By Terry Meany
Do not enable these plumbing difficulties bankrupt you-- discover ways to do it your self! With the full Idiot's advisor to Plumbing, you are going to know about instruments, security, clearing clogs, repairing leaks, home improvement kitchens and loos and outdoors plumbing. It even promises recommendation in the event you may still rent a professional!
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These figures include flushing the toilet, brushing your teeth, washing your car, and swigging espresso. < previous page page_6 next page > < previous page page_7 next page > Page 7 Water quality standards pretty much follow those set out by the United States Public Health Service. They determine the levels of bacteria and chemicals allowable in potable water. A utility might add certain chemicals to a water supply depending on the condition of the water and its effects on pipes. The most famous additive is fluoride, which has been used in local water systems since the 1950s.
2. It equalizes the water and air pressure in your waste lines. Left to its own devices, water running down drains would siphon out any water in the traps. No water in the trap means no seal against sewer gas. The development of a working vent system was a huge advance for residential plumbing and didn't occur until the late 1800s. Chapter 2, ''Potable Water, Potent History," covers the history of plumbing and some of its less savory moments. All our waste water has to be removed, cleaned, and released by a sewage treatment facility.
247 Energy Savings 247 Getting into Hot Water 247 Installing a Hot Water Dispenser Part 5: Major Upgrades and Remodeling 249 18 The Big Picture 251 252 Starting Small 252 Counter Culture 253 New Appliances, Old Kitchen 253 When Electricity and Water Mix 254 Serious Remodeling 254 Plans? What Plans? 255 A Raft of Crafts 257 Generals and Subs < previous page page_xii next page > < previous page page_xiii next page > Page xiii 257 Floors and More 258 Tile, Marble, and Stone 259 Dumb Floors: Wood and Carpet 259 Walls and Finishes 260 Some Like It Hot 260 Putting It All Together 19 The Basics: All New Pipes 263 264 Before You Start, Ask Yourself This 264 The Code Comes to Dinner 265 Pipes and More Pipes 266 Branch Lines 266 Supply Tubes 267 Planning the Layout 268 Installing Water Pipes 269 Getting Through the Framing 270 Soldering Notice 270 Just a Few Rules 270 New Sewer Lines 270 Going Underground 271 Lending Some Support 271 Picky, Picky 272 DWV System: VIP Pipes 273 Gas Pipe 20 Adding a Bathroom 275 276 Our National Motto: More Bathrooms 276 The Big Picture 277 Consider the Plumbing 278 Fixtures and Space Demands 278 What's All This Going to Cost?