Series: Home Improvement
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Creative Homeowner; Third edition (February 1, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.9 x 10.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
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Bought this for a major renovation project where I had to move or replace most of the plumbing. This was a good reference with easy to understand instructions for things like supply, drain and waste line positions for sinks, laundry, etc. Good book.
Trying to go from zero to hero with no prior plumbing experience as we undertake a whole home remodel, I've been reading various plumbing books recently. I also read the Black and Decker, Plumbing Complete, one other one from the library, and this one. This is probably my favorite out of the lot but I don't think I've found the perfect plumbing guide yet.
I will be re-posting this post for 4 other books I bought just like this because they all show WONDERFUL information and pictures for different types of projects.All these books, Including this one show you How, Why, and Ideas. Their might be other books out their Better/Cheaper, but I haven't found them yet and so I am just sharing that I am VERY satisfied with this book and a must for the first time home owner or first time a person wants to tackle these projects
. Not bad for basics, but does not have a lot of things you need to know if you're actually doing the project, for example, it shows all the different faucet handles and washer setups, but doesn't show you what's under them, and there's generally lots of things that need replacing, Little Springs and little washers,. I think it was put together by salespeople, cut-and-paste from other books, not somebody that's actually done the work
The one thing I purchased this book for was to get some insight into all the different plumbing fittings, nomenclature, sizes and ways to adapt them together. Seems that every time I have a plumbing project, I have to adapt from something I have never seen, to something else I have never seen and then I wander around home depot with pieces in my hand trying to get from here to there. If you have ever done the same, you know that the "experts" at HD will do exactly the same thing you were doing when they arrived and asked if you need help. So the "Ultimate Guide" to plumbing should have a section on that. Perhaps a photo glossary of all the plumbing fittings throughout modern construction, with names, true to life sized that you could lay a part on and see its size, a note on how plumbing fittings are sized and named. Nope, not a word. Its a pretty good book for doing home plumbing, but that's about it. The illustrations are great, excellent photography and clear descriptions. Its interesting to note that all the illustrations are of perfectly clean parts being held by hands that have never held a tool ever. I have never seen parts and hands that clean in my life.
i am a do it yourselfer and do most of the work around my house, and sometimes you need a little advice and these books are great for that. they are full of information and it is in pictures so that makes it easier to follow, they have everything from replacing toilets to repairing a faucet..excellent book.
I tore my two bathrooms apart and ripped out all my galvanized piping and installed PEX. This book really helped me when installing my tub, sink and valves. Nothing on the Maniblock system for PEX but this book has a lot of information with real color photos. Very good for a non-plumber like me.
Of all the self-help plumbing books I have, this is one of my favorites, and one of the two I constantly refer to when about to start a plumbing project.
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