Black & Decker Here's How...Plumbing: 22 Easy Fix It Repairs to Save You Money & Time
Editors of Creative Publishing
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This book represents home plumbing at its most basic, with all the unnecessary material stripped away.
Featuring the most common plumbing projects shown with clear color photos, it is a value-priced offering that appeals to today’s most practical homeowners.
in the drain opening. 44 ■ HERE’S HOW: PLUMBING Drain tailpiece Tailpiece extension Thread the locknut and sealing gasket onto the drain tailpiece, then insert the tailpiece into the drain opening and screw it onto the drain flange. Tighten the locknut securely. Attach the tailpiece extension. Insert the pop-up stopper linkage. Place a small amount of pipe dope on all threads. Apply a layer of tub and tile caulk (or adhesive, if specified by the countertop manufacturer) to the top edges of
is made by American Standard or Reliant, it may be a disc faucet. See page 13 to fix a disc faucet. 8 ■ HERE’S HOW: PLUMBING ■ Faucet Repair Kits Replacement ball Allen wrench tool Repair kit for a ball-type faucet includes rubber valve seats, springs, cam, cam washer, and spout O-rings. Kit may also include small Allen wrench tool used to remove faucet handle. Make sure kit is made for your faucet model. Replacement ball can be purchased separately but is not needed unless old ball is
wrench Trap arm Mineral spirits Cloth Strainer kit Plumber’s putty Teflon tape Washers Waste-T fitting S- or P-trap A B E C F G D Kitchen sink drains include a strainer basket (A), tailpiece (B), continuous waste T (C), P- or S-trap (D), outlet drain lines (E), trap arm (F), and wall stubout (G). 84 ■ HERE’S HOW: PLUMBING Drain Kits ▸ Kits for installing a new sink drain include all the pipes, slip fittings, and washers you’ll need to get from the sink tailpieces (most kits are
cutter usually has a triangular blade for removing burrs from the insides of pipes. Closet auger is used to clear toilet clogs. It is a slender tube with a crank handle on one end of a flexible auger cable. A special bend in the tube allows the auger to be positioned in the bottom of the toilet bowl. The bend is usually protected with a rubber sleeve to prevent scratching the toilet. Plastic tubing cutter works like a gardener’s pruners to cut flexible plastic pipes quickly. Spud wrench is
Cartridge Washer Sprayer head Handle mount Flow Restrictor Diverter valves and aerators differ from faucet to faucet, so you’ll need to know the make and model if your faucet to purchase replacement. However, if you bring the old parts in to the plumbing supply store, they can probably find the right replacements for you. Sprayer heads can be removed from the sprayer hose, usually by loosening a retaining nut. By removing the head, disassembling it as much as you can and cleaning it you may