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1. Black & Decker The Complete
2. Complete Plumbing (Stanley Complete)
3. Plumbing: An Illustrated Guide
4. Plumbing Do-It-Yourself For Dummies
5. 2006 International Plumbing Code:
6. Plumbing Complete: Expert Advice
7. 2009 International Plumbing Code
8. Plumbing (For Pros By Pros)
9. Basic Plumbing With Illustrations
10. Ultimate Guide to Plumbing: Complete
11. 2009 International Plumbing Codes
12. DEWALTPlumbing Estimating Professional
13. National Plumbing Codes Handbook
14. Carroll Smith's Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners
15. Plumbing a House (For Pros By
16. 2006 Uniform Plumbing Code (For
17. Understanding Boat Plumbing and
18. Plumbing 1-2-3
19. Plumbing & Renovations
20. High Perf. Fasteners & Plumbing

1. Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Plumbing: Expanded 4th Edition - Modern Materials and Current Codes - All New Guide to Working with Gas Pipe (Black & Decker Complete Guide)
Paperback: 336 Pages (2008-07-01)
list price: US$24.99 -- used & new: US$15.39
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Asin: 1589233786
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Everything you need to know about plumbing. Everything.

Fresher and more complete than ever, this edition includes new material and revised information and is completely current with the 2006 Universal Plumbing Code. From basic repairs to advanced renovations, this is the only plumbing reference book a homeowner needs. And now, for the first time, Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Plumbing includes a comprehensive section on working with gas pipe. No other big book of plumbing for DIYers covers this important subject.

Also new to this 4th edition is expansive coverage of PEX (cross-linked polyethylene), the bendable supply tubing that's taking over a major portion of the DIY market. And with the current popularity of outdoor kitchens, we've expanded our coverage of outdoor plumbing as well. Now, we'll show you every step of the process to supply and drain an outdoor sink.

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Customer Reviews (52)

I was so disapointed as I didn't recognise any of the diagrams as theis book looks like its written for the USA/Canadian market NOT for the UK so it has not been of any use to me. I assumed as I was ordering from the UK, that it would be suitable. I would like to return it, if I knew how

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book - buy it!
This book is great - it offers color photos with detailed instructions. I used this book to remodel my entire kitchen - some plumbing work was involved - and everything I needed was in here. It even has a good section about PEX water system - new and advanced system. It has DVD, but of course no time to view DVD while your kitchen is apart. Highly recomend!

4-0 out of 5 stars Client comments:
The book is great. It came in excellent condition and in a very timely matter. Very happy with the order.

5-0 out of 5 stars amazing book
Because of the great reviews I decided to purchase this book and was very glad I did.This book gave me the confidence to tackle projects that I normally would have paid someone to do.

I was always very nervous about sweating copper pipe together, but I followed the excellent step by step instructions and was amazed at how easy it was.The included DVD is also excellent as well showing very informative video of various projects.

I highly recommend this book for the beginner on up.

4-0 out of 5 stars Home Plumbing guide
Great help book for the do-it-yourselfer!Great details and illustrations on how to properly install home plumbing.Also gives you advice on things and building code requirements to watch out for. ... Read more

2. Complete Plumbing (Stanley Complete)
by Stanley
Paperback: 288 Pages (2008-02-19)
list price: US$21.95 -- used & new: US$9.59
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Asin: 0696237113
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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  • Step-by-step guide to the skills, tools, and materials needed for common plumbing repairs and maintenance projects.
  • Includes Stanley Pro Tips and pre-start checklists to ensure that every plumbing project is a success.
  • Hundreds of detailed photos and illustrations guide homeowners through every project from start to finish.
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Customer Reviews (9)

5-0 out of 5 stars Complete Plumbing (Stanley Complete)
Book is great, for a contractor or be it DIY, a lots of illustrations and explanations, plumbing uniforms ( building codes ) etc. Covers all aspects of plumbing. It's a must have book. Even if you are Pro plumber, you might find something new...

5-0 out of 5 stars PLUMBING

4-0 out of 5 stars Novice Maintenance Mechanic
The instructions and pictures were just right for small projects.

While, larger projects had good pictures; sometimes, the instructions were less plentiful.

Overall, a excellent introduction to household plumbing!

Buy it!

5-0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended
I have many of the Stanley complete books, and they are excellent. They provide a wealth of pictures and info for big and small projects. They provide a step-by-step guide for how to fix, remodel, or improve everything around the house. I highly recommend the electrical one too!

4-0 out of 5 stars good
Good for homeowners needing to do basic plumbing and repairs and a good reference book to have in general. You're not going to be a professional plumber after reading it but that isn't the point. I was able to do quite a few repairs after referencing the book just once. I am an electrician and being around the trade definately makes it easier to pick up but this book will help any average Joe stop a few leaks and make some basic fixes(even if it's temp until you can have a pro show up) The clear photos help. Let's face it..plumbing isn't something you notice until it's not working(much like electricity) But I would recommend it. ... Read more

3. Plumbing: An Illustrated Guide to the Plumbing Codes (Code Check Plumbing: A Field Guide to the Plumbing Codes)
by Michael Casey mon, Douglas Hansen, Redwood Kardon
Spiral-bound: 30 Pages (2006-12-01)
list price: US$17.95 -- used & new: US$5.75
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Asin: 156158813X
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Code Check Plumbing outlines the principles behind the various accepted plumbing codes and provides information on the code requirements for all types of plumbing installations, including all supply, drain, and vent systems. It is cross-referenced to the current International Residential Code, Uniform Plumbing Code, and Uniform Mechanical Code.
The Code Check Series is one of Taunton's most successful book lines. Spiral bound, with durable laminated pages, the books in this series are designed to be used on-site for quick reference, ensuring that all jobs meet the highest safety standards while drastically reducing code violation call-backs. The Code Check Series is endorsed by the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO).
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Customer Reviews (5)

4-0 out of 5 stars Quick reference for DIYer
I bought this book after reading various internet sites that answered DIY plumbing questions. The book is convinient, easy to follow for a person who is not in the trade. It is limited to standard applications such as kitchen and bathroom areasbut then how many times are you concerned about an ouside BBQ sink?

