Home Magazine's How Your House Works Author:Don Vandervort "Outstanding." — *San Francisco Examiner — ... more »
A VISUAL DICTIONARY TO THE WORKINGS OF YOUR HOME!
Backed by the expertise of the editors of HOME(c) Magazine, How Your House Works is a fully illustrated, hands-on visual guide that provides a complete blueprint of every system and structure in your home. From water meter to faucet, from electric meter to lightbulb, this entertaining, beautifully designed volume will answer many questions you might have about your home's electrical system, plumbing, heating, structure, interior, and design, covering every component you can imagine . . . including the kitchen sink.
* Air cleaners * Air conditioners * Basic and enhanced toolboxes * Bathroom fixtures * Cabinets * Carpets * Ceiling fans * Countertops * Doorbells * Doors and windows * Drains * Faucets * Fireplaces * Furnaces * Heat pumps * Home safety * House framing * Humidifiers * Insulation * Interior and exterior lighting * Porches, decks, and sunspaces * Roofing * Security systems * Siding * Smoke detectors * Sprinklers * Sump pumps * Switches * Telephones * Thermostats * Ventilators * Walls, ceilings, and moldings * Water supply * Wood, tile, and stone floors * And much, much more!
If you want to talk knowledgeably to contractors, architects, and designers; prepare for emergencies by learning where to shut off the gas and water lines; identify all those confusing connections in your fusebox; or just wish to be educated about the infrastructure of your home, this is the first book you'll turn to and the last book you'll ever need.
"A GREAT REFERENCE YOU'LL REACH FOR TIME AFTER TIME."