Essential Composting Toilets
A Guide to Options, Design, Installation, and Use
Paperback ISBN: 0865718725
From wastestream to mainstream, a practical guide to composting toilet systems. Composting toilets are a key feature for local resilience, money saving, water conservation, resource recovery, septic system replacement, and an improved bathroom experience in rural and urban buildings. Essential Composting Toilets is a streamlined manual that takes a practical, how-to approach to composting toilet system selection, design, installation, and operation, while meeting universal health and safety objectives. Drawing from existing regulations and research, this book dispels myths and provides tools to assess various systems. It includes: - Easily-understood drawings, plans, and photos - Coverage of all main composting toilet systems - Selection criteria including site considerations, urine separation pros/cons, renovations/new builds, ventilation, servicing, and composting details - Design and installation details. Offering a professional approach accessible to DIYers, homeowners, designers, building consultants, water conservation advocates, and regulators, Essential Composting Toilets provides key information for redesigning toilet systems anywhere in the world.
A Member of the International Code Family
Hardcover ISBN: 1609837444
The IPC provides minimum regulations for plumbing facilities in terms of both performance and prescriptive objectives, and provides for the acceptance of new and innovative products, materials, and systems. Important changes include: Updated table for the Minimum Number of Required Plumbing Fixtures. Single-user toilet facilities (a room having a single water closet and a single lavatory) are not required to be labeled for use by only a male or female (separated use designations). Solar thermal water heating systems need to conform to the ICC 900/SRCC 300 standard. Well systems are required to comply with standard NGWA-01 where local requirements do not cover subject matter or are lacking in detail on others.
Kitchen & Bath Residential Construction and Systems
2nd Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1118439104
This revised edition of Residential Construction and Kitchen & Bath Systems combines the thorough guides to typical North American building systems for homes for the kitchen and bath industry into one comprehensive, expanded volume, completely updated and revised throughout. Learning to "read a house" is an essential skill for anyone in the kitchen and bath field. This book provides clear, concise explanations of the home's structural systems and components, including the inner workings of the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.
Permaculture Guide to Reed Beds
Designing, building and planting your treatment wetland system
Paperback ISBN: 185623312x
The Permaculture Guide to Reed Beds is a comprehensive overview of reed bed systems and treatment wetlands for household effluent treatment. Going from system selection and design to construction, planting and maintenance; this guide offers the reader a complete how-to manual for getting your own reed bed system up and running. Reed beds are an efficient, effective, low-energy filter system for protecting local groundwater and streams from septic tank effluent and greywater. This thorough book explains the background to wastewater treatment and water quality and describes how reed beds work to get wastewater clean again. Reed beds and treatment wetlands are well-established elements within permaculture design, and many of the permaculture principles are readily applied to them. This guide goes a step further than simply explaining how to design and build reed beds by providing greater insight into permaculture as a design tool and exploring how to maximize the yields, beneficial relationships, and sustainability of the reed bed and indeed the whole sewage treatment process within your site. Complete with an overview of planning guidelines for the UK and Ireland, The Permaculture Guide to Reed Beds is an invaluable resource for homeowners who want to build their own system. It is also an essential reference manual for permaculture designers, architects, engineers, landscape designers, planners and others with an interest in this area. Easy to follow and clearly set out, with beautiful line drawings to illustrate the text, this is a book you'll find both useful and inspiring.
Pipe Fitter's Math Guide
Paperback ISBN: 0962419702
For those who work with cylinders, a geometric understanding of the shapes involved and how they fit together are crucial for excellence in their trade. This book allows pipe fitters to connect their work to its logical base—math. The straightforward tone, multitude of illustrations, and example problems will help even those with underdeveloped math skills learn the calculations. Forty-one sets of exercises with answers give the reader ample practice as well as applying the math skills.
Plumber's Licensing Study Guide
Paperback ISBN: 0071798072
Ace the Journeyman and Master Plumbing Exams! Featuring more than 400 practice questions and answers,Plumber's Licensing Study Guide, Third Edition, provides everything you need to prepare for and pass the Journeyman and Master Plumber's licensing exams on the first try. This practical, up-to-date resource is filled with study tips, detailed illustrations, calculations, conversion tables, and troubleshooting points. Both metric and U.S. units are included throughout. Fully revised for the 2012 International Plumbing Code and 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code, this careerbuilding guide helps you: - Master the material most likely to appear on plumber'slicensing exams - Improve your test-taking ability with 400+ multiple-choicequestions and answers - Acquire the confidence, skills, and knowledge needed topass your exam Covers essential plumbing topics, including: - Definitions - Administrative policies - Miscellaneous regulations - Water supply - Water heaters - Sanitary drainage - Fixtures - Indirect waste - Vents - Storm water drainage - Traps, cleanouts, and special waste - Interceptors and separators - Medical and nonmedical gas systems - Alternative engineered and special systems - Gray-water recycling systems - Natural gas
A Homeowner's Guide
Paperback ISBN: 163186162x
Every homeowner sooner or later will need to repair or replace a plumbing fixture or will want to upgrade a plumbing feature. From faucet repair to installing plumbing for a new bathroom, you can save plenty of money by doing the plumbing yourself. With today's materials and installation methods, almost any project is within the reach of a motivated do-it-yourselfer with a modest set of tools and some basic skills. After an introductory chapter on understanding the plumbing system, tools, and materials, Plumbing presents a section on repairs and replacements that can be done with a modest set of tools and that require no running of supply or DWV pipes. Later chapters explain how to work with plumbing pipe and how to tackle some more complex repairs and installations. Also included is a chapter on outdoor plumbing.
Install & Repair Your Own Toilets, Faucets, Sinks, Tubs, Showers, Drains
Paperback ISBN: 1591865832
As part of our comprehensive HomeSkills DIY series, HomeSkills: Plumbing will give you power over your pipes. If you’ve ever had to call a plumber, you know firsthand that hiring a professional will cost you dearly. But saving money isn’t the only major motivation behind DIY plumbing, as the well-informed routine maintenance of your systems can protect your entire home from water damage and a laundry list of other inconveniences. With HomeSkills: Plumbing, you’ll gain a full understanding of the what, how, and why of plumbing work, from general theory and descriptions of the typical home plumbing system to detailed information on the most common materials, fittings, and tools. Your new set of skills—sweating copper tubing, solvent-welding PVC pipe, making solid compression connections, and others—will enable you to install or replace toilets, sinks, faucets, showers, garbage disposals, tubs, and much more. And you won’t have to worry about staying on the cutting edge of plumbing technique: we’ve included sections on modern troubleshooting and repairs, as well as all the latest materials (such as PEX tubing), with information that’s guaranteed to comply with current plumbing codes. Add to that the book’s 300 foolproof how-to photos and the only thing you’ll find overflowing is your wallet. Check out our five other HomeSkills guides on carpentry, deck building, landscaping, tiling, and wiring.