5-0 out of 5 stars Best reference book for plumbing codes
This book has all the required code information I was looking for.It has very clear illustrations that show what the codes state.I am very sastisfied with the book.I am glade I purchased it."A must" for anyone that is not a plumber and wants to do there own work.A+++++ rated by me.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource
I've used the previous edition extensively and this latest edition contains more info on items I install including on-demand water heaters.Clear and easy to find info you want.Can't praise it enough!

4-0 out of 5 stars Good for basics
This guide answered most of my basic questions I had about replacing a sewer pipe. Although it did not indicate support material type (softfill, sand, etc...) or prefered methods for hydrotesting. It is worth the money and will sometimes show you things you might be forgetting. Any unanswered questions I had I covered with the city inspection department.

3-0 out of 5 stars Code Check, Plumbing - 3rd Edition
A handy reference for all phases of residential plumbing.Welll presented for homeowner use. Reference to code paragraphs is extensive but useless without a copy of the code.Requires contacting the local plumbing inspector's office to determing whether your area goes by the International Residential Code or the Uniform Plumbing Code.Restrictions in this book are given for both codes.

If you have an older edition be wary as numerious details of the codes changed from the second edition to this third edition. ... Read more

4. Plumbing Do-It-Yourself For Dummies
by Donald R. Prestly
Paperback: 170 Pages (2007-11-28)
list price: US$16.99 -- used & new: US$8.63
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Asin: 0470173440
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Want to save time, money, and frustration on plumbing repair and replacement? Do it yourself! Plumbing Do-It-Yourself For Dummies turns even the most daunting household plumbing project into a simple, step-by-step process that delivers professional-quality results at a fraction of what you'd have to pay a plumber—and you won't have to wait weeks for an appointment.

From fixing leaks and drips to caulking a tub or shower, to replacing a faucet, you'll discover how to tackle 40 of the most common plumbing jobs in your home. Easy-to-follow, detailed instructions and hundreds of photos and illustrations guide you through each task. And, you'll even discover what surprises to expect and how to prepare for them. This user-friendly guide delivers all the help you need to:

  • Understand your home's plumbing system
  • Comply with local plumbing codes
  • Fill your plumbing toolbox—including safety equipment
  • Organize, plan, and prepare for your plumbing job
  • Repair and upgrade faucets of all kinds
  • Unclog drains, traps, and toilets
  • Replace toilet parts and fix leaky tanks and bowls
  • Stop toilet tanks from sweating
  • Deal with noisy, sweaty, and frozen pipes
  • Replace a dishwasher or garbage disposal

Complete with a helpful primer on choosing the right pipes and fittings for your project and understanding your home's supply and drain-waste-vent systems, Plumbing Do-It-Yourself for Dummies is the one tool you must have before starting any household plumbing project. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource for all your plumbing woes!
This books is a lifesaver for all of us who want to do minor plumbing repairs with little or no knowledge of how to go about the fix. Great book that details the steps, tools and procedures with pictures that guide you through the ordeal.

5-0 out of 5 stars Laying Pipe
When I'm at the bar knocking back a few drinks, I love to talk politics with people. Even with complete strangers. I get immense enjoyment telling everyone how my political viewpoints are right and that everyone with different political viewpoints than mine are wrong.

After a while people grew tired of my act and nobody would take me seriously anymore.Then this "Joe the Plumber" fool comes on the scene and steals all my thunder.I found a great deal of pride in being the voice of the every-man, then this dude from Ohio comes out of nowhere and suddenly he's on the TV every five seconds.He was even a topic of discussion during the Presidential Debates!

While watching the debates I couldn't help but think:

That should be ME up there!

If having knowledge of plumbing is what it's going to take to get my political musings out in the public, well then it's time for me to learn a little something about plumbing.

With the election just a couple of days away I knew that my plumbing lesson had to be quick and thorough.I can hold my own when it comes to discussions about politics, so I needed to make sure I knew my stuff when it came to plumbing, too.That's why I knew "Plumbing Do-It-Yourself For Dummies" was the perfect book for me.

In just a few hours I learned all about how to stop toilet tanks from sweating, how to repair and upgrade all kinds of faucets, even how to fill my very own plumbing toolbox with all of the appropriate tools and safety equipment.

The easy-to-follow, detailed instructions of "Plumbing Do-It-Yourself For Dummies" made learning plumbing techniques a snap.

With the plumbing lesson out of the way all I need to do now is get myself in front of one those Presidential candidates (and a television camera) and hope he asks me what I think about healthcare reform. Then the people of America can finally hear my voice, and hopefully they'll be ignorant and naive enough to vote for who I tell them to vote for.After all, I represent the every-man and they should listen to every word I have to say, not these stupid Presidential candidates.

God Bless America!

P.S. Call "chatchi the Plumber" for all of your plumbing and political needs.

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect for the "home repair challenged" like me...
If you've hung around my blog very much, you're well aware of the fact that me and home repair projects don't normally mix.I don't know what it is, but you put hardware in my hands, and I become a bumbling idiot.Plumbing Do-It-Yourself For Dummies by Donald R. Prestly is the *perfect* approach to plumbing fix-it jobs for someone like me.It's short, concise, has plenty of pictures, and explains just enough to make me think that it's possible to pull off the unlikely/impossible...a plumbing repair that doesn't stretch into a multi-hour marathon of frustration and humiliation.

