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Adobe : build it yourself

Author: Paul Graham McHenry
Publisher: Tucson, Ariz. : University of Arizona Press, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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A guide to planning and building adobe houses, discussing space and room considerations, financing, doors and frames, floors, plumbing, heating and cooling, roofing, tile, fireplaces, and other topics.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McHenry, Paul Graham.
Adobe.
Tucson, Ariz. : University of Arizona Press, 1985
(OCoLC)690409473
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Graham McHenry
ISBN: 0816509484 9780816509485
OCLC Number: 12081226
Description: x, 158 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
Contents: History of adobe --
Planning your home --
Space and room considerations --
Financing, permits, and insurance --
Plans, setting grades, and staking --
Foundations, concrete, and slabs --
Adobe walls --
Doors and frames, hardware, and windows --
Roof beams, decking and insulation --
Floors --
Plumbing --
Heating and cooling --
The electrical system --
Roofing --
Plastering, drywall, and ceramic tile --
Cabinets and countertops --
Paints and stains --
Fireplaces --
Landscaping and yard planning --
Estimating and tools --
Restoring old adobes.
Responsibility: Paul Graham McHenry, Jr.

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A guide to planning and building adobe houses, discussing space and room considerations, financing, doors and frames, floors, plumbing, heating and cooling, roofing, tile, fireplaces, and other topics.

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