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Complete Idiot's Guide to Home Repair and Maintenance Illustrated (Complete Idiot's Guides)by David J Tenenbaum
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You're no idiot, of course. You can stick a bucket underneath a dripping ceiling with breathtaking precision and tape cardboard over a broken window like you were born to the craft. But when it comes to real home repair challenges, your handiwork begins and ends with the call you make to your carpenter or plumber. Don't pack up your toolbox yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Trouble-Free Home Repair, Second Edition is your total guide to diagnosing and fixing the most basic home-repair problems yourself. In this completely revised and updated Complete Idiot's Guide, you get:
Extremely accessible, with over 300 photos and illustrations, this guide is geared for the true home improvement beginner, with a visual glossary included.
Go beyond duct tape.
This guide goes step-by-step through the most common repairs around the house, saving the reader a bundle on expensive subcontractors. After a brief tutorial on tools and safety, the guide plunges into relatively simple interior and exterior repairs to windows, doors, floors, tile, drywall/plaster, molding, painting, steps and decks, electricity, plumbing, HVAC, roofing, and siding.
- Extremely accessible, with over 300 photos and illustrations- Geared for the true beginner, with a visual glossary included- Americans spent an estimated $161 billion in home improvements in 2001, a 36% increase since 1996 (U.S. Census Bureau)
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