A Brief Overview Of Plumbing For Dummies
If you have ever experienced the helplessness that comes with the unexpected bursting of a pipe in your home, you are not alone. Each year millions of people experience sudden plumbing emergencies. It’s no wonder that plumbing is one of the most lucrative professions in the country. Even something as simple as a small leak can result in a bill in the hundreds of dollars. The best solution to the problem is to learn some basic plumbing techniques for yourself. It will not only save you money, but gives you a greater sense of control over those unexpected events which arise in the home. The book “Plumbing For Dummies” is a popular do-it-yourself book for those interested in tackling home plumbing issues on their own. Here are some highlights from the book.
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“Plumbing For Dummies” is divided into five sections:
1. Getting To Know Your Plumbing System
2. Faucets And Sinks
3. Tubs And Showers
5. The Part Of Tens
Section one contains four chapters. It teaches you about the basic components of the modern plumbing system, and how it works. It then guides you through important information regarding required permits when attempting your own plumbing repairs. It closes by outlining the various plumbing tools that you should have on hand, and how to use them properly.
Sections two, three, and four provide detailed instructions on how to repair and replace items in your tub, shower, sink and toilet. It explains what each part is, how it works, and gives you enough information about it that you know what you are doing before you begin any important repairs. For example, the section on faucets introduces you to the most common models in homes today, and teaches you how to keep your faucets from leaking, how to properly use caulking as a sealant, and how to replace broken parts.
The section on tubs and showers shows you how to keep water flowing smoothly, as well as how to properly seal the joints between the fixture and the wall. It concludes by showing you the best way to clear clogged drains.
The last area in this section deals with toilets, one of the most used items in the home, yet one of the least appreciated. You are guided through the proper workings of a toilet, how to replace broken parts, eliminate seeping water, and last but not least how to deal with a clogged toilet (everyone’s worst nightmare!)
Section five is divided into three chapters, each of them outlining ten different plumbing issues. There are ten tips for plumbing success, ten tips for dealing with problem pipes, and ten important safety considerations.
Having seen this brief outline of the book, your next step should be to look for an actual copy of “Plumbing For Dummies” and read it thoroughly. As you can see, it contains many valuable tips and instructions. Considering how much plumbers charge you, the information contained in the book is truly worth its weight in gold.