Popular Mechanics When Duct Tape Just Isn't Enough: Quick Fixes for Everyday Disasters

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Sterling Publishing Company, 2007 - House & Home - 216 pages
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Popular Mechanics knows: there are two types of people in the world--those able to fix whatever goes bust, and those who beg the first group for help when something goes wrong. But it doesn’t have to be that way, because this easy-to-follow guide will give anyone the basics to tackle those frustrating (and sometimes nerve-wracking) quandaries that crop up around the house: plumbing problems, electrical snafus, appliance failures, computer and electronics breakdowns, pest infestations, and furniture in need of renewal. They range from the serious to the merely annoying, but every one is cause for concern. So, whether the issue is a fast repair for a running toilet or a leaking pipe, or a simple, inexpensive way to keep deer from pillaging the garden, it’s all in here.

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Popular Mechanics When Duct Tape Just Isn't Enough: Quick Fixes for Everyday Disasters (Popular Mechanics)

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Can't duct tape fix everything? Petersen, author of home improvement and organization books, presents a collection of fix-it tips in this compact volume. With tongue-in-cheek humor and scant ... Read full review

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User Review  - emack2020 - Overstock.com

This book is for VERY basic repairs and quickfixes around the house. Most tips are for temporary repairs and only covers the very basics. Read full review


chapter3 Structural Quandaries
Electrical Snafus
Perplexing Plumbing
chapters Appliance Failures 132
chapter7 Refurbishing Furniture 162
Yard and Garden
Index 207

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