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on 16 June 2014
as a plumber my self i am teaching young kids the basics and find it easier with this book and will recomend it for beginers
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on 24 August 2016
Returned, as I had previously bought the Collins Complete DIY Manual, and this is just a chapter out of it, word for word.
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on 10 April 2013
This book although OK, was a bit of a disappointment for a Collins Manual The Presentation was as you would expect The manual was much too sparse to be a complete book of anything. A good up- to- date DIY manual would have all the information
that was in the Collins plumbing book and a lot more besides
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on 10 February 2017
If you do not already own Colins Complete DIY Manual then I can see this book being useful.
I'm disappointed, the book is advertised as "An extension of the international bestselling Collins Complete DIY Manual" in fact, from what I can tell it is a direct copy of the plumbing chapters from the Complete DIY Manual. There may be the addition of a couple of notes or comments, but the bulk of the information is not new.

If you already have the Complete DIY manual, don't bother with this one too.
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on 15 September 2017
I bought this after buying the Collins complete DIY book as I assumed this would give more in depth information on this more specific subject. Actually it's just a direct extract from the DIY book, and prehaps doesn't go into enough detail to justify it's own independant book. Spend a bit more, get the Complete DIY book, which is fantastic and learn about some other subjects at the same time.
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on 12 December 2013
I bought this expecting an in depth guide to self-plumbing after previously buying the Collins Complete DIY Manual. It's well written and presents the information clearly with diagrams, but unfortunately it's just a reprint of the plumbing chapters from the more comprehensive book. Save yourself the time/money and just buy the complete DIY book (at the time of writing it's only £5 more). Collins Complete DIY Manual
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on 4 March 2013
The tap wouldn't - diss-assemble so I I had to saw the tap off the sink. So then I had to fit two new taps and since I had problems gettint the spanner to get at the taps to remove them - when I did finally remove them I also made sure to refit flexible tapwater pipes. Also one of the stoptaps under the sink was leaking so ....etc etc. In doing this I also kicked the toilet and had to refix it onto the floor. If it happens again it will be a doddle to do it.

But we did this ourself my wife and I - and all it cost apart from busted knuckles and a bad back for a fortnight was the price of the parts and we are chuffed with ourselves I have saved a lot of money and the job looks really good - better than before.. This book is the business what more can I say
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on 6 February 2010
Fantastic book, simple to follow and incredibly detailed. Collins confirms to be the best in this market niche. Well done!
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on 30 October 2009
Great book, I am currently in the second year of my plumbing course and as the text books we are given are not that informative I purchased this one to gain a better understanding of hot water systems etc, this book explained to me with ease what the tutor has been trying to drum into me for weeks!!!
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on 7 December 2010
Lots of this is very similar to the Collins complete DIY book, which I also bought. It's laid out in an easily understandable way, and is an useful guide to simpler jobs. As others have said, it isn't really a complete guide to plumbing and heating. I would have liked more information regarding design and installation of a system.
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