How Your House Works A Visual Guide to Understanding and Maintaining Your Home

ISBN-10: 1118099400
ISBN-13: 9781118099407
Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)
Authors: Charlie Wing
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 3/6/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.364

Understand how to maintain everything in your home—including the kitchen sinkHow Your House Works, Second Edition reinforces the fact that it pays to be an informed consumer. Knowledge of your home′s systems helps you control repair and construction costs and makes sure the correct elements are being installed or replaced. How Your House Works uncovers the mysteries behind just about every major appliance and building element in your house. Clear, full–color drawings show you exactly how these things should be put together and how they function, including what to check if they don′t work.Covering topics such as electrical systems, heating and air conditioning, plumbing, major household appliances, foundation, framing, doors, and windows, this updated Second Edition has considerable additional information, with new chapters related to sustainability in and outside the house, as well as new topics, including clock thermostats, ventless gas heaters, moisture and mold, and passive solar heating.Illustrated guidance on electrical systems, heating and air conditioning, plumbing, major household appliances, foundation, framing, doors, and windowsIncludes a wealth of additional information, with new chapters related to sustainability and outside the houseFeatures new topics that include clock thermostats, ventless gas heaters, moisture and mold, LED lamps, motion–activated light switches, and passive solar heatingPresented in a richly illustrated with full–color drawingsWith see–through, cross–section drawings that show you how things are put together and how they function, How Your House Works supplies you with the knowledge that just might save you having to call in a professional.

Introduction
About the Author
A Note From the Author
Plumbing
The Supply System
The Waste System
The Vent System
Lavatory Pop-up Drain
Sink Drain
Plunger-Type Tub Drain
Pop-up Tub Drain
Gravity Flow Toilet
Traps & Vents
Ball-Type Faucet
Cartridge-Type Faucet
Disk-Type Faucet
Compression-Type Faucet
Tempering Valve
Tub/Shower Control
Hose Bibbs
Pitcher (Hand) Pump
Jet Pump
Submersible Pump
Sump Pump
Pressure Tank
Electric Water Heater
Gas Water Heater
Electric Tankless Heater
Gas Tankless Heater
BoilerMate™ Water Heater
Solar Water Heater
Charcoal Cartridge Filter
Tank Filter
Water Softener
Reverse Osmosis Filter
UV Purifier
Fire Sprinklers
Wiring
Electrical Circuit
Ohm's Law
120 & 240 VAC
Circuit Breakers & Fuses
Service Drop
Electromechanical Meter
Smart Meter
Circuit Grounding
Electrical Panels
Receptacle
GFCI
AFCI
Single-Pole Switch
3- & 4-Way Switches
Ceiling Fan/Light Switch
Dimmer Switch
Flush-Mount Light Fixture
Hanging Ceiling Fixture
Floor & Table Lamps
Fluorescent Lamps
CO Detector
Battery Smoke Detector
Wired Smoke Detectors
Heating
Gas Warm Air Furnace
Gas Hot Water Boiler
Oil Warm Air Furnace
Oil Hot Water Boiler
Air-Source Heat Pump
Ventless Gas Heater
Direct-Vent Gas Heater
Direct-Vent Gas Fireplace
Electric Baseboard Heat
Warm Air Distribution
Hydronic Distribution
Hot Water Radiant Heat
Bimetallic Thermostat
Cooling
Natural Ventilation
Ceiling Fan
Whole-House Fan
Window Air Conditioner
Central Air Conditioner
Evaporative Cooler
Air Quality
Moisture & Mold
Humidifier
Dehumidifier
Furnace Filter
Electronic Air Cleaner
Appliances
Dishwasher
Top-Loading Clothes Washer
Electric Clothes Dryer
Gas Clothes Dryer
Electric Range/Oven
Gas Range/Oven
Microwave Oven
Garbage Disposer
Refrigerator/Freezer
Icemaker
Trash Compactor
Vacuum Cleaners
Windows & Doors
Double-Hung Window
Casement Window
Cylinder Lock
Deadbolt & Keyed Knob
Garage Door Opener
Foundation & Frame
Footings
Drainage
Radon Abatement
Pier Foundation
Slab Foundation
Full Foundation
Crawl Space
Grade Beam
Forces on the Frame
Beams in Bending
Framing Members
Post & Beam Frame
Plank & Beam Frame
Balloon Frame
Platform Frame
Advanced (OVE) Frame
Outdoors
4-Cycle Gasoline Engine
2-Cycle Gasoline Engine
Chain Saw
Lawn Mower
Gas String Trimmer
Pool Pump & Filter
Lawn Sprinkler System
Septic System
Toward Sustainability
Clock Thermostat
Air-Tight Wood Stove
Pellet Stove
Ground-Source Heat Pump
Passive Solar Heating
Natural Ventilation
Air-to-Air Heat Exchanger
Low-E Windows
Window Insulating Panel
Motion-Activated Switch
Compact Fluorescent Lamp
LED Lamp
Solar Pool Heater
Pool Cover
Front-Loading Washer
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