Complete Roofing Handbook

Installation, Maintenance, Repair

Complete Roofing Handbook


Complete siding handbook

installation, maintenance, repair

Complete siding handbook


Do-it-yourself Housebuilding

The Complete Handbook

Do-it-yourself Housebuilding

“Clearly written text is complemented by nearly 1,800 illustrations as well as a solid index. A great introduction to the issues of housebuilding. Recommended.”—Library Journal. “The most complete one-volume work that I’ve seen on how houses and their systems are put together.” —Fine Homebuilding.

The Walls Around Us

The Thinking Person's Guide to How a House Works

The Walls Around Us

A beginner's guide to home repair and maintenance wittily explains everything from the use of drywall screws, to strategies for kitchen renovation, to resolving the great latex versus oil paint debate. Reprint.

Audel HVAC Fundamentals, Volume 1

Heating Systems, Furnaces and Boilers

Audel HVAC Fundamentals, Volume 1

A reference you'll warm up to From the background and basics of heating systems to the newest chip-based technology, this first volume of Audel's HVAC Library gives you comprehensive information you need on the job. Whether you're installing, servicing, repairing, or troubleshooting an old or new heating system, you'll find what you're looking for, from wood and coal furnace maintenance to new calculations and the latest environmental technologies and regulations. * Review the basics of installation, wiring, and troubleshooting for different HVAC systems * Choose the correct system for the space, climate, and needs * Compare the economy and efficiency of various fuel types * Install, maintain, and troubleshoot conversion units * Find formula cross references, data tables with conversions, and listings of trade organizations and equipment manufacturers

Audel HVAC Fundamentals, Volume 3

Air Conditioning, Heat Pumps and Distribution Systems

Audel HVAC Fundamentals, Volume 3

Keep it cool or heat things up This third volume of Audel's HVAC Library gives you a comprehensive, hands-on guide to installing, servicing, and repairing all basic air-conditioning systems in both new and older construction. You'll also find complete coverage of specialized heating units-radiators, radiant heating systems, stoves, fireplaces, heat pumps, and indoor/outdoor pool heaters, plus fans, exhaust systems, air filters, and more. It's what you need to complete your HVAC reference library. * Make accurate calculations for AC system output * Tailor AC systems for older construction * Learn to install and service today's popular electronic air cleaners and filters * Service less common heating systems such as coal-fired furnaces * Install, maintain, and repair humidifiers and dehumidifers * Handle radiators, convectors, and baseboard heating units

AudelHVAC Fundamentals

Volume 2: Heating System Components, Gas and Oil Burners, and Automatic Controls

AudelHVAC Fundamentals

Your guide to keeping the heat on Whether you're an apprentice or a veteran HVAC technician, you know that technology changes and you need to keep up. This fully revised guidebook covers everything you need to know to install, maintain, and repair the components that run, regulate, and fuel both old and new systems. From oil burners and steam line controls to the newest chip-based technology and environmental regulations, Volume 2 helps you keep the heat on. * Install and repair thermostats, humidistats, automatic controls, and oil or gas burner controls * Review pipes, pipe fittings, piping details, valve installation, and duct systems * Find new calculations and environmental guidelines * Learn the best ways to handle hydronics and steam line controls * Deal with solid fuels and understand coal firing methods * Refer to data tables with conversions, formula cross-references, and manufacturers' lists The Audel HVAC Library Vol. 1: Heating Systems, Furnaces, and Boilers Vol. 2: Heating System Components, Gas and Oil Burners, and Automatic Controls Vol. 3: Air Conditioning, Heat Pumps, and Distribution Systems

Audel Carpenters and Builders Library

Builders Math, Plans, Specifications

Audel Carpenters and Builders Library

Surveys the basic mathematics necessary for carpentry and discusses methods for surveying, and drawing plans for buildings