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Caring for Your Old House: A Guide for Owners and Residents (Respectful Rehabilitation Series)
Caring For Your Old House: A Guide For Owners and Residents
Comprehensive Advice on Researching & Repairing Old Residences

In this well-illustrated handbook, Judith Kitchen provides comprehensive advice and guidance for old-house owners on researching, repairing and maintaining an old residence to avoid making any irreversible changes to the historic integrity of the house. Potential old-house owners will find valuable recommendations on finding that old home. Included are inspection and maintenance tips with overviews on repairing problems in foundations, roofs, paint, mechanical and plumbing systems and other areas of the house

Black & Decker Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair - 4th Edition (Black & Decker Complete Guide)
Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair
The most up-to-date, complete, and useful guide to home repair a homeowner can have
With more than 350 projects and 2300 photos, virtually every home repair challenge is covered. New in this major revision to an all-time classic best-seller are important chapters on: choosing and using hand and power tools; diagnosing and correcting home safety and health problems; and creating and maintaining a home workshop.
Concrete Repair and Maintenance Illustrated
Concrete Repair and Maintenance Illustrated
Hundreds of clear illustrations show users how to analyze, repair, clean and maintain concrete structures for optimal performance and cost effectiveness. From parking garages to roads and bridges, to structural concrete, this comprehensive book describes the causes, effects and remedies for concrete wear and failure. Invaluable for planning jobs, selecting materials and training employees
Home Improvement All-In-One For Dummies
Home Improvement All-In-One For Dummies
The Best of Nine For Dummies Home Improvement Books in One 720 Page Volume
Put on your grubbies, get out your tools, and get ready to tackle home repairs and improvements with the goof-proof instructions in this guide that combines the best of nine For Dummies home improvement books in one comprehensive volume. Whether you’re an accomplished do-it-yourselfer or a novice, the easy-to-follow instructions, complete with photos and illustrations, will guide you every step of the way.
Home Improvement 101
Home Improvement 101
Everyday care & repair is made easy with this maintenance guide for the DIY novice
Home Improvement 101 is an easy-to-understand but comprehensive guide to common home maintenance and repair tasks, written specifically for less experienced do-it-yourselfers. From cleaning stains from carpets to unclogging drains, from dealing with insects and pests to fixing a leaky roof, it's all here-everything you forgot to learn from your parents about maintaining a home. Home maintenance is not only possible; it can be easy and rewarding, with this one-of-a-kind book.
Home Maintenance For Dummies (For Dummies (Home & Garden))
Home Maintenance For Dummies
Timesaving, Trouble-Preventing Strategies for Maintaining Your Home
Having a house can be a hassle. But thanks to timesaving, trouble-preventing strategies from these nationally recognized experts, now anyone can keep his or her palace in regal repair and have plenty of time left over for the fox hunts. This friendly book covers everything from plumbing to painting, with handy calendars to ensure nothing falls through the cracks -- including the cracks!
How Your House Works: A Visual Guide to Understanding and Maintaining Your Home
How Your House Works
A Visual Guide to Understanding & Maintaining Your Home

This book uncovers the mysteries behind just about every major appliance and building element in your house. Clear, "exploded" drawings show you exactly how these things should be put together and how they function - what to check if they don't work, and what you can do that might save you having to call in a professional. The easy-to-understand pictures and explanations on every page get right to the point, helping you understand how things work, what can go wrong, and how to trouble-shoot a problem. Virtually everything in your house is included.
Popular Mechanics 500 Simple Home Repair Solutions
Popular Mechanics 500 Simple Home Repair Solutions
500 Questions ... 500 Smart Solutions To Real Life House Problems

From worn shingles, leaky windows, and squeaky floors to musty odors, slow-heating furnaces, and sump pit drainage, every house has something that needs repairing, changing, or upgrading. And Norman Becker, the engineer who writes Popular Mechanics “Homeowner’s Clinic” column, can help homeowners fix the problem. He presents an amazing range of must-know information in an accessible question-and-answer format—all taken from real-life situations. Three easy-to-follow sections—Exterior, Interior, and Electromechanicals—cover all areas of the home environment.
Preventive Maintenance for Multi-Family Housing
Preventative Maintenance for Multi-Family Housing
Easy-To-Use Guidelines for Maintenance of Multi-Family Housing Units
Housing is one of the most expensive building types to construct. With 24/7 occupancy, multi-family buildings can also be some of the toughest to maintain. Prepared by one of the nation’s leading experts on multi-family housing, Preventive Maintenance for Multi-Family Housing puts easy-to-use guidelines right at your fingertips for the what, when, why and how much of multi-family preventive maintenance

RSMeans Contractor's Pricing Guide: Residential Repair & Remodeling 2016
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RS Means Residential Repair & Remodeling 2016 Book: Contractor's Pricing Guide
Designed Specifically for Residential Repair & Remodeling Contractors
Reliable 2016 Construction Cost Information Just for You - the Residential Repair and Remodeling Contractor. Total unit price costs for every aspect of the most common repair and remodeling projects. Now in a new format! Organized the way you build - from frame to finish. Covers every step needed to complete each task. Includes demolition, installation, painting, cleaning and more.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Simple Home Repair
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Simple Home Repair
Step-By-Step Illustrated Instructions for Simple Home Repairs

Rather than focus on the big projects that most homeowners would wisely leave to professionals, it concentrates on the common repairs that everyone encounters and anyone can do—with the right instruction—including repairing holes and dents in drywall; fixing popped nails in walls; checking and replacing fuses; unclogging drains; replacing light fixtures; fixing squeaky floors; repairing cracked tile and damaged carpet; replacing screens; screening gutters; and much more. —Contains 250 to 300 step-by-step illustrations
The Homeowner's Guide to Mold
The Homeowners Guide to Mold
Learn The Essential Information On Mold In Buildings
Useful information on mold in buildings and thus is also a useful reference for the building construction professional, particularly those engaged in building renovations and/or mold remediation. The author succinctly explains the hazards associated with growth of mold, how to prevent it, and how to remediate the problem if mold develops. Health effects of various types of mold are discussed and typical cost information for testing and remediation is provided
The Homeowner's Ultimate Tool Guide - First Edition
The Homeowner's Ultimate Tool Guide
Choose The Right Tool for Every Home Improvement Job
If you have the proper tools, you have a much better chance of getting every home improvement job done right. With this essential guide, you'll find out exactly what tool you need, how to ask for it at the hardware store, and what to do with it when you get home.  The Homeowners Ultimate Tool Guide shows you how you can easily assemble a tool kit for any home improvement job -- including suggestions for plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, tiling -- even car repair.
The Old House Handbook: The Essential Guide to Care and Repair
The Old House Handbook: The Essential Guide to Care and Repair
Learn How To Care For, and Repair Old Houses With Respect

A completely authoritative guide on how to look after your old house - whether it's a timber framed medieval cottage, an eighteenth century urban terrace or an example of Victorian or Edwardian speculative development. The approach is one of respect, restraint and repair rather than 'restoration' which can so easily and permanently destroy the rich historical legacy of any old building. From the foundations to the roof, from the need for modern services to the maintenance of traditional paintwork and finishes, from windows and doors to breathability and damp in walls and floors, this book provides richly and deeply informed practical guidance


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Home Improvement All-In-One For Dummies
Home Improvement
All-In-One For Dummies

The Black & Decker Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair
The Complete Photo Guide
to Home Repair

Home Maintenance For Dummies
Home Maintenance
For Dummies