The fun and easy way to repair anything and everything around the house
For anyone who's ever been frustrated by repair shop rip-offs, this guide shows how to troubleshoot and fix a wide range of household appliances-lamps, vacuum cleaners, washers, dryers, dishwashers, garbage disposals, blenders, radios, televisions, and even computers. Packed with step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions, it's a must-have money-saver for the half of all homeowners who undertake do-it-yourself projects.
Gary and Peg Hedstrom are self-taught repair masters with experience in carpentry, plumbing, appliance repair, and more. Judy Ondrla Tremore is a writer and editor for various newspapers and magazines.
Introduction. Part I: Gearing Up to Fix Everything. Chapter 1: If Your Broken Stuff Needs Repair. Chapter 2: Tackling Basic Tools and Equipment. Part II: Repairing Your Home s Interior. Chapter 3: Taking the Creaks, Cracks, and Holes Out of Floors, Stairs, and Basements. Chapter 4: Conquering Door and Window Headaches. Chapter 5: Closing In on Walls and Ceilings. Chapter 6: Tending to Cabinet, Closet, and Countertop Glitches. Part III: Conquering Simple Electrical, Air, and Plumbing Repairs. Chapter 7: Don t Blow Your Fuse: Minor Electrical Repairs. Chapter 8: Handling Your Heating, Cooling, and Air Quality Systems. Chapter 9: Sailing Through the Waterworks: Plumbing Repairs. Part IV: Keeping Your Stuff in Good Shape. Chapter 10: Looming Large Over Major Appliances. Chapter 11: Getting Small Appliances to Work. Chapter 12: Fine-Tuning Communication Equipment. Chapter 13: Rescuing Your Favorite Furnishings. Part V: Working Outside Your House. Chapter 14: Sprucing Up Your Home s Exterior. Chapter 15: Improving Your Outdoor Leisure Areas. Chapter 16: Repairing, Patching, and Sealing Concrete and Asphalt. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 17: Ten Repairs You Should Leave to the Professionals. Chapter 18: Ten (Okay, Twelve) Tips for Hiring a Repair Specialist (When All Else Fails). Index.