Part 1 - Getting to Know Your Plumbing System: Understanding Plumbing; Fetch Me My Pipe and Fittings!; Getting the 411 on Codes and Requirements; Filling Your Plumbing Toolbox
Part 2 - Faucets and Sinks: Cleaning a Faucet Aerator and Sink Sprayer; Repairing a Leaky Rotary Ball Faucet; Repairing a Leaky Cartridge Filter Faucet; Repairing a Leaky Ceramic Disk Faucet; Repairing a Leaky Compression Faucet; Repairing a Leaky Two-Handle Faucet Spout; Caulking around a Sink Bowl; Replacing a Leaky Sink Basket; Replacing a Sink Trap; Replacing a Double-Bowl Kitchen Sink Drain; Replacing a Bathroom Sink Drain; Adjusting a Pop-Up Drain; Unclogging Sink Drains; Soldering Copper Pipes
Part 3 - Tubs and Showers: Caulking the Tub, Tile, and Fixtures; Replacing a Tub Spout; Replacing a Showerhead; Repairing a Tub and Shower Compression Faucet; Repairing a Cartridge Shower Faucet; Repairing a Disk Shower Faucet; Repairing a Cartridge/Seat-Spring Faucet; Adjusting a Tub Drain; Unclogging Tub and Shower Drains
Part 4 - Toilets: Checking a Toilet for Leaks; Replacing a Fill Valve; Replacing a Flush Valve; Replacing A Flapper; Adjusting the Tank's Water Level; Repairing a Leaky Tank; Repairing a Leaky Bowl; Stopping a Tank from Sweating; Replacing a Toilet Seat; Unclogging a Toilet with a Plunger; Clearing a Clog with a Closet Auger
Part 5 - The Part of Tens: Ten Tips for Plumbing Success; Ten Tips for Dealing with Problematic Pipes; Ten Safety Considerations

The first part of the book starts out with the general layout of a household plumbing system, and why things like drain, waste, and vent systems are necessary.He also goes into what tools are essential when it comes to plumbing repairs.That's probably the first really helpful thing for me, as my tool collection is..."lacking", and going to a store doesn't necessarily tellyou why you'd need something like a spud wrench.The following sections get into the details of specific repair jobs, complete with photos (not generalized line drawings), a list of tools you'll need, materials you'll have to use, and how long it *should* take.Knowing me, I'd double that last figure, and then double it again.And if I beat that time, I'd be feeling real "manly".:)I really wish I'd have had this book when we replaced our toilet.My wife and I would have resumed talking to each other much sooner...

The Part of Tens section is also useful for those little gems that you don't think of when you start a project...like trying to start and finish your project during store hours so you don't end up stuck overnight with no toilet or water pressure in the house.Also there's the advice to buy the *right* tools for the job at hand, and add to the collection as you do new projects.I won't tell you what I've ended up using pipe wrenches for when certain other tools are not available to me.

I'm sure all the home repair experts are probably thinking I'm a major wuss when it comes to fixing stuff.They'd be right.But with a book like this, I'm inspired to at least give the repair a try before springing for the cost of a professional.Although the whole propane blow-torch thing?I don't think so... ... Read more

5. 2006 International Plumbing Code: Softcover Version
by International Code Council
Paperback: 150 Pages (2006-03-07)
list price: US$69.00 -- used & new: US$56.85
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Asin: 1580012590
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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SOFTCOVER VERSION: The 2006 International Plumbing Code?addresses the design and installation of plumbing systems through requirements that emphasize performance.Provisions are provided for fixtures, piping, fittings, and devices, as well as design and installation methods for water supply, sanitary drainage, and storm drainage.The code provides comprehensive minimum regulations for plumbing facilities using prescriptive- and performance-related provisions.The objectives of the code provide for the acceptance of new and innovative products, materials, and systems. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (8)

5-0 out of 5 stars great
The book came on time and was in outstanding codition!I will weork with this company again!!

1-0 out of 5 stars 2006 plumbing code
the book stinks for the novice plumber- it shows no scematics and is very hard to interpit

5-0 out of 5 stars Cheep and Fast
Found the International Plumbing Code no problem on Amazon web site.
The pice was cheep and delivery quick.
Just what I needed.


1-0 out of 5 stars IPC 2006
I never did recieve the item. I want a full refund and additional credits if you ever want me to buy from you again. I had to buy the book at Barnes and Noble for Retail price after I waited 2 weeks on the 2006 IPC. I took the Master Plumbing test July 12th and because of this I had minimal study time. Thanks Amazon!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Code review?
Hey people, aren't computers smart? Amazon wants me to review a code book. What the f@#$. It's needed in my job. That's why I bought it. ... Read more

6. Plumbing Complete: Expert Advice from Start to Finish (Taunton's Complete)
by Rex Cauldwell
Paperback: 256 Pages (2009-08-11)
list price: US$21.95 -- used & new: US$9.55
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Asin: 1561588555
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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An easy-to-access, comprehensive step-by-step reference on home plumbing offering authoritative, reliable information that enables the reader to tackle any DIY plumbing project with confidence. This volume is a comprehensive, authoritative, and easy to use reference for homeowners covering all home plumbing situations from the most basic to advanced. The only projects not covered are those that should be left to professionals. This highly visual book focuses on real world situations faced by homeowners and offers real world advice, including how to deal with the inevitable things that can go wrong. What is unique about this plumbing guide is that it is easy to find the project and the information on how to tackle it. Intuitive finding devices and visual tables of contents make it easy to identify the material in the book relevant to the readers situation.
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2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
I'm not a professional plumber but a do it yourselfer. It's my opinion that the gentlemen that wrote this book is a professional book writer rather than someone that is knowlegable on the subject or ever plumbed a house. I purchased the book to understand the problems associated with galvonic corrision (a problem associated with dissimilar metals being ajoined). The book never addressed the consequences that can occur when copper/brass and galvanized/iron pipe are connected. There are solutions to this problem but he never addresses it. Do yourself a favor and do an internet search concerning galvonic corrosion before installing a new hot water heater and you'll get the information that was omitted from this book. It'll save you a ton of money later on and alot of heartache.

His profile states that he is also a master electrician and publishes books on that subject. Hope those books are better than this one.

