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Rules of Thumb for Home Building, Improvement, and Repair (Paperback): Katie Hamilton, Gene Hamilton Rules of Thumb for Home Building, Improvement, and Repair (Paperback)
Katie Hamilton, Gene Hamilton
R429 R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Save R86 (20%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Before you drive that first nail, this is the guide you need--thousands of hints, tips, and professional tricks of the trade

Authoritative, detailed, and fully illustrated, Rules of Thumb for Home Building, Improvement, and Repair gives you all the inside information you need to make your home improvement project go faster and easier. For this all-in-one volume, do-it-yourself experts Gene and Katie Hamilton, founders of the online service HouseNet, have distilled the best professional home repair and remodeling information.

Rules of Thumb will help you avoid the costly headaches that can result from using the wrong materials, amounts, or measurements. Here in plain English are all the technical standards and specifications for lumber, fasteners and adhesives, carpentry, plumbing, electrical wiring, painting, walls, ceilings and floors, doors and windows, weatherizing and climate control, exteriors, asphalt, concrete, masonry, and more. Plus, you'll discover time-tested procedures that get you the results you want every time.

Whatever project you're about to begin, Rules of Thumb for Home Building, Improvement, and Repair is the first place to look for professional advice.

Acclaimed do-it-yourself experts Gene and Katie Hamilton are the authors of many successful books and magazine articles on remodeling and repair. In addition to their nationally syndicated newspaper column, "Do It Yourself--Or Not?" they are the creators of HouseNet, an online home improvement service on America Online (keyword: housenet) and on the Internet (www.housenet.com). They have been on the Today show, Dateline, and CNN and have been written about in Newsweek and other national publications. TheHamiltons live in Maryland.

Old-House Dictionary - An Illustrated Guide to American Domestic Architecture (1600-1940) (Paperback): Steven J Phillips Old-House Dictionary - An Illustrated Guide to American Domestic Architecture (1600-1940) (Paperback)
Steven J Phillips
R900 R762 Discovery Miles 7 620 Save R138 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Old-House Dictionary From a One Room Cabin to a Beaux-Arts Mansion… Here’s a concise and easily understandable architectural dictionary for professionals and amateurs alike. More than 450 illustrations, 1500 terms, 750 definitions, and 17 useful cross references guide you smoothly through the oftentimes confusing language of American domestic architecture. Who is This Dictionary For?

  • Architects and Architectural Historians
  • Preservationists
  • Building Trades Professionals
  • Interior Designers
  • High School and College Students
  • Old Home Owners and Lovers
Green Homekeeping - Save Money and the Planet (Paperback): Alice Alvrez Green Homekeeping - Save Money and the Planet (Paperback)
Alice Alvrez
R312 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R35 (11%) Ships in 12 - 17 work 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.

Water Storage  - Tanks, Cisterns, Aquifers And Ponds (Paperback): Art Ludwig Water Storage - Tanks, Cisterns, Aquifers And Ponds (Paperback)
Art Ludwig
R426 R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Save R62 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

A do-it-yourself guide to designing, building, and maintaining your water tank, cistern or pond, and sustainably managing groundwater storage. It will help you with your independent water system, fire protection, and disaster preparedness, at low cost and using principles of ecological design. Includes building instructions for several styles of ferrocement water tanks.

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
R503 Discovery Miles 5 030 Ships in 12 - 17 work 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 (Hardcover): Hooman Gohari Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Repair Made Easy (Hardcover)
Hooman Gohari
R857 Discovery Miles 8 570 Ships in 7 - 11 work 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
R226 Discovery Miles 2 260 Ships in 7 - 11 work 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.

An Electrical Troubleshooting Manual for Homeowners and Renters (Paperback): John Coleman An Electrical Troubleshooting Manual for Homeowners and Renters (Paperback)
John Coleman
R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Home Repairs (Paperback, Original ed.): Trey Ellis Home Repairs (Paperback, Original ed.)
Trey Ellis
R500 R446 Discovery Miles 4 460 Save R54 (11%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

From his prep school days through Stanford University to his sudden starring career as a buppie Mr. Fixit on a cable TV series, Austin McMillan has only one thing on his mind -- women. In a diary chronicling his rollercoaster ride to maturity, he confides his adventures with the opposite sex as he tries to make out -- and make it in -- a predominantly white world.

