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This complete bible of reworking info and tasks makes a speciality of the numerous tasks that aid householders upload genuine price to their houses whereas improving their existence. in contrast to different books, the full photograph advisor to remodeling isn’t diluted with easy domestic upkeep, yet provides readers foolproof directions on greater than two hundred blockbuster domestic home improvement initiatives.
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Clean the inside of each fitting by scouring with a wire brush or emery cloth. Apply a thin layer of soldering paste (flux) to end of each pipe, using a flux brush. Soldering paste should cover about 1" of pipe end. Apply a thin layer of flux to the inside of the fitting. Assemble each joint by inserting the pipe into the fitting so it is tight against the bottom of the fitting sockets. Twist each fitting slightly to spread soldering paste. use a clean dry cloth to remove excess flux before soldering the assembled fitting .
Push casing nails through the holes to mark their locations. Side jamb On the outside wall, measure the distance between the nails to make sure the rough opening dimensions are accurate. Mark cutting lines between the nalls, using a chalk line. 34 • TH E COM PLETE PHOTO GUIDE TO HOME I I\ lPROVEMENT Match the distance between the side jambs and the edge of the brick molding on a Window or door with the legs of a compass. Scribe a cutting line on the stucco by moving the compass along the outline, with the compass pOint held on the marked line.
Touch solder to pipe. Solder will melt when the pipe is at the right temperature. (continued) TcclUliqlws • 61 When solder melts, remove the torch and qUickly push Y;" to %" of solder into each joint Capillary action fills the joint with liquid solder. A correctly soldered jOint should show a thin bead of solder around the lips of the fitting. Allow the joint to cool briefly, then wipe away excess solder with a dry rag. Caution: Pipes will be hot. If joints leak after water is turned on, disassemble and resolder.
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