3-0 out of 5 stars Plumbing Complete
I bought the book so I would know how far from the wall or how far up the wall to drill the holes and it doen't tell that. ... Read more

7. 2009 International Plumbing Code Commentary
by International Code Council
Paperback: Pages (2010-06-01)
list price: US$85.00 -- used & new: US$84.97
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Asin: 1580019048
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The ultimate guide to the 2009 International Plumbing Code? (IPC?), this is one resource you shouldn't be without! Staying true to the formula that has made the International Code Council's Code & Commentary series so successful, this book leads readers through the code's text, tables, and figures, and follows up each section with a detailed commentary. This commentary provides a unique opportunity to get an in-depth glimpse of the regulations in action; it covers the code's implications, effective applications, as well as the potential consequences that may arise if not followed properly. A valuable resource for people from a variety of professional backgrounds, from code officials and construction workers to building contractors and plumbers, it will take your knowledge of the 2009 IPC to the next level. ... Read more

8. Plumbing (For Pros By Pros)
by Rex Cauldwell
Paperback: 248 Pages (2007-01-01)
list price: US$24.95 -- used & new: US$9.58
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Asin: 1561588172
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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The author of Wiring a House and Inspecting a House covers waterfront in Plumbing, from the submersible pump in the bottom of the well to the utility sink in the laundry room, to step-by-step installation procedures for all plumbing fixtures, hardware, and appliances in the home. Along the way, the author makes carefully planned detours into the non-standard circumstances a builder or remodeler is likely to encounter in a remodel. Throughout the book, process and technique are linked through special color-coded "finding guides" to the related reference information in the back. This reference section includes a concise index of the plumbing code, photos and descriptions of every type of pipe, every form of fitting, and all the unique and special tools that apply to plumbing, as well as sizing charts, expansion tables and other relevant technical data.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Good for what it's intended for. Good foundation of knowledge.
I read some of the reviews below and was surprised. I liked this book a lot.

This book contains everything you will need for most common, and some not-so-common problems you will encounter while plumbing.

A review below talks about that there is nothing about Septic and leach lines. Probably because first off you have to get a $5,000 soil test, and get a system designed by an engineer based on your perc test. You will not be doing that in a weekend, unless you do it illegally. Not to mention you better have a back-hoe, or do an above ground engineered system. Leave that to someone who does it every day, or look up the codes. That has many local niche codes too, depending on the state/county.

I ready the "By Pros, for Pros" series as a "help" book for new, or learning plumbers and homeowners who want to do a professional job. You also mock that a professional would need it, if you get a good one, he probably DOES need it. Many plumbers are very experienced in SOME, BUT NOT ALL areas of plumbing. I helped a friend in the country and am TERRIBLE WITH WELLS, because I never work with them or on them (I live in the city).

If you think this book is not good, check out the foundation book.

This book has many good in depth articles, and would assist even someone with low to moderate skills in many plumbing tasks.

I recommend it for homeowners, plumbers apprentices, and as reference for most plumbers.

Even you old know-it-all guys could learn something, try and keep yourself up to date or your skills will become outdated. Codes and standard practice change.

4-0 out of 5 stars You can't go wrong if you are a beginner
Plumbing by Rex Cauldwell reads like a good book for a beginner to learn about plumbing.

Here is the Table of Contents : 1 Overview, What the book covers in 7 pages; 2 Wells and Pumps in 41 pages; 3 Utility Water in 24 pages; 4 Working with In-House Pipe in 33 pages; 5 Hot Water in 35 pages; 6 Drain and Vent Rough In in 28 pages; 7 Pressure Pipe Rough In in 17 pages; 8 Finish Plumbing in 29 pages; 9 Appendix in 5 parts on Tools , on Alternate Connection Systems, on Charts and Tables, on Codes and on the Disabilities Act Guidelines in 29 pages . There is an Index .

Yes, a great emphasis on wells and pumps, followed by hot water , in house pipe and finish plumbing. These 4 items were his passions .

It is the rare page that does not produce color photos and drawings with plenty of tables when necessary.

It is a MODERN book ( 2006 ) and covers plastic, CPVC, PEX.

The language is easy to read ; here is a paragraph taken from the chapter on In-House Pipe : " Years ago, when my uncle taught me the trade, galvanized and copper were the only pipes he put in people's houses. Sometime later, along came CPVC, or plastic pipe. After that came polybutylene, or PB. Now we have PEX. "

Go for it !

4-0 out of 5 stars best book for my needs
When our water heater died I tried to diagnose what was wrong and spent six hours almost pulling my hair out.I went to a local bookstore looking for some guidance and this is the book I brought home.All the other books told me how to do things but not what to do if something was wrong or how to fix someone's botched work.Rex's book stood out for me.It doesn't cover everything (some pros have mentioned the shortcomings) but as a homeowner it covered everything I need to know.

2-0 out of 5 stars Ought to be called basic plumbing for the homeowner
I thought this book was for pro's. Instead it reads like a book for a beginner. It was all basic I thought and the author talks to you like you are not a pro.

1-0 out of 5 stars Plumbing very general
This book gives a brief overview of plumbing, it won't solve many of your problems as it doesn't go into anything in too much depth. Good if you need a general knowledge but there are better guides online from the manufacturer's for less or free. It does talk about some codes but that varies so much across the country as to be useless. ... Read more

9. Basic Plumbing With Illustrations
by Howard C. Massey
Paperback: 384 Pages (1994-09-09)
list price: US$33.00 -- used & new: US$19.95
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Asin: 0934041997
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This completely-revised edition brings this comprehensive manual fully up-to-date with all the latest plumbing codes.

It is the journeyman's and apprentice's guide to installing plumbing, piping, and fixtures in residential and light commercial buildings: how to select the right materials, lay out the job and do professional-quality plumbing work, use essential tools and materials, make repairs, maintain plumbing systems, install fixtures, and add to existing systems.

Includes hundreds of large, clear illustrations that show you what is required in isometrics, venting, traps, floor plans and layouts, DWV, septic tanks and drainfields, water supply, valves and faucets, hot water systems, roughing-in, maintenance, repairs, gas installation and swimming pools.

Extensive study questions at the end of each chapter, and a section with all the correct answers. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (5)

5-0 out of 5 stars 2nd Order
This is the second time I ordered this book.The first (from another supplier) was never received since my local PO gave the book to someone else!This time the book arrived promptly and in better condition than described.Very good seller.
The book itself is quite dated (cost less than $2.00) and since it deals with timeless basics, it has been very helpful.Due to the infancy of PVC plumbing when this book was first published, the author's dislike for it is evident in what he DOESN'T say.(Must have been a Union Plumber in his earlier years!)

