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51 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good beginner book
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.
Published on May 15, 2002 by Alex Wodchis

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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Another cover it all manual for a do-it-yourselfer
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.
Published on August 23, 2007 by Andrew H. Kayner


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51 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good beginner book, May 15, 2002
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Alex Wodchis (Newport Beach, CA United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Owner-Built Adobe House (Paperback)
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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Adobe House, November 3, 2006
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C. Collins (La Porte, TX USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Owner-Built Adobe House (Paperback)
Great book. It has excellent drawings and photographs. It is a good basic manual for adobe building.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a book for the novice, February 24, 2006
This review is from: The Owner-Built Adobe House (Paperback)
good book for the beginner, but very little in the book for those in need of advanced adobe info.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Another cover it all manual for a do-it-yourselfer, August 23, 2007
This review is from: The Owner-Built Adobe House (Paperback)
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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The Owner-Built Adobe House by Duane Newcomb (Paperback - June 1, 2001)
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