Item description for New Fix-It-Yourself Manual: How to Repair, Clean, and Maintain Anything and Everything In and Around Your Home by Editors of Reader's Digest...
Overview Covering everything from replacing faulty faucets to curing the quirks of an air conditioner, this book provides step-by-step illustrated instructions for any home project, plus a comprehensive chapter on tools, in a resource that includes over three thousand photos, illustrations, charts, and diagrams.
Publishers Description The indispensable reference guide for every homeowner, guaranteed to help you maintain and improve your home while saving time and money. Covering everything from replacing faulty faucets and showerheads to curing the quirks of an air conditioner, this book provides step-by-step illustrated instructions, plus a comprehensive chapter on tools. Includes more than 3,000 instructional photographs, illustrations, charts, and diagrams. Let New Fix-It-Yourself Manual guide you through: * Fixing a broken dryer by testing the thermostat, thermal fuse, heating coils, etc. * Troubleshooting electric and gas range problems and fixing them * Reupholstering and reweaving chair seats * Stocking up on the proper tools and supplies for fixing electronics * Installing, testing, and repairing speakers, including maintaining proper polarity * Repairing broken handbags and suitcases properly and professionally * Fixing small engines in yard and workshop tools * Restoring broken air conditioners, heaters, and dehumidifiers * Safely disassembling, testing, and repairing a chain saw REVIEW AUTHORBIO
Citations And Professional Reviews New Fix-It-Yourself Manual: How to Repair, Clean, and Maintain Anything and Everything In and Around Your Home by Editors of Reader's Digest has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
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Studio: Reader's Digest
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.6" Width: 11.1" Height: 1.3" Weight: 4.1 lbs.
Release Date Jun 11, 2009
Publisher Reader's Digest
ISBN 0895778718 ISBN13 9780895778710 UPC 071138008718
Availability 0 units.
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Reviews - What do customers think about New Fix-It-Yourself Manual: How to Repair, Clean, and Maintain Anything and Everything In and Around Your Home?
New Fix-It-Yourself Manual Jan 21, 2008
This was purchased as a gift for my son-in-law. As I told him, it is by far the best do-it-yourself home repair manual I have ever seen or used. It is clearly and logically laid out. Illustrations are in full color and large enough to easily identify the part(s) to be worked on. Diagnostics are systematic without being wordy, and very accurate. It also tells you when you have exhausted all do-it-yourself op;tions and need to call in a professional -- something some repair manuals don't do. It's the first and usually final place I look go to for information on home repairs, major appliances, electrical repairs, and plumbing repairs.
My only complaint is that the binding on my copy eventually broke after several years of heavy use. I guess I'll just have to buy another copy.
Handy book Jan 7, 2008
I had one once before but was lost.But the new ones cover more and they are real handy when you need info about working onthings and tells you what tools you will need.
Very Disappointed Dec 26, 2007
I purchased this book as a Christmas gift for my son. I started to leaf through it prior to wraping it and I am glad I did. This book was published in 1977 and although there is a lot of information - much of it is outdated - how many people do you know who own electric typewriters or bonnet style dryers in 2007??? I would have been very embarassed to give this gift. It has been returned and we purchased another book from the local home improvement store which contains all of the newest technology with regards to home repairs, etc. Sorry I was not happy with my this site purchase!!
Good repair book Jul 22, 2007
Good book for the first time home buyer or anyone that is interested in doing some basic fix-it-up or simple repairs. There are good illustrations and explanations. Some of the book is outdated, but there is plenty here to recommend it.
Outdated manual Apr 11, 2007
I was somewhat disappointed in this book. I was expecting some good how-to pointers on fixing things around the house. I received a book that is very outdated. It gave instructions on fixing cassette decks and turntables. And who fixes broken toasters? I did find a few good pointers, but not like I expected.