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Hardcover New Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual Book

ISBN: 0895773783

ISBN13: 9780895773784

New Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual

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The most complete and authoritative home repair manual ever published, this book is the yardstick by which all other books on do-it-yourself are measured. The definitive guide to home repair, maintenance, and improvement. Over 4,000 illustrations.

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Everyone Needs A Copy of This Book!

This is an excellent book! Even if you're not the "Do It Yourself" type, this book may help you understand what's involved in the repair process. Imagine a book that will help you determine if you're being taken advantage of by the repair person! Excellent House Warming Gift!


If you are not the most adept person at home repair, or are living on a modest budget which does not allow for expensive home repairs, then this book may be the solution. It is extremely well organized and covers every part of home repair from electrical to plumbing to tools. Even those who do not own their own home but rent, and perhaps have a landlord who only does maintence when the roof falls through (and, believe me, there are more than a few of those around,) you will find this book extremely helpful. The illustrations are clear and the wording straight forward and easy to follow. If it's a Reader's Digest book, it sure to be worth every penny...and this book is. For the home handy-man, or woman (single woman will love this book,) this manual is a "must-have reference guide" to a ton of problems that could cost a fortune if you had to hire a professional to make the repairs. Go for it, be adventurous, the problem might be easier to fix than you think!

Great book

I love this book. It's extensive, easy to follow and copiously illustrated. With it, I can tackle most small-and-medium jobs around the home (even plumbing, my personal bugaboo. New faucet? No problem!) Without it, I'd be stuck having to call someone in and paying good money to have the work done. This book is a great resource for homeowners (or even renters) and is all the home repair and improvement manual that many people would ever need.The book is broken into sections, organized by the type of work they cover. There's a chapter on Electrical, one on Plumbing, one on Power Tools, etc. The Emergency Repairs section at the beginning of the book could be invaluable in making your home safe and habitable if necessary until a professional can come in to make permanent repairs.

Very helpful

This book is GREAT for the beginning do-it-yourselfer. It assumes that you know next to nothing, which is a good place to start. It's very thorough, starting with tools and how to use them and going through all the components of your house. The one thing it doesn't cover is landscaping/gardening, but there are millions of books about that. It won't teach you how to build your own house, but it has just about everything you need to maintain and improve one.This book will give you the confidence to take on most home projects yourself. (And, hopefully, the skills to do so as well...)
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