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Ultimate Guide to Home Repair & Improvement

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Publisher Comments:

Creative Homeowner's Ultimate Guide to Home Repair & Improvement is the largest, most comprehensive home-improvement book on the market-608 pages packed with over 3,300 photos and illustrations. This clearly written, sensible how-to book covers the home top to bottom, inside and out. The reader will find out about common repairs step-by-step, including wiring and electricity, plumbing, floors and stairs, walls and ceilings, basements and attics, improvements top to bottom, yards and gardens, decks and porches, exterior structures, masonry, framing and carpentry, roofing and siding, and much more. There is information about tools, materials, and basic skills, and over 300 step-by-step projects with full-color how-to photo sequences. The book also includes full-color illustrations that peel away the mysteries of remodeling and repair work, as well as informative charts and maps. In addition, there is a comprehensive index, a glossary of terms, and a 12-page, chapter-by-chapter resource guide, offering consumer information on products and services shown in the books.

Synopsis:

This is the most complete home improvement book on the market--325 step-by-step projects with how-to photo sequences covering every aspect of your home. Ultimate Guide to Home Improvement is packed with over 2500 photos and 800 drawings in 608 pages of understandable, practical information. All of the latest plumbing and wiring techniques and materials are covered in addition to chapters on installing interior trim, installing replacement windows, plus help with heating, cooling, and electrical systems--a full spectrum of home repair and improvement. There is information about tools, materials, and basic skills along with a Remodeling Guide covering contracts, contractors, and managing your remodeling project. Tech revied by a panel of over 20 industry experts, this is the home improvement book to have in your library.

Synopsis:

This guide is packed with over 2,500 photos, 800 illustrations, and practicaltext that covers the entire home.

Synopsis:

This is the most complete home improvement book on the market- 608 pages packed with over 2,300 photos, 800 drawings, and an understandable, practical text that covers your home top to bottom, inside and out. In its chapters, readers will find out plumbing and electrical repairs, heating and cooling, roofing and siding, cabinets, countertops, and more. There is information about tools, materials, and basic skills, and 325 step-by-step projects with how-to photo sequences. The Ultimate Guide to Home Repair & Improvement also includes a Remodeling Guide, a Resource Guide, and expanded sections of plumbing and wiring. Top to bottom, inside and out, this is the single, ultimate resource book for home projects and repairs.

Synopsis:

608 pages packed with over 2,500 photos, 800 illustrations, and practical text that covers the entire home.

Synopsis:

Ultimate Guide to Home Repair and Improvement

• 3,300 color photos and illustrations

• Over 325 step-by-step projects with tools and materials lists

• Remodeling guide: special photo-illustrated section on contracts, contractors, and managing your remodeling project

• Resource guide: innovative products and consumer information services

• Comprehensive wiring and plumbing sections

• Projects that add value to your home

• Tech-reviewed by over 20 industry experts

• Comprehensive index and glossary

Including:

• Common repairs step-by-step

• Wiring and electricity

• Plumbing

• Floors and stairs

• Walls and ceilings

• Basements and attics

• All types of Improvements

• Trimwork and molding decks

• Insulation

• Masonry

• Money-saving tips

Synopsis:

- 3,300 Photos and Illustrations

- Over 300 step-by-step projects

Including

- Common repairs step-by-step

- Wiring and electricity

- Plumbing

- Floors and stairs

- Walls and ceilings

- Basements and attics

- Improvements-top to bottom

- Yards and gardens

- Decks and porches

- Masonry

Table of Contents

Ultimate Guide to Home Repair and Improvement

Table of Contents

Introduction...8

1. Home Emergencies...10
    Weather Emergencies...12
    Household Emergencies...14

2. Tools...16
    Basic Hand Tools...18
    Basic Power Tools...22
 
3. Fasteners...24
    Nails...26
    Screws...28
    Bolts...30
    Fasteners...32
    Framing Hardware...34
    Adhesives & Caulks...38

4. Masonry...40
    Tools & Materials...42
    Concrete...44
    Block...48
    Brick...52
    Stone...56
    Masonry Repairs...58

5. Remodeling Guide...64
    Planning...66
    Hiring...68
    Making Contracts...70
    Supervising...72
    Resolving Disputes...74

