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JoAnne Liebeler's Do It Herself: Everything You Need to Know to Fix, Maintain, and Improve Your Home

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780376018083
  • Publisher: Oxmoor House
  • Publication date: 2/15/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     5
Anatomy of a House     6
Framing     8
Siding and roofing     10
Plumbing     12
Electricity     16
Heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning     18
Indoor comfort systems     21
Home Safety     22
Detectors, sensors, alarms, oh my!     24
Keeping intruders out     26
Fire hazards and prevention     28
Emergency preparedness     32
Finding Help and Picking Tools     34
Doing it yourself     36
Hiring a contractor     40
The essential household tool kit     42
Walls, Ceilings, Cabinets, and Doors     56
Repairing walls and ceilings     58
Replacing cracked tiles     67
Removing wallpaper     69
Retexturing walls     70
Installing wainscot     74
Tiling a wall     77
Hanging wallpaper     82
Painting and staining     86
Hanging heavy objects     99
Installing baseboard     102
Installing door trim     105
Installing crown molding     107
Givingyour cabinets a face-lift     110
Easy upgrades: knobs, hinges, and plates     113
Floors     116
Wood     118
Laminate     122
Tile     123
Vinyl     130
Linoleum     132
Cork     133
Bamboo     134
Carpet     135
Plumbing     138
Plumbing overview     140
Toilets     143
Fixing a leaky sink faucet     150
Unclogging sink drains     154
Tubs and showers     157
Washing machines and dishwashers     162
Garbage disposals     166
Water heaters     168
Preventing frozen pipes     170
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