50 Simple Ways to Save Your House

50 Simple Ways to Save Your House

by Bruce E. Johnson
     
 
50 WAYS TO KEEP THE PLUMBER, THE CARPENTER, AND THE BILLS AWAY
A small investment in knowledge, time, and tools today can save you hundreds, even thousands of dollars in the years to come. The key is to catch minor, easy-to-fix problems before they turn into major, costly headaches. Bruce Johnson, America's #1 do-it-yourself expert, takes you step-by-step through

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50 WAYS TO KEEP THE PLUMBER, THE CARPENTER, AND THE BILLS AWAY
A small investment in knowledge, time, and tools today can save you hundreds, even thousands of dollars in the years to come. The key is to catch minor, easy-to-fix problems before they turn into major, costly headaches. Bruce Johnson, America's #1 do-it-yourself expert, takes you step-by-step through every area and aspect of your home, telling you exactly how to spot trouble and how to repair it—easily, quickly, and safely. You can't afford not to learn these fifty simple projects that any homeowner can do:
#1 Assemble a basic home inspection and repair kit
#7 Patch and replace damaged shingles on your roof
#18 Tuckpoint brick walls to keep them sound and attractive
#22 Check the lay of your land to keep the basement dry
#28 Protect your home's deck against rot and decay
#33 Prevent ice dams and rotting rafters
#41 Map out your electrical system
#45 Stop squeaky floors and stairs
It sounds simple...and it is!
50 SIMPLE WAYS TO SAVE YOUR HOUSE.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Johnson (The Weekend Refinisher) takes a novel, practical approach to do-it-yourself home repair and improvement. Not one to enjoy jacking up his house on a Saturday morning to rebuild the foundation, he offers what many DIY books don't-information on small, relatively inexpensive jobs that can help the homeowner avoid major, more costly repairs later on. He details the basic contents of a home inspection and repair kit, explains how to run a safety inspection and then works his way from roof to foundation, indoors and out, to explain how to secure loose floorboards, keep doors and windows functioning, prevent decay in porch columns, cure wet basements, avoid ice dams and more. His style is both engaging and encouraging; step-by-step instructions, the accompanying tool and materials lists and illustrations are refreshingly clear and logical. Author tour. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345385048
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/1995
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.29(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.88(d)

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