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Home Improvement All-in-One For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-7645-5680-7
Paperback
720 pages
May 2004
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Introduction.

Book I: Planning Your Home Improvement Projects.

Chapter 1: Do It Yourself or Hire a Pro?

Chapter 2: Gearing Up for Your Home Improvement Adventures.

Chapter 3: Safety and Preparedness.

Chapter 4: Working with (and within) a Budget.

Book II: Basic Home Maintenance and Improvement.

Chapter 1: Making Inside Repairs and Improvements.

Chapter 2: Windows Don’t Have to Be a Pane.

Chapter 3: Doors: An Open-and-Shut Case.

Chapter 4: Heating, Ventilating, and Cooling Systems.

Chapter 5: Attending to Appliances.

Chapter 6: Foundation Fundamentals.

Chapter 7: Roofing and Siding.

Chapter 8: Light Up Your Life with Electrical Repairs and Replacements.

Book III: Painting and Wallpapering.

Chapter 1: Planning Your Project.

Chapter 2: Preparing Surfaces for Painting.

Chapter 3: Painting, Finishing, and Cleaning Up.

Chapter 4: Wallpapering Basics.

Chapter 5: Preparing Surfaces for Wallpapering.

Chapter 6: Hanging Wallpaper.

Book IV: Bathroom and Kitchen Remodeling.

Chapter 1: An Overview of the Remodeling Process.

Chapter 2: Installing Cabinets.

Chapter 3: Installing Countertops and Sinks.

Chapter 4: Fridges, Ranges, Disposals, and More: Installing Appliances.

Chapter 5: Go Flush! Selecting and Installing a Toilet.

Chapter 6: Rub a Dub Dub! Replacing a Tub.

Chapter 7: Showered with Possibilities.

Chapter 8: Bowled Over: Basins, Vanities, Medicine Cabinets, and Faucets.

Book V: Carpentry, Woodworking, and Flooring.

Chapter 1: Flooring: Keeping a Leg Up on Foot Traffic.

Chapter 2: Using Adhesives and Glues in Woodworking.

Chapter 3: Drilling, Driving, and Fastening.

Chapter 4: Understanding the Building Process.

Chapter 5: Finishing Wood.

Book VI: Plumbing.

Chapter 1: The Plumbing Do-It-Yourselfer.

Chapter 2: The Plumbing System in Your Home.

Chapter 3: Materials and Tools.

Chapter 4: Unclogging a Kitchen Sink.

Chapter 5: Unclogging a Tub or Shower Drain.

Chapter 6: Unclogging a Toilet.

Chapter 7: Fixing a Leaky or Run-On Toilet.

Chapter 8: Fixing a Leaky Faucet.

Index.

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