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The Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling, 3rd Edition

The Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling, 3rd Edition Lowest new price: $16.30
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Author: Charlie Wing
Brand: Brand: Taunton Press

This enlarged, updated, and expanded third edition of the classic reference on home systems and materials includes the latest code information, new full-color drawings, and a completely new section on making your home green. The Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling is an established standard reference for DIY homeowners, as well as builders, contractors, and architects. The 1,600 full-color drawings provide a clear look at every aspect of home construction and systems, enabling the reader to visualize exactly how to tackle any building project or problem. All the information is presented in straightforward language anyone can understand.

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2009 International Residential Code For One-and-Two Family Dwellings: Soft Cover Version

2009 International Residential Code For One-and-Two Family Dwellings: Soft Cover Version Lowest new price: $84.99
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Author: International Code Council
Brand: Brand: ICC (distributed by Cengage Learning)

This comprehensive code for homebuilding combines building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, energy, and electrical provisions into a single resource. The 2009 International Residential Code For One- and Two- Family Dwellings uses these provisions to provide detailed insight into the construction of one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories high. Using foundational principles that facilitate the use of new materials and building designs to guide the content, this reference guide also establishes minimum regulations using prescriptive provisions.

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2009 International Building Code

2009 International Building Code Lowest new price: $84.54
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Author: International Code Council
Brand: Brand: ICC (distributed by Cengage Learning)

SOFTCOVER VERSION: Featuring time-tested safety concepts and the very latest industry standards in material design, the 2009 International Building Code offers up-to-date, comprehensive insight into the regulations surrounding the design and installation of building systems. It provides valuable structural, fire-, and life- safety provisions that cover means of egress, interior finish requirements, roofs, seismic engineering, innovative construction technology, and occupancy classifications. This content is developed in the context of the broad-based principles that facilitate the use of new materials and building designs, making this an indispensable reference guide for anyone seeking a strong working knowledge of building systems.

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Home Quick Planner: Reusable, Peel & Stick Furniture & Architectural Symbols

Home Quick Planner: Reusable, Peel & Stick Furniture & Architectural Symbols Lowest new price: $13.38
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Author: Daniel K. Reif
Brand: Design World

The Home Quick Planner includes 700 precut, reusable peel-and-stick, 1/4-inch scale furniture and architectural symbols, plus a 5,600 square-foot floor plan grid to help you design your own building, remodeling and decorating projects. (Also good for moving.) Symbols include everything you need from tables, chairs, couches, beds and pianos to every standard kitchen cabinet and appliance, an extensive assortment of bathroom fixtures and cabinets (for example, twelve sets of sink designs, six different showers, and a dozen various baths and whirlpools), plus windows, doors, walls, switches, outlets, lights and much more. Simply lift the symbols and arrange them on the floor plan grid to design floor plans, move furniture and make changes. Step-by-step instructions and “Design Details: Critical Dimensions & Clearances” are provided to help you improve your design and save money. After you’ve finished designing your floor plans with the Home Quick Planner, you can build a three-dimensional model of your design with the 3-D Home Kit (also by Daniel Reif).

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  • Design Your Own 2-D Model Home

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RSMeans Square Foot Costs 2014

RSMeans Square Foot Costs 2014 Lowest new price: $130.26
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Author: RSMeans Engineering Department

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2012 International Mechanical Code

2012 International Mechanical Code Lowest new price: $53.59
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Author: International Code Council
Brand: Brand: ICC (distributed by Cengage Learning)

For the most current mechanical codes that address the design and installation of the most current mechanical systems, use the 2012 INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL CODE SOFTBOUND VERSION. Designed to provide comprehensive regulations for mechanical systems and equipment, it includes coverage of HVAC, exhaust systems, chimneys and vents, ducts, appliances, boilers, water heaters, refrigerators, hydronic piping, and solar systems. This valuable reference uses prescriptive- and performance- related provisions to establish minimum regulations for a variety of systems. Check out our app, DEWALT Mobile Pro™. This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit dewalt.com/mobilepro.


