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5 Steps to a Dry Basement or Crawl Space - An Alternative to Aftermarket Waterproofing for Wet Basements (Paperback): Ronald K... 5 Steps to a Dry Basement or Crawl Space - An Alternative to Aftermarket Waterproofing for Wet Basements (Paperback)
Ronald K Gay
R430 Discovery Miles 4 300 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a one-of-a-kind book on how to manage surface water outside your home and keep it out of your basement or crawl space. The author is a practicing consultant with over twenty-five years experience on this subject. There are over ninety images and several appendixes. Gay has gotten to the details explaining why he believes there is no scenario that necessitates the installation of an "aftermarket" waterproofing system. A special section on gutters helps homeowners manage surface water that impacts other areas of the home.

The Universal Family Flag and the Universal Symbol for Marriage and Family (Paperback): Louis Thomas The Universal Family Flag and the Universal Symbol for Marriage and Family (Paperback)
Louis Thomas
R259 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R39 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Stop That Crack! Easy Household Fixes (Paperback): Jeff Cross Stop That Crack! Easy Household Fixes (Paperback)
Jeff Cross
R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A guide to save you money by eliminating the simple stuff before the service tech is called. "My toilet was running all night. I knew it was wasting water. I couldn't afford a plumber because I'm a single mom. After following the simple instructions in the book, I fixed it myself. I saved enough on my water bill to pay for the book and the part. I didn't have to pay a plumber. That was cool." Janice "My refrigerator quit cooling. We bought a new one and put the old one in the garage until we could sell it. After I read the book, I followed the directions on how to clean the coils. In ten minutes it was back running like a top. I just wish we had the book before I spent all that money. Do you know someone who needs a good frig?" Steve Easy fixes and information to help you recognize maintenance issues before they turn into problems.

How to Clean and Maintain Your Own Swimming Pool (Paperback): Jeffrey M. Schulte How to Clean and Maintain Your Own Swimming Pool (Paperback)
Jeffrey M. Schulte
R112 Discovery Miles 1 120 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a pool owners guide to maintaining a pool. Tips, tricks, and techniques you won't find in other guides.

Flipping Houses - The Ultimate Guide on Flipping Houses for Beginners, Learn the Basics As Well As Insider Secrets On How You... Flipping Houses - The Ultimate Guide on Flipping Houses for Beginners, Learn the Basics As Well As Insider Secrets On How You Can Turn Trash Houses into Cash (Paperback)
Mia Adelman
R386 R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Save R66 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
So You Want to Fix It (Paperback): William Behr Mueller So You Want to Fix It (Paperback)
William Behr Mueller
R480 Discovery Miles 4 800 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Complete Modern Guide to Basement Waterproofing (Paperback): J. Scott Gallawa The Complete Modern Guide to Basement Waterproofing (Paperback)
J. Scott Gallawa
R596 Discovery Miles 5 960 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This unprecedented new publication is a great book for anyone who wants to learn about leaking basements and other foundation waterproofing problems and how to successfully solve them. The book is written in straight forward, down-to-earth language. It is well-organized, plus the many useful, full-page illustrations make understanding easy-even for the novice homeowner. Whether you are a do-it-yourselfer or seasoned professional, this unique handbook is an indispensable tool in successfully achieving permanent solutions to water seepage and structural damage problems, from minor dampness to full-blown basement flooding. The highly informative do-it-yourself section is an education at your fingertips. You can save money by doing the repairs yourself or, if professional services are required, the included pricing information will protect you from paying too much. Here are clear answers to all your questions: Why do basements leak? Can you do the repairs yourself? How do you know when to call a professional? How to choose a contractor? How much should it cost? How you can participate in the repair process and save money? Simple, easy to understand, step-by-step explanations and detailed illustrations. All the information you'll ever need to make your basement a fresh, dry, enjoyable part of your home.

101 Ways To Suck As An HVAC Technician (Paperback): R. J. Schuster 101 Ways To Suck As An HVAC Technician (Paperback)
R. J. Schuster
R378 Discovery Miles 3 780 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

101 Ways To Suck As An HVAC Technician is a look back at years of funny, scary, and stupid stories from the field. From problems planning to finishing, service techs are rarely boring. See how many of these stories you have been involved in, and how you can avoid.

