Lou Manfredini, aka Mr. Fix-It, is the trusted friend every homeowner wishes he or she hadasomeone 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 doesnat. The result: Youall have a clear understanding of the systems that make up your house and gain the expert knowledge to proceed with any job, big or smallawhether youare hiring a contractor or doing it yourself. Discover ac How your house works: an anatomy lesson ac The wonders of waterawhere it comes from and where it goes ac Getting wiredathe magic of electricity ac Windowsaways to bring in the sunshine and keep out the drafts ac The joys of being flooredagood floor construction and maintenance ac Wall poweraitas not whatas on them but whatas in them that counts ac Decorating secrets the pros donat like to share Plus Lou Manfredinias sixty-minute home inspection, an essential tool list, and an ABC glossary of terms: from air duct to weather stripping! From the Trade Paperback edition.let light. called low-emissivity or aquot;low-eaquot; glass, is standard in most new quality windows, and can reduce UV raysathose nasty ... caulking can go a long way toward making windows enet; yetficient. and they are a lot more cost-ettective. Yet in many instances it is time to replace the windows, whether because the frames are rotted, the mechanism is outdated, or theya#39;re simply not functioning anymore.
|Title||:||Lou Manfredini's House Smarts|
|Publisher||:||Ballantine Books - 2010-06-09|