Popular Mechanics Complete Home How-To

Popular Mechanics Complete Home How-To

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From Popular Mechanics (9.6 million readers every month), the hands-down experts on the subject of how things work, comes the most complete and up-to-date DIY guide ever published. This highly sophisticated household manual will instantly become the gold standard for anybody who fixes anything. Filled with color photos, drawings, and diagrams, this encyclopedic how-to covers every area of concern to house and apartment owners, with information on planning ahead; decorating; repairs and improvements; security; infestation, rot, and damp; electricity; plumbing; heating; outdoor care; and tools and skills. And it's easy to find the solution to the particular problem that concerns you, without having to go from page to page of continuous text: the straightforward design breaks down the subjects into clearly defined, color-coded chapters. So whether you're looking for advice on applying finishes, adding decorative paint effects, constructing walls, fixing the roof, or installing a burglar alarm, the instructions are here. - National Publicity - Cross Marketing on the Website, PM zone - Featured in PM's "Great Stuff Column" - Featured in PM E-Newsletter (125,000 subscribers) - Included in PM "Wish List for Guys" Gift Registry - Advertising in PM Magazineshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 514 pages
  • 215.9 x 281.94 x 33.02mm | 1,950.44g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised ed.
  • Frontispiece; Illustrations, color
  • 1588168034
  • 9781588168030
  • 1,311,688

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I bought this book so I could gain a better understanding of home construction, maintenance and DIY in preparation for sanding back and polishing our floorboards, fixing a few cracks, replacing our pergola and re-doing the backyard. This book is an excellent resource on everything you need to know about your home from plumbing to laying bricks to painting to gardening. The information and illustrations are better than I could have hoped for. I believe you could build a house from scratch based on this manual. If you just want to know how to fix up the occasional thing that goes wrong - small repairs, stains, mildew etc - then this book might be too much for you and you might be better off with When Duct Tape Just Isn't Enough, also from Popular Mechanics.show more
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