's plumbing system with more than 90 projects found in The Home Depot's (R) Plumbing 1-2-3, published by Meredith (R) Books.
Comprehensive plumbing resource for installation, maintenance, repair, trouble-shooting, pros and cons of materials, and emergency repair.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Plumbing 1-2-3
Chapter 2: The Plumber's Tool Kit
Chapter 3: Repair and Maintenance
Chapter 4: The Supply System
Chapter 5: The Drain-Waste-Vent (DWV) System
Chapter 6: Installing Tubs
Chapter 7: Installing Showers
Chapter 8: Installing Sinks and Faucets
Chapter 9: Installing Toilets
Chapter 10: Installing Appliances
Chapter 11: Outdoor Systems