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Old 05-28-2008, 01:45 PM   #1
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I'm looking for some good plumbing reference/how-to type books. Others in the forum have recommended the Taunton's For Pros By Pros series for carpentry type references. Was wondering if they are good for plumbing as well or if there is a better series.

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What type of plumbing?

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Household. Not sure if you meant something more specific then that.

I found this book:
http://www.delmarlearning.com/browse...sbn=1401848915

Seems like a textbook but very detailed from the excerpts.
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Taunton's books are excellent, although I haven't seen the plumbing one. Lots of pictures for those of us that learn best through seeing something being done.
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I would assume the plumbing book is the same. I was thinking of building my home diy library with the Taunton books. Since I have some plumbing projects on my list I figured I'd start with that one. I agree with lots of pictures. Always best to be able to vizualize how something is done.
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If you plan on building your own home, make sure you read the most important book out there, your code book, without it you won't get past the inspections.
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I went ahead and ordered the Taunton book. I'll give a review once I have it.
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If you plan on building your own home, make sure you read the most important book out there, your code book, without it you won't get past the inspections.
Very true!

For the ICC codes, there are spiral-bound "code check" quick reference guides that highlight various codes (plumbing, electrical, etc.) depending on which one you buy. They're intended for everyone from homeowners to builders to inspectors, and are a quick reference guide. The home depot here sells them, or you can get them from www.iccsafe.org.

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