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
This is the spiral-bound edition of 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,... More > and gives over 30 helpful 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
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
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 www.ktrh.com) 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
How far does planning control what we build? And what can we build without planning? SUB-PLAN investigates the moment when architecture appears to slip into insignificance – when it... More > doesn’t even need a planning application. Are the implications of minor development more significant than planners imagine?< Less
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
This book is for anyone thinking about or already living off-grid that wants to learn how to install a solar electric power system and how to maintain the system for optimal performance. Included are... More > step-by-step installation instructions, description of equipment and sources, guides for determining the size of a system needed and detailed illustrations of each component of a system. Also included are simple ways to optimize your solar electric system for best operation, detailed maintenance and repairs for each component and recommended system equipment with links. Plus- how to incorporate wind power into your off-grid system!< Less
1001 GardenLine Questions is a collection of questions and Randy's answers from hundreds of his radio show listeners. It covers how to grow and kill things in the garden, especially for those along... More > the Gulf Coast and in the Houston-area specifically. This is a great follow-up and a perfect companion book to Randy's first Lulu-made book Gulf Coast Gardening with Randy Lemmon.< Less
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
Newly revised and updated. This is a practical feng shui book anyone can use. Simple, clear ideas about architecture that will change your life. Includes secret information most masters will not... More > reveal. Do not buy or remodel a house without it. This book is your most important purchase during difficult economic times. Highly praised by feng shui experts.
Feng shui is the ancient science of architectural ecology which manipulates subtle energies to influence Earth-luck. Simple feng shui remedies can divert disaster and attract prosperity, romance, and vitality into your home. Written to be understood by the lay person, contains simple checklists for each room of the house. This book will change your life and the lives of those you love.< Less
This guide covers 10 home staging tips, which may yield a timely and profitable 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 as a turn-key investment.< Less
“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
Why do we garden? What are the conceptual origins of ornamental horticulture, and how does that inform a judgment of what might constitute a "good garden?" How does a garden come to be, and... More > how does a gardener relate to those who share the garden with her? It's surprising that these are questions that mostly remain unexamined, in a world where many people garden passionately. Scholars and theoreticians devote their lives to the study of art or literature or architecture, but somehow gardening philosophy is nearly nonexistent. Garden Thought proposes a structure for understanding horticulture in coherent terms, and for practicing seriously and thoughtfully. There are terms and conceptual structures and parameters that inform those who garden; this is an attempt to articulate them and fit them into a coherent framework.< Less
This is a small collection of images of the various birds one sees on Lopez Island Washington. None of them are identified, so the collection functions as a bird walk in which the walker needs to... More > identify each bird encountered.< Less
In Top Secret Famous Recipes you will learn the jealously guarded secret recipes for the dishes from restaurants like Applebees½, KFC½, McDonalds½, Red Lobster½, Hard Rock... More > Cafe½, Wendy's½ and many more.
With Top Secret Famous Recipes you will be able to make your family and friends dinners that taste just like they came from a famous chain restaurant and at the same time save money.
Just imagine how impressed your friends will be with dishes like Olive Garden Eggplant Parmigiana½ or Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad½ that taste just like they were at the restaurant and how much satisfaction you will get from being able to make these great recipes at a fraction of what they would cost at the restaurant.< Less
This is a prewritten business plan for a dry cleaners. It can be reformatted to suit any market or any other business context. It has the financials, marketing plan, and all other business plan... More > requirements and major headings necessary for funding. See Chinadollpublishing.com for all of your prewritten business plan needs, prewritten essay & dissertation needs, and your e-book needs. The plan is approximately 35 pages in length and the major business plan headings include the following headings or similar:
I. Executive Summary
II. General Company Description
III. Products and Services
IV. Marketing Plan
IV. Management and Organization
VII. Personal Financial Statements
VIII. Startup Expenses and Capitalization
IX. Financial Plan
…or similar< Less
A vacuum seeder is just a box with a metal plate on the top that has holes drilled in it that match the cells of the tray you’re planting. The vacuum hose plugs in one end of the box. When it... More > is turned on, and the seeds are poured in, they are sucked to the holes in the plate. Turn the vac on, pour the seeds into the seeder, pour the extra seeds out, flip the seeder over on to the flat and turn the vac off. In about 15 sec you have planted a tray. You get 2 CAD plans, 2 cut lists and a tool list; plus step by step instructions with photos, and pointer on using a vacuum seeder.< Less
Secret hidden bookcase door plans. Everything you need to build your own secret bookcase door. Standard heavy duty hinges, simple wood working skills and a few basic tools. This bookcase door should... More > only cost a couple hundred dollars to build and will look and function like a custom built unit.< Less
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
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