4-0 out of 5 stars Not another do it yourself book.
Basic Plumbing with illustrations is not just another how to book.
The Author, Howard C. Massey is a Master plumber,in so being he is amply
qualified to explain in great detail how a plumbing system in buildings work.

This is the text book of choice for the college apprenticeship plumbing course
at Lane Community College in Eugene,Oregon.
You may not be a plumber after reading this book, but you will know why things are done the way
the author describes them to be done.This book explains the correct way to do a job and in most
cases meets local and national building codes. Always check with local authorities and codes before
starting a plumbing project.

5-0 out of 5 stars quality reference material
Basic Plumbing with Illustrations is a handy reference book for designers, engineers, and draftsmen.There are a lot of illustrated examples showing best practices when laying out residential and light commercial plumbing that minimize extra fittings, are UPC compliant, and work for stacked and flat systems.
Also handy are rough-in dimensions for common fixtures, drain, waste and vent sizing charts, and cold and hot water supply sizing info. that includes a neat explanation of solar hot water heating methods.
this reference goes hand in hand with another Massey authored Publication entitled "Planning, Drain, Waste, and Vent Systems".

5-0 out of 5 stars Ideal for students, apprentices & practicing professionals.
Now in a completely revised and updated edition, Howard Massey's Basic Plumbing With Illustrations is the definitive "how to" manual for installing code-approved plumbing in residential and light commercialbuildings. Systematically laid out in twenty-three chapters, Basic PlumbingWith Illustrations covers all of the fundamentals of the plumbing tradeincluding planning and sizing, installation, maintenance, common layout,materials, and code requirements. Invaluable and practical information isprovided on inspections, floor plans and plot plans, drawing and readingisometrics, code definitions, and materials. Profusely illustrated withhundreds of charts, tables, installation diagrams, and rough-in measures,Basic Plumbing With Illustrations is enhanced further with a glossary ofplumbing terms, plumbing abbreviations, extensive study questions at theend of each chapter, and a section with all the correct answers. This isthe ideal text for students and apprentices, as well as practicingprofessionals in the field.

5-0 out of 5 stars Everything is explained in this book
This book shows you everything about plumbing, including septic systems,solar water heaters, and hooking up swimming pools and spas--not to mentionthe basic and industrial plumbing fixures and techniques. This book isextremely interesting. ... Read more

10. Ultimate Guide to Plumbing: Complete Projects for the Home
by Mr. Merle Henkenius
Paperback: 288 Pages (2006-08-10)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$7.98
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Asin: B002UXS1QK
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Ultimate Guide to Plumbing: Complete Projects for the Home is an updated and expanded edition of Creative Homeowner’s comprehensive plumbing how-to book, which prepares the do-it-yourselfer to handle any plumbing task in the home, from replacing a washer in a leaky faucet to cutting and joining cast-iron vent pipes. The author's emphasis is on doing things correctly, so all the projects use only code-compliant techniques. The most up-to-date products and techniques are included. The book gives readers an overview of a house's plumbing system, including supply, waste, and vent piping, and explains the basic physics that keep everything working well. Readers learn not only how to plan and complete each project but how to spot and improve outdated or dangerous techniques and materials in their home's plumbing system
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4-0 out of 5 stars Ultimate guide to plumbing
Another great book from Creative Homeowner Series. These books are laid out very well. Easy to understand, and a great refrence to anyone doing plumbing projects.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not relevant to the real (dirty) world of plumbing
I am a professional handyperson (eight years) and am always looking for books to improve my knowledge. This is one of the worst I've every made the mistake of spending money on. If you follow the photos and advice you'll never get your hands dirty and never meet a filthy plumbing problem. Rex Cauldwell writes the best books on plumbing and electrical, bar none.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent pick for both do-it-yourself homeowners and libraries catering to them.
Merle Henkenius holds a master plumber's license and has extensive experience in home construction, so he's the perfect author to create a do-it-yourself plumbing guide in ULTIMATE GUIDE TO PLUMBING: COMPLETE PROJECTS FOR THE HOME, which appears in a new, expanded edition to provide basic step-by-step instruction for installing sinks faucets, showers and repairing all such fixtures. Color photos throughout accompany step-by-step instructions and flow charts which are easy to follow, making this an excellent pick for both do-it-yourself homeowners and libraries catering to them.

Diane C. Donovan
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5-0 out of 5 stars Good plumbing book
This book provides the basic information you need to get started on plumbing a house and the in depth knowledge needed to complete the job.It's a good read for understanding plumbing. ... Read more

11. 2009 International Plumbing Codes Handbook
by R. Woodson
Hardcover: 336 Pages (2009-07-16)
list price: US$59.95 -- used & new: US$38.44
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Asin: 0071606068
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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A Complete Guide to the 2009 International Plumbing Codes

Fully updated to reflect the changes in the International Code Council 2009 International Plumbing Code, this authoritative volume follows the IPC chapter by chapter. Master plumber, master gasfitter, and bestselling author R. Dodge Woodson puts the International Plumbing Code and the Private Sewage Disposal Code into plain English for easy use on the job.

