15 useful files from the misc.consumers.house e-mail archive
The following files, of interest to folks who own a house or are
considering buying one, are avialble from the misc.consumers.house
electronic mail archive. To get any of these files, send a message to
firstname.lastname@example.org with the words send filename in the
message header. For instance, to learn about basements, use the
command send basements. Home dwellers also might want to check out the
Usenet groups misc.consumers.house, rec.woodworking, and rec.gardens.
Tips on automating your home using X-10 light and
appliance timers. Includes equipment sources and prices.
Information on how to deal with wetness under you house.
A list of books on home repair, design, and the like.
Ideas on how to buy various things for your home at a discount.
This is a huge file explaing the features you should consider when
designing a house. Since this file touches on every aspect of houses,
there's stuff in here that could have been in almost any of the other
files, so check this file for hints on all kinds of things.
Tips on installing and maintaining hardwood floors and those new
"floating" hardwood floors.
Information about condensation between layers of glass in insulating
Pilot lights, filters, blowers that won't stop.
Tips on buying furniture at a discount from North Carolina
Compact fluorescent lights for lighting efficiency.
Formulas for calculating mortgage payments, early payoffs.
One person's analysis of different alternatives to wood shingles, and
hints on roofing in general.
This is a huge file, covering vaccum cleaners. (Most of them really
An excellent article on everything you need to know about electrical
The current index of goodies available from the archive.
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Copyright © 1994, 1995, 2004 by Kevin Savetz. The information in this book was collected in 1994-1995 and has not been updated since.