The Family Handyman Helpful Hints: Quick and Easy Solutions, Timesaving Tips, Tricks of the Trade

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Readers Digest, 1995 - House & Home - 384 pages
The Family Handyman Helpful Hints is the ideal companion for anyone who works around the house. This comprehensive collection of the tricks of the trade is the next best thing to having a pro at your elbow. More than 2,000 time-saving, money-saving, work-saving tips for the home and workshop put you in command of your tools and materials. Brief, clear instructions and over 1,300 full-color illustrations will enable you to do almost any job more quickly and easily.
Hints cover a wide variety of jobs, from setting up a workshop to creating more storage space, from working with plumbing, electrical, and heating systems to sprucing up your home and your garden, from repairing and refinishing furniture to framing and hanging pictures. In short, The Family Handyman Helpful Hints has it all.
 

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every home owner, and most tenants, ought to own this book. Even if you choose not to do the repair, know what it entails before hiring a repairman or technician. Read full review

Contents

BASIC TOOLS
9
Keeping tools sharp
22
Layout tools
35
ORGANIZATION
49
Shop cleanup
62
Routing
78
Metalworking
94
Bathrooms
110
Painting and antiquing furniture
248
Refrigerators and freezers
256
Electronic equipment
262
Landscaping
268
Lawn care and maintenance
274
Yard and garden tools
280
Building and repairing fences
286
Masonry and concrete
292

Sports equipment
123
Wall paneling
136
Weatherproofing
150
PAINT
167
Windows doors and stairs
180
r Tr? 7
199
Expanding circuits
206
Pipes
212
Toilets and drains
218
Heat delivery
224
HOUSEHOLD REPAIRS
233
Stripping furniture
242
CAR AHD GARAGE
299
Transmission steering
306
Electrical system
312
Storage restraints and security
318
Curtains shades and blinds
325
Eliminating household odors
332
Christmas decorations and wraps
338
Controlling household pests
344
Miscellaneous hints
350
Index
366
Acknowledgments
384
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