The Mold Medic (Paperback): Michael Rubino The Mold Medic (Paperback)
Michael Rubino
R305 R257 Discovery Miles 2 570 Save R48 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Home Maintenance Log Book - House Repair Checklist Tracker For Scheduling Services and Repairs, Notebook For Home Improvement... Home Maintenance Log Book - House Repair Checklist Tracker For Scheduling Services and Repairs, Notebook For Home Improvement And Renovation Projects, Homeowner Planner And Organizer (Paperback)
Teresa Rother
R440 Discovery Miles 4 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
House Cleaning Planner - Daily & Weekly Routine Check List Routine For The Year For Your Home, Gift, Journal, Book, Notebook... House Cleaning Planner - Daily & Weekly Routine Check List Routine For The Year For Your Home, Gift, Journal, Book, Notebook (Paperback)
Amy Newton
R424 Discovery Miles 4 240 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Ultimate Home and Property Maintenance Manual (Paperback, Ed): Joe Beck The Ultimate Home and Property Maintenance Manual (Paperback, Ed)
Joe Beck
R663 R570 Discovery Miles 5 700 Save R93 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Get the satisfaction (and savings) of a well-maintained home. This one-stop resource provides all the information you need to keep up the beauty and convenience of your home and property today - and prevent costly problems down the road. Written by an expert contractor/landscaper with years of experience caring for prestigious homes, "The Ultimate Home Maintenance Manual" gives you efficient, thorough, and professional methods that make every home and garden task as easy, effective, and even enjoyable as possible. It offers systematic directions to a beautiful, well-maintained home. This book covers every step in maintaining the appearance, performance, and value of your home - including how to keep your yard and garden thriving and trouble free! Each project features step-by-step instructions, illustrations, photos, a list of needed tools, and difficulty ratings to help you decide when to hire a professional.You'll also find advice about tools and materials to keep on hand and tips on how to work with professionals. Sidebars, tips, and techniques from the expert author make this an indispensable addition to every homeowner's library. Joe Beck's illustrated instructions show you how to: protect and enhance your most expensive investment; avoid costly and annoying breakdowns, deterioration, and property damage; use professional tips and tricks that make each task as easy, fast, and efficient as possible; avoid neglecting a thing with this complete program for your home and yard; be prepared for emergencies with the right tools; and, feel pride in your well-maintained home!You get a full maintenance program for the house - choosing and using home tools; roof, chimney, and gutters; plumbing system; the electrical system; heating and cooling systems; floors; walls and doors; windows; basements; driveways, walkways, and patios; siding; decks; and, pools. The maintenance program for the property includes: choosing and using yard tools; the lawn; flower beds; bushes and shrubs; fences; trees for natural privacy and wind screening; appendix: climate and geographic considerations; and, appendix - resource listings for special problems (radon, asbestos, floods, etc.)

Creative Serging for the Home and Other Quick Decorating Ideas (Paperback): Lynette Ranney Black, Linda Wisner Creative Serging for the Home and Other Quick Decorating Ideas (Paperback)
Lynette Ranney Black, Linda Wisner
R503 R384 Discovery Miles 3 840 Save R119 (24%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Discover hundreds of decorating ideas. Inviting, personalised rooms range from rustic and country to contemporary and elegant, with inspiring photographs and easy-to-follow illustrated how-tos for window and wall coverings, table toppers, furniture and bed covers, pillows, napkins and accessories. Easy no-sew techniques combine with serger finishes, decorative threads and simple sewing.

On Time and On Budget - A Home Renovation Survival Guide (Paperback, 1st Main Street Books ed): John Rusk On Time and On Budget - A Home Renovation Survival Guide (Paperback, 1st Main Street Books ed)
John Rusk
R413 R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Save R38 (9%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In On Time and on Budget, New York City contractor John Rusk combines his extensive knowledge of the how architects and contractors work with revolutionary win/win negotiation principles to produce a readable, entertaining and totally useful guide that no homeowner should be without.



He shows readers how to:

Find the right architect, and make sure that he or she draws plans that give you a realistic view of the finished product.
Negotiate with contractors and set up a fair payment schedule that will keep them working until the project is finished.
Create an effective "punchlist" so you get what you paid for.
Avoid paying for costly change orders and still make sure you get a beautiful renovation, on time and on budget.

