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At some point a homeowner will be confronted by their plumbing: a dripping tap, a flood of biblical proportions, a freezing cold house, a new dream bathroom or the latest gas bill. This Haynes Manual covers it all and is bang up-to-date, dealing with real taps that often don t have washers (but still drip) right through to the latest green technologies and gadgets that could save a fortune. Everything is explained in a clear and light-hearted fashion that will leave the reader confident that they can tackle their own plumbing and not have to cross the living room by canoe afterwards.
The definitive, easy-to-follow guide to plumbing and heating repairs in your home.
An extension of the international bestselling Collins Complete DIY Manual, this brand-new edition is packed with user-friendly photos and is fully updated with the latest information about tools, products and regulations.
Whether repairing a leaking tap or installing a new shower, Collins Complete Plumbing and Heating is the indispensable tool to help you get the job done well – and keep costs to a minimum.
- Emergency repairs
- Taps, sinks and kitchen appliances
- Toilets, baths and showers
- Boilers and radiators
- Identifying faults and maintenance
- Safety tips
- Tools for the job
Modern systems and materials mean that most domestic plumbing jobs are within the scope of do-it-yourselfers.
This guide explains the basic skills of plumbing which can be applied to any situation. Instructions for 30 projects, from mending a leaking tap, to installing a shower unit, are detailed.
The 4th edition of Plumbing continues to provide the definitive single volume text on plumbing, heating and gas installation work, ideal for students working towards their Diploma in plumbing or NVQ/SVQ at levels 2 and 3.
Highly illustrated and easy to read and understand, it tackles plumbing topic by topic, in double page spreads with text, full colour illustrations, and clear photographs, enabling the reader to grasp the essentials quickly and easily. This approach ensures it also provides a concise reference for the trained plumber. Special features include: concise text many clear, full colour illustrations around 140 photographs topics focussed on the needs of NVQ/SVQ levels 2 and 3 additional topics beyond levels 2 and 3 a self–assessment section a problem–solving section
This new edition has been thoroughly updated to take account of changes to the Building Regulations, including changes to the following approved documents: Part F: Ventilation; Part G: Sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency; Part H: Drainage and waste disposal; Part L: Conservation of fuel and power and Part P: Electrical safety.
A significant new section on energy conservation & sustainability has been added, and additional related material introduced where relevant. The extensive coverage with new, full colour illustrations to enhance legibility and understanding, and the emphasis on safety in the work place ensure this remains the definitive single volume for both student and trained plumbers.
This text provides succinct and well illustrated definitions of over 1,500 terms from the field of plumbing and mechanical services.