Contractor's Portable Handbook

Paperback | February 1, 1998

byR. Dodge Woodson

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An absolute must for contractors and trades people from all the construction trades, this is the only quick-access reference that covers--in one handy, portable volume--every aspect of construction and remodeling, from foundations to roof systems. Full of tables, easy-to-use formulae, and charts, the book serves as an essential, at-a-glance data guide that puts everything readers need to know right at their fingertips. It is organized into 30 chapters--each giving insight into a particular topic--and includes a separate chapter devoted to terms and abbreviations commonly encountered in construction.

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An absolute must for contractors and trades people from all the construction trades, this is the only quick-access reference that covers--in one handy, portable volume--every aspect of construction and remodeling, from foundations to roof systems. Full of tables, easy-to-use formulae, and charts, the book serves as an essential, at-a-g...

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The take-it-with-you guide to everything you need to know about contracting. This is the most important manual a contractor or construction tradesperson can have. Why? It covers every aspect of planning contracting work, from foundations to plumbing to roofing--while keeping an eye on the bottom line. It addresses questions of law, suc...

R. Dodge Woodson (Fort Fairfield, ME) has over 20 years' experience as a home builder, contractor, master plumber, and real estate broker. He is the author of many McGraw-Hill books, including Be A Successful Building Contractor 2/e, and National Plumbing Codes Handbook 2/e.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 8.1 × 5 × 1.43 inPublished:February 1, 1998Publisher:McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

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ISBN - 10:0070718369

ISBN - 13:9780070718364

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.Introduction.Chapter 1: Site Work.Chapter 2: Private Water Supplies.Chapter 3: Installing a Pump System.Chapter 4: Basic Well Problems.Chapter 5: Private Sewage Disposal Systems.Chapter 6: Footings and Foundation Walls.Chapter 7: Flooring Systems.Chapter 8: Floor Coverings.Chapter 9: Wall and Ceiling Systems.Chapter 10: Exterior Wall Finishes and TrimChapter 11: Interior and Exterior DoorsChapter 13: Roofing Systems and Coverings.Chapter 14: Steps, Stairs, and Railings.Chapter 15: Windows and Skylights.Chapter 16: HVAC Systems.Chapter 17: Plumbing Systems.Chapter 18: Electrical Systems.Chapter 19: Insulation.Chapter 20: Interior Trim.Chapter 21: Decks and Porches.Chapter 22: Fireplaces and Flues.Chapter 23: Cabinets and Counters.Chapter 24: Provisions for the Physically Challenged.Appendices.Index.