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The author of "Wiring a House” and "Inspecting a House” covers waterfront in "Plumbing”, from the submersible pump in the bottom of the well to the utility sink in the laundry room, to step-by-step installation procedures for all plumbing fixtures, hardware, and appliances in the home. Along the way, the author makes carefully planned detours into the non-standard circumstances a builder or remodeler is likely to encounter in a remodel. Throughout the book, process and technique are linked through special color-coded "finding guides" to the related reference information in the back. This reference section includes a concise index of the plumbing code, photos and descriptions of every type of pipe, every form of fitting, and all the unique and special tools that apply to plumbing, as well as sizing charts, expansion tables and other relevant technical data.

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Plumbing is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really like Shark Bite Fittings I have been using quite a few shark bite fittings and am now spoiled and very likely to use them in place of sweat fittings. I have even recommended them to my neighbor when he had an old gate valve come apart on him. This particular one is a good way to put a valve in a line where both ends are fixed and there is no way to flex the pipe to insert the pipe ends into the valve. It has a slide in and then back it back out feature to connect both ends to the valve. If there was a Shark Bite tee shirt I would certainly wear it.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick waterline repair Unlike most waterline repairs, once you turn off the water this one can be put on wet pipes. There is no soldering needed -- nor any of the associated headaches such as drying the pipes ..etc. usually encountered with waterline repairs. These replacement units come in multiple types of valve configurations & sizes as well as straight line repair. Depending on the unit (ours was 3/4 shut off valve) you have a plastic release tool (others just have a slip in side) which you place on the sleeve to unlock the teeth ( the teeth grab into the pipe to create the seal). Measurements must be correct --exactly 1" of pipe must be placed into the each side of the Sharkbite for the unit to grab. But installation is quick and easy: square cut existing pipe, clean pipe (by clean I mean clean burs and any thing else that may on the pipe ends), slip unit on and release the teeth. Repair is done. Sharkbite has Youtube videos showing installation of their different products.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have for DIY and Professional plumbing SharkBite Slip Ball Valve is a must have item for the home owner who is doing remodeling and the professional plumber alike. The valve allows you to make quick repairs with the added ball valve to shut off water as needed. You can repair rigid 3/4 inch Copper or CPVC Pipe or both. The slip ball valve can work in up to 2 inches space between pipes to make a connection. Just insert the valve slip joint onto one pipe and with the SharkBite demount clip slide the valve fitting onto the other pipe. This slip ball valve is a must have on hand for emergencies where pipes come in contact with freezing temperatures. No need to solder copper or glue CVPC, just connect and your done. You can connect to any combination of copper, PEX, CPVC, or PE-RT pipes. Valve can be rotated on pipes after installation for working in tight spaces. Valve comes with demount clip for faster job completion. Can be used in Hot Water heating systems with its 200°F temperature and 200 psi pressure rating by the manufacturer.
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick I installed this SharkBite 3/4 in. Brass push-fit slip ball valve on my main water supply so I can shut off the water coming into my house more conveniently than was previously available. I am still working on finishing my bathroom in my basement and I am going to be installing a new water softener. With this ball valve in the wall of the new bath I will be able to easily turn the water off and on as I need. I will be using the SharkBite connections a lot in the future. I recommend thes for any diy out there.
Date published: 2016-04-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Did Not Use I got this ball valve to replace a shut-off valve to my hot water heater that didn't work anymore when I changed my hot water heater which was shot also. I was just a little curious about the ability of only an o ring preventing the water from leaking out of the valve connections. Although I have been doing plumbing for many years, before I installed this valve, I asked a couple of professional plumbers what they thought about this valve and they both said they didn't trust only an o ring to seal the valve. It may work fine but because of my worries about it and the plumbers feelings I decided to go with a soldered in ball valve instead. Like I said it may work fine but I didn't try it to find out. I may try to use it on an exterior application so incase it does leak it won't damage anything.
Date published: 2016-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shark bite I have used other Shark bite products and I'm very impressed with the quality of the products, I was replacing the main shut off valve into the house that was leaking from the stem ( Old style gate valve) I was faced with the problem that I would have to dig up the line in the ground or break the stucco, but with this typeof shark bite shut off valve you can install it and with the removal tool back up into the other pipe without having to do any digging or breaking any stucco, Great idea and yes I would recommend, Easy to install with a little knowledge of plumbing and cut out section of pipe as instructed on instructions.
Date published: 2015-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! My old valve just gave up after 30 years of use. The SharkBite Brass Valve was my first choice to replace it. Here are the reasons: It is constructed of lead free brass; 2. It connects to a variety of pipe materials; 3. It fits into awkward, tight spaces because it can be rotated; 3. The push-to-connect construction makes installation easy. Perfect!
Date published: 2016-01-29
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