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Roofing, Flashing & Waterproofing - Insulation & Weatherizing
Tile - Drywall - Wiring - Cabinets & Countertops - Trim Carpentry & Built-Ins

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Roofing, Flashing and Waterproofing
(Best of Fine Homebuilding)
by Fine Homebuilding Magazine

Paperback: 160 pages   ISBN: 1561587788
Publisher: Taunton (October 4, 2005)
Roofing, Flashing, and Waterproofing gives you the technical expertise and seasoned advice you need to protect your work from water, the home's eternal enemy. Leaks large and small cause the majority of damage in the house, and efforts to prevent or repair that damage account for most of the money spent on home repair. This book presents the basic principles you need to know to waterproof residential structures properly to protect them from water intrusion and to prevent callbacks for flashing or roofing failures.


Insulate and Weatherize: Expert Advice from Start to Finish
(Build Like A Pro)  by Bruce Harley

Paperback: 208 pages   ISBN: 1561585548
Publisher: Taunton (October 1, 2002)
From the most basic solutions to advanced, energy-saving projects, no book covers home insulation and weatherization like this one. With 35 drawings and 350 color photos guiding them, homeowners will learn how best to keep their homes warm in winter, cool in summer, and weather-tight all year long.


Drywall: Professional Techniques for Great Results
By Myron Ferguson

Paperback: 224 pages   ISBN: 9781561589555
Publisher: Taunton; 3rd ed Rev/Upd (January 8, 2008)
The bestselling book on the market since 1996, Myron Ferguson's Drywall has been the reference choice for both seasoned pros and novices. Completely updated with comprehensive information on the latest tools, materials, and techniques, this 3rd edition boasts a new compact and easy-to-use format that demonstrates the processes in step-by-step detail. Ferguson has also added a handy section on sound control and over 100 new photographs. Both novices and professionals will appreciate the insightful tips and trade secrets.


Wiring a House (For Pros by Pros)
by Rex Cauldwell

Paperback: 256 pages   ISBN: 1561585270
Publisher: Taunton; Rev&Updtd edition (August 2002)
This classic reference on home wiring has been completely updated to reflect the most recent changes to the electrical code. Written by a master electrician, licensed general contractor, and building inspector, starting with the basics, the author shows how to properly use electricity. He explains tools of all types, shows how and where electricity enters the house, explains grounding (vital for safety), shows how to install receptacles, switches, fixtures, and wired-in appliances for both new construction and renovations. Included is new information on home generators, lightning and surge protection.


Working with Tile (Tauton's Build Like a Pro)
by Tom Meehan, Lane Meehan

Paperback: 244 pages  ISBN: 1561586773
Publisher: Taunton (October 18, 2005)
This book combines an inspiring diversity of design ideas with well-illustrated, pro-level installation and repair techniques. Tiling begins with a full range of design inspiration and options, with chapters on the characteristics, pros, and cons of different types of tile. Included here is a varied selection of completed installations, both indoor and outdoor. Next come the details on tools and materials required for different projects. This part of the book contains trade secrets, tool-buying tips, common techniques, and safety procedures—all designed to help readers get the most professional results possible. The remainder is taken up with specific projects based on the authors' extensive installation and repair experience. Using a highly visual approach, this section enables them to follow a project from start to finish through concisely captioned step-by-step photos.


Cabinets and Countertops (For Pros By Pros)
by Fine Homebuilding Magazine

Paperback: 160 pages   ISBN: 1561588067
Publisher: Taunton (May 30, 2006)
Cabinets & Countertops, the latest book in the For Pros By Pros series, is the best field-tested residential construction information for professional builders and remodelers and ambitious homeowners. Articles will be selected from Fine Homebuilding magazine, the country’s top residential construction magazine. Taunton’s For Pros By Pros series is a category leader; these are the best-built books for builders. The intended audience for this book includes professionals (small scale builders, general contractors, and remodeling contractors looking for professional-level results and practical, expert advice) and ambitious, experienced DIYers.


Trim Carpentry and Built-Ins (Build Like A Pro)
by Clayton Dekorne

Paperback: 176 pages   ISBN: 1561584789
Publisher: Taunton (October 1, 2002)
Installing trim requires precision and know-how. This is the book that shows how to handle all common trim projects, including window and door casings, baseboards, wainscoting and crown molding -- and get professional results every time. Presented in a highly accessible format with 34 drawings and 230 color photos, this is a complete do-it-yourself book written by a professional carpenter.

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