The Old-House Doctor: The Essential Guide to Repairing, Restoring, and Rejuvenating Your Old Home

The Old-House Doctor: The Essential Guide to Repairing, Restoring, and Rejuvenating Your Old Home

by Christopher Evers

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ISBN-13: 9781626362222
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 04/10/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

Christopher Evers has been a professional old-house doctor and carpenter for forty years. He is the proprietor of OUR Bookshop, which specializes in old, used, and rare books, in Saugerties, New York.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Preface: The Old-House Doctor and His Patients xi

1 The Body and Soul of the Old-House 1

2 Exposing the Secrets of Your Old-House's Past 8

3 How Disease May Threaten Your Old-House 23

4 The Skeleton of the Old-House 34

5 The Hair and Scalp: The Roof and Its Coverings 51

6 The Skin: Wall, Ceiling, and Floor Coverings 65

7 Doors and Windows: The Organs of the Senses 78

8 The Nervous System: Electricity in Your Old-House 87

9 The Circulatory and Excretory Systems: Water Supply and Waste Disposal 100

10 The Digestive and Respiratory Systems: Old-House Energy Consumption and Ventilation 119

11 Old-House Cosmetics and Ornamentation: Adding and Subtracting Wallpaper, Paint, and Other Adornments 140

12 Restoration, Renovation, or Euthanasia? 152

Appendix: Old House Transplants: Locating Materials for Your Old-House 159

Bibliography 164

Index 170

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