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How Your House Works

How Your House Works Author Charlie Wing
ISBN-10 1118099400
Release 2012-02-28
Pages 208
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Presents a visual guide to every system and structure in the home, including plumbing, wiring, heating, cooling, air quality, appliances, windows and doors and the foundation and frame. Original.



How Your House Works

How Your House Works Author Charlie Wing
ISBN-10 0876290152
Release 2007-07-13
Pages 152
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Why is my faucet leaking, my toilet running, or my dishwasher refusing to start? Can I fix it myself? What's causing the heating system to smell bad or the foundation to crack? Do I need an air filtration system? Is the new "engineered lumber" as good as conventional wood? These are just a few examples of questions homeowners face when repairs are needed, or when a new house or addition is being planned. There's no question that it pays to be an informed consumer. Knowledge of your home's systems helps you control repair and construction costs and make sure the correct elements are being installed or replaced. This book uncovers the mysteries behind just about every major appliance and building element in your house. Clear, "exploded" drawings show you exactly how these things should be put together and how they function – what to check if they don't work, and what you can do that might save you having to call in a professional. The easy-to-understand pictures and explanations on every page get right to the point, helping you understand how things work, what can go wrong, and how to trouble-shoot a problem. FEATURES: Virtually everything in your house is included: Electrical – circuit breakers and grounding, service, outlets, lamps and fixtures. Heating and air conditioning – gas, electrical and oil - ductwork and piping, thermostats, central and window AC units, humidifiers and dehumidifiers, and air filtering systems. Plumbing – kitchen and bath fixtures, piping, water heaters, traps and vents, septic tanks, pumps and water softener systems – even sprinkler systems and swimming pool filters/heaters. Major household appliances – from kitchen to laundry. Foundation, framing, doors and windows – including issues like drainage and radon, types of framing and how it supports the house, and all types of doors and windows.



Reference Sources for Small and Medium sized Libraries Eighth Edition

Reference Sources for Small and Medium sized Libraries  Eighth Edition Author Jack O'Gorman
ISBN-10 9780838912126
Release 2014
Pages 312
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Focusing on new reference sources published since 2008 and reference titles that have retained their relevance, this new edition brings O’Gorman’s complete and authoritative guide to the best reference sources for small and medium-sized academic and public libraries fully up to date. About 40 percent of the content is new to this edition. Containing sources selected and annotated by a team of public and academic librarians, the works included have been chosen for value and expertise in specific subject areas. Equally useful for both library patrons and staff, this resource Covers more than a dozen key subject areas, including General Reference; Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics; Psychology and Psychiatry; Social Sciences and Sociology; Business and Careers; Political Science and Law; Education; Words and Languages; Science and Technology; History; and Performing Arts Encompasses database products, CD-ROMs, websites, and other electronic resources in addition to print materials Includes thorough annotations for each source, with information on author/editor, publisher, cost, format, Dewey and LC classification numbers, and more Library patrons will find this an invaluable resource for current everyday topics. Librarians will appreciate it as both a reference and collection development tool, knowing it’s backed by ALA’s long tradition of excellence in reference selection.



Concrete repair and maintenance illustrated

Concrete repair and maintenance illustrated Author Peter H. Emmons
ISBN-10 UOM:39015032552914
Release 1993
Pages 295
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From parking garages to roads and bridges, to structural concrete, this comprehensive book describes the causes, effects and remedies for concrete wear and failure. Hundreds of clear illustrations show users how to analyze, repair, clean and maintain concrete structures for optimal performance and cost effectiveness. This book is an invaluable reference for planning jobs, selecting materials, and training employees. With information organized in all-inclusive units for easy reference, this book is ideal for concrete specialists, general contractors, facility managers, civil and structural engineers, and architects.



