Householder's Survival Manual

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Readers Digest, 1999 - House & Home - 384 pages
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The all-in-one, hard-working volume that will save you time, work, and money -- and keep your home running more easily and efficiently than ever before. The most up-to-date advice from experts on more than 400 topics to help you have a clean, organized, and well-maintained home.
 

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Contents

FLOORS AND FLOORING Wood flooring Resilient flooring Laminate flooring
12
TAKING CARE OF FLOORS Wood floors Resilient flooring Tile stone or brick floors
24
Heating Cooling and Lighting
62
Evaporative coolers Humidifying the air Dehumidifiers
86
SIMPLE ELECTRICAL FIXES Understanding your system Making simple repairs
92
509 Kitchens Cookware and Appliances
102
ChapteiP Cookware Dishware and Kitchen Tools Cookware A panoply of pans
110
Freezers Freezer storage Choosing ranges cooktops and ovens Cooktops and burners
139
Clothing and Laundry
210
Organization and Storage
244
Storing holiday decorations Archiving lxxvks and papers The paper chase Canng for photographs
258
Watering strategies Automated watering systems
275
IN TUNE WITH NATURE How to attract wildlife Unwelcome wildlife
300
LIVING IN A RURAL AREA Septic systems Water supply Power supply and sanitation
310
Attic Roof and Basement
316
Home Safety
338

ORGANIZING AND CLEANING THE BATH Getting organized Ventilation and mildew prevention
146
Chapte MINOR PLUMBING REPAIRS Shutting off the water Toilets Sinks Diagnosing toilet problems
153
Home Furnishings and Furniture
166
Chapte Options for blinds Options for shades Curtains and draperies Curtain drapery and soft valance styles
178
Cameras Electronic Equipment and Telephones Choosing and operating a camera
189
Appendix Household Basics
362
Index
374
Acknowledgements credits
384
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