The Resource Better homes and gardens new complete guide to home repair & improvement, [research, writing, and illustrations, Charlie Wing ; editor Benjamin W. Allen]

Better homes and gardens new complete guide to home repair & improvement, [research, writing, and illustrations, Charlie Wing ; editor Benjamin W. Allen]

Label
Better homes and gardens new complete guide to home repair & improvement
Title
Better homes and gardens new complete guide to home repair & improvement
Statement of responsibility
[research, writing, and illustrations, Charlie Wing ; editor Benjamin W. Allen]
Title variation
  • New complete guide to home repair & improvement
  • Complete guide to home repair & improvement
  • Home repair & improvement
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A step-by-step guide to home repair and improvement
Member of
Cataloging source
KMrJ
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Better homes and gardens
Dewey number
643/.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TH4817.3
LC item number
.B48 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • handbooks
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1939-
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  • Wing, Charles
  • Allen, Benjamin W
Series statement
Better homes and gardens books
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  • Dwellings
  • Dwellings
Label
Better homes and gardens new complete guide to home repair & improvement, [research, writing, and illustrations, Charlie Wing ; editor Benjamin W. Allen]
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Inside Your Home -- Floors and Stairs -- Anatomy of a floor -- Silencing squeaks -- Patching wood, tile, and sheet flooring -- Fixing stairs -- Laying a wood floor -- Laying carpeting -- Installing resilient flooring -- Laying a tile floor -- Interior Walls -- Anatomy of interior walls -- Finding studs -- Patching walls -- Repairing and installing paneling -- Repairing and installing ceramic wall tiles -- Installing molding -- Framing with wood and metal -- Installing drywall -- Ceilings -- Anatomy of a ceiling -- Repairing holes in drywall and plaster -- Raising a sagging ceiling -- Installing recessed lighting -- Installing a suspended ceiling -- Windows -- Anatomy of a window -- Repairing windows -- Repairing window shades and venetian blinds -- Interior Doors -- Anatomy of a door -- Freeing a binding door -- Repairing doors -- Hanging a door -- Storage -- Organizing existing space -- Getting more room -- Closet organizers -- Buying and installing cabinets -- Fireplaces -- Anatomy of a fireplace -- Repairing firebricks -- Installing gas logs -- Solving flue problems -- Installing a new fireplace -- Basements and Foundations -- Anatomy of a basement -- Solving basement problems -- Solving water problems -- Outside Your Home -- Roofs -- Anatomy of a roof -- Pinpointing leaks -- Using ladders -- Repairing wood, slate, asphalt, tile, and metal roofs -- Repairing flashing -- Preventing condensation in attics -- Installing and repairing gutters and downspouts -- Installing roofing -- Installing a skylight -- Exterior Walls, Windows, and Doors -- Anatomy of exterior walls -- Sealing walls -- Repairing siding -- Repairing brickwork -- Repairing stucco -- Installing new siding -- Repairing broken glass and fixing windows -- Repairing screening -- Installing storm windows -- Porches, Patios, and Decks -- Anatomy of a porch -- Repairing columns -- Anatomy of a patio -- Applying stains and preservatives -- Laying a brick-in-sand patio -- Working with concrete -- Building a deck -- Fences and Garden Walls -- Repairing fence rails -- Fixing gates -- Building a new fence -- Setting fence posts -- Applying finishes to fences -- Installing chain-link fencing -- Anatomy of a retaining wall -- Building a dry stone wall -- Building a masonry wall -- Working with bricks and concrete blocks -- Walks, Steps, and Drives -- Leveling walks -- Repairing steps -- Patching asphalt -- Building new walks, steps, and drives -- Garages -- Anatomy of garage doors -- Troubleshooting garage doors -- Installing garage door openers -- Your Home's Systems -- Electricity -- Anatomy of an electrical system -- Tools for electrical repairs -- Testing circuits -- Repairing lamps -- Types of cable -- Installing and wiring receptacles -- Extending circuits -- Installing new circuits -- Working with low-voltage wiring -- Installing outdoor wiring -- Lighting -- Selecting lighting fixtures -- Installing dimmer switches -- Installing recessed, track, and fluorescent lighting -- Installing low-voltage lighting -- Plumbing -- Anatomy of a plumbing system -- Clearing clogs -- Repairing faucets -- Fixing drains -- Repairing toilets -- Quieting noisy pipes -- Installing new pipes -- Installing new faucets, sinks, tubs, showers, and toilets -- Purifying water -- Gas -- Anatomy of a gas system -- Lighting pilot lights -- Testing for leaks -- Adjusting burners -- Installing gas ranges, dryers, and grills -- Heating and Cooling -- Anatomy of air, water, and radiant heating systems -- Maintaining furnaces, boilers, and heat pumps -- Anatomy of a cooling system -- Maintaining room and central air-conditioners -- Choosing new equipment -- Weatherization and Ventilation -- Upgrading your home's weather stripping and insulation -- Installing ventilation fans -- Security -- Protecting against fire and break-ins -- Securing windows and doors -- Installing alarm systems -- Basics You Should Know -- Tools and Techniques -- Measuring with tapes, rules, squares, and levels -- Cutting with handsaws and power saws, chisels, routers, and taps and dies -- Sharpening tools -- Hand and power drills -- Fastening with hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches, staple guns, riveters, soldering tools, adhesives, and tape -- Holding and clamping with pliers, vises, sawhorses, benches, and clamps -- Shaping and smoothing with rasps and files, planes, sandpaper, power sanders, lathes, and jointers -- Materials and How to Use Them -- Choosing, buying, and working with lumber -- Joinery techniques -- Working with plywood -- Working with plastics and acrylics -- Working with metals -- Working with glass -- Finishing -- Interior painting -- Wallpapering -- Exterior painting -- Painting metal -- Spray-painting -- Sanding -- Clear-finishing wood -- Metric Conversions
