Collins Complete Plumbing and Central Heating

Author: Albert Jackson,David Day

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007379498

Category: Dwellings

Page: 84

View: 878

An extension of the international bestselling Collins Complete DIY Manual, this brand-new edition is packed with user-friendly photos and is fully updated with the latest information about tools, products and regulations.Whether repairing a leaking tap or installing a new shower, Collins Complete Plumbing and Heating is the indispensable tool to help you get the job done well - and keep costs to a minimum.Contents include:,*Emergency repairs,*Taps, sinks and kitchen appliances,*Toilets, baths and showers,*Boilers and radiators,*Identifying faults and maintenance,*Safety tips,*Tools for the job
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Complete Plumbing & Central Heating

Author: Albert Jackson

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007164416

Category: Dwellings

Page: 83

View: 5933

A completely revised, redesigned and updated edition of the number one guide to home plumbing and heating. Collins Complete Plumbing & Central Heating contains the most detailed, comprehensive and up-to-date advice available on home plumbing and central heating. This fully revised and updated edition has been extensively rewritten to include information on all new products, techniques and regulations. Whether you're fixing a leaking tap or installing an entire central heating system, this book contains all the information you need to get the job done safely and with the minimum of fuss. Contents include: emergency repairs; taps, sinks, and kitchen appliances; toilets, baths and showers; boilers and radiators; identifying faults and maintenance; safety tips; tools for the job With over 400 colour illustrations and photographs, and clear step-by-step instructions, Collins Complete Plumbing and Central Heating will help turn your good intentions into a job well done. .
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Collins Complete DIY Manual

Author: Albert Jackson,David Day

Publisher: Collins Publishers

ISBN: 9780007425952

Category: Do-it-yourself work

Page: 552

View: 4485

For novices, DIY enthusiasts or professionals, this essential book continues to be the most in-depth, up-to-date and user-friendly DIY book on the market, covering everything from decorating and repairs to electricity, plumbing and much more.This fully updated version features an even more accessible design to help you navigate easily through the info, and thousands of new photographs and illustrations to make sure you get your job done quickly and safely. There have been many changes to regulations in recent years, particularly in electricity (the new Part P legislation and changes to cable colours) - the Manual not only lists but also clearly explains these new regs and helps you work with them.And as we all become much more conscious of the environmental impact our homes have, new material on energy-saving DIY is essential reading for any householder - saving you money too in the process.
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Author: R. D. Treloar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444398911

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

View: 1469

The 4th edition of Plumbing continues to provide the definitive single volume text on plumbing, heating and gas installation work, ideal for students working towards their Diploma in plumbing or NVQ/SVQ at levels 2 and 3. Highly illustrated and easy to read and understand, it tackles plumbing topic by topic, in double page spreads with text, full colour illustrations, and clear photographs, enabling the reader to grasp the essentials quickly and easily. This approach ensures it also provides a concise reference for the trained plumber. Special features include: concise text many clear, full colour illustrations around 140 photographs topics focussed on the needs of NVQ/SVQ levels 2 and 3 additional topics beyond levels 2 and 3 a self-assessment section a problem-solving section This new edition has been thoroughly updated to take account of changes to the Building Regulations, including changes to the following approved documents: Part F: Ventilation; Part G: Sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency; Part H: Drainage and waste disposal; Part L: Conservation of fuel and power and Part P: Electrical safety. A significant new section on energy conservation & sustainability has been added, and additional related material introduced where relevant. The extensive coverage with new, full colour illustrations to enhance legibility and understanding, and the emphasis on safety in the work place ensure this remains the definitive single volume for both student and trained plumbers.
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Collins Complete Wiring and Lighting

Author: Albert Jackson,David Day

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007364571

Category: Electric lighting

Page: 72

View: 7379

Whether you're changing a fuse, inserting a light fitting or rewiring an entire room, this book contains all the information you need to complete the job simply and safely. With Part P of the Building Regulations governing electrical work in the home, this guide shows how to work with the regs., and when you must notify the local authority.
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Central Heating, Installation, Maintenance and Repair

Author: Patrick Mitchell

Publisher: WritersPrintShop

ISBN: 190462362X

Category: House & Home

Page: 188

View: 6628

An intelligent reader's guide to selecting, installing and managing a heating system. The book explains how the component parts of the system work and adopts a practical approach including the practicalities of installing a working heating system. The book is well illustrated and has some thoughtful fault diagnosis and trouble-shooting tables to help avoid much inconvenience and possibly save a fortune on plumbers.
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The Complete Manual of Woodworking

Author: Albert Jackson,David Day,Simon Jennings

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

ISBN: 0679766111

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 320

View: 6103

Encompassing all facets of the woodworking craft, this detailed handbook ranges from a history of woodworking, to a discussion of the principles of design, to instruction in tools, materials, and techniques.
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Wiring and Lighting

