Repair and Renovation of Old Houses DVD-ROM

Repair and Renovation of Old Houses DVD-ROM

SKU# 021031

The Best of Fine Homebuilding
Quick computer access to 37 articles and 14 videos

The editors of Fine Homebuilding

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  • Product # 021031
  • ISBN 978-1-60085-089-9
  • Published Date 2008

Here's a great way to get all the information you need to repair and renovate an old house - all captured on a compact, searchable DVD-ROM.

The editors of Fine Homebuilding have selected 37 of the very best articles on this topic appearing in our past magazines and books, each one a faithful reproduction of the original. Plus 14 exceptional videos featuring over an hour's worth of valuable demonstrations.

From structural repairs and masonry, to porches and windows, to plumbing and electrical, you'll discover everything you need to make an old house as good as new - inside and out.

And since many old houses were designed and built differently from those today - using unfamiliar tools and techniques or wood and materials that are now hard to find - we give you all the details and directions you'll need to handle every aspect of the job with confidence.

Here's an example of what you'll find.

  • Discover how to rejuvenate an old porch, restore window sash and repair everything from wood and epoxy to rotted trim
  • Master the techniques involved in cutting and soldering copper pipe, working with old wiring and replacing a toilet
  • Get the inside scoop on restoring old floors, repairing old plaster, interior trim, period moldings, and painting old walls and ceilings to look like new
  • Learn how to replace a rotted mudsill, three basic shoring techniques and six ways to stiffen a bouncy floor
  • Find our how to point stonework, re-point old brick and replace a chimney cap
  • Walk through the entire process of assessing an old house with renovation guru George Nash, in one of our valuable videos

Just pop this DVD-ROM into your computer you'll have instant access to any article or topic you're looking for. And a printer-friendly copy is just a keystroke away.

Repairing and renovating an old house can be a lot more challenging than your average home makeover. With this comprehensive DVD-ROM, you'll have a virtual encyclopedia of solutions from one convenient source.

System Requirements


  • Microsoft Windows 2000, XP or Vista
  • Pentium 3 (Pentium 4 recommended)
  • 512MB RAM
  • DVD-ROM drive (8X or faster recommended)
  • 800x600 minimum screen resolution (1024x768 recommended)
  • 4.3GB of available hard drive space (if installed)


  • Mac OSX 10.3.8 to 10.6.8*
  • PowerPC G3 (PowerPC G4 recommended)
  • 256MB RAM (512MB or greater recommended)
  • DVD-ROM drive (8X or faster recommended)
  • 800x600 minimum screen resolution (1024x768 recommended)
  • 4.3GB of available hard drive space (if installed)
  • Download of Adobe Shockwave Player might be required on some systems
    This DVD-ROM disk will not play on stand-alone DVD players.

    *Requires Rosetta


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