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Home Plumbing Manual

At some point a homeowner will be confronted by their plumbing: a dripping tap, a flood of biblical proportions, a freezing cold house, a new dream bathroom or the latest gas bill. This Haynes Manual covers it all and is bang up-to-date, dealing with real taps that often don t have washers (but still drip) right through to the latest green technologies and gadgets that could save a fortune. Everything is explained in a clear and light-hearted fashion that will leave the reader confident that they can tackle their own plumbing and not have to cross the living room by canoe afterwards.

Plumbing and Central Heating

Modern systems and materials mean that most domestic plumbing jobs are within the scope of do-it-yourselfers. This guide explains the basic skills of plumbing which can be applied to any situation. Instructions for 30 projects, from mending a leaking tap, to installing a shower unit, are detailed.


The 4th edition of Plumbing continues to provide the definitive single volume text on plumbing, heating and gas installation work, ideal for students working towards their Diploma in plumbing or NVQ/SVQ at levels 2 and 3.

Highly illustrated and easy to read and understand, it tackles plumbing topic by topic, in double page spreads with text, full colour illustrations, and clear photographs, enabling the reader to grasp the essentials quickly and easily. This approach ensures it also provides a concise reference for the trained plumber. Special features include: concise text many clear, full colour illustrations around 140 photographs topics focused on the needs of NVQ/SVQ levels 2 and 3 additional topics beyond levels 2 and 3 a self–assessment section a problem–solving section

This new edition has been thoroughly updated to take account of changes to the Building Regulations, including changes to the following approved documents: Part F: Ventilation; Part G: Sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency; Part H: Drainage and waste disposal; Part L: Conservation of fuel and power and Part P: Electrical safety.

A significant new section on energy conservation & sustainability has been added, and additional related material introduced where relevant. The extensive coverage with new, full colour illustrations to enhance legibility and understanding, and the emphasis on safety in the work place ensure this remains the definitive single volume for both student and trained plumbers.

The Plumbing Encyclopedia

The Plumbing Encyclopedia has been written in encyclopedic form to enable the student, plumber and heating engineer to find accurate information on specific aspects of their craft quickly. The book includes entries and definitions for over 2300 terms, components, techniques and working practices, clearly explaining the terminology used by plumbers. Topics covered include:

  • cold and hot water supplies
  • drainage
  • soldering and welding
  • hot water heating
  • radiant heating
  • solar heating
  • electrical work
  • sanitation
  • sheet weathering
  • gas and oil supplies
  • warm air heating
  • steam heating
  • air conditioning
  • building science
  • and many more

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