The Virgin Homeowner - The Essential Guide to Owning, Maintaining, and Surviving Your First Home (Paperback): Janice Papolos The Virgin Homeowner - The Essential Guide to Owning, Maintaining, and Surviving Your First Home (Paperback)
Janice Papolos
R665 R585 Discovery Miles 5 850 Save R80 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Virgin Homeowner is Janice Papolos's answer to the house buyer's blues. Using her own experience, Papolos initiates readers into all the workings of a house. She moves from the initial terror of home inspection to the mysteries of plumbing and electricity, stopping at all points along the way -- including septic systems, roofing problems, insect infestations, environmental issues, childproofing, ventilation, and fire safety. In addition, Papolos offers clear instructions on how to handle minor household repairs and helps the new homeowner to understand the quirky vocabulary essential for having an intelligent conversation with a repair person or contractor. Best of all, The Virgin Homeowner provides readers with the confidence and piece of mind they need to make owning a home more of a dream and less of a nightmare.

The Organised Mum Method - Transform your home in 30 minutes a day (Hardcover): Gemma Bray The Organised Mum Method - Transform your home in 30 minutes a day (Hardcover)
Gemma Bray 1
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R348 R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Save R56 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER The Organised Mum Method is THE housekeeping bible that will completely revolutionise your home. Say goodbye to mess, clutter and weekends spent tidying and cleaning! Gemma Bray (a.k.a The Organised Mum) is a firm believer that there is more to life than housework, and over the last decade she has perfected The Organised Mum Method (TOMM).* The Organised Mum Method is a structured, manageable and ultra-efficient cleaning routine that ensures all areas of the home are taken care of. It's easy to follow, effective and ensures that everything gets done in just 30 minutes a day, Monday to Friday ... and you get weekends off! Perfect for existing fans of TOMM or anyone looking for ways to fit cleaning around a busy lifestyle, The Organised Mum Method includes life-changing tips, tricks, cleaning schedules, shopping lists, meal plans and quick recipes that will help you get your housework done fast. *Don't worry dads -- it works for you too.

Home Extensions - Planning, Managing and Completing Your Extension (Paperback, New edition): Laurie Williams Home Extensions - Planning, Managing and Completing Your Extension (Paperback, New edition)
Laurie Williams
R280 R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Save R17 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Adding an extension to a house is one of the most popular forms of home-improvement, and this comprehensive book will assist anybody planning such a project, whether they plan to build it themselves or to employ contractors. It presents a step-by-step guide and covers all the points of 'good building practice' that must be observed during construction to ensure that the quality of the building work meets a high standard. From the initial plans and planning applications, through to finding contractors and building materials, managing the different stages, and completing the work and tying up any loose ends, this book provides invaluable guidance and helps the reader to avoid the many pitfalls that await the unprepared and unsuspecting.

Electricidad Residencial - Aprenda a conectar la Electricidad en su Residencia (Spanish, Paperback): German Sarmiento Electricidad Residencial - Aprenda a conectar la Electricidad en su Residencia (Spanish, Paperback)
German Sarmiento
R590 Discovery Miles 5 900 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Homeowner's DIY Guide to Electrical Wiring (Paperback, Ed): David Herres The Homeowner's DIY Guide to Electrical Wiring (Paperback, Ed)
David Herres
R550 R478 Discovery Miles 4 780 Save R72 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. A practical, money-saving guide to home electrical wiringHandle residential wiring projects correctly, safely, and according to the National Electrical Code (NEC). Filled with clear photos and helpful diagrams, The Homeowner's DIY Guide to Electrical Wiring shows you how to quickly and easily navigate the portions of the NEC that pertain to residential installations. This hands-on resource covers basic electronics and explains how electrical service progresses through your home. It describes how to install and test electrical systems and lighting, repair appliances and TVs, and upgrade to the latest innovations such as home networking, home automation, and alternate power systems. You'll learn the procedures used by professional electricians to create the kind of quality work that will pass inspection and add value to your home. The Homeowner's DIY Guide to Electrical Wiring shows how to: Protect against fire and shock hazards Track electrical service from the point of connection to the entrance panel Follow NEC requirements for residential projects Work with test equipment and installation tools Use the best techniques for quality electrical work Design and install indoor and outdoor lighting Maintain and repair electrically powered appliances Fix CRT, plasma, and LCD TVs Design a data and communications network and install coax, USB, and Ethernet cabling Install a home automation system Install backup and alternate power systems Work with smart meters

Green Homekeeping - Save Money and the Planet (Paperback): Alice Alvrez Green Homekeeping - Save Money and the Planet (Paperback)
Alice Alvrez
R308 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R34 (11%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Is your home a sustainable and eco-friendly environment?Every decision you make during the day, both large and small, has an impact on the environment. Make your daily impact planet-positive. Eco-friendly home: With the gentle guidance of eco-expert, Alice Mary Alvrez, you can start with baby steps and progress to an advanced eco-warrior! Start with these inspired ideas and the 52 simple ways to reduce your waste, eat organic, and keep toxins out of your home. Inside this helpful and hopeful guide, you'll find tips for greening up all the areas of your life. Learn surprising facts about your impact on the environment and change your habits with do-it-yourself ideas. Help our planet: Start with small changes, like turning off the tap, and work your way up to raising chickens and composting your leftover food. Whether you want to be a green rookie or an eco-master, you can help the planet every week of the year.

