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How Your House Works by Charlie Wing


 

How Your House Works a Visible Information to Understanding and Sustaining Your House, Up to date and Expanded by Charlie Wing | PDF Free Download.

Author of How Your House Works

Charlie Wing is a nationally acknowledged house enchancment/restore knowledgeable.

He has written or co-written greater than 20 books on these subjects, together with House Depot’s Ornamental Portray, Tiling, and Plumbing 1-2-3 books,

Higher Houses & Gardens’ Full Information to House Restore, Taunton Press’s The Visible Handbook of Constructing and Transforming, Reader’s Digest’s

The Large E book of Small Family Repairs, and plenty of others, together with Ortho’s House Enchancment Encyclopedia and How to Construct Additions. An MIT Ph.D.

Charlie has been a visitor greater than 400 occasions on house enchancment radio and tv exhibits, together with on the Discovery Channel, PBS, and NBC’s Right this moment Present.

He developed and hosted a nationwide PBS sequence on house reworking for power effectivity. He was a founding and technical editor for Sensible House owner journal from 2001 to 2004.

How Your House Works Contents


Chapter 1: Plumbing

  1. The Provide System
  2. The Waste System
  3. The Vent System
  4. Toilet Pop-up Drain
  5. Sink Drain
  6. Plunger-Sort Tub Drain
  7. Pop-up Tub Drain
  8. Gravity Stream Rest room
  9. Traps & Vents
  10. Ball-Sort Faucet
  11. Cartridge-Sort Faucet
  12. Disk-Sort Faucet
  13. Compression-Sort Faucet
  14. Tempering Valve
  15. Tub/Bathe Management
  16. Hose Bibbs
  17. Pitcher (Hand) Pump
  18. Jet Pump
  19. Submersible Pump
  20. Sump Pump
  21. Stress Tank
  22. Electrical Water Heater
  23. Gasoline Water Heater
  24. Electrical Tankless Heater
  25. Gasoline Tankless Heater
  26. BoilerMate™ Water Heater
  27. Photo voltaic Water Heater
  28. Charcoal Cartridge Filter
  29. Tank Filter
  30. Water Softener
  31. Reverse Osmosis Filter
  32. UV Air purifier
  33. Hearth Sprinklers

Chapter 2: Wiring

  1. Electrical Circuit
  2. Ohm’s Legislation
  3. 120 & 240 VAC
  4. Circuit Breakers & Fuses
  5. Service Drop
  6. Electromechanical Meter
  7. Sensible Meter
  8. Circuit Grounding
  9. Electrical Panels
  10. Receptacle
  11. GFCI
  12. AFCI
  13. Single-Pole Swap
  14. 3- & 4-Manner Switches
  15. Ceiling Fan/Gentle Swap
  16. Dimmer Swap
  17. Flush-Mount Gentle Fixture
  18. Hanging Ceiling Fixture
  19. Flooring & Desk Lamps
  20. Fluorescent Lamps
  21. CO Detector
  22. Battery Smoke Detector
  23. Wired Smoke Detectors

Chapter 3: Heating

  1. Gasoline Heat Air Furnace
  2. Gasoline Scorching Water Boiler
  3. Oil Heat Air Furnace
  4. Oil Scorching Water Boiler
  5. Air-Supply Warmth Pump
  6. Ventless Gasoline Heater
  7. Direct-Vent Gasoline Heater
  8. Direct-Vent Gasoline Hearth
  9. Baseboard Electrical Warmth
  10. Heat Air Distribution
  11. Hydronic Distribution
  12. Scorching Water Radiant Warmth
  13. Bimetallic Thermostat

Chapter 4: Cooling

  1. Pure Air flow
  2. Ceiling Fan
  3. Complete-House Fan
  4. Window Air Conditioner
  5. Central Air Conditioner
  6. Evaporative Cooler

