The Complete Idiot's Guide to Plumbing

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Terry Meany has been a professional home restorer for two decades. He is a "talented" amateur who picked up plumbing skills as a homeowner and from observing plumbers on remodeling jobs. He has designed, built, or supervised the construction of bathrooms, decks, and room expansions for both family homes and rental properties. Mr. Meany is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Remodeling Your Home, Care for Your Home the Lazy Way, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Electrical Repair, and Working Windows: A Guide to the Repair and Restoration of Wood Windows. He lives in the Seattle area.

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Don't let those plumbing problems bankrupt you-- learn to do it yourself! With The Complete Idiot's Guide to Plumbing, you'll learn about tools, safety, clearing clogs, repairing leaks, remodeling kitchens and bathrooms and outdoor plumbing. It even gives you advice when you should hire a pro!

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