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MIGUELON 04-20-2009 01:29 AM

Book on cinder block home construction
Does anyone knows of a good book on how to build a home with cinder block, plumbing, electrical work etc.

Thank you for any help!!


Just Bill 04-20-2009 06:09 AM

For electrical, Electrical Wiring Residential, by Ray Mullin, 16th edition covers 2008 NEC. Similar books on plumbing online or Borders, Barns/Noble. Not sure on block houses, you don't see that much anymore, not energy efficient.

NJ Brickie 04-20-2009 06:30 AM

Check out HUD information on block homes. Not that long ago they did a study on all block construction for homes. Block homes ARE very energy efficient if constructed properly. A block home will out perform a stick built house in almost every way. It is an excellent method of building if done right.

Willie T 04-20-2009 09:05 AM

If you're going to have to learn a whole new system anyway, why not drag yourself all the way into the 21st century?

Check out this...

Look under Product Information (Installation Manual)

Might as well build the way all the progressive companies are already going. It beats both block and wood, hands down!

jklingel 04-26-2011 10:37 AM


Originally Posted by Willie T (Post 262771)
It beats both block and wood, hands down!

That is not necessarily even close. There are a lot of variables in the equation on this, the heating thereof being one of them. IMO, anyone building a concrete house needs to consider the practice very carefully. It can work, and it can be a disaster.

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