Ultimate Guide: Plumbing is an updated and expanded edition of Creative Homeowner's comprehensive, best-selling plumbing how-to book. The most up-to-date products and techniques are covered. For the how-to information, strong emphasis is placed on doing things correctly, so all the projects use only code-compliant techniques. It prepares the do-it-yourselfer to handle any plumbing task in the home, from replacing a washer in a leaky faucet to cutting and joining cast-iron vent pipes. The book also gives readers an overview of a house's plumbing system, including supply, waste, and vent piping, and explains the basic physics that keep everything working well. So in addition to learning how to plan and complete each project, readers learn how to spot and improve outdated or dangerous techniques and materials in their home's plumbing system.
Author Merle Henkenius, a freelance writer based in Lincoln, Nebraska, has held a Master Plumber license for over25 years. His home-improvement writing and photography have been featured extensively in Popular Mechanics magazine.