Building Tips and Techniques

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Charles Miller
Taunton Press, 2004 - House & Home - 160 pages
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This new reference volume contains 350 of the best tips, techniques, and trade secrets from Fine Homebuilding. It helps builders save time, money, and trouble by improving the ease and accuracy of countless construction and remodeling projects. Packed with photographs and drawings, it presents foolproof shortcuts and ingenious solutions in a concise, well-organized format.
 

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Contents

Note from the Editor
1
Measuring Marking Layout
2
Horses Benches Boxes Belts
8
Shortcuts Tips Tricks with Tools
18
SiteBuilt Tools Jigs
34
Masonry Foundation Work
47
Framing Solutions Shortcuts
57
Framing jigs
70
Roofing Siding Exterior Trim
78
Insulation
87
Doors
91
Drywall
98
Trim Finish Carpentry
111
Painting Caulking
132
Electric Plumbing
142
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About the author (2004)

For eighteen years Charles R. Miller owned and operated a successful commercial electrical contracting company (Lighthouse Electric Co., Inc.) in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1988 he began, and continues to operate, a second company dedicated to electrical related training, known as Lighthouse Educational Services. Mr. Miller teaches custom tailored classes and seminars covering various aspects of the electrical industry. Class and seminar attendees have spanned the globe, bringing to each session immensely diverse backgrounds. Such diversity requires and receives a unique teaching approach to guarantee that all students within a class are afforded an equal opportunity to learn. Individuals employed by companies such as Ford, Textron, The Aerostructures Corporation, Aladdin Industries; by academic institutions such as Tennessee State and Vanderbilt Universities; and governmental agencies including NASA and even Nashville's own Electrical Inspection and Codes Department, have attended and praised the curriculum offered by Lighthouse Educational Services. In 1999, Charlie wrote and illustrated a nationally published text book on the NEC. titled Illustrated Guide to the National Electrical Code.. In 2000, he started writing and illustrating a monthly column in the electrical industry's top magazine. In 2001, Charles R. Miller was contracted by NFPA to write two pocket guides to the NEC.. Both books are titled Pocket Guide to Electrical Installations Under NEC 2002. Currently, besides his writing and illustrating, Charles is a co-host for a home improvement radio show in Nashville, Tennessee. The two-hour show airs every Saturday morning.

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