Homemade Soaps Recipes - Creative Homemade Soap Recipes for Clean and Healthy Skin, Energy Boosting and Happy Living... Homemade Soaps Recipes - Creative Homemade Soap Recipes for Clean and Healthy Skin, Energy Boosting and Happy Living (Hardcover)
Kelly Harrison
R675 R548 Discovery Miles 5 480 Save R127 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days
The Ideal Minimalist Home - How to declutter your Home Room by Room. Start Now living better through Minimalist Mindset!... The Ideal Minimalist Home - How to declutter your Home Room by Room. Start Now living better through Minimalist Mindset! (Hardcover)
Mary J White
R714 R583 Discovery Miles 5 830 Save R131 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Minimalism - How to Declutter, Organize, Simplify and Improve Your Life (Paperback): Elizabeth Robles Minimalism - How to Declutter, Organize, Simplify and Improve Your Life (Paperback)
Elizabeth Robles
R463 R384 Discovery Miles 3 840 Save R79 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Minimalism - How to Declutter, Organize, Simplify and Improve Your Life (Hardcover): Elizabeth Robles Minimalism - How to Declutter, Organize, Simplify and Improve Your Life (Hardcover)
Elizabeth Robles
R651 R528 Discovery Miles 5 280 Save R123 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days
The Ideal Minimalist Home - How to declutter your Home Room by Room. Start Now living better through Minimalist Mindset!... The Ideal Minimalist Home - How to declutter your Home Room by Room. Start Now living better through Minimalist Mindset! (Paperback)
Mary J White
R501 R417 Discovery Miles 4 170 Save R84 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (Paperback): Mary Shelley Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (Paperback)
Mary Shelley
R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Hydroponics for Absolute Beginners - The Ultimate Guide on How to Build an Affordable Hydroponics Garden, and Grow Organic... Hydroponics for Absolute Beginners - The Ultimate Guide on How to Build an Affordable Hydroponics Garden, and Grow Organic Veggies (Hardcover)
Richard J. Johnson
R708 R576 Discovery Miles 5 760 Save R132 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Natural Soap Making - 150 Unique Beauty Soap, Medicated Soap, Glycerin Soap, Liquid Soap, Goat Milk Soap & So Much More... Natural Soap Making - 150 Unique Beauty Soap, Medicated Soap, Glycerin Soap, Liquid Soap, Goat Milk Soap & So Much More (Hardcover)
Kelly Harrison
R695 R568 Discovery Miles 5 680 Save R127 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Natural Soap Making - 150 Unique Beauty Soap, Medicated Soap, Glycerin Soap, Liquid Soap, Goat Milk Soap & So Much More... Natural Soap Making - 150 Unique Beauty Soap, Medicated Soap, Glycerin Soap, Liquid Soap, Goat Milk Soap & So Much More (Paperback)
Kelly Harrison
R500 R416 Discovery Miles 4 160 Save R84 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Homemade Soaps Recipes - Creative Homemade Soap Recipes for Clean and Healthy Skin, Energy Boosting and Happy Living... Homemade Soaps Recipes - Creative Homemade Soap Recipes for Clean and Healthy Skin, Energy Boosting and Happy Living (Paperback)
Kelly Harrison
R406 R337 Discovery Miles 3 370 Save R69 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Woodworking for Your Bathroom and Bedroom - Premium Projects Fully Illustrated and Home Improvement Ideas, The Easy and... Woodworking for Your Bathroom and Bedroom - Premium Projects Fully Illustrated and Home Improvement Ideas, The Easy and Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Enhance Your Rooms with DIY Wood Furniture Plans (Paperback)
Anthony Deck
R561 R463 Discovery Miles 4 630 Save R98 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Woodworking for Your Dining Room and Kitchen - The Best Illustrated Projects That You Can Easily Replicate, The Step-by-Step... Woodworking for Your Dining Room and Kitchen - The Best Illustrated Projects That You Can Easily Replicate, The Step-by-Step Guide to Start Your Carpentry Workshop with DIY Wood Furniture Plans (Hardcover)
Anthony Deck
R787 R641 Discovery Miles 6 410 Save R146 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days
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
R399 Discovery Miles 3 990 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Hydroponics and Aquaponics, Explained - A Step-by-Step Guide To Build Your Best Garden at Home Effortlessly (Hardcover):... Hydroponics and Aquaponics, Explained - A Step-by-Step Guide To Build Your Best Garden at Home Effortlessly (Hardcover)
Tristan Copeland
R396 Discovery Miles 3 960 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
The Cricut Explore Air 2 for Beginners - Master your Cricut Explore Air 2 and Design Space, and Start Making Real your Project... The Cricut Explore Air 2 for Beginners - Master your Cricut Explore Air 2 and Design Space, and Start Making Real your Project Ideas Today! (Paperback)
Rose Paper
R511 R422 Discovery Miles 4 220 Save R89 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Homemade Soaps Recipes - Creative Homemade Soap Recipes for Clean and Healthy Skin, Energy Boosting and Happy Living... Homemade Soaps Recipes - Creative Homemade Soap Recipes for Clean and Healthy Skin, Energy Boosting and Happy Living (Hardcover)
Kelly Harrison
R582 R478 Discovery Miles 4 780 Save R104 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days
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