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The Art of Building A House of Stone By Joe Kohler, Mona Anderson
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We have always loved the look and feel of stone houses. They have an ageless quality that stands in contrast to the built in obsolescence prevalent in today’s world. Twenty five years ago we... More > built own stone house. We researched the available methods, and settled on the slip-form technique popularized by Scott and Helen Nearing. We made several major improvements including better slipforms, creation of a reveal at face of the stones, and foam insulation built into the walls. We have organized our book into two parts. Part I: The Art of Building a House of Stone details an Advanced Slipform Construction Technique from the gathering of stones to the construction of finished structures with a special section detailing building Garden Walls. Part II: From Dream to Reality – Building Our House chronicles our building experience in the summer of 1979 and offers comments gleaned from living in our house for more than a quarter of a century.< Less
Gulf Coast Gardening with Randy Lemmon By Randy Lemmon
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Randy Lemmon is the host of Houston's GardenLine radio program, on Newsradio 740 KTRH. Over 1.4 million Houstonians garden for a hobby or pastime, and GardenLine is where they listen for advice and... More > information on gardening and landscaping. Every Saturday and Sunday 6 a.m.-10 a.m., (on line at GardenLine’s Randy Lemmon answers listeners' questions on everything from aphids to zoysias. He's Houston’s absolute expert on lawns and gardens, offering help to listeners both with and without "green thumbs." Randy's a Texas Aggie who truly KNOWS plants and flowers. He explains them with ease and candor, and is as competent a "plant" person as there is. He studies, and he practices. He embraces "new methods" as well as the "old" ways of dealing with problems. Gulf Coast Gardening with Randy Lemmon is the first in a series of self-published books by Randy Lemmon Consulting.< Less
Personal Milkers: A Guide to Nigerian Dwarf Goat Keeping By Patricia Stewart
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"Personal Milkers: A Guide to Nigerian Dwarf Goat Keeping," answers the many questions that people have about starting with dwarf dairy goats and surviving that first year and beyond.
Off the Grid By LaMar Alexander
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This book is for anyone thinking about or already living off-grid. It includes detailed step-by-step plans for a solar cabin and over 30 other projects. This is an encyclopedia for homesteading and... More > off-grid living written by a homesteader and includes cabin plans, solar and wind system installation, solar composting toilet, how to make a living from your homestead, where to find cheap land and much more... This book was designed as an Ebook with links and videos that will not work in the printed version. If you want full color pics, links and videos to work please order the Ebook download or CD version available on Lulu.< Less
Building in the 'Bu: Navigating the Malibu Zoning Code By Lester Tobias
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“Building in the ’Bu: Navigating the Malibu Zoning Code” addresses the process of building a home in Malibu, from what code(s) are applicable for a given project, to how to deal... More > with older homes that no longer meet current codes, to the actual submittal and plan review process. Flow charts and decision trees are included to help a reader decide where in the planning and permitting process their dream home lies. Finally, as Tobias writes: “After laying out all the pitfalls, trials and tribulations of the process, I give the reader a reason to not be daunted, and to go boldly where plenty of homeowners have gone before.”< Less
Introduction to Residential Draw Inspections By Trinity Performance Improvement
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Draw inspections play a major role in construction lending, but not everyone possess the skills necessary to perform a draw inspection. Trinity created this manual to allow readers to develop or... More > maintain the skill set necessary to understand and complete draw inspections. This book explains a variety of topics such as: - How to identify the six basic stages of construction and the components involved with each stage. - How to estimate the percentage of stage completion based on evidence given. - The characteristics and basics of a draw inspection. - How to complete a draw inspection report. Readers will explore the material through detailed information and over 160 photographs to accompany various aspects discussed, so he or she will have an easier time understanding the subject matter presented in the manual. This book will work as your go-to-guide for the motivated individual looking to expand your knowledge of this unique construction lending topic.< Less
The Barefoot Beekeeper By Philip Chandler
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4th Edition of this book, first published in 2007. The Barefoot Beekeeper has become something of a classic in its field, inspiring thousands of new, environmentally-aware beekeepers to re-think the... More > way bees have been treated since the middle of the nineteenth century and discover a new relationship with this unique and essential insect, responsible for pollinating many of our food crops. Using home-made equipment and natural, chemical-free methods of management, this is beekeeping simplified. You can build your own hive and have honeybees buzzing around your garden in no time, with honey to spare! Look out also for other books by this author, including: Learning From Bees Balanced Beekeeping (2 vols.)< Less
Paint Color Cheat Sheets By Yelena Kublitski
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A pretty paint chip doesn't always make a pretty wall color. But the Paint Color Cheat Sheets let you find the right color for painting your home, quickly and easily. Just like the name suggests, you... More > will get the "right answers" in a paint color deck - only proven, tried and tested paint colors that always work. No more agonizing and endless testing. This shortcut is as close to foolproof and no-fail as you can get!< Less
Journal of an Irish Garden By Rachel Darlington
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Journal of an Irish Garden is a collection of columnist and plantsperson Rachel Darlington’s articles in the Irish Garden magazine from 2007 to 2015. It details her development from amateur... More > gardener to owner of a garden open to the public. This book is, in essence, a horticultural journey. It is an odyssey of discovery, knowledge and fulfilment, while taking the not-so-occasional foray into the realms of iffy dress-sense, hypothermia and muck. This journey contains elements that most gardeners will recognise from their own endeavours. "We follow the author’s development as a gardener and that of her garden, Douentza, which is a joy to visit, full of well-grown unusual plants and one of the up-and-coming Irish gardens." —Helen Dillon, the Dillon Garden "What really makes the book for me is the clear and ever-present love of plants. From the mundane to the rare, the plant mix is eclectic and the book peppered with handy tips for growing them." —Jimi Blake, Hunting Brook Gardens< Less
2016 Official List of Approved Exhibition Names for Exhibitors & Judges By American Rose Society
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The latest edition of THE resource for exhibitors and judges includes 296 pages of approved exhibition names, in a larger 8.5x11, format.
