50 Simple Ways to Save Your House

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Ballantine Books, 1995 - House & Home - 309 pages
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50 WAYS TO KEEP THE PLUMBER, THE CARPENTER, AND THE BILLS AWAY
A small investment in knowledge, time, and tools today can save you hundreds, even thousands of dollars in the years to come. The key is to catch minor, easy-to-fix problems before they turn into major, costly headaches. Bruce Johnson, America's #1 do-it-yourself expert, takes you step-by-step through every area and aspect of your home, telling you exactly how to spot trouble and how to repair it--easily, quickly, and safely. You can't afford not to learn these fifty simple projects that any homeowner can do:
#1 Assemble a basic home inspection and repair kit
#7 Patch and replace damaged shingles on your roof
#18 Tuckpoint brick walls to keep them sound and attractive
#22 Check the lay of your land to keep the basement dry
#28 Protect your home's deck against rot and decay
#33 Prevent ice dams and rotting rafters
#41 Map out your electrical system
#45 Stop squeaky floors and stairs
It sounds simple...and it is!
50 SIMPLE WAYS TO SAVE YOUR HOUSE.

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Contents

3 Run a safety inspection
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4 Recognize the hazards of leadbased paint
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5 Fight fungi with simple proven methods
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