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COUNTRY & COTTAGE WATER SYSTEMS

Max Burns
Hardcover

Price: $39.95

This indispensable guide will save time, money and headaches for those who live or spend their leisure time in rural areas.

Packed with solid, easy-to-understand advice — and clear, detai…

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This indispensable guide will save time, money and headaches for those who live or spend their leisure time in rural areas.

Packed with solid, easy-to-understand advice — and clear, detailed illustrations — Country and Cottage Water Systems takes the mystery out of rural water systems and their components. Whether planning a new system or updating, expanding or fixing an existing one, the ideas, the know-how and the solutions are all here.

The book includes tips for do-it-yourselfers, and guidance for those hiring a professional, on a variety of topics, including:

  • Methods for testing water
  • Making water safe to drink
  • Choosing the right pump
  • Dealing with environmental issues and legal concerns
  • Planning a system's connections
  • Types of wells and how to dig a new one or revitalize an old one
  • Understanding and installing waste systems
  • Troubleshooting septic systems
  • How to reduce a septic system's footprint
  • The pros and cons of alternative toilets
  • How to build an outhouse
  • Getting rid of greywater
  • How to keep pipes from freezing in winter
  • How to winterize a seasonal water system for easy spring start-up
From getting water in to getting waste out, Country and Cottage Water Systems helps ensure clean, safe water for country and cottage dwellers, as well as hassle-free and environmentally responsible waste disposal.


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CABINS & COTTAGES


Paperback

Price: $19.95

Whether building a summer cottage in the woods, the hunting cabin of your dreams, or homesteading off the grid, this handy reference provides a logical and sensible approach to building permanent shel…

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Whether building a summer cottage in the woods, the hunting cabin of your dreams, or homesteading off the grid, this handy reference provides a logical and sensible approach to building permanent shelter in out-of-the- way places. Including everything from choosing and clearing a site and creating an electrical power source, to clearing the land and creating a foundation, this book offers instruction on building an A-frame cabin and a rustic log cabin with a framed roof. There is also a special section on designing small buildings to cope with Mother Nature, including earthquakes, heavy snow, high wind, and flooding.


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EARTH-SHELTERED HOME BLUEPRINT


Blueprint

Price: $20.00

Learn to build the small earth-bermed and energy-efficient home that was featured in issues 84 to 87 of Mother Earth News. This DIY project blueprint includes six pages of construction drawings with f…

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Learn to build the small earth-bermed and energy-efficient home that was featured in issues 84 to 87 of Mother Earth News. This DIY project blueprint includes six pages of construction drawings with framing, rafter, block layout, plumbing, electrical and all structural details.


DISCLAIMER

It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective and legal for your situation. All Ogden Publications blueprints are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. No warranties are expressed or implied. By using this information or this blueprint you agree to hold Ogden Publications harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind that might result from errors, omissions or other causes.


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ARCHOME BLUEPRINT

MEN Plans
Blueprint

Price: $15.00

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Build your own home! The archome has barrel-vault construction that uses simple jigs and layered plywo…

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CLEARANCE ITEM. PREVIOUS RETAIL PRICE WAS $25.00. AVAILABLE ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

Build your own home! The archome has barrel-vault construction that uses simple jigs and layered plywood to create nearly indestructible open-span arched framing trusses. The blueprint for the owner-designed archome includes descriptions, foundation and truss details, elevations and floor plan.


DISCLAIMER

It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective and legal for your situation. All Ogden Publications blueprints are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. No warranties are expressed or implied. By using this information or this blueprint you agree to hold Ogden Publications harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind that might result from errors, omissions or other causes.


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BI-PAD SOLAR EARTH SHELTER PLAN

Malcolm Wells
Plan

Price: $5.00

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With this plan you'll be able to build an underground home for two. This energy-efficient home is env…

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With this plan you'll be able to build an underground home for two. This energy-efficient home is environmentally friendly and made with sustainable materials. Detailed sketches include a plan for the house, as well as additions to the home such a DIY composter, greenhouse and rooftop collector to preheat water.


DISCLAIMER

It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective and legal for your situation. All Ogden Publications plans are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. No warranties are expressed or implied. By using this information or this plan you agree to hold Ogden Publications harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind that might result from errors, omissions or other causes.

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