Woodson's ready-to-use answers help you get plumbing jobs done right, on time, and up to the standards of the 2009 codes. It's all the plumbing information you need in one reliable resource, including how to:

  • Solve pipe, drainage, vent, trap, and other plumbing questions FAST
  • Fix common plumbing problems with the workable solutions illustrated inside
  • Find worked-out examples of nearly every type of plumbing task
  • Quickly locate the right figures, formulas, and charts for water heaters, fixtures,
  • faucets, fuel piping, storm water drainage, and more
  • Cut labor and material costs by meeting but not exceeding codes
  • Avoid leaks, malfunctions, blockages, plumbing-caused damage, callbacks, and other costly troubles

2009 International Plumbing Codes Handbook covers:

Definitions * Administrative Policies and Procedures * General Regulations * Fixtures * Water Heaters * Water Supply and Distribution * Sanitary Drainage Systems * Indirect and Special Wastes * Vents * Traps, Clean-Outs, and Interceptors * Storm Drainage * Special Piping and Storage Systems * Recycling Gray Water * Referenced Standards * Rainfall Rates * Degree Days and Design Temperatures * Evaluating Sites and their Requirements * Materials * Sizing and Installing Soil Absorption Systems * Pressure Distribution Systems * Tanks * Mound Systems * Using the Code in the Real World

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5-0 out of 5 stars The simplest explanation I've ever read about a code book
It is very easy to understand and it explains very clear the most confussing aspect of plumbing codes. What you don't understand from other explanation codes, check with this book and it will clarify it for you. For example, the vent system is very well explained, also the handicap's requirements for every fixture. I recommend this book to any plumber willing to understand the codes. ... Read more

12. DEWALTPlumbing Estimating Professional Reference (Dewalt Trade Reference Series)
by American Contractors Educational Services
Paperback: 384 Pages (2007-07-12)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$11.90
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Asin: 0977718344
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Designed to provide plumbing professionals with the knowledge and tools to make successful bids, this book is the perfect pocket guide for on-the-job success. The DEWALT? Plumbing Estimating Professional Reference addresses every step of the bidding process, from preparing proposals and making accurate estimates of supplies and man-hours, to reviewing contracts and finalizing the deal. With quantity take-off checklists, estimating forms, and other on-site worksheets, this book is a valuable reference tool, both for use in preparing a bid from the office, or in making on-the-job decisions and calculations. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars DeWalt Plumbing Estimating
This is a great manual for the person just opening a business, and a
good guide for those of us already in business. Many good tips on mark-up
and profit margins. And bidding on prevailing wage and union work.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent manual for plumbing estimating
I found this is a very good book for plumbing trade. Practical advice with lots of worksheets and estimating forms and checklists (including bidding instructions). Overall I will highly recommend for people who have some plumbing experience. Perhaps the best I've seen in this specialty field. ... Read more

13. National Plumbing Codes Handbook
by R. Woodson
Paperback: 414 Pages (1997-12-01)
list price: US$65.00 -- used & new: US$41.68
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Asin: 0070718547
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Thoroughly revised and updated version of the standard code book for the plumbing industry. The National Plumbing Codes Handbook covers the BOCA, UBC, and SPC codes, explaining the latest code specifications for procedures, installations, materials, and documentation. New features: eight new chapters and three new appendices...troubleshootinginformation...math calculations and business forms, and much more. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars HANDBOOK FOR STUDENTS

14. Carroll Smith's Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners and Plumbing Handbook (Motorbooks Workshop)
by Carroll Smith
Paperback: 224 Pages (1990-08-05)
list price: US$24.95 -- used & new: US$13.98
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Asin: 0879384069
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This complete guide analyzes the thousands of options available and shows you how to choose the correct fastener for any application, whether it be racing, street performance or restoration. Plus important information on thread cutting, torque, material selection, inserts, panel fasteners and much more. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Nuts, Bolts & Fasteners
Everything you ever wanted to know and more about what, where, when and how to use the proper fastener for your project, be it car, plane, boat or cart.

5-0 out of 5 stars Carroll Smith's Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners and Plumbing Handbook
A very in-depth dissertation on bolt design, types and applications along with all the hardware and plumbing needed in a race car.Carroll was the master race engineer with decades of experience and knowledge in the sport.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very useful resource
This a must have resource for people who are not professionals yet would like to figure out how and why race cars are kept together the way the are (or why they are not). While similar books are often written in an - to be kind - ill defined language, this one is in plain English. In fact the author even endeavors to render the subject somewhat entertaining while literally dealing with nuts and bolts.

4-0 out of 5 stars This book is very very good
This book is VERY good, it's informative, comprehensive, fun to read and goes a long way to improving your understanding of the "whys" rather than just the "hows". It's an excelent resource for someone looking to build their own race car. Anyone looking to attach something to something else or move a fluid from one place to another will get something out of this book. As an added bonus in the years since it was first written most of the fasteners that the author found hard to find have become available easily online.

1-0 out of 5 stars Ah, nuts!
Book contains poor photography and what appears to be over-reproduced images of hardware.Prospective buyer should look at some of the aviation publications that offer the same or better information to Experimental Aircraft builders.Some of the same principles apply. ... Read more

15. Plumbing a House (For Pros By Pros)
by Peter Hemp
Paperback: 215 Pages (2001-11-09)
list price: US$24.95 -- used & new: US$25.00
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Asin: 1561583332
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Master plumber Peter Hemp explains in step-by-step sequence how to create (for both new and remodeled homes) plumbing systems that function efficiently and withstand the rigors of time. For both homeowners and professionals, he shows how to design, size, and install pipes using a variety of standard materials and tools. “No-nonsense, in-depth explanations and marvelously clear illustrations.” — Booklist ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good read for the DIY'er
Good book, very informative. Covers a lot, has many tips and tricks. Make sure you get a licensed plumber to look at your work though because codes change all the time.


4-0 out of 5 stars Good book -- especially venting
I needed this book to help figure out a complex venting issue and it served the purpose well. Allowed me to avoid hiring a plumber at considerable expense. Would recommmend.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great information for the practical
Lots of comprehensive, practical information for a serious DIY'er!Most of the more advanced plumbing books are textbooks and code guides aimed at people trying to pass tests, not at people trying to actually build something.This is the book that explained the logic of when to use sweep vs. normal bends, and shows several detailed diagrams of how to arrange specific fittings to drain and vent fixtures in different ways, depending on layout.
It could use an update, as it doesn't even mention PEX water supply piping and talks a lot about cast iron DWV.Fortunately, PEX isn't rocket science and a good waste system is the same configuration, no matter what material you choose.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best Plumbing book I've ever bought
Definitive, this is the best book I've bought. It explain best about service piping, vents, how to, materials, etc. I trully hghly recommend this great value book. Thanks very much Peter Hemp.
I'm a plumber from PR (a small caribeen Island - USA terrritory) and it also surpass all PR plumbing books.
If anyone is willing to learn, get this book!

