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Old 04-20-2009, 01:29 AM   #1
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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!!



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Old 04-20-2009, 06:09 AM   #2
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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.


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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.
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:05 AM   #4
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If you're going to have to learn a whole new system anyway, why not drag yourself all the way into the 21st century?

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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!
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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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