The Home Owner's Manual: Operating Instructions, Troubleshooting Tips, and Advice on Household Maintenance

The Home Owner's Manual: Operating Instructions, Troubleshooting Tips, and Advice on Household Maintenance

by Dan Ramsey Dan, Paul Kepple, Paul Kepple, Jude Buffum
     
 

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At Last! A Beginner’s Guide to Home Technology
 
Water stains on your ceiling. Dents and cracks in your drywall. Radiators that hiss and gurgle all night long. It’s enough to make you cry out, “Why doesn’t my house come with an owner’s manual?” And now—finally!—it does.  
 
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At Last! A Beginner’s Guide to Home Technology
 
Water stains on your ceiling. Dents and cracks in your drywall. Radiators that hiss and gurgle all night long. It’s enough to make you cry out, “Why doesn’t my house come with an owner’s manual?” And now—finally!—it does.  
 
Through step-by-step instructions and helpful schematic diagrams, The Home Owner’s Manual explores hundreds of frequently asked questions: What’s the best way to fix a leaky faucet? When should I have my chimney cleaned? How can I reset a circuit breaker without electrocuting myself? Whatever your concerns, you’ll find the answers here—courtesy of licensed building contractor Dan Ramsey, who has taught the basics of renovation to thousands of homeowners.

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Library Journal
Quirk continues its line of little owner's manuals with this title by Ramsey (Doors, Windows and Skylights). A short and stocky book, it features heavyweight paper that will supposedly stand up to repeated use. Stylized cartoons that contain hidden jokes effectively pepper the book with humor. Coverage is purposefully cursory; house systems are described very concisely and authoritatively. Simple repairs are never illustrated, just via instructional text. Though the book offers some useful information, it is not an essential purchase. Turn to Reader's Digest's The Complete-Do-It-Yourself Manual instead. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594741036
Publisher:
Quirk Publishing
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Series:
Owner's and Instruction Manual Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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