• Ultimate Guide: Wiring, 8th Updated Edition (Creative Homeowner) DIY Home Electrical Installations & Repairs from New Switches to Indoor & Outdoor Lighting with Step-by-Step Photos (Ultimate Guides)

    Ultimate Guide: Wiring, 8th Edition demystifies residential electrical systems with easy-to-understand language, step-by-step photography, and detailed illustrations. Learn how to:Make common electrical repairsAdd new switches and receptaclesInstall lighting fixtures, appliances, & outdoor lightingRun wiring from room to roomAdd new circuits & service panelsAs a homeowner, you'll learn how your house's electrical system works and how to complete installations and repairs. This project-based book shows how to select the right cable, wires, and other equipment, and how to run wiring through walls and between floors. Projects guide you through installing switches, outlet receptacles, electrical appliances, and lighting systems.You'll also learn how outdoor lighting, including security and low-voltage systems, can help improve and illuminate the exterior areas around your home.The eighth edition has been updated with the latest information on everything from big screen TVs to 3-way switches required by the National Electrical Code.Ultimate Guide to Wiring explains residential electrical systems in easy-to-understand terms to help you learn how to work with electric wiring and repair, replace, and install typical electrical-system elements. Learn how to work like a professional electr...

    • Brand: imusti
    • ASIN: 1580117872

  • Ultimate Guide: Plumbing, 4th Updated Edition (Creative Homeowner) 800+ Photos; Step-by-Step Projects and Comprehensive How-To Information on Up-to-Date Products & Code-Compliant Techniques for DIY

    Save money by making minor and major plumbing repairs and improvements yourself, with help from this complete home plumbing guide! More than 800 photos Detailed how-to diagrams Learn how to skills, from fixing leaky faucets to soldering copper tubing like a pro Save money and resources with "Green Solutions" Install plumbing fixtures like sinks, faucets, bathtubs, showers, water softeners, lawns sprinklers, & much more Learn how your home's plumbing system works so that you can take action in an emergecy Add value to your home by making plumbing fixture improvements This updated and expanded edition of Creative Homeowner's comprehensive, bestselling plumbing how-to book covers the most up-to-date products and techniques. Strong emphasis in the how-to information is placed on doing things correctly, so all of the projects use only code-compliant techniques. Ultimate Guide: Plumbing, 4th Edition prepares the do-it-yourselfer to handle any plumbing task in the home, from replacing a washer in a leaky faucet to renovating a bathroom. It also gives an overview of a house's plumbing system, including supply, waste, and vent piping, and explains the basic physics that keep everything working well. In addition to learning how to plan and complete each project, you'll learn how to spot ...

    • Brand: Creative Homeowner
    • ASIN: 1580117880

  • Ultimate Guide to Home Repair and Improvement, Updated Edition: Proven Money-Saving Projects; 3,400 Photos & Illustrations (Creative Homeowner) 600 Page Resource with 325 Step-by-Step DIY Projects

    The most complete home improvement manual on the market, this book offers more than 2,300 photos, 800 drawings, and understandable, practical text. 600 page ultimate home improvement manual 325 step-by-step projects with how-to photos, tools, and materials lists Essential information on tools, materials, and basic skills Comprehensive wiring and plumbing sections Includes a remodeling guide, a special photo-illustrated section on contracts, contractors, and managing your remodeling projects Tech-reviewed by more than 20 industry experts Thorough index and glossary Inside this book, you will find essential instruction on plumbing and electrical repairs, heating and cooling, roofing and siding, cabinets and countertops, and more. Information is also provided on tools, materials, and basic skills, plus 325 step-by-step projects with how-to photo sequences. The Ultimate Guide to Home Repair & Improvement also includes a remodeling guide and a resource guide. Top to bottom, inside and out, this is the single, ultimate resource book for DIY projects and repairs to save you money when remodeling, renovating, repairing, and maintaining your home.

    • ASIN: 158011783X

  • Ultimate Guide: Trimwork (Home Improvement)

    Ultimate Guide: Trimwork shows how easy it is to enhance any home by adding decorative trimwork or molding–the right way. This book takes a practical, no-nonsense approach to trimwork design and construction. Sections on specific styles help readers choose the type of molding that best suits the design and character of their homes. The beautiful, eye-catching photographs of real rooms provide inspiration for dressing up any space that lacks texture or ornament. The books details the techniques that ensure a professional-looking job every time. Even novices will be able to install door and window casings, chair rails, crown moldings, wainscoting, base trim, and more like a pro.

