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Working Alone: Tips & Techniques for Solo Building (For Pros/By Pros)

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If youre working alone, this book will be your second set of hands. You won't have to wait for a helper or pass up a job that seems too difficult to do alone. And if youre a homeowner working on your own house, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish.

Written by a builder with 30 years' experience, Working Alone is packed with more than 50 innovative tips and techniques. You'll learn how to handle nearly every aspect of home construction alone, from foundation layout to raising walls to building decks.

This book, the only one of its kind, offers a myriad of unique solo solutions. A perfect example is the problem of bringing a large sheet of plywood up a ladder. Even with a helper, this is a difficult and dangerous task. But if a large C-clamp is fastened to one end of the plywood, it's easy to pull the sheet up the ladder from behind. Clever techniques like this will have you solving common problems safely and efficiently.

Synopsis:

This offers solo builders and do-it-yourselfers proven tips, techniques, and shortcuts for careful, precise, and safe construction. There are many times when a helper would make a job easier, and in some cases doable at all, but with John Carroll's clever, expert tips, there's no need to wait for help. This book, the only one of its kind, offers ways to get by with not only one pair of hands but to work more efficiently as well. A perfect example is the problem of bringing a large sheet of plywood up a ladder. Even with a helper this is a difficult and dangerous task. But if a large C-clamp is fastened to one end of the plywood, it's easy to pull the sheet up the ladder from behind. Professional builders and contractors who work alone or in small crews will find this book full of invaluable ways to keep the work moving, without costly delays or the need to hire additional helpers. Homeowners, who are often faced with working alone, will use these clever techniques to solve common problems safely.

Synopsis:

-- Discusses all aspects of laying foundations, raising walls, and more for small or one-person crews

Product Details

ISBN:
9781561585458
Subtitle:
Techniques for Solo Building
Author:
Carroll, John
Author:
John
Publisher:
Taunton Press
Subject:
Building
Subject:
Self-employed
Subject:
HOUSE & HOME / Do-It-Yourself
Subject:
Construction - General
Subject:
Building -- Technique.
Subject:
Construction & Construction Trades
Subject:
Design & Construction
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
For Pros/By Pros
Publication Date:
20001215
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
9.94x7.94x.45 in. 1.14 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This offers solo builders and do-it-yourselfers proven tips, techniques, and shortcuts for careful, precise, and safe construction. There are many times when a helper would make a job easier, and in some cases doable at all, but with John Carroll's clever, expert tips, there's no need to wait for help. This book, the only one of its kind, offers ways to get by with not only one pair of hands but to work more efficiently as well. A perfect example is the problem of bringing a large sheet of plywood up a ladder. Even with a helper this is a difficult and dangerous task. But if a large C-clamp is fastened to one end of the plywood, it's easy to pull the sheet up the ladder from behind. Professional builders and contractors who work alone or in small crews will find this book full of invaluable ways to keep the work moving, without costly delays or the need to hire additional helpers. Homeowners, who are often faced with working alone, will use these clever techniques to solve common problems safely.
"Synopsis" by , -- Discusses all aspects of laying foundations, raising walls, and more for small or one-person crews
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