Complete Book of Framing

Complete Book of Framing Author Scot Simpson
ISBN-10 9781118216446
Release 2012-03-01
Pages 368
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The updated easy-to-learn reference for rough carpentry and framing Complete Book of Framing, Second Edition is an updated, easy-to-learn guide to rough carpentry and framing written by an expert with more than thirty years of framing experience. This book guides the reader through the steps on framing floors, walls, roofs, door and window openings, and stairs. Hundreds of color photographs and illustrations help the reader understand the basics as well as advanced framing methods. This Second Edition is updated to match the framing techniques to the 2009 International Building Code, and introduces the concept of "green framing" regarding material use and handling. Deals with the new corrosive treating methods that began to be used in 2004 for pressure treated wood Covers the time and energy-saving benefits of positive placement nail guns, which have become the industry standard for fastening light gage hardware Includes a glue-laminated beam weight chart, along with a description of crane operations for setting these beams Starting with the basics, this book begins with types of lumber, nails, and what tools are needed, followed by detailed, fully illustrated steps for framing each building element—from planning and layout through specific nailing patterns. Framer-Friendly Tips throughout the book show how to get a task done right—and more easily.



How Your Car Works

How Your Car Works Author Keith E. Smith
ISBN-10 148405895X
Release 2013-04-07
Pages 120
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For more than twenty years I have been involved in the automotive world and during that time I have met hundreds, if not thousands, of people. The majority of these people were not tech savvy, at least not about an automobile, and that's okay because none of us can know everything about everything. Even though they did not understand all the intricacies of how their vehicle operated, they still wanted someone to explain things to them in such a way that they could at least get a basic understanding. That, my friends, is the purpose of this book. It won't teach you to repair your own car, but it will certainly help you to better communicate with those servicing your vehicle as well as help you understand how the different systems operate. Visit me at KeithESmith.com



Home Maintenance For Dummies

Home Maintenance For Dummies Author James Carey
ISBN-10 9781118052679
Release 2011-01-31
Pages 408
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A hands-on, step-by-step guide to properly maintaining your home Your home requires regular maintenance to operate safely and efficiently. The expert advice in this second edition of Home Maintenance For Dummies can help you save literally thousands of dollars each year by showing you how to perform home maintenance yourself! This new edition provides the latest tips on how to tune up your home and make repairs to every room of the house, from basement to attic. By combining step-by-step instructions and expert information, this practical guide gives you the skills to tackle everything from furnace tune-ups to leaky roofs. You'll also learn how to conduct routine inspections, keep major appliances running efficiently, and increase energy efficiency. Shows how to keep your home in tip-top shape, preserve its value, and avoid costly repairs Covers all rooms of the house, in addition to the roof, foundation, and exterior Explains how to keep all home systems and major appliances running smoothly Includes a seasonal maintenance schedule Provides the latest green maintenance options to help lower your utility bills James Carey and Morris Carey have a radio show, a newspaper column, and a Web site, all called On the House, and appear regularly on CBS News Saturday Morning. They are also the authors of Home Remodeling For Dummies If you've always wanted to tackle home repairs like a pro, Home Maintenance For Dummies, 2nd Edition is your ideal resource!



The Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling

The Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling Author Charlie Wing
ISBN-10 9781600854781
Release 2014-08-18
Pages 640
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Here's the updated and enlarged third edition of our classic reference on how to choose systems and materials for every part of a home. With brand new chapters on transforming a home with green practices and creative storage solutions -- plus the latest code information and over 400 new full-color illustrations -- this up-to-the-minute, enhanced edition will become an essential resource for your building library. Designed for do-it-yourself homeowners, as well as builders, contractors and architects, The Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling is the authoritative, go-to reference manual for anyone involved in residential design and construction. In fact, earlier editions of this classic guide have sold over 250,000 copies. With its unique visual approach and over 1,600 full-color drawings, this new, expanded edition provides you with a clear, detailed look at every aspect of home construction -- and built-in systems. So you can visualize exactly how to tackle any building project or construction challenge. And, in addition to its user-friendly graphic presentation, you'll also appreciate the clear, straightforward language that gives you everything you need to get going. Here are just a few reasons why you'll want to pick up a copy of this new edition. It's chock full of new material with lots of essential information not included in earlier versions Over 400 new full-color drawings shed light on a wide range of additional materials, systems and details New chapters on energy-efficient green building practices and innovative storage solutions Over 1,600 drawings -- in total -- cover every aspect of home building and remodeling Over 300 tables offer quick access to critical data