    • Brand: Brand: Creative Homeowner
    • ASIN: 1580114776
    • UPC: 078585114771

  • Ultimate Guide: Walks, Patios & Walls (Creative Homeowner) Design Ideas with Step-by-Step DIY Instructions and More Than 500 Photos for Brick, Mortar, Concrete, Flagstone, & Tile (Landscaping)

    Get all the ideas and how-to information you need to integrate popular hardscape designs into your home landscape!Dozens of design ideas you can use in your yardOver 500 photographs and how-to illustrations to help you improve your landscapeEasy-to-follow, step-by-step sequences on the most popular landscape projectsTools & materials lists for each projectLearn how to set pavers in a sand-and-gravel baseCreate a new patio with tile or stone atop a mortar baseBuild a wall that will stand the test of timeDesigning the outside of the home adds to curb-side appeal, creates ambiance, and increases the value of your home. Ultimate Guide: Walks, Patios & Walls provides the homeowner with all the information you need to integrate popular hardscape designs into the overall home landscape.Included are ideas for brick, mortar, and concrete walks and patios; flagstone and tile patios; and brick and mortared stone walls. Lavish color photographs provide design inspiration, while the extensive how-to section provides easy-to-follow information.With over 500 photos and illustrations, Ultimate Guide: Walks, Patios & Walls contains all the design and technical information you need to enhance your landscape and outdoor living areas with walkways, patios, and garden walls.

    • ASIN: 1580114849
    • UPC: 078585114849

  • Ultimate Guide: Decks, 5th Edition: 30 Projects to Plan, Design, and Build (Creative Homeowner) Over 700 Photos & Illustrations, with Step-by-Step Instructions on Adding the Perfect Deck to Your Home

    This is the ultimate guide to adding the perfect deck! How to add the perfect deck—whether doing it yourself or working with a contractor Hundreds of step-by-step color photographs highlight the clear, concise, friendly text 30 deck projects include complete plans and materials lists New photos and new information on composite decking in this updated 5th edition Designs created by master deck builders Choose from 30 designs created by master deck builders, with complete plans, materials lists, and hundreds of step-by-step color photographs. Decks continue to be one of the most popular additions to homes today as more and more homeowners seek to enjoy outdoor living and expand living space. Ultimate Guide: Decks, Updated 5th Edition leads you through the process of designing and building a deck, whether as a do-it-yourself project or working with a contractor. Hundreds of step-by-step color photographs highlight the clear, concise, and friendly text. The authors provide helpful advice on generating ideas, selecting materials, and using tools as they lead the reader through the complete process. Further inspiration comes from dozens of deck designs and ideas from the nation's top deck designer/builders.Finally, 30 different deck projects, complete with plans and materials lists, ...

    • ASIN: 1580117961
    • UPC: 023863080606

  • Ultimate Guide to House Framing: Plan, Design, Build (Creative Homeowner Ultimate Guide To. . .)

    House Framing: Plan, Design, Build leads homeowners through the steps of building a structure by means of platform framing, the most popular style of framing in use today. Beginning with background information, the book provides the reader with everything they need to know about building, including structural loads and how they interact, sizing lumber, working with tools, and reading blueprints. The book then takes the reader through the framing process - from foundations to floor framing, wall framing, roof framing, sheathing, and more. This expanded and revised edition ends with three project chapters: one on building stairs, another on finishing a basement with steel studs, and the last on framing a bay window. Each chapter covers both construction and design information.

    • Brand: Creative Homeowner Press
    • ASIN: 1580112358

  • Ultimate Guide: Masonry & Concrete, 3rd edition: Design, Build, Maintain (Home Improvement)

    Ultimate Guide to Masonry and Concrete, 3rd Edition, covers a wide range of masonry subjects, including basic installations, specific projects, and common repairs with concrete, block, brick, stone, tile, and stucco.You'll will find the information you need on tools, materials, and techniques explained in plain language and shown in full-color photographs and detailed, colorful illustrations.The construction of 60 of the most-popular masonry projects, such as laying a brick patio or walkway, building a barbecue, and building a retaining wall, are covered in detail with dozens of step-by-step photographs and large cutaway illustrations.You'll find tips and special features on alternative approaches to projects that let you apply the information to different types of buildings and sites. Thorough coverage of masonry repairs and maintenance is also included.

    • Brand: Creative Homeowner (EDT)
    • ASIN: 1580114598
    • UPC: 078585114597

  • Ultimate Guide: Decks, 4th edition: Plan, Design, Build (Home Improvement)

    Decks continue to be one of the most popular additions to homes today as more and more homeowners seek to enjoy outdoor living and expand living space. Ultimate Guide to Decks, 4th edition: Plan, Design, Build leads the homeowner through the process of designing and building a deck, whether as a do-it-yourself project or working with a contractor. Hundreds of step-by-step color photographs highlight the clear, concise, and friendly text. The author provides helpful advice on generating ideas, selecting materials, and using tools as he leads the reader through the complete process. Further inspiration comes from dozens of deck designs and ideas the author has gathered from four of the nation's top deck designer/builders. Finally, three different deck projects, complete with plans and materials lists, are included so that even a novice can create a finished deck with this complete guide.

    • Brand: Creative Homeowner (EDT)
    • ASIN: 158011461X
    • UPC: 078585114610