6. Floors & Stairs...76
    Preparing Old Floors...78
    Solid Wood...80
    Veneer Wood...82
    Wood Floor Repairs...84
    Refinishing...86
    Resilient Flooring...88
    Tile Floors...90
    Finishing & Trim...94
    Carpet...96
    Stairs...100

7. Walls & Ceilings...104
    Materials...106
    Paneling...108
    Drywall...112
    Painting...118
    Wallpaper...124
    Wall Tile...126
    Glass & Mirrors...130
    Soundproofing...132
    Ceilings...134

8. Unfinished Spaces...136
    Attics...138
    Basements...142
    Garages...146
    Small Spaces...148

9. Cabinets & Counters...152
    Tools & Materials...154
    Basic Techniques...156
    Cabinet Construction...158
    Installing Cabinets...160
    Doors...162
    Drawers...164
    Laminate Counters...166
    Solid Counters...168
    Finishing...170
    Resurfacing Cabinets...172
    Cabinet Repairs...174
    Cabinet Specialties...176

10. Shelving & Storage...178
    Basic Assembly...180
    Shelf Supports...182
    Basic Built-Ins...184
    Closets...186
    Utility Storage...188
    Storage Options...190

11. Trimwork 192 Basics...194
    Crown Molding...198
    Baseboard...200
    Door & Window Casing...202
    Trimwork Projects...204
    Wall Frames...206
    Wainscoting...208
    Chair & Plate Rails...210

12. Electrical...212
    Power Distribution...214
    Wiring Systems...216
    Safety Measures...218
    Circuit Breakers...220
    Boxes & Connectors...222
    Conduit...224
    Wiring Basics...226
    Wiring Paths...228
    Adding a New Circuit...232
    Wiring Receptacles...234
    GFCI...240
    Wiring Switches...242
    Lighting Fixtures...248
    Specialty Wiring...256
    Phone Wiring...258
    Wiring Appliances...260
    Safety Devices...266
    Outdoor Lighting...268

13. Insulation...276
    Thermal Protection...278
    Types & Applications...280
    Installation...282
    Blown-in...286
    Cold Spots...288

14. Ventilation...290
    Foundations...292
    Baths...294
    Kitchen & Laundry...296
    Whole-House Ventilation...298
    Roofing...300

15. Plumbing...304
    Basics...306
    Tools...310
    Working with Pipe...312
    Sinks & Faucets...318
    Faucet Repairs...320
    Installing Sinks & Faucets...332
    Toilets...344
    Tubs & Showers...366
    Water Heaters...376
    Pumps...386
    Gas Piping...388
    Appliances...390
    Water & Waste Treatment...394
    Fixture Improvements...404
    Solving Problems...406

16. Heating...410
    Basic Systems...412
    Basic Installation...414
    Basic Maintenance...416
    Space Heaters...418
    Stoves & Fireplaces...420
    Humidifying...422

17. Cooling...424
    Systems...426
    Window Units...428
    In-Wall Units...430
    Maintenance...432
    Indoor Air Quality...434
    Dehumidifiers & Thermostats...436

18. Safety & Security...438
    Security Basics...440
    Door & Window Locks...442
    Strengthening Doors...444
    Security Systems...446
    Fire Safety...448
    Childproofing...450
    Environmental Hazards...452
    Universal Design...454

19. Roofing...456
    Tools & Equipment...458
    Design Options...460
    Flat Roofs...462
    Asphalt Shingles...464
    Slate...468
    Masonry...470
    Wood Shingles & Shakes...472
    Metal...474
    Skylights & Roof Windows...476
    Flashing...478
    Climate Control...480
    Gutters & Leaders...482

20. Siding...484
    Tools & Materials...486
    Panel Siding...488
    Clapboard Siding...490
    Shingles & Shakes...492
    Wood Siding Repairs...494
    Brick & Stone...496
    Stucco...498
    Masonry Siding Repairs...500
    Vinyl & Metal...502
    Vinyl & Metal Repairs...504
    Re-siding...506
    Finishing New Siding...508
    Fixing Paint Problems...510
    Repainting...512

