Lou Manfredini's House Smarts: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Buying, Maintaining, and Living Comfortably in Your Home
Lou Manfredini's House Smarts: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Buying, Maintaining, and Living Comfortably in Your Home
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Lou Manfredini's House Smarts: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Buying, Maintaining, and Living Comfortably in Your Home

  • Publish Date: 2004-04-27
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Lou Manfredini

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Lou Manfredini, aka Mr. Fix-It, is the trusted friend every homeowner wishes he or she hadsomeone who knows houses. In his fun, friendly, fully illustrated guide for both inexperienced and seasoned homeowners, he takes you through your entire house and around the yard, showing you how it all works and what to do when it doesnt. The result: Youll have a clear understanding of the systems that make up your house and gain the expert knowledge to proceed with any job, big or smallwhether youre hiring a contractor or doing it yourself. Discover

How your house works: an anatomy lesson
The wonders of waterwhere it comes from and where it goes
Getting wiredthe magic of electricity
Windowsways to bring in the sunshine and keep out the drafts
The joys of being flooredgood floor construction and maintenance
Wall powerits not whats on them but whats in them that counts
Decorating secrets the pros dont like to share

Plus Lou Manfredinis sixty-minute home inspection, an essential tool list, and an ABC glossary of terms: from air duct to weather stripping!


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