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Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Plumbing: Expanded 4th Edition - Modern Materials and Current Codes - All New Guide to Working with Gas Pipe
     

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Plumbing: Expanded 4th Edition - Modern Materials and Current Codes - All New Guide to Working with Gas Pipe

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by Creative Publishing Editors (Editor)
 

Everything you need to know about plumbing. Everything.

Fresher and more complete than ever, this edition includes new material and revised information and is completely current with the 2006 Universal Plumbing Code. From basic repairs to advanced renovations, this is the only plumbing reference book a homeowner needs. And now, for the first time,

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Everything you need to know about plumbing. Everything.

Fresher and more complete than ever, this edition includes new material and revised information and is completely current with the 2006 Universal Plumbing Code. From basic repairs to advanced renovations, this is the only plumbing reference book a homeowner needs. And now, for the first time, Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Plumbing includes a comprehensive section on working with gas pipe. No other big book of plumbing for DIYers covers this important subject.

Also new to this 4th edition is expansive coverage of PEX (cross-linked polyethylene), the bendable supply tubing that's taking over a major portion of the DIY market. And with the current popularity of outdoor kitchens, we've expanded our coverage of outdoor plumbing as well. Now, we'll show you every step of the process to supply and drain an outdoor sink.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

Every collection needs good, basic books on home plumbing. This new edition of a standard title covers modern materials and codes and offers a new section on gas pipes but otherwise contains the same text and same illustrations as previous editions. In addition, the book lacks an overview of municipal water systems. Though it covers familiar territory, it does so quite well. The illustrations are clear and nicely placed, and the text as a whole compares favorably with other plumbing guides, such as Merle Henkenius's The Ultimate Guide to Plumbing. However, if you have the 2005 edition, keep it and don't buy the new edition-there's not enough to justify purchase. Recommended where needed. (Appendix on codes and index not seen.)


—Karen Ellis

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589233782
Publisher:
Cool Springs Press
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Series:
Black & Decker Complete Guide Series
Edition description:
Expanded
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Creative Publishing international is a worldwide publisher of how-to books. The company's current retail offering includes over 300 titles on topics covering home improvement, home decorating, sewing, crafting, hunting & fishing, and photography. Over the past 15 years, CPi has developed high-quality photography step-by-step books with nationally recognized brand partners like Black & Decker and Singer.

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Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Plumbing: Expanded 4th Edition - Modern Materials and Current Codes - All New Guide to Working with Gas Pipe 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Ron_O More than 1 year ago
I bought this book because I wanted to install a disposer on a sink that never had one. The illustrations showed all of the possible connections so I was able to figure out which one applied to me. The descriptions for this particular installation were not in a single section, I found what I needed and installed the disposer with no problems and more important no leaks.
dazedandconfused More than 1 year ago
The exceptional photography makes this plumbing guide very helpful. My only (minor) complaint is that it is sometimes difficult to find the desired topic in the index. Valuable for novice to intermediate skill level. Excellent overall. Built my confidence to tackle some of the plumbing projects around the house.