5-0 out of 5 stars a "must have" for either the do-it-yourselfer or aspiring professional
When I set out to build my own home I purchased several books on plumbing from the local Books-A-Million and local home improvement centers.But this one, which was recommended by a friend, tops them all.This book, along with a copy of your local code, is about all you need to do the rough-in plumbing on new residential construction.I frequently carried it with me to the building site to refer to when necessary.There is an obvious bias toward copper in the book.But the reader needs to remember that the book was written at a time when copper prices were more reasonable than they are today.According to my local plumbing supplier, there's hardly a professional plumber remaining in our city that still does copper.They've all been converted over to CPVC.Maybe copper will become popular again when prices come back down.But the book is still a valuable resource regardless of whether you do copper or CPVC, for either the do-it-yourselfer or the aspiring professional plumber. ... Read more

16. 2006 Uniform Plumbing Code (For Safe Sanitary Plumbing)
Paperback: Pages (2006)

Asin: B0012QKNZI
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17. Understanding Boat Plumbing and Water Systems
by John C. Payne
Paperback: 96 Pages (2008-04-01)
list price: US$14.95 -- used & new: US$9.44
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Asin: 1574092634
Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
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From John C. Payne, one of the foremost international authorities on marine electrical systems and electronics, comes a new title in his successful series of easy to understand yet thorough treatments of technical issues facing every boat owner whether sail or power. Each volume is concise, compact, and fully illustrated for easy reference.

Understanding Boat Plumbing and Water Systems covers the following major topics:

Water Systems
Water Tanks
Pressure Pumps
Hot Water Calorifiers
Diesel Hot Water Heaters
Desalination Systems
Bilge Pump Systems
Bilge Alarms
Bilge Pump Maintenance
Sewage Systems
MSD Systems
Shower Drain and Sink Systems ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Not enough substance
I need to see more technical and/or practical details if a book was to serve as a guide when designing, installing or improving marine water and plumbing systems.

2-0 out of 5 stars Basic book, not helpful
Just covers a basic explaination of marine plumbing.Was expecting more details and explaination of system variations, troubleshooting/problem solving, etc. I wouldn't waste your $.

1-0 out of 5 stars NOTHING NEW OR INSITEFUL
I am restoring an older boat and wanted to gain more knowledge about water and waste systems. You can waste a lot of money on a boat and this book is a good example. Small,100 page (most of them half blank) paperback that contains nothing that you can't find easily online. Holding tanks - "The biggest issue for boaters is selecting the right sized tank". Duh. He does not offer any guide as to the size of tank for a certain no. of people etc. I am so upset that I wasted my money on this book hoping that it would be a real guide to plumbing and water systems.It isn't.

1-0 out of 5 stars not worth it
I purchased this book hoping to have a good reference volume for the water systems on my sailboat. This book is not it. Its kind of like an outline for what such a book would look like if an author took the time to actually write it. There is a paucity of useful diagrams, most pages in the book don't even fill the entire page. Over half of the pages don't have any written or printed material on more that half a page. This is enough material in this book to complete a small pamphlet and that's about it. I won't be purchasing any other John C. Payne books any time soon.

5-0 out of 5 stars A comprehensive and thoroughly 'user friendly' instructional compendium
Every owner of a sailing ship or yacht needs to understand the sanitation and water systems that are an integral part of their craft. John C. Payne is an internationally recognized expert in marine electrical systems and electronics who brings to bear his many years of experience and expertise to the technical issues as he addresses the specific issues of marine plumbing systems, fresh water systems, hot water systems, galley plumbing systems, watermaker systems, salt water systems, bilge pump systems, shower (gray) water systems, sewage (black) water and MSD systems. The result is the comprehensive and thoroughly 'user friendly' instructional compendium "Understanding Boat Plumbing And Water Systems" as an concise, compact, and fully illustrated shipboard reference. Also very highly recommended for personal, professional, academic, and library Nautical Reference collections and supplemental reading lists is John C. Payne's "Understanding Boat AC Power Systems". ... Read more

18. Plumbing 1-2-3
by The Home Depot
Hardcover: 224 Pages (2005-09-13)
list price: US$24.95 -- used & new: US$9.99
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Asin: 0696222477
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Install, upgrade, repair, and maintain your home's plumbing system with more than 90 projects found in The Home Depot's (R) Plumbing 1-2-3, published by Meredith (R) Books. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars lack details
i was hoping to get little more information on some of the specific topics that I didnot find in this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good book...Excellent seller
The book is quite useful, practical, and easy to use/understand.More than anything I would like to point out the seller [...] as being one of the few sellers that care about the product and the buyer.I have purchased many books from amazon (trying to save $), and only to have the book arrive in a bubble envelope with damaged/squished corners and scratches on the face.I thought this was the trade-off for the lower price.Humblelight took care in wrapping the book (to prevent moisture damage) and used a simple, but very effective cardboard book-wrap for protection.AND... The inside of the book had a little piece of paper stating "If theres a problem...we can resolve your concern to a satisfyiing outcome."Because the book arrived on time, at the lowest price available, and in the best possible condition, there was NO NEED to contact the seller.The only drawback was the package was not trackable, but I would trade this anytime for the quality of service/condition of product that was received.I will look to this website first for my next book purchase.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent resource for non-plumbers
I recently hauled this book out of my bookcase to replace some faucets in the bathroom sink.Granted, the Moen kit was exemplary in its instructions and simplicity, but you still might find yourself without the necessary tools or tips to get the job done, much less done in time for dinner.

The book really saved me some time and effort.On its advice, I picked up a basin wrench, and this alone saved the job.I would never have gotten the old hardware off, much less gotten the new hardware on, without it.It also outlined the need for flexible feed hoses, wrapping the new faucet feeds before installing (which I forgot to do, but the book did its part and told me about it), and outlining the basics step by step.

Coupled with a most excellent purely-pictorial instruction manual in the Moen kit, I was able to remove the old leaky faucets, install the new ones, and not have to hire a plumber.

