When Duct Tape Just Isn't Enough

When Duct Tape Just Isn't Enough : Quick Fixes for Everyday Disasters

3.9 (31 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$12.95

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


Popular Mechanics knows: there are two types of people in the world - those able to fix whatever goes bust, and those who beg the first group for help when something goes wrong. But it doesn't have to be that way, because this easy-to-follow guide will give anyone the basics to tackle those frustrating (and sometimes nerve-wracking) quandaries that crop up around the house: plumbing problems, electrical snafus, appliance failures, computer and electronics breakdowns, pest infestations, and furniture in need of renewal. They range from the serious to the merely annoying, but every one is cause for concern.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 216 pages
  • 154.94 x 175.26 x 25.4mm | 408.23g
  • Sterling Publishing Co Inc
  • Hearst Communications
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • full colour photos / illustrations
  • 1588165655
  • 9781588165657
  • 1,087,350

Rating details

31 ratings
3.9 out of 5 stars
5 35% (11)
4 29% (9)
3 29% (9)
2 3% (1)
1 3% (1)

Our customer reviews

A compact spiral-bound quick reference for small repairs and DIY around the home. Each tip or how-to is about half a page, often with an illustration - some of which are useful, some of which are merely decorative. I didn't find it as interesting as the other Popular Mechanics book Complete Home How-To but the other book is also six times the size of this one. All the tips are numbered but there is no table of contents to easily locate them - you have to refer to the page numbers in the index or just flip through, and the labels on some of them in an attempt to be amusing just make it harder to locate relevant tips. That said, there's a lot of useful information in here and whilst it's not as good a quick reference as it could have been, it's still a useful book to have around.show more
by Nathanael Coyne
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X