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The Owner-Built Adobe House
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53 of 53 people found the following review helpful
on May 15, 2002
If you are going to build you own adobe home, this is a great book for the first time adobe builder.
Had details on all aspects of the house. From electrical to pouring bricks to septic. Details as in the formula for a perk test, and footing sizes for load weights.
I have a lot of adobe books, this is second "good" one I have seen.
Very good.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on November 3, 2006
Great book. It has excellent drawings and photographs. It is a good basic manual for adobe building.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on February 24, 2006
good book for the beginner, but very little in the book for those in need of advanced adobe info.
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on June 28, 2015
I like this book. I have to say that within scanning a few different parts of the book I already learned some things I didn't know. Yeah, I know, you get surprises when you actually take the time to read something properly. But seriously, it's a very informative book and I would definitely recommend it to someone who is interested in learning about this. The author really does take you through the steps and talks about many things that needed to be considered. He even covered how to make your bricks to be able to stand up to wet weather with no damage. Do yourself a favor and get this book. Honestly I would buy it in conjunction with adobe houses for today and the adobe book, of if you don't like those combine it with two you do like. It will be worth it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 6, 2014
Practical information. Must read for anyone wanting to build adobe.
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on August 23, 2007
This book tries to cover every aspect of building a house instead of focusing on the details that are particular to building with adobe. I would have prefered the author refer me to other books and reference material for surveying, electrical, plumbing, etc. It is impossible for anyone to do a thorough coverage of all aspects of building so why try.
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