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MIGUELON 04-20-2009 02:29 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!!

Miguelon

Just Bill 04-20-2009 07:09 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 07:30 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 10:05 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... http://www.eco-block.com/

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 11:37 AM

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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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