Plumbing Book


Postby Fishie42 » Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:24 pm

Hello,

I am about to undertake the rather daunting task of replacing my whole bathroom, I have no funds to employ a plumber.

I was wondering if anyone can suggest a good plumbing book with good diagrams to aid me gaining some new skills!

Thanks!
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Postby htg engineer » Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:38 pm

At college we used a book by R Treloar, Can't really remember what the diagrams were like though.

If you really don't have a clue, is it worth attempting it yourself ?

A competent DIYer wouldn't needs books to install a bathroom suite, if it's a straight swap it's only a few pipes would need altering, bath levelling etc etc.

It's possible you could cause more problems and damage - could cost you more than a plumber would charge for installation.
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Postby thedoctor » Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:02 pm

See our project called replacing a bathroom suite. Its better than a book because it really happened. If you dont think you can do it by following this project then please dont attempt it.
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Postby rosebery » Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:02 pm

Two other thoughts as well.

1. How long do I want to be without a bathroom?

2. How valuable to me is my time?

Cheers
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Postby Fishie42 » Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:24 am

I am a competent DIYer and a Structural Engineer! So i am fairly confedent that i can undertake the task in hand!

Just wanted to know if anyone had a book that might be handy to have with me, rather than going back and forth to the internet.

I have since read the DIYdoctor changing a bathroom suite and that guidence will probably be enough.

I've just never attempted a whole bathroom!

thanks for the advice and help though

Lucy
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Postby thedoctor » Fri Jan 18, 2008 2:16 pm

Please feel free to print the project off Lucy and good luck.
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