The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture

The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture Author Michael Brightman
ISBN-10 9781118421314
Release 2013-03-19
Pages 400
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Incorporate SketchUp into every phase of your design If you want to go beyond the basics and start using SketchUp 3D modeling software in all phases of your design, The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture is the perfect place to start. From preliminary schematics to construction documentation and everything in between, the book sketches out a workflow that is flexible enough to use from start to finish. You'll discover helpful techniques, smart tips, and best practices that will make your design process easier, as well as helping you easily export your models into BIM programs. The book includes in-depth coverage of the lightly-documented LayOut toolset and video tutorials on more advanced methods. Goes beyond the basics into intermediate and advanced techniques for architects, designers, and engineers who want to use SketchUp in all stages of design Guides you from basic schematics through design development to construction documentation Includes best practices for organizing projects and workflows and helpful tips Provides special coverage of the LayOut toolset, an often-underused component of SketchUp Pro The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture is a valuable addition to your design toolkit.



The Complete Visual Guide to Building a House

The Complete Visual Guide to Building a House Author John Carroll
ISBN-10 1600850227
Release 2014
Pages 544
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Lockhart and Carroll take readers step by step through a series of helpful illustrations that present solutions for building a home.



Home Makeovers That Sell

Home Makeovers That Sell Author Sid Davis
ISBN-10 0814429831
Release 2006-11-29
Pages 224
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You’ve done all you can to make sure you love your home -- but now that you’ve decided to sell, you need your potential buyers to love it even more. Home Makeovers That Sell offers everything from last-minute cleaning checklists and staging strategies to inexpensive improvements that will boost the market value of any home. This book illuminates exactly what factors determine a home’s value and which improvements will increase it the most. Based on his 25 years of experience as a real estate broker, Sid Davis provides systematic approaches designed to get top dollar. You will learn how to: Create curb appeal by replacing shrubs, repairing your fence, or refinishing the driveway. Revitalize the two most important rooms in the house -- the bathroom and the kitchen -- by grouting, replacing fixtures, and refinishing cabinets. Organize closets, basements, attics, and laundry rooms. Undecorate"" overly personalized rooms. Prepare your home for an open house using accent lights, picture frames, and plants. Get your landscaping in selling condition, including flower beds and trees. Work with offers and counter-offers. Identify essential repairs. Complete with checklists, charts, and ideas to help you prioritize and budget your presale refurbishing and remodeling, Home Makeovers That Sell will ensure that you sell your home as quickly and profitably as possible.



CCNA Data Center Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies Study Guide

CCNA Data Center  Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies Study Guide Author Todd Lammle
ISBN-10 9781118661093
Release 2016-04-04
Pages 288
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Complete theory and practice for the CCNA Data Center Technologies exam CCNA Data Center, Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies Study Guide is your comprehensive study guide for exam 640-916. Authors Todd Lammle and Todd Montgomery, authorities on Cisco networking, guide you through 100% of all exam objectives with expanded coverage of key exam topics, and hands-on labs that help you become confident in dealing with everyday challenges. You'll get access to the free Nexus switch simulator that allows you to try your hand at what you've learned without expensive software, plus bonus study aids, such as electronic flashcards, a practice exam, and a searchable PDF glossary of terms. Coverage includes Data Center networking and virtualization, storage networking, unified fabric, Cisco UCS configuration, Data Center services, and much more, for complete exam preparation. This is your guide to study for the entire second (and final) exam required for certification Review networking principles, products, and technologies Understand Nexus 1000V and Data Center virtualization Learn the principles and major configurations of Cisco UCS Practice hands-on solutions you'll employ on the job Prepare for using Cisco's Unified Data Center, which unifies computing, storage, networking, and management resources



The Complete Idiot s Guide to Electrical Repair

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Electrical Repair Author Terry Meany
ISBN-10 0028638964
Release 2000
Pages 410
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Offers information and advice on how to install and repair home electrical wiring, including when and how to deal with professionals, and the specific requirements of different rooms.



