Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Plumbing, Updated 5th Edition: Faucets & Fixtures – PEX – Tubs & Toilets – Water Heaters – Troubleshooting & Repair – Much More (Black & Decker Complete Guide)

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  • sljones says:
    16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    More “how to repair” than “how to install”, July 19, 2013
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    sljones

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    This review is from: Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Plumbing, Updated 5th Edition: Faucets & Fixtures – PEX – Tubs & Toilets – Water Heaters – Troubleshooting & Repair – Much More (Black & Decker Complete Guide) (Paperback)
    Unlike the wiring book that B&D has, this is more along the line of how to fix a faucet. The installs shown in the book are only for existing construction. If you want to build something from the ground up you might be able to do it from the information in this book but some of the items are left out… Like: “How far from the wall do you place the toilet flange?”

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  • brightboxpc says:
    7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    AWESOME, very detailed but explained with plenty of repetition to make it “sink” in, April 16, 2013
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    I use to be a tool runner for a plumber for many years. Even though I have seen things done, I always doubt myself when doing it on my own. My main problem was the Lowes/Home Depot daze and confusion that occurred when I got to the plumbing section and needed just a few things. I would think I knew what I was doing until I saw 30 different options, then to make you doubt yourself even more they will put parts that are for the same thing on different aisles which causes you to go, “maybe I can’t connect CPVC to PEX”. This book is up to date and covered almost everything. The only thing it didn’t mention was that push-to-connect fittings come with a little white tube inside that you only use for PEX and remove for Copper or CPVC. I went through this whole book in one sitting and plan to go over some of the sections in more detail the next time I get bored. Knowledge is power and this book gives you plenty. It even covers installing a tank less hot water heater if you so choose to do so. My only issue there would be installing the vent pipe to the outside which this book gives you instruction on but how could they know I couldn’t do carpentry if my life depended on it. This book paid for itself in just the amount of time I will save at the home improvement store trying to guess what I need. It even confirmed my method of buying more than you need and anything you think you might need and returning it later.

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  • therook says:
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Plumbing by B & K, April 27, 2013
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    therook

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    This review is from: Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Plumbing, Updated 5th Edition: Faucets & Fixtures – PEX – Tubs & Toilets – Water Heaters – Troubleshooting & Repair – Much More (Black & Decker Complete Guide) (Paperback)
    Excellent pictures showing how to perform tasks, informative on the tools and parts involved getting the job done. Very useful reference on plumbing. One can sit down to review a task where it is broken down into discrete steps. The book is a very good investment for the diy’er.

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