Browse College of Fine and Applied Arts by Contributor "Pedersen, Mark"

  • Smith, Robert L. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1989)
    This circular is intended to be used as a guide in planning the electrical system for a new home or as a basis for checking the electrical system in an existing house. It is primarily concerned with four aspects of electrical ...

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  • Spies, Henry R.; Konzo, Seichi; Shick, Wayne L. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1989)
    Discusses measure that can be taken by homeowners to optimize energy conservation and efficiency; includes a seasonal checklist.

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  • Milner, Donna L. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1988)
    Provides questions to help you find the best garage or carport. Covers site planning, minimum dimensions to make the garage, carport or driveway for clearances and turning radii.

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  • Jedele, Donald G. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1985)
    How heat pumps work; includes air-to-air, water-to-air, and ground source. Can help you decide whether or not to switch to a heat pump for heating and cooling.

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  • Spies, Henry R.; Konzo, Seichi (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1989)
    Helps define your home heating needs that will lead to smart energy and heating decision-making. Shows how different types of heating systems work, how much they cost to operate, and things to do to maintain them.

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  • MacDonald, Marylee (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1988)
    Describes major problem areas in homes and describes major and minor repairs. The inspection checklist will help buyers remember what to look for while making their inspection.

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  • Barker, Greg A.; MacDonald, Marylee (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986)
    Provides information on various kinds of insulation materials for use in home construction.

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  • Wanslow, Robert (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1989)
    Gives an introduction to long-term household maintenance, including analysis of structural concerns, mechanical, electical, plumbing, and HVAC systems, and grounds and yardkeeping. Provides a suggested checklist for long-term ...

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  • MacDonald, Marylee (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986)
    How to install drywall in old houses; patching, taping drywall; covering or removing plaster.

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  • MacDonald, Marylee; Milner, Donna (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986)
    How to refinish wood floors. Gives detailed instructions for refinishing; where to use the various finishing materials.

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  • Wysocki, Joseph L. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1987)
    Discusses factors to consider when planning for home improvement.

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  • Milner, Donna (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1989)
    Includes the advantages of having skylights, types of skylights, glass, shading devices, and flashing. Also covers installation.

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  • Walters, Charles S.; Percival, Donald H. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1989)
    To help the homeowner in purchasing lumber, this circular describes the properties of wood, and the grades and uses of lumber for houses and lawn accessories. (It is assumed that lumber will be used in accordance with good ...

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  • Ouzts, Karen B. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1988)
    Assists consideration of installing a solar water heater by understanding its five parts. Covers collectors, storage devices, circulation systems, safety systems, and freeze-protection systems.

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  • Percival, Donald H.; Hunt, Michael O. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986)
    Answers questions about plywood, oriented strand board, and waferboard, with tips on spacing, strength, and construction applications.

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  • Spies, Henry R. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1989)
    Discusses passive solar heating systems and attached and semi-enclosed sunspaces, including sun porches and greenhouses. Also details construction methods, materials, principles, and applications of heat storage and distribution.

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