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By Judy Ostrow

How many readers does it take to alter a gentle bulb?

Only one - if she or he is armed with this booklet! instead of concentrate on the massive initiatives that the majority householders might correctly depart to execs, it concentrates at the universal maintenance that everybody encounters and an individual can do, with the perfect guide, together with repairing holes and dents in drywall; solving popped nails in partitions; checking and changing fuses; unclogging drains; exchanging lighting fixtures; solving squeaky flooring; repairing cracked tile and broken carpet; changing displays; screening gutters; and lots more and plenty more.

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153 eleven Controlling the stream: taps, Sprays, and Showerheads 167 try out the 4 major tap forms and the way to fix them. fresh a spitting tap or a showerhead with a unsuitable move. work out easy methods to make a sink stopper pop after it’s flopped. 12 bath and bathroom suggestions 183 Spot-repair a bathtub floor and stop leaks round the bath. transparent and forestall a clogged bathtub drain. know how your rest room works and diagnose a number of difficulties. >O`b"( ;WaaW]\1]\b`]Z(EW`W\U/^^ZWO\QSa6SObW\UO\R1]]ZW\U '% thirteen within the Loop: knowing Your Wiring 199 comprehend your home’s electric approach and the way to regulate its circuits. Map your personal method, and make easy diagnoses, maintenance, and replacements. 14 tender Transitions: cleansing and changing Filters and Hoses 213 swap and exchange the filters and hoses linked to washers, dryers, air conditioners, furnaces, and stovetops. 15 equipment maintenance locate an equipment version quantity and use manuals and aid strains to troubleshoot equipment difficulties. examine a few effortless fix concepts for universal equipment illnesses. 223 sixteen Heating and Cooling 235 comprehend the fundamentals approximately your apparatus and the way to acknowledge difficulties. expand your water heater’s existence expectancy through studying to empty it and change a very important half. Malestrom 20-7-2009 1]\bS\baObO5ZO\QS >O`b#( >`SdS\bWdS;OW\bS\O\QS(AOTSbgO\RC^YSS^ # 17 safeguard Must-Haves Get the evidence approximately fitting and utilizing smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and hearth extinguishers. enhance a kin emergency get away plan. 253 18 fighting upkeep: inside of upkeep investigate cross-check your house two times each year for small defects earlier than they develop into monstrous difficulties. discover what instruments you wish and what to appear for. hinder pest difficulties. 263 19 combating maintenance: open air upkeep 273 provide your home’s external a more in-depth glance. repair the panorama and drainage method in order that your home’s titanic enemies—water and weather—can’t start on a harmful direction. /^^S\RWfSa A word list 283 B on-line assets 287 C domestic Inspection Checklists 293 Index 305 Malestrom 20-7-2009 d Malestrom 20-7-2009 1]\bS\ba  >O`b( 5SbbW\Ub]9\]eG]c`6]caS   G]c`>S`a]\OZB]]Z9Wb ! caliber Counts ............................................................................... four degree Up: Rule(r)s of the Road................................................. four Make Your Mark............................................................................. 6 The leading edge: Sharp Helpers ................................................ 7 placing It jointly: instruments for Fastening and becoming a member of .................. nine easy Tools................................................................................... 10 really good Tools.......................................................................... eleven Demolition Derby: instruments That Take issues Apart.................... 12 the only software You Can’t dwell with no ...................................... 14 energy .........................................................................................

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