DIY Done Right with Black + Decker Books

DIY Done Right with Black + Decker Books

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If you guys remember a few weeks ago we were knee deep in a bathroom remodel. This project was sent straight from the depths of the most evil place known. Every corner we turned there were things that had to be fixed, there were plumbing issues, lighting issues, wall issues, floor issues. You get the point…. this room was a disaster.

I am thankful that we were surrounded by people willing to help and who made the process less stressful for work, but financially it was a huge hit to our wallets. It was unbelievable to see the money just going out as quick as we could get our hands on it and I felt like I was moving in to our local supply store. I was literally there every day for a week. They were starting to know me.

We were fortunate to have a book about plumbing to help which was great especially since my husband is great with that trade, but sometimes we all need a little boost. The Black + Decker Complete Guide to Plumbing was a miracle book. It had everything we needed to know, but then again so did the Black + Decker Codes for Homeowners.

These two books as well as others that we received (further review to come on those!!) changed the game in that bathroom remodel. We were able to know exactly what worked by code but also learn some tricks of the trade for plumbing that we didn’t know beforehand.


BLACK+DECKER The Complete Guide to Plumbing Updated 7th Edition is the most comprehensive, up-to-date book on achievable home plumbing projects for DIYers of all skill levels.

From fixing a toilet to installing and plumbing a vanity sink or curbless shower, BLACK+DECKER The Complete Guide to Plumbing Updated 7th Edition has the answer to any home plumbing problem you’re likely to have. Packed with clear color photos and easy-to-understand descriptions, the basics of home plumbing systems are clearly explained, and all of the most popular plumbing projects are shown with clear, color step-by-step photos.

This new edition has been thoroughly updated to ensure that all information conforms to the most recent codes, including the 2018 Uniform Plumbing Code and the 2018 International Residential Code.

Projects include:

  • Plumbing and tiling a curbless shower
  • Installing a jetted spa
  • Replacing a toilet
  • Installing a dishwasher and garbage disposer
  • Repairing faucets
  • Accessibility projects that meet Universal Design standards
  • Flooring
  • Wallcoverings
  • Lighting
  • Ventilation
  • Bathroom cabinetry

$24.99 and includes 288 pages!!


The BLACK+DECKER Codes for Homeowners 4th Edition is a DIY-friendly guidebook to building codes that shows you just the information you need for the codes that actually impact today’s homeowners. 

Get those home projects you’ve been putting off done—and up to code. All of the most common standards are addressed in this new edition of BLACK+DECKER Codes for Homeowners, including plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and construction. This guidebook goes beyond simply reporting the codes, it interprets them for you and explains them clearly, with color photos and simple graphics. This 4th edition is current with the 2017 National Electrical Codes, 2018 Uniform Plumbing Codes, and 2018 International Residential Codes.

Written by national codes expert Bruce Barker and created under the supervision of BLACK+DECKER Corp., Codes for Homeowners does what no other code book accomplishes: it makes codes and building standards simple to understand and visualize, so you can be assured that your DIY projects are safe and will pass inspections.


$24.99 and includes 240 pages.


These softcover books are great to keep in the work shop but also provide great tips while on the job. They are easy to carry and provide a wealth of knowledge that even the most experienced contractor can benefit from while still being easy to understand by the traditional homeowner. For more books by Black + Decker please check out the following: Black + Decker Books.

Samantha hails from Virginia and is a proud wife to a retired Deputy Sheriff and mother to two amazing little boys named Jack & William. A veteran product reviewer; Samantha has been reviewing products for 8 years and offers high quality product reviews with original photography.

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