Problem Seeking

Problem Seeking Author William M. Pena
ISBN-10 9781118152935
Release 2012-02-16
Pages 288
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The classic programming guide for architects and clients¿¿—fully updated and revised Architectural programming is a team effort that requires close cooperation between architects and their clients. Problem Seeking, Fifth Edition lays out a five-step procedure that teams can follow when programming any building or series of buildings, from a small house to a hospital complex. This simple yet comprehensive process encompasses the entire range of factors that influence the design of buildings. This Fifth Edition of the only programming guide appropriate for both architect and client features new information related to BIM, integrated practice, and sustainable design when programming. Supplemented with more than 120 illustrations and diagrams updated for this edition, this indispensable resource provides revised technical information and faster, easier access to explanations, examples, and tools, including: Guidance on incorporating the latest technological tools when programming A primer on discounted cash flow analysis and net present value analysis Project statement examples organized by project phase and building type Useful techniques for data management, functional relationship analysis, and more



Black Decker The Book of Home How To

Black   Decker The Book of Home How To Author Editors of Cool Springs Press
ISBN-10 9781610589840
Release 2014-05-15
Pages 600
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DIV All the DIY information you need for your home: easy to search and easy to use./divDIV /divDIVThe editors at Cool Springs Press know a thing or two about DIY home improvement and maintenance—we’ve been writing about it for the past quarter-century, and we have more than a few bestsellers under our tool belts. But until now, there’s been one thing missing: an ultimate, fully-loaded, ridiculously huge reference book for every home project you can dream of; the compilation of our longstanding expertise; the home how-to book to crush all others. Not anymore. But the good news doesn’t stop there; Black & Decker The Book of Home How-To is designed to reflect the way we search for information today. You won’t find chapters or long, boring introductions or even a table of contents. This book is an A-to-Z encyclopedia with precise how-to instructions and clear photos packed onto every page. With an expanded index that is incredibly intuitive and a simple, alphabetical strategy for organizing the information, you won’t spend precious time wading through stuff you don’t need to know. Finding first-rate information on home care has never been easier, and all the most common tasks around your home are covered—including electrical, plumbing, flooring, walls, windows and doors, cabinetry, insulating, heating and cooling, roofing and siding, and just about any repair or remodeling project you can imagine. Black & Decker The Book of Home How-To: it’s incredibly easy to use because it thinks like you do./div



Rywka s Diary

Rywka s Diary Author Rywka Lipszyc
ISBN-10 9780062389671
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 240
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The newly discovered diary of a Polish teenager in the Lodz ghetto during World War II—originally published by Jewish Family & Children’s Services of San Francisco, now available in a revised, illustrated, and beautifully designed trade edition. After more than seventy years in obscurity, the diary of a teenage girl during the Holocaust has been revealed for the first time. Rywka’s Diary is at once an astonishing historical document and a moving tribute to the many ordinary people whose lives were forever altered by the Holocaust. At its heart, it is the diary of a girl named Rywka Lipszyc who detailed the brutal conditions that Jews in the Lodz ghetto, the second largest in Poland, endured under the Nazis: poverty, hunger and malnutrition, religious oppression, and, in Rywka’s case, the death of her parents and siblings. Handwritten in a school notebook between October 1943 and April 1944, the diary ends literally in mid-sentence. What became of Rywka is a mystery. A Red Army doctor found her notebook in Auschwitz after its liberation in 1945 and took it back with her to the Soviet Union. Rywka’s Diary is also a moving coming-of-age story, in which a young woman expresses her curiosity about the world and her place in it and reflects on her relationship with God—a remarkable affirmation of her commitment to Judaism and her faith in humanity. Interwoven into this carefully translated diary are photographs, news clippings, maps, and commentary from Holocaust scholars and the girl’s surviving relatives, which provide an in-depth picture of both the conditions of Rywka's life and the mysterious end to her diary. Moving and illuminating, told by a brave young girl whose strong and charismatic voice speaks for millions, Rywka’s Diary is an extraordinary addition to the history of the Holocaust and World War II.



Renovation 4th Edition

Renovation 4th Edition Author Michael Litchfield
ISBN-10 1600854974
Release 2013-12-31
Pages 624
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It has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States--home renovation. With these trends in place, now is the perfect time to "renovate" the bible of all home renovation guides to bring homeowners a fourth edition of "Renovation," the gold standard for the last 30 years.