New in the 2012 IMC®

Key changes include:

  • New and existing mechanical systems must be maintained in accordance with ASHRAE/ACCA/ANSI Standard 180.

  • Parking garage exhaust now defined as environmental air.

  • Includes specifications for grease reservoirs in commercial cooking exhaust duct systems.

  • Includes requirements for underground grease ducts.

  • Requires any combustible material in a return air plenum to be listed and labeled to verify compliance with ASTM E-84 or UL 723.

  • Air dispersion systems are now allowed.

  • New requirements for evaporative coolers.

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The Complete Visual Guide to Building a House

The Complete Visual Guide to Building a House Lowest new price: $28.06
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Author: Charles Lockhart

Most of the books available on carpentry are either dry textbooks, incomplete project-based books, or books of building/architectural details. The Complete Visual Guide to Building a House takes a different, step-by-step approach, with full-color drawings of every step in the building process from laying a foundation through installing the finishing touch on a newel post. Combining the expertise of builder John Carroll and the engaging drawings of illustrator Charles Lockhart, this book is a complete course in residential carpentry and construction from the voice (and hand) of experience.

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Black & Decker Codes for Homeowners: Electrical Mechanical Plumbing Building Updated through 2014 (Black & Decker Complete Guide)

Black & Decker Codes for Homeowners: Electrical  Mechanical  Plumbing  Building Updated through 2014 (Black & Decker Complete Guide) Lowest new price: $15.29
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Author: Bruce Barker

A graphic, highly user-friendly guide to national codes for residential construction. Codes for Homeowners uses clear photographs to show exactly how the parts of your house are supposed to look once the work is done. Written by International Residential Codes-certified home inspector Bruce Barker, this second edition of Codes for Homeowners is current with most national codes in force for the period of 2012 through 2014. Based on his decades of experience, Inspector Bruce has winnowed down the massive heap of codes in force to only those that a single-family homeowner is likely to encounter. Building codes, electrical codes, plumbing codes and mechanical (HVAC) codes are shown and described in everyday language. The 2nd edition includes all of the great information in the first version but is updated to reflect any changes in the codes in force, including the National Electrical Code, the Universal Plumbing Code and the International Residential Code.

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The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture & Cabinet Construction

The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture & Cabinet Construction Lowest new price: $21.65
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Author: Andy Rae

Introducing a new woodworking series in the tradition of Tage Frid...a series filled with essential information required by woodworkers today. For the first time ever, all the techniques and processes necessary to craft beautiful things from wood have been compiled into three comprehensive volumes: The Complete Illustrated Guides. Highly visual and written by woodworking's finest craftsmen, these three titles -- Furniture & Cabinet Construction, Shaping Wood, and Joinery -- will establish a new standard for shop reference books.

The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture & Cabinet Construction is the ultimate reference work -- a graphic, step-by-step presentation of basic furniture-construction techniques. Expert woodworker Andy Rae brings organization, enthusiasm, and more than 20 years' experience to this essential book. Readers will acquire a working knowledge of woodworking materials, a higher level of control over their work and tools, and an understanding of basic design principles.

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Small Houses (Great Houses)

Small Houses (Great Houses) Lowest new price: $9.00
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Author: Fine Homebuilding

So long McMansions and rambling square footage…small homes are in! Easier to maintain and more affordable in hard economic times, small houses are gaining popularity in the housing market after nearly 60 years of trending up in size. Small Houses capitalizes on this shift with an all-new collection of small houses from Fine Homebuilding magazine. The featured writers, well-respected authors in their fields, look at houses—ranging from less than 1,250 sq. ft. to upward of 2,250 sq. ft.—that are both new and remodeled, urban and rural, traditional and modern. Homeowners will be pleasantly surprised that these small homes are big on charm, style, and quality, and offer all types of exciting possibilities and energy efficiencies to mesh with and improve their lifestyle.

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