How to Cheat at Home Repair: Time-Slashing, Money-Saving Fixes for Household Hassles and Breakdowns

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2009 - House & Home - 245 pages
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Welcome to your one-stop, money-saving home repair guide!

Scratched furniture? Pest problems? Leaky faucet? Look no further for quick, easy home-repair help--this book is jam-packed with sneaky tips, clever techniques, and solutions that anyone can master with the most common tools and materials. Everything’s based on Jeff Bredenberg’s up-to-date research and consultation with the experts who do this for a living. Plus, he conveys his information with appealing attitude and humor, and lets you know when it’s time to call in the professionals. This is a must-have resource for every homeowner or apartment dweller who wants to do it right.

 

Topics covered include:

Tools

Furniture

Electricity

Plumbing

Walls, floors, doors, and windows

Appliances

Basements and attics

Home exteriors

Pest control

Home safety

Finding and working with the best repair people

 

 

 

 

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Can you really "cheat at home repair"? Bredenberg, author of other books from Sterling's "How To Cheat" series (e.g., How To Cheat at Cleaning), gives eclectic advice, such as how to apply cooking ... Read full review

Contents

The Repair Book for the Rest of Us
1
Getting the Right Tools in the Right Place
11
Furniture TopShelf Shortcuts and Fixes
25
Home Electricity Powerful Moves
45
Plumbing Repairs Putting Water in its Place
73
Walls Floors Doors and Windows
109
Appliances When the Household Help Go on Strike
149
Basements and Attics The Neglected Nooks and Crannies
173
A Zillion Other Possessions Need Help Too
187
Home Exteriors
195
Pest Control Send Those Unwanted Guests Packing
213
Keeping Your Home Safe
223
Getting Help Finding and Working with the Best
231
Index
237
About the Author
246
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About the author (2009)

Jeff Bredenberg is the former senior editor at Rodale Books. He lives in Philadelphia, PA.

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