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Title:
The complete photo guide to home repair : 2000 color how-to photos.
Author:
Creative Publishing International.
Publication Information:
Minnetonka, Minn. : Creative Publishing International, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
504 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Added Corporate Author:
ISBN:
9780865737532
Format :
Book

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Summary

Illustrated with colour photographs, this guide to home repair offers information on exterior and interior do-it-yourself home repairs, including a complete section on heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Detailed tools and materials lists are included.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Working Safelyp. 6
Storing Toolsp. 10
Storing Materialsp. 12
Transporting Materialsp. 14
Using Toolsp. 16
Interior Repairsp. 20
Basementsp. 24
Protecting Walls and Floorsp. 26
Preventing Dampness and Leaksp. 28
Ceilings and Wallsp. 32
Repairing Plasterp. 34
Repairing Wallboardp. 36
Restoring Panelingp. 38
Restoring Ceramic Tilep. 40
Replacing Wall Accessoriesp. 43
Repairing Wallcoveringp. 44
Repairing Trim Moldingsp. 46
Restoring a Ceilingp. 50
Reducing Noisep. 54
Paintingp. 56
Choosing Paint, Tools and Equipmentp. 60
Preparing to Paintp. 62
Applying Primers and Sealersp. 66
Using a Paintbrushp. 68
Using a Rollerp. 69
Painting Windows, Doors and Trimp. 70
Painting Cabinetsp. 72
Painting Ceilings and Wallsp. 74
Cleaning Upp. 75
Floorsp. 76
Underlaymentp. 84
Subfloorsp. 86
Common Floor Coveringsp. 88
Maintaining and Repairing Vinyl Flooringp. 90
Maintaining and Repairing Ceramic Flooringp. 98
Maintaining and Repairing Hardwood Flooringp. 100
Maintaining and Repairing Carpetingp. 108
Stairsp. 110
Doorsp. 116
Maintaining and Repairing Doorsp. 118
Storm Doorsp. 134
Windowsp. 136
Repairing Storm Windowsp. 148
Insulation and Weatherproofingp. 158
Improving Insulationp. 162
Adding Basement Insulationp. 166
Weatherizing the Housep. 170
Cabinetsp. 172
Countertopsp. 176
Exterior Repairsp. 180
Roofingp. 184
Inspecting a Roofp. 188
Locating and Repairing Leaksp. 190
Repairing and Replacing Flashingp. 194
Preparing for a New Roofp. 196
Installing a New Roofp. 200
Fascia and Soffitsp. 208
Guttersp. 214
Chimneysp. 220
Walls and Sidingp. 224
Masonry Wallsp. 224
Stucco Wallsp. 226
Wood Sidingp. 228
Manufactured Sidingp. 230
Exterior Paintingp. 232
Preparing to Paintp. 236
Applying Paint and Primerp. 240
Concrete and Asphaltp. 248
Patching Holesp. 252
Repairing Walkwaysp. 254
Repairing Concrete Stepsp. 258
Replacing Concrete Stepsp. 260
Repairing Vertical Surfacesp. 264
Repairing Asphaltp. 266
Systems Repairsp. 268
Plumbingp. 272
Pipe and Fittingsp. 278
Working with Plastic Pipep. 280
Working with Copper Pipep. 284
Using Compression Fittingsp. 290
Using Flare Fittingsp. 292
Working with Galvanized Iron Pipep. 294
Working with Cast-iron Pipep. 296
Valvesp. 300
Drains, Vents and Trapsp. 304
Clearing Clogged Tub Drainsp. 308
Clearing Clogged Sink Drainsp. 310
Clearing Fixture Drains with a Hand Augerp. 312
Sinksp. 314
Faucetsp. 320
Ball Faucetsp. 322
Cartridge Faucetsp. 324
Disc Faucetsp. 326
Compression Faucetsp. 328
Fixing Spout and Sprayer Pressure Problemsp. 330
Replacing a Faucetp. 332
Tubs, Showers and Whirlpoolsp. 336
Toiletsp. 344
Repairing Pressure-assisted Toiletsp. 354
Food Disposersp. 356
Dishwashersp. 360
Water Heatersp. 364
Water Softenersp. 376
Water Pumpsp. 378
Septic Systemsp. 380
Electricalp. 382
Service Panelsp. 386
Tools for Electrical Repairp. 392
Materials for Electrical Repairp. 393
The Rules of Electrical Safetyp. 395
Receptaclesp. 396
Testing Receptaclesp. 402
GFCI Receptaclesp. 408
Wall Switchesp. 412
Single-pole Switchesp. 414
Three-way Switchesp. 416
Four-way Switchesp. 418
Double Switchesp. 420
Pilot-light Switchesp. 420
Switch/Receptaclesp. 420
Dimmer Switchesp. 422
Specialty Switchesp. 424
Lighting Fixturesp. 426
Incandescent Mounted Light Fixturesp. 427
Recessed Light Fixturesp. 432
Chandeliersp. 434
Track Lightingp. 436
Fluorescent Lightsp. 438
Doorbellsp. 442
Telephonesp. 446
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioningp. 450
Heatingp. 452
Gas Forced-air Systemsp. 454
Maintaining a Forced-air Systemp. 456
Maintaining a Furnace Humidifierp. 462
Hot Water and Steam Systemsp. 464
Maintaining Hot Water and Steam Systemsp. 465
Identifying and Repairing Exhaust Leaksp. 469
Supplemental Heating Systemsp. 470
Electrical Baseboard Heatersp. 470
Wall-mounted Electrical Heatersp. 474
Fireplaces and Wood Stovesp. 476
Ventilationp. 478
Air Conditioningp. 482
Maintaining Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumpsp. 483
Maintaining a Room Air Conditionerp. 486
Thermostatsp. 488
Maintenance Schedulep. 490
Glossaryp. 494
Indexp. 496

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