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How to Design, Build, Remodel & Maintain Your Home [Paperback]

Item : How to Design, Build, Remodel & Maintain Your Home [Paperback]
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Author Author : Falcone, Joseph D.
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0684813777
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780684813776
Publisher Publisher : Touchstone
Pages Pages : 608
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100799585

With this comprehensive book, you will learn enough about construction materials and labor to save up to 70 percent on the cost of your home and still have a house mare sound than any ready-built structure.
You will learn enough about creating a plan so that you or a professional builder can translate your dream into a reality.
You will learn enough about good building methods to avoid the high cost of cheap construction.
Included in this volume is complete and detailed information on all the following topics:
Basic Tools and Use
* Doors and Windows
* Site Selection
* Exterior Finishes
* Building and Zoning Laws
* Interior Non-Bearing Partitions
* How to Read Plans
* Soundproofing
* Preliminary Design Studies
* Plumbing
* Designing for the Physically Handicapped
* Heating
* Air Conditioning
* Dangerproofing
* Electricity
* Cost Control
* Solar Energy
* Staking Out
* Fire Stops
* Introduction to Construction
* Insulation and Energy-Saving Techniques
* Foundations
* Termites and Carpenter Ants
* Ceiling Finishes
* Floor Framing
* Interior Wall Finishes
* Wall Framing
* Floor Finishes
* Ceiling Framing
* Interior Finishes
* Roof Framing
* Saunas
* Plank and Beam Framing
* Site Work
* Sheathing
* High Cost of Cheap Construction
* Roof Covering
* Construction Forms and Contracts
Written simply enough for the layman to understand, with enough sophisticated knowledge and creative ideas for the professional, here's a book no home builder should be without.Chapter 1

BASIC TOOLS and USE

USING BASIC TOOLS

HAMMER


A medium weight (12-13 ounce) claw hammer is good for general purposes.

* Hold a hammer near the end of the handle for more hitting power. To start a nail, hold it in place and tap it gently a few times until it is firmly set. Hit straight in.

* To avoid hammer marks on the wood, use a nal“e

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