Author: Albert Jackson,David Day

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780004127668

Category: Electric lighting

Page: 64

View: 4985

One of a series of step-by-step instructional DIY guides. This book covers wiring and lighting, from changing a fuse to rewiring a house.
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Plumbing and Heating Manual

Author: Reader's Digest

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780276440809

Category: Heating

Page: 128

View: 2092

Gives guidance on plumbing and heating. Packed with information on tools and techniques, also advises on measures to prevent problems occurring in the first place.
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Popular Mechanics Complete Home How-To

Author: Albert Jackson,David Day

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781588168030

Category: House & Home

Page: 514

View: 3027

Provides an extensive home repair guide for both interior and exterior home repairs, including installing windows, laying floors, and building fences.
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Gas Installation Technology

Author: R. D. Treloar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444319828

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 496

View: 3605

The second edition of Gas Installation Technology will be of interest to all concerned with gas installation work, whether plumbers, heating engineers or dedicated gas fitters. It continues to provide a definitive text for students taking NVQ gas installation and plumbing courses, and a useful reference for operatives renewing their gas competences. Brought fully up to date to comply with the latest regulations and best practices, it covers domestic, commercial and LPG installations, and provides essential information in a concise, readable, colourful and highly illustrated format. The new edition features enhanced diagrams and photographs to aid understanding. The second edition of Gas Installation Technology continues to be a companion to the author’s highly successful textbook, Plumbing, and together both books offer plumbers, heating engineers and gas fitters, or students of these disciplines, unrivalled coverage of their subject. Fully revised to cover the latest legislation, best practices and current installation procedures, it covers domestic, commercial and LPG installations Still the only textbook devoted to domestic gas, commercial gas and LPG installation Concise and readable, heavily illustrated with colour diagrams and photographs to aid understanding and recall
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Collins Complete Woodworker's Manual

Author: Albert Jackson,David Day

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers


Category: Cabinetwork

Page: 352

View: 5175

A completely revised, redesigned and updated edition of the definitive and bestselling woodworker's bible. Authoritative, superbly crafted and easy to use, Collins Complete Woodworker's Manual is the UK bestseller and the one book every woodworker needs. This revised edition has been extensively rewritten and contains new photographs and illustrations. It includes new products and techniques developed since the last edition. Every stage in crafting furniture and other decorative pieces are fully explained starting with the basics; the nature of wood, the tools required and setting up a workshop. The book then examines the principles of three-dimensional design from inspiration to construction. Step-by-step illustrations demonstrate how to make every type of joint and all the major crafts are given detailed coverage with the same step-by-step approach: bending wood, veneering and marquetry, woodcarving and finishing. The book also includes a chapter on using other materials, such as metal, glass and leather in combination with wood, plus a chapter on fixings and fittings.
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Home Plumbing Manual

The Complete Step-by-Step Guide

Author: Andy Blackwall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780857338174


Page: 232

View: 3082

At some point a homeowner will be confronted by their plumbing: a dripping tap, a flood of biblical proportions, a freezing cold house, a new dream bathroom or the latest gas bill. This Haynes Manual covers it all and is bang up-to-date, dealing with real taps that often dont have washers (but still drip) right through to the latest green ......
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The Humane Metropolis

People and Nature in the 21st-century City

Author: Rutherford H. Platt

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 1558495541

Category: Architecture

Page: 326

View: 9781

Four-fifths of Americans now live in the nation's sprawling metropolitan areas, and half of the world's population is now classified as "urban." As cities become the dominant living evironment for humans, there is growing concern about how to make such places more habitable, more healthy and safe, more ecological, and more equitable -- in short, more "humane." This book explores the prospects for a more humane metropolis through a series of essays and case studies that consider why and how urban places can be made greener and more amenable. Its point of departure is the legacy of William H. Whyte (1917-1999), one of America's most admired urban thinkers. From his eyrie high above Manhattan in the offices of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Whyte laid the foundation for today's "smart growth" and "new urbanist" movements with books such as The Last Landscape (1968). His passion for improving the habitability of cities and suburbs is reflected in the diverse grassroots urban design and regreening strategies discussed in this volume. Topics examined in this book include urban and regional greenspaces, urban ecological restoration, social equity, and green design. Some of the contributors are recognized academic experts, while others offer direct practical knowledge of particular problems and initiatives. The editor's introduction and epilogue set the individual chapters in a broader context and suggest how the strategies described, if widely replicated, may help create more humane urban environments. In addition to Rutherford H. Platt, contributors to the volume include Carl Anthony, Thomas Balsley, Timothy Beatley, Eugenie L. Birch, Edward J. Blakely, Colin M. Cathcart, Steven E. Clemants, Christopher A. De Sousa, Steven N. Handel, Peter Harnik, Michael C. Houck, Jerold S. Kayden, Albert LaFarge, Andrew Light, Charles E. Little, Anne C. Lusk, Thalya Parilla, Deborah E. Popper, Frank J. Popper, Mary V. Rickel, Cynthia Rosenzweig, Robert L. Ryan, Laurin N. Sievert, Andrew G. Wiley-Schwartz, and Ann Louise Strong. Included in the back of the book is a DVD of a 22-minute film created by Ted White, which serves as a companion to the text.
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Dressing for Altitude

