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  • Residential Construction Academy: Plumbing

    RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: PLUMBING, 2E is the ideal book to create a direct link between readers’ education/training program and the residential construction industry. The result of a strategic partnership between the National Association of Home Builder’s (NAHB) Home Builders Institute and Delmar, Cengage Learning, the Residential Construction Academy Series is the perfect way to learn essential workplace skills for readers new to the building trades. Written in partnership with the Home Builders Institute, and endorsed by NAHB, RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: PLUMBING, 2E provides a step-by-step approach to residential plumbing installations based on national skill standards. Focusing on “Green” advancement in the plumbing trades, this book thoroughly explains the process of installing residential plumbing systems by exploring topics such as tools of the trade and proper safety measures and by offering various tips to increase readers’ on-the-job productivity. Logically organized to build a foundation of knowledge, this book progresses from the installation of common fixtures to troubleshooting techniques that will aid readers. An emphasis on creative layout and the importance of understanding code variations will foster readers’ understanding of plumbing system installation that is based on typical situations as well as unique jobsite conditions.

  • Bathroom Remodeling (For Pros By Pros)

    Smart remodeling decisions start here. Get the bathroom you’ve always wanted and get a solid return on your investment. Written by and for working professionals, Bathroom Remodeling is your roadmap to tackling the typical challenges of bath makeovers, getting the most for your dollar, and adding value to your home. Be prepared – learn from the best in the business. Totally updated and expanded, this best seller familiarizes you with every facet of bathroom design and installation, from carving out a bath from a closet to creating a luxurious spa. You’ll know in advance – when it’s most critical – how to keep your project on budget, avoid the seven sins of bathroom design, and prevent what everyone dreads – moisture problems that can impact your health and rot your home. Arm yourself with the latest advice before you shop. With the flood of new materials and products on the market, the guidance in Bathroom Remodeling will help you navigate typical pitfalls. Avoid costly errors when you learn how to work with today’s newest plumbing materials and proper installation methods for the many types of tile now available. And you’ll shop smarter once you know why the cheapest sink isn’t always the best buy.

  • Ultimate Guide: Plumbing, 4th Updated Edition (Creative...

    Save money by making minor and major plumbing repairs and improvements yourself, with help from this complete home plumbing guide! More than 800 photos Detailed how-to diagrams Learn how to skills, from fixing leaky faucets to soldering copper tubing like a pro Save money and resources with “Green Solutions” Install plumbing fixtures like sinks, faucets, bathtubs, showers, water softeners, lawns sprinklers, & much more Learn how your home’s plumbing system works so that you can take action in an emergecy Add value to your home by making plumbing fixture improvements This updated and expanded edition of Creative Homeowner’s comprehensive, bestselling plumbing how-to book covers the most up-to-date products and techniques. Strong emphasis in the how-to information is placed on doing things correctly, so all of the projects use only code-compliant techniques. Ultimate Guide: Plumbing, 4th Edition prepares the do-it-yourselfer to handle any plumbing task in the home, from replacing a washer in a leaky faucet to renovating a bathroom. It also gives an overview of a house’s plumbing system, including supply, waste, and vent piping, and explains the basic physics that keep everything working well. In addition to learning how to plan and complete each project, you’ll learn how to spot and improve outdated or dangerous techniques and materials in your home plumbing system.

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