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1001 do-it-yourself hints & tips : tricks, shortcuts, how-tos, and other nifty ideas for inside, outside, and all around your house.

Publisher: Pleasantville, NY : Reader's Digest Association, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Simple, non-technical instructions, step-by-step photographic sequences, and field-tested home-improvement tips from the experts help average homeowners save time, money, and frustration in tackling common repairs and renovations inside and outside the home.
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 0762100494 9780762100491 0762109068 9780762109067
OCLC Number: 37180264
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 352 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: About this book --
Around the house: Household emergencies --
Kitchens --
Living and dining rooms --
Bedrooms --
Bathrooms and laundries --
Home offices --
Entertainment rooms/decks --
Basements --
Garages --
Storage --
Tools --
Insect and varmint control --
Pets --
Exterior repairs and improvements: Ladders --
Roofs --
Flat roofs --
Flashing --
Chimneys --
Gutters --
Wood siding --
Aluminum siding --
Windowsills --
Caulking --
Painting --
Decks --
Garages --
Interior repairs and improvements: Molding --
Wainscoting --
Ceramic tiles --
Backsplashes --
Plaster --
Wallboard --
Vinyl flooring --
Wood flooring --
Stairs --
Basements --
Windows and doors: Windows --
Insulating windows --
Blinds and shades --
Sashes --
Screen doors --
Screens --
Weatherstripping --
Thresholds and doorways --
Window trim --
Door trim --
Door hardware --
Painting --
Painting and wallpapering: Painting --
Stenciling --
Painting techniques --
Paneling --
Wall liner --
Wallpaper --
Wallpaper borders --
Furniture repairs and refinishing: Refinishing furniture --
Veneer --
Painting --
Gluing techniques --
Cabinets --
Reupholstery --
Wicker --
Caning --
Metal furniture --
Redwood furniture --
Plumbing repairs and improvements: Faucets --
Kitchen sinks --
Water filters --
Sink and tub stoppers --
Traps --
Leaks --
Toilets --
Showers and tubs --
Drains --
Pipes --
Electrical repairs and improvements: Electrical testing --
Electrical repairs --
Surface wiring --
Track lighting --
Ceiling fixtures --
Fluorescent fixtures --
Receptacles --
Dimmers --
Lamps --
Low-voltage wiring --
Outdoor wiring --
Outdoor lighting --
Home heating and cooling: Central air conditioners --
Window air conditioners --
ceiling fans --
Ventilation --
Insulation --
Thermostats --
Damper and deflectors --
Air filters --
Humidifiers --
Water heaters --
Wood stoves --
Fireplaces --
Appliance repairs and electronics: Washers --
Dryers --
Refrigerators --
Dishwashers --
Waste disposers --
Ovens and ranges --
Gas grills --
Vacuums --
Electric frying pans --
Mixers and blenders --
Space heaters --
VCR --
Computers --
Satellite dishes --
Stone, brick and concrete: Walks and patios --
Flagstone --
Bricks and mortar --
Masonry walls --
Working with concrete --
Concrete repairs --
Concrete patios --
Stucco --
Asphalt --
Yard and garden: Lawns --
Soil --
Annuals --
Perennials --
Bulbs --
Roses --
Mulches --
Vegetables --
Shrubs --
Trees --
Pruning --
Fertilizing --
Landscaping the yard --
Fences --
Watering --
Lawn mowers --
Outdoor power tools --
outdoor hand tools --
Composting --
Safety and security: Home security --
When you're away --
Home alarms --
Door locks --
Auto safety --
Fire safety --
Environmental hazards --
Child safety --
Senior safety --
Pet safety --
Recycling directory --
Index.
Other Titles: One thousand and one do-it-yourself hints & tips
Reader's digest 1001 do-it-yourself hints & tips
Reader's digest.

Abstract:

Simple, non-technical instructions, step-by-step photographic sequences, and field-tested home-improvement tips from the experts help average homeowners save time, money, and frustration in tackling common repairs and renovations inside and outside the home.

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