Country and Cottage Water Systems: A Complete Out-of-the-City Guide to On-Site Water and Sewage Systems, Including Pumps, Plumbing, Water Purification and Alternative Toilets

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9780969692270: Country and Cottage Water Systems: A Complete Out-of-the-City Guide to On-Site Water and Sewage Systems, Including Pumps, Plumbing, Water Purification and Alternative Toilets

This indispensable guide will save those who live or spend their leisure time in rural areas time, money and headaches.

Packed with solid, easy-to-understand advice -- and clear, detailed illustrations -- Country and Cottage Water Systems takes the mystery out of rural water systems and their components. Whether planning a new system or updating, expanding or fixing an existing one, the ideas, the know-how and the solutions are all here.

The book includes tips for do-it-yourselfers, and guidance for those hiring a professional, on a variety of topics, including:

  • Methods for testing water
  • Making water safe to drink
  • Choosing the right pump
  • Dealing with environmental issues and legal concerns
  • Planning a system's connections
  • Types of wells and how to dig a new one or revitalize an old one
  • Understanding and installing waste systems
  • Troubleshooting septic systems
  • How to reduce a septic system's footprint
  • The pros and cons of alternative toilets
  • How to build an outhouse
  • Getting rid of gray water
  • How to keep pipes from freezing in winter
  • How to winterize a seasonal water system for easy spring start-up

    From getting water in to getting waste out, Country and Cottage Water Systems helps ensure clean, safe water for country and cottage dwellers, as well as hassle-free and environmentally responsible waste disposal.

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    About the Author:

    Max Burns is an award-winning writer who specializes in the problems of rural and cottage living. He is the author of seven books and has written extensively for Cottage Life magazine and Cycle Canada. He lives outside North Bay, Ontario.

    Review:

    Provides a stimulating outlet for [kids] to scratch that unbelievable itch for knowledge and make it entertaining at the same time ...one of the coolest science books I've ever seen. (wordofmousebooks.com)

    Burns (The Dock Manual) has updated his 1999 book, Cottage Water Systems. He covers wells, pumps, septic systems, and beyond. This practical manual could use more illustrations, but it is full of important information and evaluation. The focus is primarily on northern climates, so considerations of hot weather and drought are not addressed. That aside, this distinctive book will fill a niche in rural communities. Recommended. (Library Journal)

    From getting water in to getting waste out, Country and Cottage Water Systems aims to take the mystery out of rural water systems and their components. Award-winning writer Max Burns (who specializes in the problems of rural and cottage living), has produced a guide packed with solid, easy-to-understand advice, for those wishing to install a new system, or update, expand of fix an existing one. The book provides tips for do-it-yourselfers, and guidance for those hiring a professional. A variety of water systems topics are covered, including methods for testing water, choosing the right pump, and how to keep pipes from freezing in winter -- all to help ensure clean, safe water for country and cottage dwellers, as well as hassle-free and environmentally responsible waste disposal. (Homes and Cottages 2011-05-31)

    It's a book that looks like it would be a useful reference for troubleshooting long after installation. (Paula Constantine Providence Journal 2011-02-01)

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    Published by Firefly Books (2010)
    ISBN 10: 0969692277 ISBN 13: 9780969692270
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