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The old-house doctor : the essential guide to repairing, restoring, and rejuvenating your old home

Author: Christopher Evers; Harriet Hason
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Skyhorse, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: Old houses are charming, but owning one can be a labor of love. Expert carpenter and house "doctor" Christopher Evers equates old homes with ailing patients, describing how you can successfully "treat" your old house and make it good as new. With over 300 clear, line illustrations, Evers provides a practical guide to repairing, renovating, and preserving your old house-basement to attic-so you can enjoy it  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Evers; Harriet Hason
ISBN: 1620873699 9781620873694
OCLC Number: 826294466
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: Overlook Press, 1986.
"Publisher's disclaimer: This is a reprint of the 1986 edition of the book. The publisher and the author have agreed to leave the book in its original form, as the basic information herein has not changed. Please consult your local home improvement store or online for updated pricing and materials when necessary."--Page [iv].
Description: xiii, 176 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Preface: Old-house doctor and his patients --
1: Body and soul of the old-house --
2: Exposing the secrets of your old-house's past --
3: How disease may threaten your old-house --
4: Skeleton of the old-house --
5: Hair and scalp: roof and its coverings --
6: Skin: wall, ceiling, and floor coverings --
7: Doors and windows: the organs of the senses --
8: Nervous system: electricity in your old-house --
9: Circulatory and excretory systems: water supply and waste disposal --
10: Digestive and respiratory systems: old-house energy consumption and ventilation --
11: Old-house cosmetics and ornamentation: adding and subtracting wallpaper, paint, and other adornments --
12: Restoration, renovation, or euthanasia? --
Appendix: Old house transplants: locating materials for your old-house --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Christopher Evers ; illustrated by Harriet Hason.

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