Chapter 5: Air High quality

  1. Moisture & Mildew
  2. Humidifier
  3. Dehumidifier
  4. Furnace Filter
  5. Digital Air Cleaner

Chapter 6: Home equipment

  1. Dishwasher
  2. High-Loading Garments Washer
  3. Electrical Garments Dryer
  4. Gasoline Garments Dryer
  5. Electrical Vary/Oven
  6. Gasoline Vary/Oven
  7. Microwave Oven
  8. Rubbish Disposer
  9. Fridge/Freezer
  10. Icemaker
  11. Trash Compactor
  12. Vacuum Cleaners

Chapter 7: Home windows & Doorways

  1. Double-Hung Window
  2. Casement Window
  3. Cylinder Lock
  4. Deadbolt & Keyed Knob
  5. Storage Door Opener

Chapter 8: Basis & Body

  1. Footings
  2. Drainage
  3. Radon Abatement
  4. Pier Basis
  5. Slab Basis
  6. Full Basis
  7. Crawl House
  8. Grade Beam
  9. Forces on the Body
  10. Beams in Bending
  11. Framing Members
  12. Publish & Beam Body
  13. Plank & Beam Body
  14. Balloon Body
  15. Platform Body
  16. Superior (OVE) Body

Chapter 9: Outdoor

  1. 4-Cycle Gasoline Engine
  2. 2-Cycle Gasoline Engine
  3. Chain Noticed
  4. Garden Mower
  5. Gasoline String Trimmer
  6. Pool Pump & Filter
  7. Garden Sprinkler System
  8. Septic System

Chapter 10: Towards Sustainability

  1. Clock Thermostat
  2. Air-Tight Wooden Range
  3. Pellet Range
  4. Floor-Supply Warmth Pump
  5. Passive Photo voltaic Heating
  6. Pure Air flow
  7. Air-to-Air Warmth Exchanger
  8. Low-E Home windows
  9. Window Insulating Panel
  10. Movement-Activated Swap
  11. Compact Fluorescent Lamp
  12. LED Lamp
  13. Photo voltaic Pool Heater
  14. Pool Cowl
  15. Entrance-Loading Washer

Introduction to How Your House Works PDF


This e book gives a novel strategy to house enchancment, upkeep, and restore. It describes how just about all the pieces in a home is put collectively, and the way every merchandise capabilities – from plumbing to electrical, heating and air-con, home equipment, doorways and home windows, and even the house’s basis and wooden framing.

The important thing to the e book is the easy-to-understand, see-through drawings. Every one is backed up by clear, temporary explanations from a nationally-known house enchancment knowledgeable.

It is a system for a fast understanding of what you are coping with when troubleshooting an issue, speaking to your repairman, or planning your new house, addition, or reworking mission, and deciding on new fixtures, home equipment, or supplies.

The illustrations present how the parts of a system match collectively and the way every merchandise is meant to perform – whether or not it is an air conditioner, a scorching water heater, the muse, or a faucet.

The writer breaks down the workings of the entire plumbing, electrical, and heating/air-con programs, and different home components, and exhibits not solely what the components appear to be and the way they work together, however the sequence during which issues work.

Even complicated programs are defined in easy phrases and diagrams. All through the e book, you will additionally see “Earlier than Calling for Assist” packing containers – steerage on easy issues to test, in lots of circumstances fixing the issue rapidly and inexpensively with out having to rent a repairman.

For those who do discover that you simply want a contractor or serviceman, the e book will assist you perceive your choices and be higher knowledgeable about having the proper parts put in or changed. Upkeep ideas and different useful steerage all through the e book will assist you maintain your own home operating easily.

Not solely owners, however handymen and contractors will profit from the easy-to-interpret info introduced right here, particularly for getting in control on gadgets that aren’t their specialty.

If you need the arrogance of figuring out extra about how your own home works and what to do if one thing breaks down, learn this e book. It simply could change your life.

Observe: This e book is meant to supply helpful info for understanding the programs, fixtures, and home equipment in a home, however it isn’t an alternative choice to skilled development, engineering, or restore evaluations, suggestions, or companies.

Readers ought to acquire help from applicable consultants, as wanted.

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