How Your House Works: A Visual Guide to Understanding and Maintaining Your Home
ISBN/ASIN: 1118099400,9781118099407 | 2012 | English | pdf | 208/199 pages | 60.2 Mb
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons | Author: Charlie Wing | Edition: 2nd Edition
An easy-to-understand, richly illustrated guide to how everything in a house works
Why is my faucet leaking, my toilet running, or my dishwasher refusing to start? Can I fix it myself? Whats causing the heating system to smell bad or the foundation to crack? Do I need an air filtration system? Is the new «engineered lumber» as good as conventional wood? These are just a few examples of questions homeowners face when repairs are needed or when a new house or addition is being planned. This new edition of How Your House Works uncovers the mysteries behind just about every major appliance and building element in your house. Clear «exploded» drawings show you exactly how these things should be put together and how they function—what to check if they dont work, and what you can do that might save you from calling in a professional. The easy-to-understand pictures and explanations on every page get right to the point, helping you understand how things work, what can go wrong, and how to troubleshoot a problem.