Be your own contractor!

Be your own contractor!

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Contracting for any home construction can be an anxious moment for the homeowner. This book was written specifically to put fears to rest. Each chapter describes in detail the work in a particular area of construction in terms anyone can understand. Aided by more than 100 illustrations, the text explains the home construction basics: beginning construction; excavation, framing, roofing, heating and cooling; plumbing, electrical, finish work, and more. Plus, readers learn how to develop plans and specifications; cost the job; obtain permits, financing, and insurance; manage the bidding process; and schedule work and ensure it is done right.Forced-warm-air heating systems, 148-61 air-to-air heat exchanger, 159-61, 298- 99 air cleaners, humidifiers, ... and, 229-31 integrated concrete footing and slab, 55-57 sample specifications, 238 termite control, 61 Fountain Head, 204 Framing ... 248 expansions or conversions, 225-26, 229 interior wall finish, 195 Garrison colonial style, 227 Gas, as fuel, 147-48 ... 235 financing, 235-36 garage, 225-26, 229 heating and air conditioning, 233-35 plumbing, 235 right, left or rear, 225, 226anbsp;...

Title:Be your own contractor!
Author:James M. Shepherd
Publisher:Kaplan Publishing - 1993-02


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