U.S. Aviation Pressure Suits-- Wiley Post to Space Shuttle

Author: Dennis R. Jenkins

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160901102

Category: Air pilots

Page: 526

View: 7725

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The Homeowner's Energy Handbook

Your Guide to Getting Off the Grid

Author: Paul Scheckel

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612120164

Category: House & Home

Page: 287

View: 6918

Discusses renewable energy resources and provides instructions for creating energy-saving and energy-producing equipment.
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Recipes for Color Cosmetics

Author: Karin Bombeli,Thomas Bombeli, M.D.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780965852845

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 166

View: 3529

Over 90 recipes for making professional foundations, tinted moisturizers, concealers, face powders, mineral makeup, blushers, lipsticks, lip glosses, lip balms, eyeliners, lip liner pencils, eye shadows and mascara All recipes come with color photos of the finished product Detailed descriptions of more than 70 cosmetic ingredients and a special chapter on how to use pigments & dyes Easy step-by-step guides with color illustrations Basic instructions on how to manufacture color cosmetics Helpful tips and tricks on how to apply color cosmetics
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King of the Club

Richard Grasso and the Survival of the New York Stock Exchange

Author: Charles Gasparino

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061856169

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 7966

Rags-to-riches stories abound in American lore, but even Horatio Alger would have been hard-pressed to write one as powerful as Richard Grasso's: the son of a working-class family whose childhood dream was to become a cop. He grew up in New York City's outer boroughs, far removed from the marble halls, expensive suits, and imported cigars of the New York Stock Exchange. Here is the riveting story of how he rose to become the most influential CEO in the Exchange's history. Minus the tony upbringing, affluent prep schools, or inside connections that were de rigueur for top Wall Street players, Grasso would master the subtle deal-making and politics necessary to succeed in the most competitive business on Earth. But despite his successes, Grasso would soon sow the seeds of his own downfall, an event that would change the Exchange forever. The King of the Club paperback edition, featuring a full update on the story, chronicles the amazing rise, fall, and possible rise again of Richard Grasso, and also tells the modern history of the all-powerful institution that he came to symbolize: The New York Stock Exchange.
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Practical Guide to Diagnosing Structural Movement in Buildings

Author: Malcolm Holland

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 0470659106

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 234

View: 534

"What's the Crack?" When cracking is observed in a building the most commonreaction is that it must be the foundations and that it must beserious. Many surveyors are nervous about diagnosing cracks. This isunderstandable, as the interpretation of cracks can be difficult toteach, with university courses providing little or no time forfield experience. Yet by understanding one straightforwardprinciple the majority of cracks can be diagnosed in just a fewminutes. Linking this with a good knowledge of constructiontechniques, the factors that distort cracking patterns and the keyfeatures of common causes of cracking, almost all cracks can bediagnosed quickly and with confidence. Practical Guide to Diagnosing Structural Movement inBuildings provides a methodology by which cracks and movementin buildings can be diagnosed. Written in four parts, part onedescribes the key principles of movement and cracking. Parts twoand three describe the main features of common forms of movementand the associated crack patterns. Part two covers causes otherthan ground or foundation movement and part three covers movementcaused by ground or foundation problems. Part four brieflydescribes the techniques used to arrest further movement or repairdamage cause by movement. Primarily intended for the relatively inexperienced surveyor orengineer and undergraduate students of surveying as a practicalguide for use on site, it focuses on identification and diagnosis.It will not only help in correctly diagnosing the problem but itwill also demonstrate a methodical approach to show and record howthe diagnosis was reached – critical when giving advice tothird parties. "What's the crack?" - In the vast majority of cases it's notfoundation related and in most cases it's not indicating a seriousdefect.
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The Anarchist Cookbook

Author: William Powell

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1387589660

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

View: 780

The Anarchist Cookbook will shock, it will disturb, it will provoke. It places in historical perspective an era when "Turn on, Burn down, Blow up" are revolutionary slogans of the day. Says the author" "This book... is not written for the members of fringe political groups, such as the Weatherman, or The Minutemen. Those radical groups don't need this book. They already know everything that's in here. If the real people of America, the silent majority, are going to survive, they must educate themselves. That is the purpose of this book." In what the author considers a survival guide, there is explicit information on the uses and effects of drugs, ranging from pot to heroin to peanuts. There i detailed advice concerning electronics, sabotage, and surveillance, with data on everything from bugs to scramblers. There is a comprehensive chapter on natural, non-lethal, and lethal weapons, running the gamut from cattle prods to sub-machine guns to bows and arrows.
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