Table of Contents
   Introductionp. xi
   About the Authorp. xiii
   A Note From the Authorp. xv
   Plumbingp. 1
      The Supply Systemp. 2
      The Waste Systemp. 4
      The Vent Systemp. 6
      Lavatory Pop-up Drainp. 8
      Sink Drainp. 9
      Plunger-Type Tub Drainp. 10
      Pop-up Tub Drainp. 11
      Gravity Flow Toiletp. 12
      Traps & Ventsp. 14
      Ball-Type Faucetp. 16
      Cartridge-Type Faucetp. 17
      Disk-Type Faucetp. 18
      Compression-Type Faucetp. 19
      Tempering Valvep. 20
      Tub/Shower Controlp. 21
      Hose Bibbsp. 22
      Pitcher (Hand) Pumpp. 23
      Jet Pumpp. 24
      Submersible Pumpp. 26
      Sump Pumpp. 28
      Pressure Tankp. 29
      Electric Water Heaterp. 30
      Gas Water Heaterp. 31
      Electric Tankless Heaterp. 32
      Gas Tankless Heaterp. 33
      BoilerMate™ Water Heaterp. 34
      Solar Water Heaterp. 35
      Charcoal Cartridge Filterp. 36
      Tank Filterp. 37
      Water Softenerp. 38
      Reverse Osmosis Filterp. 40
      UV Purifierp. 41
      Fire Sprinklersp. 42
   Wiringp. 43
      Electrical Circuitp. 44
      Ohm's Lawp. 45
      120 & 240 VACp. 46
      Circuit Breakers & Fusesp. 47
      Service Dropp. 48
      Electromechanical Meterp. 49
      Smart Meterp. 50
      Circuit Groundingp. 51
      Electrical Panelsp. 52
      Receptaclep. 54
      GFCIp. 56
      AFCIp. 57
      Single-Pole Switchp. 58
      3- & 4-Way Switchesp. 60
      Ceiling Fan/Light Switchp. 62
      Dimmer Switchp. 64
      Flush-Mount Light Fixturep. 66
      Hanging Ceiling Fixturep. 67
      Floor & Table Lampsp. 68
      Fluorescent Lampsp. 69
      CO Detectorp. 70
      Battery Smoke Detectorp. 71
      Wired Smoke Detectorsp. 72
   Heatingp. 75
      Gas Warm Air Furnacep. 76
      Gas Hot Water Boilerp. 77
      Oil Warm Air Furnacep. 78
      Oil Hot Water Boilerp. 79
      Air-Source Heat Pumpp. 80
      Ventless Gas Heaterp. 82
      Direct-Vent Gas Heaterp. 84
      Direct-Vent Gas Fireplacep. 85
      Electric Baseboard Heatp. 86
      Warm Air Distributionp. 87
      Hydronic Distributionp. 88
      Hot Water Radiant Heatp. 89
      Bimetallic Thermostatp. 90
   Coolingp. 91
      Natural Ventilationp. 92
      Ceiling Fanp. 93
      Whole-House Fanp. 94
      Window Air Conditionerp. 95
      Central Air Conditionerp. 96
      Evaporative Coolerp. 97
   Air Qualityp. 99
      Moisture & Moldp. 100
      Humidifierp. 102
      Dehumidifierp. 103
      Furnace Filterp. 104
      Electronic Air Cleanerp. 105
   Appliancesp. 107
      Dishwasherp. 108
      Top-Loading Clothes Washerp. 110
      Electric Clothes Dryerp. 112
      Gas Clothes Dryerp. 113
      Electric Range/Ovenp. 114
      Gas Range/Ovenp. 115
      Microwave Ovenp. 116
      Garbage Disposerp. 117
      Refrigerator/Freezerp. 118
      Icemakerp. 120
      Trash Compactorp. 121
      Vacuum Cleanersp. 122
   Windows & Doorsp. 125
      Double-Hung Windowp. 126
      Casement Windowp. 128
      Cylinder Lockp. 129
      Deadbolt & Keyed Knobp. 130
      Garage Door Openerp. 131
   Foundation & Framep. 133
      Footingsp. 134
      Drainagep. 135
      Radon Abatementp. 136
      Pier Foundationp. 137
      Slab Foundationp. 138
      Full Foundationp. 139
      Crawl Spacep. 140
      Grade Beamp. 141
      Forces on the Framep. 142
      Beams in Bendingp. 144
      Framing Membersp. 146
      Post & Beam Framep. 148
      Plank & Beam Framep. 149
      Balloon Framep. 150
      Platform Framep. 151
      Advanced (OVE) Framep. 152
   Outdoorsp. 153
      4-Cycle Gasoline Enginep. 154
      2-Cycle Gasoline Enginep. 156
      Chain Sawp. 158
      Lawn Mowerp. 160
      Gas String Trimmerp. 162
      Pool Pump & Filterp. 163
      Lawn Sprinkler Systemp. 164
      Septic Systemp. 166
   Toward Sustainabilityp. 169
      Clock Thermostatp. 170
      Air-Tight Wood Stovep. 171
      Pellet Stovep. 172
      Ground-Source Heat Pumpp. 174
      Passive Solar Heatingp. 176
      Natural Ventilationp. 178
      Air-to-Air Heat Exchangerp. 179
      Low-E Windowsp. 180
      Window Insulating Panelp. 182
      Motion-Activated Switchp. 184
      Compact Fluorescent Lampp. 186
      LED Lampp. 187
      Solar Pool Heaterp. 188
      Pool Coverp. 189
      Front-Loading Washerp. 190
   Indexp. 191