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How a house works

Author: Duane Johnson; Redefinition, Inc.
Publisher: Pleasantville, N.Y. : Reader's Digest Association, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Amateurs' manuals
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Duane Johnson; Redefinition, Inc.
ISBN: 0895775867 9780895775863
OCLC Number: 29796305
Notes: At head of title: The Family handyman.
"Much of the material ... comes from a series of monthly essays called "How a house works" which I write for The Family handyman magazine"--Introduction.
Includes index.
Description: 192 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 23 cm
Contents: Building a sound house: The basic frame house ; Stairs and the 8-foot ceiling ; Why houses don't fall down ; A brief guide to roofs ; Concrete to last the ages ; Building doors and windows to last --
Harnessing electricity: Making electricity safer ; Electric lights : yesterday and today --
Plumbing comes home: The evolution of pipes ; Making drains work ; Designing a better toilet --
Heating & cooling: Keeping warm, staying cool ; Is your insulation working? ; Insulated glass and energy-saving windows --
Protecting your investment: Preventing moisture damage in the foundation ; When brick fails ; Defeating wood decay ; Choosing the best paint for the job ; Avoiding a leaky roof --
Glossary --
Common building standards --
Wood and board.
Other Titles: Family handyman.
Responsibility: Duane Johnson ; illustrations by Don Mannes and Ron Chamberlain.

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