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Popular Mechanics Complete Home How-To

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by Albert Jackson, David Day
 

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This number-one bestseller has guided more than 200,000 readers worldwide with the best, most user-friendly home how-to advice. Now it's better than ever, with new illustrations and extensively revised and rewritten chapters covering the most recent techniques and innovations in home repairs and maintenance. And you can trust that the advice is accurate and reliable

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This number-one bestseller has guided more than 200,000 readers worldwide with the best, most user-friendly home how-to advice. Now it's better than ever, with new illustrations and extensively revised and rewritten chapters covering the most recent techniques and innovations in home repairs and maintenance. And you can trust that the advice is accurate and reliable because it comes from the editors at Popular Mechanics, the magazine millions of do-it-yourselfers rely on. Every step involved in a home improvement or renovation is covered, making it possible for you to complete the work yourself or stay informed if you hire a professional. Detailed, straightforward instructions for projects inside and outside the house are supplemented with a wealth of photographs, exploded diagrams, and drawings -- all in full color. Locating a subject that interests you is easy using the extensive index and color-coded chapters. Keep your house in top condition and make improvements to benefit your family while adding to the value of your property.

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Every library needs a good, all-in-one guide to home repair, and this one, which carries the Popular Mechanics imprimatur, fits the bill. Interior and exterior repairs are included, from simple tasks like replacing an electrical switch to difficult ones like constructing a wall or building a pond, as well as common upgrades. Everything is explained in detail, with a wealth of clear photos and illustrations. A section on skills and tools shows the use of woodworking, building, decorating, plumbing, and electrical equipment, and a reference section describes hardware/materials and defines commonly used terminology. A great general guide to home repairs of all types, this book will see heavy use in most collections. Essential. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588168030
Publisher:
Hearst
Publication date:
11/03/2009
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.40(d)

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Popular Mechanics Complete Home How-To 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has some useful information, but I can't remember worse editing. Parts of the Table of Contents point to the wrong page or to topics that don't exist (example: Water Closets), or leave out other topics and/or sections that should be listed. I had to make my own table of contents for the plumbing section. There was also at least one section in this book cross-referencing other sections. All the cross-references were wrong. To me, it looks like there were two versions of this book, one for the UK and one for the USA, and the editors did a poor job of correcting the contents and cross-references.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has a massive amount of good information. Just remeber to use the index and not the table of contents for looking up page numbers.