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Taunton's For Pros By Pros: Plumbing (eBook)

Taunton's For Pros By Pros: Plumbing (eBook)
by Rex Cauldwell
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You never know what you'll encounter during a remodel, so you have to be prepared to work around problems when they inevitably arise. In Remodel Plumbing, third-generation master plumber Rex Cauldwell provides real-world problems and solutions that you can use to figure out problems on your own jobs.

This book covers the full range of pipe types you'll likely encounter on a remodel job, including steel, copper, PB, CPVC, and PEX. You won't just learn how to install them, but how to tie them into existing systems. This complete guide explains:

  • The water supply system
  • Tapping into supply lines
  • Adding/running drains and vents
  • Remodeling kitchens and baths
  • Installing a dishwasher
  • Plumbing in an icemaker
  • Converting a tub-only faucet to a tub/shower
  • Installing a toilet in a basement
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    You never know what you'll encounter during a remodel, so you have to be prepared to work around problems when they inevitably arise. In Remodel Plumbing, third-generation master plumber Rex Cauldwell provides real-world problems and solutions that you can use to figure out problems on your own jobs.

    This book covers the full range of pipe types you'll likely encounter on a remodel job, including steel, copper, PB, CPVC, and PEX. You won't just learn how to install them, but how to tie them into existing systems. This complete guide explains:

  • The water supply system
  • Tapping into supply lines
  • Adding/running drains and vents
  • Remodeling kitchens and baths
  • Installing a dishwasher
  • Plumbing in an icemaker
  • Converting a tub-only faucet to a tub/shower
  • Installing a toilet in a basement
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    SKU FHB62077729
    Table Of Contents

    Overview, What the Book Covers
    Logical Layout
    Safety Issues
    Working with
    Inspectors|
    Working with Other Tradesmen
    Learning from Mistakes
    In Conclusion

    Wells and Pumps
    Wells and Well Drillers
    Pressure Tanks
    Pressure Switches
    Ditching
    Pitching a Water Service Pipe
    Drilling the Well Casing
    Installing a Pitless Adaptor
    Installing a Watertight Well Cap
    Picking a Submersible Pump
    Putting the Pump in the Well 
    Jet Pumps
    Extending the Casing Out of the Ground  

    Utility Water
    Water Meters
    Massive Water Users|
    Service Pipe
    Sleeving the Pipe
    Valves
    Boosting the Water Pressure 

    Working with In-House Pipe
    In-house Pipe Choices
    Working with Copper 
    Working with CPVC
    Working with PEX
    Working with PB
    Universal Fittings 

    Hot Water
    Tankless (Demand) Heaters
    Gas or Electric?
    Elements
    T&P Valves
    Anode Rods
    Drain Valves
    The Ultimate Water Heater
    Hot Water Recirculating Systems
    Plastic Adapters
    Timers
    Dip Tubes

    Drain and Vent Rough In
    Slope
    Plastic Drain Pipe
    Plastic Fittings
    Cast Iron
    Venting
    Fixture Layout
    Drain Stub-Out
    Running the Lines
    Gluing a Run of Pipe 

    Pressure Pipe Rough In
    Picking a Distribution System
    Stubbing Down
    Running the Lines
    Pipe Supports
    Stubbing Out
    Showers, Washers, and Refrigerators 

    Finish Plumbing
    Kitchen Drains
    Kitchen Sinks
    Faucets 
    Dishwashers
    Toilets
    Whirlpool Tubs
    Grab Bars
    Cabinet-Style Vanities|
    Thinking Outside the Vanity
    Vessel Sinks
    Vessel Faucets

    Appendix
    Appendix A: Tools
    Cordless Tools
    Corded Tools
    Extension Cords
    Levels
    Marking Your Tools

    Appendix B: Alternate Connection Systems
    The NVent/Permalynx System
    Watts Radiant Clinch Clamp

    Appendix C: Charts and Tables
    Pump Tables
    DFU Charts

    Appendix D: Codes
    Plumbing Code Reference


    Appendix E: The Americans with Disabilities Act Guidelines

    Intro I am a third-generation plumber. I learned the trade from my uncle Bud, who in turn was taught by his father. I remember Uncle Bud telling me that I should be paying him for all the experience I was getting (at that time I was making 25¢ cents an hour). And he was right.

    Remodeling work requires a special kind of thinking. When I was working with Uncle Bud, he taught me to think ahead and figure out what problems he was going to encounter so that I could have a specific tool waiting for him when he needed it. I was to plop the tool in his hand without him asking for it. Though I didn't know it then, such thinking was to become an invaluable aid when I became a master plumber doing my own remodeling work.

    In remodeling work, there is no straight-line thinking. Simply put, things normally do not work out as originally planned. You never know what you will come across, and you have to be able to work around problems. Throughout this book, I've presented problems and then given solutions so help you can create, within yourself, a logical thinking procedure that can pull you through when you come across a tricky situation.

    Many books cover only copper or just plastic. Not so here. This book treats the complete range of water supply lines you will likely encounter on a remodel job: galvanized, copper, PB, CPVC, and PEX. You will learn not just how to install them but how to tie them into an existing system.

    Many times I am asked which pipe is best. I will not tell you which is best because, if installed properly, any pipe system will work just fine. Instead, I list all the advantages and disadvantages of each type so you can make up your own mind. I also show you how to work with these types of pipes, illustrating shortcuts and tools you may not know about. And then I show you how to interface the pipe into different sorts of plumbing pipe systems. I cover drain lines extensively, showing you how to install new lines and tie into old systems.

    Once you've digested all there is to know about pipe and fittings, I focus on actual remodel jobs. These are not projects created in a showroom or just for a photo shoot. These are actual plumbing remodel projects. From these real-life work situations, you'll gain knowledge and experience that you can take to your job to get it done faster and better.

    Who needs this book? Anyone, pro or novice, who does plumbing work. If you are doing a plumbing job, whether brand new or a simple add-on, it is always a good idea to know all about the different types of pipe, their advantages and disadvantages, and to have a stockpile of a variety of solutions that have come down the pike. And this book doesn't provide just my own solutions and knowledge but that from two generations previous, passed along from my uncle and grandfather. Take this information, add to it, and share it with me in an e-mail (ltmtnele@yahoo.com). I would love to hear from you.
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    Author Rex Cauldwell
    ISBN 978-1-60085-692-1
    Publication Year 2007
    Pages 256
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