True Value Guide to Home Repair and Improvement

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Dell Pub., 2000 - House & Home - 240 pages
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Let the experts at America's most trusted hardware store show you how to do it all--and do it right!

Whether you're cleaning a gutter, fixing an emergency leak, or caring for your lawn and garden, here's the book that shows you how to do it like a pro. True Value® Guide to Home Repair and Improvement is filled with tips and hints from hardware store owners and their customers, as well as with charts, lists, and easy, illustrated step-by-step guidelines.

Here are tried-and-true instructions for the most common household repairs, improvements, and emergencies--everything from choosing the right tools and supplies to painting, plastering, wallpapering, repairing and replacing floors, ceilings, walls, windows and doors, plumbing, electricity, heating and air-conditioning, roof repairs, even lawn and garden maintenance. Learn:

How to head off emergencies with a monthly maintenance scheduler
Essential safety tips for each job
Perfect plaster patching--simple tricks to pulling off an almost invisible repair
10 easy steps to windowpane replacement
Basic plumbing and electricity tools and tips to keep minor problems from becoming major headaches
Tips for cutting heating and cooling bills
Cutting-edge tips for a season of perfect lawns
Basic guidelines for starting a garden plot

Plus: a 12-month planner, a glossary of home repair terms, bulleted lists, charts and features for fast, easy reference, and much more.

Covering most common household chores and projects, both big and small--everything from gutter cleaning to removing stains from wood furniture to fixing a running toilet--this essential guide helps the reader select "the right tool for the right job" and, when necessary, make the most important do-it-yourself decision of all: calling in a professional. -->

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A 12Month Planner
Floors Ceilings and Walls
Painting and Wallpapering

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About the author (2000)

Jack Maguire is the author or co-author of 500 Terrific Ideas for Home Maintenance; Outdoor Spaces: Landscape Design for Today's Living; Kids' Rooms: Imaginative Ideas for Creating the Perfect Space for Your Child; and Spas and Hot Tubs, Saunas and Home Gyms. He lives in Highland, New York.

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