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Plumbing and Electrical Pocket Guides — 7 Comments

  1. hi guys, is there any new information/pocket guides on plumbing & electrical?

    maybe link to web or youtube?

    i’m still very blur regarding these two

    not much info in Donald Kiffmeyer and Kaki Hunter book tho

    how about your pdf book Dr? thanks

    • I discuss plumbing and electrical basics in earthbag houses. But only the basics — how they differ from stick frame building. Pocket guides are typically available from large building supply centers and libraries.

      Tip: Offer an electrician some bonus money to oversee your project. You do 99% of the work and he helps on the critical 1-2%. Ask around because may not want to do this.

  2. Every year homeowners tend to forget about the importance of general plumbing maintenance in preparation for the winter season. This is also a time that is characterized by festivities for those celebrating the holidays and therefore implementing the necessary procedures can prevent from inconvenience occurring during this time. The cold and frost of winter can bring a host of problems when it comes to maintaining the home.

    • That’s true. Our septic line froze on Christmas day one year. At first we thought no one would come fix it. Oh yes they will — at double the price.

  3. For electrical, Ugly’s and Wiring Simplified are the two that come to mind. But as with everything else, they are no longer 5 bucks. I believe Ugly’s is more then 15 dollars and Wiring Simplified is around 10 bucks.

    • Thanks. I’ve seen them. They don’t look like the one’s I’m talking about. It’s quite possible the inexpensive ones were not profitable enough for building supply centers and so maybe they’ve been discontinued.

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