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

Wing, Charles, 1939- Book - 2018 643.7 Wi, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Home & Garden / Design & Construction / Wing, Charles None on shelf 14 requests on 5 copies Community Rating: 5 out of 5

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Includes index.
Plumbing -- Wiring -- Heating -- Cooling -- Air quality -- Appliances -- Windows & doors -- Foundation & frame -- Outdoor equipment -- The solar home -- A homeowner's tool bag.
The revised and updated third edition of How Your House Works is a hands-on guide that gives you the low-down on why your faucet is leaking, your dishwasher is overflowing, or your furnace is on the fritz. This comprehensive book is your reference to virtually everything in your house with richly illustrated explanations of electrical systems, heating and air conditioning, plumbing, major household appliances, foundation, framing, doors, and windows. This must-have book answers most questions homeowners face when repairs are needed or when a new house or addition is in your future. How Your House Works is filled with easy-to-understand illustrations that show how things should be put together and how they function. The book also highlights issues outside the house as well as clock thermostats, ventless gas heaters, moisture and mold, and passive solar heating. Using the illustrations and the authors clear explanations might save you the expense of calling a professional. This invaluable guide: Offers a colorful resource to home electrical systems, HVAC, plumbing, major household appliances, foundation, framing, doors and windows, sustainability, and much more. Includes easy-to-follow information for troubleshooting problems. Contains dozens of new full-color illustrations. Presents new chapters on solar power and smart home technologies. Helps homeowners save money on many common household repairs. Written for homeowners with little or no knowledge of home maintenance or repair, How Your House Works is your illustrated and updated guide to understanding how appliances, electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and more work!

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Hit and Miss submitted by sara on July 30, 2023, 9:13am Clearly identifies parts, but sometimes doesn't actually explain how they work. It does offer suggestions of easy fixes before calling a pfofessional...but only for some items.

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PUBLISHED
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2018]
Year Published: 2018
Description: xvi, 216 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9781119467618
1119467616

SUBJECTS
Dwellings -- Maintenance and repair.
Buildings -- Mechanical equipment.
Handbooks and manuals.