Ortho's Home Improvement Encyclopedia: Problem Solving A to Z

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The ultimate homeowner problem-solving book-chock-full of useful facts, creative ideas, and practical solutions to help readers understand, maintain, and improve their homes. More than 800 show-me color illustrations with expert step- by-step instructions. Easy, alphabetical organization of topics.
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The ultimate homeowner problem-solving book-chock-full of useful facts, creative ideas, and practical solutions to help readers understand, maintain, and improve their homes. More than 800 show-me color illustrations with expert step- by-step instructions. Easy, alphabetical organization of topics.
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This reference is a clear, helpful owner's manual for the home. It contains essential information on how to fix wiring shorts, plumbing leaks, and other common problems. Step-by-step instructions illustrate evening and weekend projects that improve the comfort and value of a home. They also cover big jobs such as decks and renovations, helping the homeowner to decide which ones to tackle and which to save for contractors. Topics are arranged alphabetically. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897214513
  • Publisher: Meredith Books
  • Publication date: 3/1/1900
  • Edition description: ALL NEW ED
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 8.43 (w) x 11.23 (h) x 1.36 (d)

Table of Contents

Access 4
Adhesives 8
Asphalt Shingle Roofing 10
Attics 14
Basements 18
Bathrooms 22
Bathtubs 24
Board Siding 28
Boilers 34
Bracing 36
Bricks 38
Carpet 44
Caulk 50
Ceilings 52
Chimneys and Stovepipes 54
Closets 56
Clothes Dryers 58
Concrete 60
Concrete Block 64
Cooling 66
Countertops 70
Decks 74
Dishwashers 82
Doorbells 84
Doors 86
Dormers 98
Drainage 102
Drawers 104
Electrical Boxes 106
Electrical Systems 110
Energy 116
Fans 118
Fasteners 120
Faucets and Valves 126
Fences and Gates 130
Fireplaces 134
Flashing 136
Floors 140
Footings 142
Foundations 144
Framing 152
Framing Connectors 160
Glazings 164
Greenhouses 168
Gutters and Downspouts 172
Hardware 174
Hazardous Substances 176
Heat Leaks 178
Heat Pumps 180
Hoods and Vents 182
Hot Tubs, Spas, and Whirlpools 184
Insulation 186
Joinery 194
Kitchen Cabinets 200
Kitchen Design 208
Lighting 212
Locks 220
Mantels 222
Metal Roofing 224
Metal-Working Techniques 226
Moldings 228
Paints and Stains 232
Paneling 242
Panel Siding 244
Patios 246
Pipe 250
Plumbing 256
Pumps 262
Radon 266
Railings 268
Ranges, Ovens, and Cooktops 270
Receptacles 272
Resilient Flooring 274
Roll Roofing 280
Roofs 282
Safety 290
Screens 292
Security 294
Shake Roofing 298
Sheds 300
Shelving 304
Shingle Siding 308
Showers 310
Skylights and Roof Windows 316
Solar Heating 320
Solar Water Heating 322
Sound Control 324
Span Tables 326
Stairs 332
Steps 336
Storage 338
Stucco 348
Switches 352
Telephones 356
Tile 360
Tile Roofing 368
Toilets 370
Tools 374
Vanities 384
Ventilation 386
Vinyl Siding 388
Wainscoting 390
Walks and Paths 392
Wallboard 394
Wallcoverings 400
Walls 408
Washbasins 416
Washing Machines 418
Water Heaters 420
Water Treatment 422
Weather Stripping 424
Window Treatments 428
Windows 432
Wire 442
Wood 446
Wood-burning Stoves 454
Wood Floors 456
Wood Shingle Roofing 466
Workbenches 468
Zoning, Codes, and Permits 470
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