Table of contents for The complete guide to home plumbing.

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Introduction	 			5
Understanding the Water Cycle	 9
The Home Plumbing System		 12
Water Supply System			 14
Drain-Waste-Vent System		 15
Planning Your Project			 16
Mapping Your Plumbing System	 18
Understanding Plumbing Codes	 24
Getting a Permit		 25
Testing New Plumbing Pipes		 30
Plumbing Tools & Materials	 	32
Tools for Plumbing			 34
Plumbing Materials			 38
DWV Fittings				 41
Working with Copper			 44
Cutting & Soldering Copper		 46
Using Compression Fittings		52
Using Flair Fittings			 54
Working with Plastic	 		56
Cutting & Fitting 
Rigid Plastic Pipe		 58
Working with Outdoor
Flexible Plastic Pipe		 62
Working with Cross-linked 
Polyethylene (PEX)		 64
Working with Galvanized Iron	 70
Working with Cast Iron		 74
New Installation			 78
Installing New Plumbing		 80
Bathrooms
Plumbing Bathrooms	 		84
Plumbing a Master Bathroom	 	86
Plumbing a Basement Bath	 	94
Plumbing a Half Bath			100
Installing Showers, Bathtubs &
Whirlpools	 		102
Installing Showers			104
Anatomy of a Shower	 	105
Installing Bathtubs	 		110
Installing Whirlpools	 		116
Installing Countertops & Sinks	 122
Installing Faucets & Spouts		 126
Installing Toilets			 130
Macerating Toilets			132
Kitchens
Plumbing a Kitchen	 		134
Air Admittance valves			146
Installing Kitchen Sinks	 	148
Installing a Faucet & Drain	 	150
Installing a Pot Filler			154
Installing a Food Disposer	 	156
Installing a Dishwasher		 158
Connecting a Refrigerator 
Ice maker			 160
Installing a Hot Water 
Dispenser			162
Miscellaneous
Installing an Undersink Water 
Filtration System		 164
Installing a Whole-house Water 
Filtration System		 165
Installing a Whole-house 
Humidifier			 166
Installing a Water Softener	 	170
Installing a Washing Machine 
Standpipe Drain	 	172
Installing Outdoor Plumbing		 174
Replacing Old Plumbing		 182
Evaluating Your Plumbing		 184
Replacing Old Plumbing: 
A Step-by-Step Overview	 186
Planning Pipe Routes			 188
Replacing a Main 
Waste-vent Stack		 192
Replacing Branch Drains 
& Vent Pipes			 198
Replacing a Toilet Drain		 202
Replacing Supply Pipes		 204
Repairing Existing Plumbing	 	207
Faucets
Faucet Problems & Repairs	 	207
Fixing Leaky Faucets	 		208
Fixing Ball-type Faucets		 210
Fixing Cartridge Faucets		 212
Fixing Compression Faucets	 	214
Fixing Disc Faucets			 218
Replacing a Sink Faucet		 220
Installing Shutoff Valves 
& Supply Tubes	 	224
Fixing Sprayers & Aerators	 	226
Tubs & Showers 
Tub & Shower Plumbing		 228
Fixing Three-handle Tub 
& Shower Faucets	 	230
Fixing Two-handle Tub 
& Shower Faucets		232
Fixing Single-handle Tub 
& Shower Faucets		234
Fixing & Replacing 
Showerheads			236
Valves & Hosebibs
Repairing Valves & Hosebibs	 	238
Installing & Repairing Sillcocks 	240
Toilets 
Common Toilet Problems	 	243
Making Minor Adjustments	 	244
Fixing a Running Toilet		 245
Fixing a Leaking Toilet	 	250
Fixing a Pressure-assisted 
Toilet				 252
Clogs
Clearing Clogs & Fixing Drains	 254
Clearing Clogged Sinks		 255
Fixing Leaky Sink Strainers		 257
Clearing Clogged Toilets		 260
Clearing Clogged 
Shower Drains	 	261
Fixing Tub Drains	 		262
Clearing Clogged Drum Traps	 264
Clearing Clogged Floor Drains	 265
Clearing Clogs in Branch 
& Main Drain Lines	 	266
Water Heaters
Fixing a Water Heater	 		268
Fixing a Gas Water Heater	 	270
Fixing an Electric Water 
Heater	 			272
Replacing a Water Heater		 274
Installing a Tankless Water 
Heater	 			282
Miscellaneous
Fixing a Dishwasher	 		286
Maintaining a Water Softener	 	288
Maintaining a Water Pump	 	290
Maintaining a Septic System		 291
Fixing Burst or Frozen Pipes		 292
Quieting Noisy Pipes	 		294
Conversion Charts	 		296
Resources				 297
Index	 				298

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Plumbing -- Amateurs' manuals.
Dwellings -- Remodeling -- Amateurs' manuals.