DIY For Dummies

DIY For Dummies

by Jeff Howell
     
 

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The most important piece of equipment in your tool kit

Whether you need to fix a household problem or simply want to spruce up your property, this hands-on guide will help you prepare for and manage a multitude of home improvements and repairs. Learn how to sidestep the trials and tribulations of DIY with information on jobs ranging from fixing a leaky tap to

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The most important piece of equipment in your tool kit

Whether you need to fix a household problem or simply want to spruce up your property, this hands-on guide will help you prepare for and manage a multitude of home improvements and repairs. Learn how to sidestep the trials and tribulations of DIY with information on jobs ranging from fixing a leaky tap to hanging wallpaper. This full-colour guide uses step-by-step illustrations to take you through each project and offers a lay-flat binding that's perfect for on-the-job advice.

  • Plan your project – assess the scope of your DIY dilemmas and find out how to budget and prepare for the path ahead
  • Don't get in a tangle – easy-to-follow advice on performing electrical and wiring repairs, as well as dealing with damp, replacing window panes and more
  • Colour your home beautiful – learn how to paint and wallpaper your walls without disaster
  • Tread softly – get the lowdown on replacing and repairing wood, tile, carpet and vinyl flooring
  • Get stuck in – find out how to carry out straightforward plumbing jobs, without calling in the experts

Open the book and find:

  • The best DIY tools and how they work
  • Essential health and safety info
  • How to save money and avoid overspending
  • Advice on preparing walls and choosing wallpaper
  • Guidance on finishing wood
  • Painless ways to unblock a sink or drain
  • How to deal with damp
  • When to call in the professionals
  • How to find a good builder

Learn to:

  • Draw up realistic plans and budgets for your DIY projects
  • Achieve success with full-colour illustrations and step-by-step advice
  • Tackle everything from putting up a shelf to hanging wallpaper or unblocking a drain

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470975398
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/02/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
1,105,402
File size:
16 MB
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