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About the Author. Introduction. Chapter 1: Plumbing. The Supply System. The Waste System. The Vent System. Lavatory Pop-up Drain. Sink Drain. Plunger-Type Tub Drain. Pop-up Tub Drain. Gravity Flow Toilet. Traps & Vents. Ball-Type Faucet. Cartridge-Type Faucet. Disk-Type Faucet. Compression-Type Faucet. Tempering Valve. Tub/Shower Control. Hose Bibbs. Pitcher (Hand) Pump. Jet Pump. Submersible Pump. Sump Pump. Pressure Tank. Charcoal Cartridge Filter. Tank Filter. Water Softener. Reverse Osmosis Filter. UV Purifier. Septic Systems. Pool Pump & Filter. Solar Pool Heater. Lawn Sprinkler System. Chapter 2: Wiring. Electrical Circuit. Ohm's Law. 120 & 240 VAC. Circuit Breakers & Fuses. Service Drop. Meter. Circuit Grounding. Electrical Panels. Receptacle. GFCI. AFCI. Single-Pole Switch. 3- & 4-Way Switches. Dimmer Switch. Flush-Mount Light Fixture. Hanging Ceiling Fixture. Floor & Table Lamps. Fluorescent Fixtures. Smoke Detector. Carbon Monoxide Detector. Chapter 3: Heating. Gas Warm Air Furnace. Gas Hot Water Boiler. Oil Warm Air Furnace. Oil Hot Water Boiler. Heat Pump. Air-Tight Wood Stove. Direct-Vent Gas Fireplace. Baseboard Electric Heat. Warm Air Distribution. Hydronic Distribution. Hot Water Radiant Heat. Air-to-Air Heat Exchanger. Bimetallic Thermostat. Electric Water Heater. Gas Water Heater. Gas Tankless Heater. Electric Tankless Heater. BoilerMate(t) Water Heater. Solar Water Heater. Chapter 4: Cooling. Natural Ventilation. Ceiling Fan. Whole-House Fan. Window Air Conditioner. Central Air Conditioner. Evaporative Cooler. Chapter 5: Air Quality. Humidifier. Dehumidifier. Furnace Filters. Electronic Air Cleaners. Chapter 6: Appliances. Dishwasher. Clothes Washer. Electric Clothes Dryer. Gas Clothes Dryer. Electric Range/Oven. Gas Range/Oven. Refrigerator/Freezer. Icemaker. Garbage Disposal. Microwave Oven. Trash Compactor. Vacuum Cleaners. Chapter 7: Windows & Doors. Low-E Glazings. Cylinder Locks. Garage Door Opener. Chapter 8: Foundation & Frame. Footings. Drainage. Radon Abatement. Pier Foundation. Slab Foundation. Full Foundation. Crawl Space. Grade Beam. Forces on the Frame. Beams in Bending. Framing Members. Post & Beam Frame. Plank & Beam Frame. Balloon Frame. Platform Frame. Advanced (OVE) Frame. Index.

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