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A home’s plumbing system is generally “out of sight, out of mind” because it works reliably with little input or effort from the homeowner. When things finally do go wrong, alternatively, the result is continuously an expensive, messy, and disruptive job. Henkenius, a master plumber and frequent contributor to Popular Mechanics magazine, has written a colorful title that is one of the best do-it-yourself guide to plumbing projects big and small. Nearly every plumbing scenario is addressed, from cleaning drains and replacing faucets to installing a bathtub and replacing pipes; the clear instructions are supplemented with excellent color illustrations and photos. A wealth of general plumbing information and definitions provides beginners with the background needed so they are able to evaluate their plumbing problem and not get in over their heads. The only thing better than owning this book would be to have Henkenius there to hold one’s hand. An essential public library purchase.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
-Steve Wilson, Popular Mechanics
–Jennings Daily News
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Plumbing: Basic, Intermediate, & Advanced Projects is a comprehensive how-to book that explains the plumbing system from start to finish. It prepares the reader to handle any plumbing task in the home. Readers find detailed background information from an expert in the field plus scores of how-to projects, including replacing a faucet washer, installing a water softener, and everything in-between. Readers learn not only how to plan and complete each project, but also how to spot and strengthen outdated or dangerous techniques and materials in their home’s plumbing system. The author emphasizes doing things as it should be, and all the projects use only code-compliant techniques.