Contractor's Portable Handbook / Edition 1

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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.
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In a concise, carry-along format, master plumber Woodson (plumbing code and apprentice classes, Central Maine Technical College) covers the gamut of planning contracting work on site work pre-, during, and post-job<-->from exterior to interior, from floor to roof<-->while keeping an eye on the bottom line. Includes barrier-free provisions for the physically challenged, conversion tables, calculation methods, and other useful data. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070718364
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • Publication date: 2/1/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 404
  • Product dimensions: 0.83 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 8.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Site Work 1
Ch. 2 Private Water Supplies 15
Ch. 3 Installing a Pump System 25
Ch. 4 Basic Well Problems 41
Ch. 5 Private Sewage Disposal Systems 59
Ch. 6 Footings and Foundation Walls 69
Ch. 7 Flooring Systems 77
Ch. 8 Floor Coverings 85
Ch. 9 Wall and Ceiling Systems 95
Ch. 10 Exterior Wall Finishes and Trim 103
Ch. 11 Interior Wall Finishes 115
Ch. 12 Interior and Exterior Doors 129
Ch. 13 Roofing Systems and Coverings 143
Ch. 14 Steps, Stairs, and Railings 161
Ch. 15 Windows and Skylights 169
Ch. 16 HVAC Systems 183
Ch. 17 Plumbing Systems 203
Ch. 18 Electrical Systems 239
Ch. 19 Insulation 251
Ch. 20 Interior Trim 261
Ch. 21 Decks and Porches 269
Ch. 22 Fireplaces and Flues 275
Ch. 23 Cabinets and Counters 283
Ch. 24 Provisions for the Physically Challenged 295
App. A Conversion Tables 303
App. B Helpful Calculation Methods 327
App. C. Other Useful Information 361
Index 379
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