Gardening By Melissa Honeydew
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Grow Your Favorite Foods All Year Round! With your hydroponic system, you can grow a huge variety of vegetables, fruits, melons, and herbs: Artichokes Broccoli Beans Onions Tomatoes Lemon... More > Balm Oregano Sage Watermelons and many more! This Expanded 4th Edition of Gardening: Hydroponics Vegetable Garden, Your Path to Self Sufficiency is available for Download Now. In this book, you’ll discover which of the 6 Types of Hydroponic Systems is right for you. From pest control to choosing the right growing mediums, this book has it all: Bucket Bubbler Systems Ebb and Flow Systems NFT Systems Hydroponic Window Gardens and even Floating Hydroponic Gardens!< Less
Window Farming From A - Z By Michael Hochberg
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Window Farm from A-Z is a comprehensive guide to window farming and container gardening for the urban resident and aspiring farmer.
Circuit Down By Larry Dimock
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This is a guide for solving problems in the electrical circuits of a home - shorts, loose connections, GFCIs tripping, etc. The book is thorough but not overly technical, and gives over 30 helpful... More > black and white diagrams and charts. Homeowners will come to understand their wiring system and what can happen to it. Many problems will become easy to fix with confidence.< Less
Ultimate Off Grid Guide By LaMar Alexander
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This book is for anyone that lives off-grid or would like to live an off-grid homesteader lifestyle. It is 355 pages and includes detailed step-by-step plans, full color pictures, and material list... More > for building an off-grid cabin and over 30 useful homestead projects. Also included are directions for installing a small solar and wind power system, rain water harvest system, composting toilet, outdoor wood furnace and more... This ebook is printable and works on Linux, Windows, and Mac!< Less
Automatic Chicken Door By Phillip Reed
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A "How-To-Build-It" book for a very safe and reliable automatic door that you can build for your poultry house. This book contains the wisdom acquired in 25 years of trial and error... More > experimentation presented in a very detailed manner, so that even the novice builder can complete the woodwork, metalwork, and electrical work and get it right the first time. It contains many suggestions and reasons on not only what to do, but what not to try as well, along with hints for acquiring any parts that you don't have on hand for very little or no expense.< Less
Up Stage Your Neighbors: A Guide for Preparing Your Home to Sell By Patrick S. Tremblay
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This guide covers 10 staging tips, which may yield a timely and profitable home sale. Brokers want to sell a property fast in order to fetch a high profit for the homeowner. This doesn’t happen... More > by chance. Preparing the home professionally and upstaging local comparables will drive buyers into purchasing your home quickly as a turn-key investment.< Less
Selling Your SIlver: A Guide to Finding a Buyer and Getting a Good Price By Jim Stringer
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If you have some silver pieces to sell but don’t have a clue about how to do it, this booklet is for you. Questions answered include: .......... What's the difference between sterling and... More > silver plate? ..........How do I identify what I have? .......... What’s a fair price? .......... Who buys silver? .......... Where can I find buyers? .......... Which is better - selling silver for scrap or selling for intended use? .......... Should I sell now or hold my silver pieces? ............... Reading this booklet will answer many of your questions. To be fair, you still will have some work to do on your own because there is no precise way to find a buyer. But, you’ll be well on your way with basic knowledge to help in locating a buyer and negotiating a good deal............ SECOND EDITION --- 37 pages in "pdf" format you can read on your computer...........Requires Adobe Digital Edition Reader - a free download.< Less
Cattail Cabin Plans By LaMar Alexander
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Cattail Cabin: These are complete plans for building the 16x16 Cattail Cabin and includes plans for the porch and 10x16 addition. Also included are instructions for the basic solar power, water,... More > septic and heat systems. The book is full color with over 80 pictures and detailed diagrams with dimensions.< Less
Penobscot Cabin Plans By LaMar Alexander
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Penobscot Cabin Plans: The Penobscot cabin is named for the Penobscot Native Americans and is a 12x20 cabin designed for off-grid living, vacation cabin, accessory dwelling unit or other purpose.... More > Plans are 29 pages full color printable and include detailed framing plans with dimensions and instruction, porch framing plan, floor plan ideas, material list, basic solar power system instructions and recommendations for all off grid systems. This is a great cabin project for a person with basic construction skills.< Less