Home Maintenance for Dummies

Home Maintenance for Dummies

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Having a house can be a hassle. But thanks to timesaving, trouble-preventing strategies from these nationally recognized experts, now anyone can keep his or her palace in regal repair and have plenty of time left over for the fox hunts. This friendly book covers everything from plumbing to painting, with handy calendars to ensure nothing falls through the cracks - including the cracks!show more

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  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 187.96 x 233.68 x 25.4mm | 589.67g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764552155
  • 9780764552151
  • 2,207,012

Table of contents

Foreword. Introduction. PART I: Home Maintenance and You. Chapter 1: Why Home Maintenance Is Important. Chapter 2: Getting to Know Your House and Its Systems. PART II: Exterior Maintenance. Chapter 3: The Foundation and the Floor Frame. Chapter 4: Your Roofing and Siding. Chapter 5: The Energy Envelope. Chapter 6: Decks, Fencing, and Retaining Walls. Chapter 7: The Swimming Pool and Spa. Chapter 8: Landscape Irrigation. Chapter 9: Ornamental Iron. Chapter 10: Walkways, Patios, and Driveways. PART III: Interior Maintenance. Chapter 11: The Plumbing System. Chapter 12: Plumbing Fixtures. Chapter 13: The Drain, Waste, and Vent System. Chapter 14: The Heating, Ventilating, and Cooling Systems. Chapter 15: Fireplaces. Chapter 16: Walls and Ceilings. Chapter 17: Appliances. Chapter 18: Cabinets and Countertops. Chapter 19: Flooring. PART IV: Safety, Security, and Shutdown. Chapter 20: Safety and Preparedness. Chapter 21: Shutting Down Your Home. PART V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 22: Ten Important Preventive Maintenance Tasks. Chapter 23: Ten Tasks to Address Every Month. Chapter 24: Ten Hints for Your Maintenance Checklist. PART VI: The Home Maintenance Schedule. The Home Maintenance Schedule. Index. Book Registration Information.show more

About James Carey

James Carey and Morris Carey have a radio show, a newspaper column, and Web site, all called On the House, and appear regularly on CBS News Saturday Morning. They're also the authors of Home Remodeling For Dummies (R) .show more

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