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Collins Complete Plumbing and Central Heating Paperback – 2 Feb 2004

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Product details

  • Paperback: 84 pages
  • Publisher: Collins; New edition edition (2 Feb. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007164416
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007164417
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 2.8 x 20.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 392,554 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

From the Back Cover

Collins Complete Plumbing & Central Heating contains the most detailed, comprehensive and up-to-date advice available on home plumbing and central heating.

This fully revised and updated edition has been extensively rewritten to include information on all new products, techniques and regulations.

Whether you’re fixing a leaking tap or installing an entire central heating system, this book contains all the information you need to get the job done safely and with the minimum of fuss.

Contents include:
• emergency repairs
• taps, sinks, and kitchen appliances
• toilets, baths and showers
• boilers and radiators
• identifying faults and maintenance
• safety tips
• tools for the job

With over 400 colour illustrations and photographs, and clear step-by-step instructions, Collins Complete Plumbing and Central Heating will help turn your good intentions into a job well done.

About the Author

Albert Jackson is an acclaimed writer on DIY, home improvement and woodwork, who has co-authored many best-selling books.


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This book doesn't quite give the information I bought it for - my own fault maybe! Certainly, it is NOT the complete plumbing & central heating guide.
It doesn't tell you how to install central heating, and should only be seen as a basic guide to the world of plumbing. If you are looking to save yourself a few quid on the odd-jobs around the house, maybe this is your book. However, if you want to tackle a bigger project, look at other sources of information.
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After already using Collins Complete DIY manual for the past few years I had high hopes for this revamped book in the planning of my central heating system. Instead I found the plumbing section from the DIY manual stuck in a new cover with a few extra bits on underfloor and solar heating:(
As a reviewer of the previous version said Wickes leaflets are far more use to help you install central heating and you can download them now as well.
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This is a very good book for tackling the everyday problems you can encounter with home plumbing. Unfortunately, if your after information on installing your own central heating system, there's not enough info on on the pipe layout and planning etc. but overall this is a handy book to have around the house.
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This is very handy guide to plumbing but it's not a 'complete guide' to central heating. If you're tackling a central heating installation you'll need other reference sources as well (good luck on finding the latest information on installing a full combi system!). The contents are well laid out and illustrated, they are also repeated page for page as a chapter in the hard backed "Collins Complete Guide to DIY". If you're only interested in plumbing (and basic heating) buy this book. If you're a general DIY-er spend the extra tenner on the Complete Guide to DIY - you won't regret it.
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I bought this hoping that it would expand on the General Collins DIY manual that I already own. It doesn't and it features much of the text / diagrams of said book.
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but for the basics in Plumbing/Central Heating it's a must!
I always stayed well clear of water in the home but since buying the book i've drained my Central Heating system, removed and replaced radiators, used capillary & compression fittings etc.
The book offers clear pictures / diagrams and explains each procedure well.
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As a Carpenter, I've founds this book really useful. Any other chippy will know what I mean when I say I've been sick of waiting around on site for plumbers, who never turn up.Especially if i'm fitting a kitchen. If your a willing to have a go, this is the book for you.
It isn't full of boring crap that you already know or don't need to know. It just gives you the basic " this goes here and that goes there ". If you've got a few plumbing tools and half a brain your laughing. It's the best 7 quid I've spent in ages.
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Needed to know a bit more about my home plumbing system, I have found it very useful and use it often.
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