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (600 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028727866
Label
Better homes and gardens new complete guide to home repair & improvement, [research, writing, and illustrations, Charlie Wing ; editor Benjamin W. Allen]
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Inside Your Home -- Floors and Stairs -- Anatomy of a floor -- Silencing squeaks -- Patching wood, tile, and sheet flooring -- Fixing stairs -- Laying a wood floor -- Laying carpeting -- Installing resilient flooring -- Laying a tile floor -- Interior Walls -- Anatomy of interior walls -- Finding studs -- Patching walls -- Repairing and installing paneling -- Repairing and installing ceramic wall tiles -- Installing molding -- Framing with wood and metal -- Installing drywall -- Ceilings -- Anatomy of a ceiling -- Repairing holes in drywall and plaster -- Raising a sagging ceiling -- Installing recessed lighting -- Installing a suspended ceiling -- Windows -- Anatomy of a window -- Repairing windows -- Repairing window shades and venetian blinds -- Interior Doors -- Anatomy of a door -- Freeing a binding door -- Repairing doors -- Hanging a door -- Storage -- Organizing existing space -- Getting more room -- Closet organizers -- Buying and installing cabinets -- Fireplaces -- Anatomy of a fireplace -- Repairing firebricks -- Installing gas logs -- Solving flue problems -- Installing a new fireplace -- Basements and Foundations -- Anatomy of a basement -- Solving basement problems -- Solving water problems -- Outside Your Home -- Roofs -- Anatomy of a roof -- Pinpointing leaks -- Using ladders -- Repairing wood, slate, asphalt, tile, and metal roofs -- Repairing flashing -- Preventing condensation in attics -- Installing and repairing gutters and downspouts -- Installing roofing -- Installing a skylight -- Exterior Walls, Windows, and Doors -- Anatomy of exterior walls -- Sealing walls -- Repairing siding -- Repairing brickwork -- Repairing stucco -- Installing new siding -- Repairing broken glass and fixing windows -- Repairing screening -- Installing storm windows -- Porches, Patios, and Decks -- Anatomy of a porch -- Repairing columns -- Anatomy of a patio -- Applying stains and preservatives -- Laying a brick-in-sand patio -- Working with concrete -- Building a deck -- Fences and Garden Walls -- Repairing fence rails -- Fixing gates -- Building a new fence -- Setting fence posts -- Applying finishes to fences -- Installing chain-link fencing -- Anatomy of a retaining wall -- Building a dry stone wall -- Building a masonry wall -- Working with bricks and concrete blocks -- Walks, Steps, and Drives -- Leveling walks -- Repairing steps -- Patching asphalt -- Building new walks, steps, and drives -- Garages -- Anatomy of garage doors -- Troubleshooting garage doors -- Installing garage door openers -- Your Home's Systems -- Electricity -- Anatomy of an electrical system -- Tools for electrical repairs -- Testing circuits -- Repairing lamps -- Types of cable -- Installing and wiring receptacles -- Extending circuits -- Installing new circuits -- Working with low-voltage wiring -- Installing outdoor wiring -- Lighting -- Selecting lighting fixtures -- Installing dimmer switches -- Installing recessed, track, and fluorescent lighting -- Installing low-voltage lighting -- Plumbing -- Anatomy of a plumbing system -- Clearing clogs -- Repairing faucets -- Fixing drains -- Repairing toilets -- Quieting noisy pipes -- Installing new pipes -- Installing new faucets, sinks, tubs, showers, and toilets -- Purifying water -- Gas -- Anatomy of a gas system -- Lighting pilot lights -- Testing for leaks -- Adjusting burners -- Installing gas ranges, dryers, and grills -- Heating and Cooling -- Anatomy of air, water, and radiant heating systems -- Maintaining furnaces, boilers, and heat pumps -- Anatomy of a cooling system -- Maintaining room and central air-conditioners -- Choosing new equipment -- Weatherization and Ventilation -- Upgrading your home's weather stripping and insulation -- Installing ventilation fans -- Security -- Protecting against fire and break-ins -- Securing windows and doors -- Installing alarm systems -- Basics You Should Know -- Tools and Techniques -- Measuring with tapes, rules, squares, and levels -- Cutting with handsaws and power saws, chisels, routers, and taps and dies -- Sharpening tools -- Hand and power drills -- Fastening with hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches, staple guns, riveters, soldering tools, adhesives, and tape -- Holding and clamping with pliers, vises, sawhorses, benches, and clamps -- Shaping and smoothing with rasps and files, planes, sandpaper, power sanders, lathes, and jointers -- Materials and How to Use Them -- Choosing, buying, and working with lumber -- Joinery techniques -- Working with plywood -- Working with plastics and acrylics -- Working with metals -- Working with glass -- Finishing -- Interior painting -- Wallpapering -- Exterior painting -- Painting metal -- Spray-painting -- Sanding -- Clear-finishing wood -- Metric Conversions
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (600 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028727866

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