Contractor's Portable Handbook / Edition 1

Contractor's Portable Handbook / Edition 1

by R. Dodge Woodson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0070718369

ISBN-13: 9780070718364

Pub. Date: 02/01/1998

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional

An absolute must for contractors and trades people from all the construction trades, this is the only quick-access reference that covers--in one handy, portable volume--every aspect of construction and remodeling, from foundations to roof systems. Full of tables, easy-to-use formulae, and charts, the book serves as an essential, at-a-glance data guide that puts…  See more details below

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An absolute must for contractors and trades people from all the construction trades, this is the only quick-access reference that covers--in one handy, portable volume--every aspect of construction and remodeling, from foundations to roof systems. Full of tables, easy-to-use formulae, and charts, the book serves as an essential, at-a-glance data guide that puts everything readers need to know right at their fingertips. It is organized into 30 chapters--each giving insight into a particular topic--and includes a separate chapter devoted to terms and abbreviations commonly encountered in construction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070718364
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional
Publication date:
02/01/1998
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
0.83(w) x 5.00(h) x 8.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ch. 1Site Work1
Ch. 2Private Water Supplies15
Ch. 3Installing a Pump System25
Ch. 4Basic Well Problems41
Ch. 5Private Sewage Disposal Systems59
Ch. 6Footings and Foundation Walls69
Ch. 7Flooring Systems77
Ch. 8Floor Coverings85
Ch. 9Wall and Ceiling Systems95
Ch. 10Exterior Wall Finishes and Trim103
Ch. 11Interior Wall Finishes115
Ch. 12Interior and Exterior Doors129
Ch. 13Roofing Systems and Coverings143
Ch. 14Steps, Stairs, and Railings161
Ch. 15Windows and Skylights169
Ch. 16HVAC Systems183
Ch. 17Plumbing Systems203
Ch. 18Electrical Systems239
Ch. 19Insulation251
Ch. 20Interior Trim261
Ch. 21Decks and Porches269
Ch. 22Fireplaces and Flues275
Ch. 23Cabinets and Counters283
Ch. 24Provisions for the Physically Challenged295
App. AConversion Tables303
App. BHelpful Calculation Methods327
App. C. Other Useful Information361
Index379

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