Hampton Weekends - Easy Menus for Casual Entertaining All Year Round (Paperback, 2nd Revised ed.): Ellen Wright Hampton Weekends - Easy Menus for Casual Entertaining All Year Round (Paperback, 2nd Revised ed.)
Ellen Wright; Photographs by Tom Eckerle
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R497 Discovery Miles 4 970 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Who knew entertaining could be this easy? The allure of the Hamptons is revealed in this beautifully photographed book, which captures the sun, the sea, and the tastes of this exclusive resort area. Beautiful entertaining is made easy in this wonderfully photographed full-color book, where anyone can spend the four seasons cooking and entertaining with Ellen Wright. Having spent many weekends and summers on the South Fork of Long Island, Wright shares a wealth of recipes and insights to make entertaining as simple, elegant, and delightful as possible. Complete meals for every occasion are carefully planned for ease of preparation. In spring. under a crab apple tree, enjoy a buttery asparagus quiche. After a day at the beach, transform summer's road-stand tomatoes into the ultimate gazpacho. Autumn is the time for sizzling potato pancakes with chunky applesauce, made at a farm just down the road. On the first chilly night of winter, spoon up a warming veal stew with button mushrooms. Ellen also shares a collection of irresistible desserts, quick side dishes, and refreshing salads, as well as ideas for one-of-a-kind table settings. After years of successful entertaining, Wright has developed a number of commonsense tips that shares with her readers. Including five basic principles: Keep it simple-perfect a few dishes rather than try to dazzle with many Avoid last-minurepanic-organize early and stick to your plan Mix and match-this applies to both guests and china Get guests to help-it helps to break the ice Stay caalm-don't worry iof the dish is burned, whiupup a little sauce or add some herbs In this new updated edition Ellen adds more valuable tips and suggestions. As well as, ideas for customizing the recipes to suit your guests special dietary needs. It is no wonder why Ellen Wright and her cooking continue to draw illustrious friends to her table. The recipes she offers are tried-and-true, and her invaluable adivce on entertaining allows hosts to enjoy the party as much as their guests."

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Repair Made Easy (Paperback): Hooman Gohari Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Repair Made Easy (Paperback)
Hooman Gohari
R617 Discovery Miles 6 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Repair Made Easy (Hardcover): Hooman Gohari Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Repair Made Easy (Hardcover)
Hooman Gohari
R852 Discovery Miles 8 520 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Taming Your New Refrigerator - The Book That Should've Come With Your Refrigerator! (Paperback): Mike Dobos Taming Your New Refrigerator - The Book That Should've Come With Your Refrigerator! (Paperback)
Mike Dobos
R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Taming Your New Refrigerator" is best read before you buy the refrigerator. It is meant to be an aid to anyone who is going to buy a new refrigerator or who has questions about one just purchased. It contains suggestions about what to look for as well as what to avoid when buying a refrigerator. People who would find this book helpful include people buying a new refrigerator, people remodeling a kitchen, landlords, home economics teachers and perhaps realtors. Chapter topics include buying a refrigerator, making sure house is suitable and handling "no-cool" situations. The book can help you avoid mistakes I see every day as a refrigerator repair technician. It is the result of years of experience repairing and seeing the same mistakes in installation, purchasing and care day-after-day. Many of these mistakes result in service calls, which cost you, the consumer, directly or indirectly. My belief is that over the life of the refrigerator you will save a lot more than the cost of this book if you use the information it contains.

Hydroponics for Busy People on a Budget - Build a Sustainable and Inexpensive DIY Gardening System in No Time! (Hardcover):... Hydroponics for Busy People on a Budget - Build a Sustainable and Inexpensive DIY Gardening System in No Time! (Hardcover)
Finley McLeod
R741 R601 Discovery Miles 6 010 Save R140 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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