Real men know how to fix
stuff...or at least, when something around the house breaks, it gets handed to the nearest
guy to fix it. So if you don't know a light socket from a socket wrench, this book will
have you looking like Mr. Fix It in no time. You'll be able to fix: Dead remote controls,
leaking showers, car scratches, weak vacuum cleaners, your lady's busted heel or purse,
and much more.
Rather than focus on the big
projects that most homeowners would wisely leave to professionals, it concentrates on the
common repairs that everyone encounters and anyone can do with the right
instructions--including repairing holes and dents in drywall; fixing popped nails in
walls; checking and replacing fuses; unclogging drains; replacing light fixtures; fixing
squeaky floors; repairing cracked tile and damaged carpet; replacing screens; screening
gutters; and much more. 250 to 300 step-by-step illustrations.
Paperback: 408 pages ISBN: 047043063X
Publisher: For Dummies; 2nd ed (November 2009)
A hands-on, step-by-step guide to
properly maintaining your home. This new edition provides the latest tips on how to tune
up your home and make repairs to every room of the house, from basement to attic. By
combining step-by-step instructions and expert information, this practical guide gives you
the skills to tackle everything from furnace tune-ups to leaky roofs. You'll also learn
how to conduct routine inspections, keep major appliances running efficiently, and
increase energy efficiency.
All the features that made the
original Americas best-selling bible of home repair are still present
here with thousands of color photographs and detailed step-by-step directions. This new
edition features a larger portrait format for better visual clarity, and incorporates a
new page layout style. Includes more than 30 projects not found in the original edition,
plus more than 300 new photos.
From unclogging drains to
expelling rodents, from repairing stained carpet to fixing your dishwasher, you can depend
on this book in any number of household catastrophes. Chapters on: Walls, Doors, Windows
and Floors; Electricity; Appliances; Plumbing; Heat and Ventilation; Pests; Frugal Fixing
and more. Count on this manual to tell you what to do or who to call to get the mess
it in a Flash: 25 Common Home Repairs and Improvements by Jodi Marks and
Focuses on the first-time
do-it-yourself homeowner in this basic home repair manual. In the DVD each step to making
a specific home repair is explained, plus step-by-step photos in the book demonstrate how
easily some basic home repair jobs can be done. "Recipes for Repair" includes
the 10 most common home repairs. If a job is too complicated for the average homeowner,
the author will suggest contacting a professional.