21. Windows & Doors...514
    Window Basics...516
    Energy Efficiency...518
    Installing New Windows...520
    Window Trim...522
    Replacement Windows...524
    Basic Window Repairs...526
    Basic Window Improvements...528
    Storms & Screens...530
    Door Basics...532
    Installing Doors...534
    Weatherproofing...536
    Interior Doors...538
    Door Repairs...540
    Door Hardware...542
    Garage Doors...544

22. Decks, Patios & Walks...546
    Decks...548
    Design & Layout...560
    Concrete Walks...562
    Bricks & Pavers...566
    Stone & Interlock Systems...568
    Gravel & Surface Systems...570
    Drives....572
 
23. Canadian Codes...576
    Complying...578
    Plumbing...578
    Electrical...579
    General Construction...581

Resource Guide...582

Glossary...592

Index...596

Photo Credits...606

Metric Conversion...607

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580113168
Author:
Creative Homeowner
Publisher:
Creative Homeowner
Manufactured by:
Creative Homeowner Press
Manufactured:
Creative Homeowner Press
Editor:
Creative Homeowner Press
Editor:
Creative Homeowner
Author:
Creative Homeowner Press
Author:
Editors of Creative Homeowner
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Dwellings
Subject:
Repair
Subject:
Do-it-yourself work
Subject:
Do-It-Yourself - General
Subject:
Remodeling & Renovation - General
Subject:
Remodeling
Subject:
Dwellings -- Maintenance and repair.
Subject:
Dwellings -- Remodeling.
Subject:
Improvement
Subject:
Home
Subject:
Construction-Do It Yourself
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Second
Series:
Ultimate Guide Series
Publication Date:
20060915
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
10.88 x 9 x 1.5 in 5.1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This is the most complete home improvement book on the market--325 step-by-step projects with how-to photo sequences covering every aspect of your home. Ultimate Guide to Home Improvement is packed with over 2500 photos and 800 drawings in 608 pages of understandable, practical information. All of the latest plumbing and wiring techniques and materials are covered in addition to chapters on installing interior trim, installing replacement windows, plus help with heating, cooling, and electrical systems--a full spectrum of home repair and improvement. There is information about tools, materials, and basic skills along with a Remodeling Guide covering contracts, contractors, and managing your remodeling project. Tech revied by a panel of over 20 industry experts, this is the home improvement book to have in your library.
"Synopsis" by , This guide is packed with over 2,500 photos, 800 illustrations, and practicaltext that covers the entire home.
"Synopsis" by ,
This is the most complete home improvement book on the market- 608 pages packed with over 2,300 photos, 800 drawings, and an understandable, practical text that covers your home top to bottom, inside and out. In its chapters, readers will find out plumbing and electrical repairs, heating and cooling, roofing and siding, cabinets, countertops, and more. There is information about tools, materials, and basic skills, and 325 step-by-step projects with how-to photo sequences. The Ultimate Guide to Home Repair & Improvement also includes a Remodeling Guide, a Resource Guide, and expanded sections of plumbing and wiring. Top to bottom, inside and out, this is the single, ultimate resource book for home projects and repairs.

"Synopsis" by ,
608 pages packed with over 2,500 photos, 800 illustrations, and practical text that covers the entire home.

"Synopsis" by ,
Ultimate Guide to Home Repair and Improvement

• 3,300 color photos and illustrations

• Over 325 step-by-step projects with tools and materials lists

• Remodeling guide: special photo-illustrated section on contracts, contractors, and managing your remodeling project

• Resource guide: innovative products and consumer information services

• Comprehensive wiring and plumbing sections

• Projects that add value to your home

• Tech-reviewed by over 20 industry experts

• Comprehensive index and glossary

Including:

• Common repairs step-by-step

• Wiring and electricity

• Plumbing

• Floors and stairs

• Walls and ceilings

• Basements and attics

• All types of Improvements

• Trimwork and molding decks

• Insulation

• Masonry

• Money-saving tips

"Synopsis" by ,
- 3,300 Photos and Illustrations

- Over 300 step-by-step projects

Including

- Common repairs step-by-step

- Wiring and electricity

- Plumbing

- Floors and stairs

- Walls and ceilings

- Basements and attics

- Improvements-top to bottom

- Yards and gardens

- Decks and porches

- Masonry

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