The book could be even bigger and include a little more depth, but this is a highly-recommended resource and every non-contractor or non-handy individual should own it.


5-0 out of 5 stars Plumbing 1 2 3
Excellent manual for anyone. Covers about every possible situation most homeowners encounter. Super value. Highly recommend

1-0 out of 5 stars Instead get Black & Decker's "The Complete Guide to Home Plumbing"
This book merits a 1, maybe a 2, certainly not a 3 out of 10.I acquired two guides for do-it-yourself plumbing of my new home construction.Not one time did I reference the Home Depot "Plumbing 1-2-3."Luckily, I also had a copy of Black & Decker's "The Complete Guide to Home Plumbing" and referrenced it like a TV Preacher leans on his Bible.

Unfortunately, Home Depot has a ready outlet - it's equally disorderly stores - to hock this poorly organized, code deficient reference book.For all but a few of the simplest jobs, this book is useless.

If I were a betting man, I'd wager that Home Depot rather tried to immitate better books on Home Plumbing, but, as with all hacks, instead they butchered a forgery into print.If you're stuck with a copy of this book, as I am, use it for Home Heating 1-2-3 this winter.

Tough luck Home Depot, not only are your stores outfitted with an army of poorly motivated workers, it appears you also stockade a cadre of lousy writers.

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19. Plumbing & Renovations
by M.D. Lauri Romanzi
Paperback: 176 Pages (2008-11-15)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$15.24
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Asin: 0980190304
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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With "Plumbing and Renovations", Dr. Lauri Romanzi brings a fresh perspective to readers interested in vaginal rejuvenation, pelvic floor conditions and female sexual function. This illustrated guide includes detailed information on vaginal reconstructive surgery for laxity and prolapse, explains how to avoid hysterectomy for women considering such surgery,and thoroughly reviews the non-surgical options. Upholstered with historical 19th-century references for a novel cultural perspective, "Plumbing and Renovations is especially helpful for mothers, menopausal women, medical historians and women interested in feminine fitness. Be ready to laugh while you learn. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Plumbing & Renovations
This book was excellent. Written by a knowledgeable physician in a relaxed informative style, her explanations are clear and understandable. She is caring and compassionate but also an expert in her field. She gives the reader the knowledge and confidence to take action if necessary. I would recommend this book to anyone who suffers from prolapse or indeed, anyone who really wants to know about the female body.

5-0 out of 5 stars Finally! An intelligent (and hilarious) surgeon
Ladies, if you have a dropped uterus (you'd be surprised how many women do) read this book first! You probably don't need a hysterectomy. You also want to read this book if you suffer from a dropped bladder, your vagina is loose, or you want to know what treatments are available to, among other things, improve your sex life.Eminently readable, informative and wise, this book should be issued as a textbook for sex education classes, so thoroughly does it cover the subject of the female anatomy.Dr. Romanzi, I Kegel as I write this.Thanks!

5-0 out of 5 stars A hilarious entree into what your mom forgot to tell you - or never knew
A friend gave me this book and I was SHOCKED by what no one - not your mom, not your doctors tell you.I learned more about my body from this book than I ever could have imagined.Plus, its a riot.It should be recommended reading for women.

5-0 out of 5 stars Informative and a surprisingly easy read!
This book truly saved me! After 2 opinions that I should get a hysterectomy, I found an alternative and am now working on my second child! After having my first, I needed help getting my pelvis back in shape. An incontinence issue acquired during my pregnancy also needed addressing. This book spelled it all out for me and with its amazing illustrations and information, I have seen a real improvement all of the way around.
I am hoping to see more of these "Beauty Call" books from this author, as I think they touch on subjects rarely addressed, in a thorough, concise and amusing way. Kudos! ... Read more

20. High Perf. Fasteners & Plumbing HP1523: A Guide to Nuts, Bolts, Fuel, Brake, Oil & Coolant Lines, Hoses, Clamps, RacingHardware and Plumbing Techniques
by Mike Mavrigian
Paperback: 176 Pages (2008-01-02)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$9.61
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Asin: 1557885230
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The essential reference guide for choosing the right fastener and plumbing for any automotive high performance, custom or racing application.

This user-friendly guide explains high-performance fasteners, plumbing, and all the other hardware used by racers, rodders, restorers and all other auto enthusiasts. Subjects include hose sizes, fittings, materials, routing and installation tips, heat shielding, brake, fuel, coolant, and oil lines, as well as fastener technology such as thread sizing, clamping loads, bolt stretch, and fastener styles. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Auto Books
This is a really great book! I know it sounds funny, but I learned a lot about fasteners and thread lubricants that I didn't know.And it's very easy reading.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fasteners / Pluming 101
The book was not what I was looking for however it turned out to be a great book.If you are new to fasteners and pluming then this will be a great reference book to have. The explanation and definition of terms really helps a beginner understand what they are experiencing.I do recomend the book, especially if you are new to the hobby.

5-0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly fascinating read...
I picked this book up because I needed to learn about fasteners and fluid plumbing for a Ghia I'm fixing. I'd expected this to be a necessary but boring slog of a read.

Much to my surprise I found it fascinating. The author's explanations are clear and concise without being dumbed down. But the author also doesn't make assumptions that you automatically know the background information either.

If you're looking for a book on this subject, this is the one.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Clear and Concise Review of These Essential Automotive Components
This is a great book for anyone who does any work on automobiles. It gives an explanation of the components that hold the vehicle together as well as the conduits that carry the fluids that allow the mechanical systems to function. These systems are often forgotten because they are not glamorous like stereo systems or fancy paint jobs but are imperative for the proper functioning of the engine running and the ability to stop the car safely. If you crash into a brick wall, it does not matter how many watts your sound system puts out. A must read.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good up to date information
Mike has put together an excellent, up to date discussion of the these critical areas of the modern race car. He discusses the latest equipment, techniques and products available to the modern car builder and presents many time and money saving tips. Newbie or Pro, you need to put down your wrenches and read this book! ... Read more

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