Labor and related costs account for more than half of the price of the average home solar installation. But homeowners can save thousands of dollars with this user-friendly manual, which follows the same process professional contractors use. Through detailed directions and step-by-step photos, veteran solar installer Joseph Burdick and seasoned builder Philip Schmidt teach you how to determine the size, placement, and type of installation you’ll need. This comprehensive DIY guide covers everything from assembling rooftop racking or building a ground-mount structure to setting up the electrical connections and making a battery bank for off-grid systems.
Published by: Storey Publishing, LLC | Publication date: 06/30/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 201 pages
Treehouses are more popular today than ever before. Our original treehouse book, The Complete Guide: Build Your Kids a Treehouse, was published in 2007. It exceeded all sales projections right out of the gate and continues to be a leading title in the treehouse category. Now, we've made it even better. The expanded edition features three all-new treehouses shown in complete step by step detail, along with full plans. Also includes an expanded inspiration section, offering a wider variety of unique and interesting treehouses that generate ideas and excitement. Exciting book for parents or grandparents to use with their children.
Published by: Cool Springs Press | Publication date: 05/01/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time?Fortunately for you, there's Schaum's Outlines. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills.This Schaum's Outline gives you
- Practice problems with full explanations that reinforce knowledge
- Coverage of the most up-to-date developments in your course field
- In-depth review of practices and applications
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education | Publication date: 06/10/2009Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Learn how to make your own solar-powered appliances and additions to your home with the step-by-step instructions you'll find in this updated edition of DIY Solar Projects! Put the sun to work in your home with the new, expanded edition of the popular 2011 title DIY Solar Projects. Like the original, this edition offers small-scale, achievable solar projects that homeowners can build and install themselves. From cooking in solar ovens, to mounting solar panels on your roof, this book teaches how to take advantage of solar energy. It's all possible with relatively small investments and minimal DIY building experience.You'll learn how to make:
- Tool trailer with available AC-power (directly from the sun)
- Solar systems for marine crafts
- Solar-powered security light
- Solar water heater
- Solar hot-air collector window mount
- Solar lumber kiln
- Solar battery charging station
Published by: Cool Springs Press | Publication date: 01/01/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 195 pages
Make sleek and functional home furnishings from inexpensive plywood and other off-the-shelf materials using only basic hand and power tools. This unique building guide offers 73 innovative ideas for using plywood to make everything from desks and workstations to children’s playhouses. Projects for every need and skill level are presented with clear assembly diagrams, step-by-step instructions, and photos of the finished product. Discover the simplistic beauty plywood can bring to your next project and take pride in making your own handmade furniture.
Published by: Storey Publishing, LLC | Publication date: 04/24/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 321 pages
Black & Decker The Complete Guide to DIY Greenhouses, Updated 2nd Edition (Black & Decker Complete Guide)
BLACK+DECKER The Complete Guide to DIY Greenhouses contains building plans, information, and tips to help you build and run your own greenhouse from the ground up. Laser-focused on building greenhouses for the home gardener, it's the most complete title on DIY greenhouses you'll find anywhere. Featuring full-color step-by-step photos and comprehensive how-to instructions, the book features full plans for structures that are designed to extend the gardening season. From ornate, Victorian style greenhouses to basic cold frames, you're sure to find a project that meets your needs and fits your space. In this new edition, you'll find several new plans to expand the range of options, including a geodesic-dome greenhouse, a custom greenhouse with a fieldstone foundation, more kit greenhouses, and even a super-efficient greenhouse built completely from upcycled building materials- the greenest greenhouse you'll find!BLACK+DECKER The Complete Guide to DIY Greenhouses gives an updated look at new materials and products, along with tips for siting and orienting, helps you make good design choices. Complete sections on heaters, ventilation and watering systems show you how to set up and operate your greenhouse for maximum benefit. Building a greenhouse, even a relatively complex "stick-built" style is a surprisingly easy DIY project and one that is sure to delight any gardener in your family.
Published by: Cool Springs Press | Publication date: 05/01/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 240 pages
One of the hottest consumer trends is the new importance on outdoor living, and nothing brings the outdoor home to life like a greenhouse and other accessories to help grow and nurture landscape greenery. This book has plans and step by step for constructing and appointing greenhouses of several varieties, from glass-wall to hoophouse; some from kits, some from scratch; also includes plans and steps for other garden structures and accessories. Includes projects suitable to homes and landscapes of all types—urban, suburban, and rural.
Published by: Cool Springs Press | Publication date: 03/01/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 240 pages
Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time? Fortunately for you, there's Schaum's. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills. This Schaum's Outline gives you
- 1,600 fully solved problems
- Complete review of all course fundamentals
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education | Publication date: 04/16/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 480 pages
Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Contemporary Sheds: Complete Plans for 12 Sheds, Including Playhouse, Garden Outbuilding, Storage Lean-to, Lawn Tractor ... Cottage (Black & Decker Complete Guide)
A modern guide to classic outdoor structures.Sheds and other landscape shelters have never been out of style, but they are now seeing a remarkable surge in popularity, and are being used in creative new ways. The common garden shed is now just as likely to serve as a workshop for an artist to pursue his or her hobby; or may be used as a writerÆs retreat; or may even be equipped with a satellite dish, high definition television, recliners, and used as a meeting spot for Sunday afternoon football parties. In many parts of the country, spacious sheds are being fully appointed with furnishings and used as detached rooms for everyday living or as backyard offices.This book offers readers fuel for their aspirations but also provides practical information for planning and building sheds of all types. Although the basics of stick-building are covered, the book focuses more on the most common consumer option: ordering and buying a kit shed, working from blueprint plans, and customizing the shed to individual needs.
- Features a planning and design section to help readers create unique shed projects
- General technique chapter provides an in-depth overview of each step in shed construction
- Includes easy-to-follow plans and directions for 12 sheds covering all design options
- Bonus appendix includes a dozen advanced shed plans that can be special-ordered
- More than three times as many complete plans than any other sheds book
Published by: Cool Springs Press | Publication date: 01/15/2008Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 240 pages
McGraw-Hill's 500 College Algebra and Trigonometry Questions: Ace Your College Exams: 3 Reading Tests + 3 Writing Tests + 3 Mathematics Tests (Mcgraw-Hill's 500 Questions)
500 Ways to Achieve Your Best Grades We want you to succeed on your college algebra and trigonometry midterm and final exams. That's why we've selected these 500 questions to help you study more effectively, use your preparation time wisely, and get your best grades. These questions and answers are similar to the ones you'll find on a typical college exam, so you will know what to expect on test day. Each question includes a concise, easy-to-follow explanation in the answer key. Whether you have been studying all year or are reviewing at the last minute, McGraw-Hill's 500 College Algebra and Trigonometry Questions will help you achieve the grade you desire. Sharpen your subject knowledge and build your test-taking confidence with:
- 500 essential college algebra and trigonometry questions
- Complete answer explanations
- Comprehensive coverage of first-year college algebra and trigonometry topics
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education | Publication date: 05/03/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 176 pages