Do It Right the First Time: What Every Homeowner Needs to Know Before the Work Begins

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Innova Publishing, 2005 - House & Home - 209 pages
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Whether you're building or buying your first home, embarking on a remodeling project, or just trying to figure out how to fix or repair an item in your home, this valuable book is the perfect place to turn for help. From buying painting equipment to installing window and decks, you'll find the inside information you need to make your home improvement project go faster and easier.
 

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There's some good information in the book. It's pretty informative in some areas. The gaage door section is pretty bare bones and the content in that area is not great.
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I like how this book is designed and laid out and the text or content is very simple and well-written. Good for the DIY beginner and good for the person who knows about home-improvement.

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Contents

Wood Building Materials
1
Plywood
12
Manufactured Wood Products
14
Fasteners and Adhesives
17
Adhesives and Glues
29
Rough Carpentry and Finish Carpentry
33
Rough Carpentry
35
Finish Carpentry
46
LaminatesCorian
130
Wallcovering
131
Ceilings and Floors
135
Floors
140
Doors and Windows
151
Windows
158
Weatherizing and Climate Control
165
Understanding Heat Transfer
166

Plumbing
51
Plumbing LayoutDesign
52
Pipes
55
Fittings
58
Plumbing Maintenance and Repair
60
Electrical
69
Making Electrical Repairs
72
Painting
89
Tools and Equipment for Interior Painting
94
Interior Painting Techniques
98
Interior Wood Finishing
103
Exterior Painting and Staining
106
Walls
113
Wallboard
115
Paneling
127
Insulation
167
Vapor Barriers
169
Ventilation
171
Heating and Cooling
174
Humidifiers
178
Exterior
179
Roofing
182
Siding
187
Decks
189
Fences
193
ConcreteMasonry and Asphalt
197
Masonry
202
Asphalt
204
Index
207
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About the author (2005)

Gene & Katie Hamilton are authors of several Dummies books including: Home Improvement for Dummies, Carpentry for Dummies and Plumbing for Dummies

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