Black & Decker: The Complete Photo Guide to Home Improvement by Editors of Creative Publishing

By Editors of Creative Publishing

This finished bible of reworking details and initiatives makes a speciality of the numerous tasks that aid householders upload actual worth to their houses whereas improving their life. not like different books, the total photograph advisor to remodeling isn’t diluted with uncomplicated domestic upkeep, yet supplies readers foolproof directions on greater than 2 hundred blockbuster domestic home improvement tasks.

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40 • TH E COM PLET E PHOTO GUIDE TO HOME I I\ lPROVEMENT Mark the location of any door framing on the top and sale plates. Refer to the door's rough opening specifications when marking the layout. Draw lines for both the king and jack studs. 4 Fasten the top plate to the ceiling using 3" deck screws or 10d nails. Be sure to orient the plate so the stud layout faces down . 6 Hang a plumb bob from the edge of the top plate at several pOints along its length to find the sale plate location on the floor.

Push casing nails through the holes to mark their locations. Side jamb On the outside wall, measure the distance between the nails to make sure the rough opening dimensions are accurate. Mark cutting lines between the nalls, using a chalk line. 34 • TH E COM PLETE PHOTO GUIDE TO HOME I I\ lPROVEMENT Match the distance between the side jambs and the edge of the brick molding on a Window or door with the legs of a compass. Scribe a cutting line on the stucco by moving the compass along the outline, with the compass pOint held on the marked line.

See chart below. ~ Flexible Copper Type K Type L Type K General Comments Soldered yes yes yes yes yes Inexpensive, strong, and trouble·free fitting method. Requires some skill. Compression yes no no no no Makes repairs and replacement easy. More expensive thon solder. Best used on flexible copper. Flore no no yes yes yes Use only with flexible copper pipes. Usuolly used os 0 gos-line fitting. Requires some skill. 56 • TH E COMPLETE PHOTO GUIDE TO HOME I I\ lPROVEMENT Grade stamp information includes the pipe diameter, the wall-thickness grade, and a stamp of approval from the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials).

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