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How Your House Works : a Visual Guide to Understanding and Maintaining Your Home.

Author: Charlie Wing
Publisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2012.
Series: RSMeans
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Understand how to maintain everything in your home & mdash;including the kitchen sinkHow Your House Works, Second Edition reinforces the fact that it pays to be an informed consumer. Knowledge of your home's systems helps you control repair and construction costs and makes sure the correct elements are being installed or replaced. How Your House Works uncovers the mysteries behind just about every major appliance  Read more...
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Wing, Charlie.
How Your House Works : A Visual Guide to Understanding and Maintaining Your Home.
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charlie Wing
ISBN: 9781118287361 1118287363
OCLC Number: 772844604
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (210 pages).
Contents: How Your House Works: A Visual Guide to Understanding and Maintaining Your Home; Table of Contents; Introduction; About the Author; A Note From the Author; Chapter 1: Plumbing; The Supply System; The Waste System; The Vent System; Lavatory Pop-up Drain; Sink Drain; Plunger-Type Tub Drain; Pop-up Tub Drain; Gravity Flow Toilet; Traps & Vents; Ball-Type Faucet; Cartridge-Type Faucet; Disk-Type Faucet; Compression-Type Faucet; Tempering Valve; Tub/Shower Control; Hose Bibbs; Pitcher (Hand) Pump; Jet Pump; Submersible Pump; Sump Pump; Pressure Tank; Electric Water Heater; Gas Water Heater. Electric Tankless HeaterGas Tankless Heater; BoilerMate; Water Heater; Solar Water Heater; Charcoal Cartridge Filter; Tank Filter; Water Softener; Reverse Osmosis Filter; UV Purifier; Fire Sprinklers; Chapter 2: Wiring; Electrical Circuit; Ohm's Law; 120 & 240 VAC; Circuit Breakers & Fuses; Service Drop; Electromechanical Meter Smart Meter; Circuit Grounding; Electrical Panels; Receptacle; GFCI; AFCI; Single-Pole Switch; 3- & 4-Way Switches; Ceiling Fan/Light Switch; Dimmer Switch; Flush-Mount Light Fixture; Hanging Ceiling Fixture Floor & Table Lamps; Fluorescent Lamps; CO Detector. Battery Smoke DetectorWired Smoke Detectors; Chapter 3: Heating; Gas Warm Air Furnace; Gas Hot Water Boiler; Oil Warm Air Furnace; Oil Hot Water Boiler; Air-Source Heat Pump; Ventless Gas Heater; Direct-Vent Gas Heater; Direct-Vent Gas Fireplace; Baseboard Electric Heat; Warm Air Distribution; Hydronic Distribution; Hot Water Radiant Heat; Bimetallic Thermostat; Chapter 4: Cooling; Natural Ventilation; Ceiling Fan; Whole-House Fan; Window Air Conditioner; Central Air Conditioner; Evaporative Cooler; Chapter 5: Air Quality; Moisture & Mold; Humidifier; Dehumidifier; Furnace Filter. Electronic Air CleanerChapter 6: Appliances; Dishwasher; Top-Loading Clothes Washer; Electric Clothes Dryer; Gas Clothes Dryer Electric Range/Oven; Gas Range/Oven; Microwave Oven; Garbage Disposer; Refrigerator/Freezer; Icemaker; Trash Compactor; Vacuum Cleaners; Chapter 7: Windows & Doors; Double-Hung Window; Casement Window; Cylinder Lock; Deadbolt & Keyed Knob; Garage Door Opener; Chapter 8: Foundation & Frame; Footings; Drainage; Radon Abatement; Pier Foundation; Slab Foundation; Full Foundation; Crawl Space; Grade Beam; Forces on the Frame; Beams in Bending; Framing Members. Post & Beam FramePlank & Beam Frame; Balloon Frame; Platform Frame; Advanced (OVE) Frame; Chapter 9: Outdoors; 4-Cycle Gasoline Engine; 2-Cycle Gasoline Engine; Chain Saw; Lawn Mower; Gas String Trimmer; Pool Pump & Filter; Lawn Sprinkler System; Septic System; Chapter 10: Toward Sustainability; Clock Thermostat; Air-Tight Wood Stove; Pellet Stove; Ground-Source Heat Pump; Passive Solar Heating; Natural Ventilation; Air-to-Air Heat Exchanger; Low-E Windows; Window Insulating Panel; Motion-Activated Switch; Compact Fluorescent Lamp; LED Lamp; Solar Pool Heater; Pool Cover; Front-Loading Washer.
Series Title: RSMeans

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Understand how to maintain everything in your home including the kitchen sink How Your House Works, Second Edition reinforces the fact that it pays to be an informed consumer.  Read more...

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