Complete Idiot's Guide to Plumbing by Terry Meany

By Terry Meany

Do not enable these plumbing difficulties bankrupt you-- learn how to do it your self! With the whole Idiot's advisor to Plumbing, you are going to find out about instruments, security, clearing clogs, repairing leaks, home improvement kitchens and loos and outdoors plumbing. It even offers suggestion in case you should still rent a professional!

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Use of a term in this book should not be 36 37 regarded as affecting the validity of any trademark or service mark. Â < previous page < previous page page_xx page_1 next page > next page > Page 1 PART 1 THE BASICS: CIVILIZATION EQUALS CLEAN WATER One of the great equalizers in life is something we never think about: potable water. Dr. Lewis Thomas recognized the historical importance of clean water and its role in our having gotten this far as a civilization. In the spring 1984 edition of Foreign Affairs, the late Thomas said: "There is no question that our health has improved spectacularly in the past century.

A tiled shower stall might look really cool after you first install it, but not so when it comes time to clean the grout. The Other China The best traditional material for sinks and toilets is vitreous china, which is essentially impervious to water. Vitreous china is a fired and glazed clay that is worked to a highly polished, stain-resistant finish. This type of china comes under the product category of whiteware, which is broken down into three main categories by vitrification: Vitreous Semi-vitreous Porous The greater the vitrificationthe process by which the clay loses its porosity during the firingthe lower the material's porosity or capability to absorb water.

A third type of sink is made from cultured stone and comes in a range of colors. Cleaning Your Fixtures Advances and choices in plumbing fixtures bring with them specific cleaning procedures. You can't pour out piles of scouring powder and start scrubbing away. ) All fixtures and faucets come with cleaning instructions when you buy them, but we'll summarize here. 61 62 Â < previous page < previous page page_118 page_119 next page > next page > Page 119 Cleaning Materials and Methods Surface Procedure Acrylic Use a liquid cleaner or other nonabrasive cleaner.

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