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Title:
How to fix anything : essential home repairs anyone can do.
Title Variants:
Popular Mechanics how to fix anything
ISBN:
9781618372604
Publication Information:
New York, New York : Hearst Books, an imprint of Sterling Publishing, Inc., [2018]

©2018
Physical Description:
190 pages : coloured illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Abstract:
"This handy guide covers the essential household repairs that homeowners need to know. From easy fixes like tightening loose door hinges to more involved project such as bleeding your brakes, you'll learn how to handle issues in any room in the house, garage, and yard as well as simple lessons in plumbing and electricity. Throughout the book, Popular Mechanics Senior Home Editor Roy Berendsohn answers questions about the trickiest fix-its, including how to deal with recurring ceiling cracks and get rid of a garbage disposal stench that just won't go away. You'll also find unexpected hacks, like using grass clippings to fix a flat bike tire or a golf tee to fill a stripped screw hole."--Page [4] of cover.
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Summary

Summary

". . . readers will count on Popular Mechanics' advice." -- Booklist (starred review)

For any home repair, big or small, homeowners can turn to this practical and portable reference.

Got a squeaky floor or a rattling door? Is your grout a color you don't recognize anymore? From quick fixes like linking broken chains and patching drywall to more involved projects like replacing a fuel line and bleeding your brakes, Popular Mechanics How to Fix Anything is the handy and reliable go-to guide for the most common household problems offering a primer on plumbing, unexpected hacks like using a golf tee to fill a stripped screw hole, instructions for tuning up the garage door, and so much more. Throughout the book Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics' senior home editor, answers questions about the trickiest fix-its, including how to deal with a recurring ceiling cracks or get rid of that stench from the kitchen sink.. And because it's organized room by room, from basement to bathroom to bedroom, it's simple to find the solution you need--so you won't have to hire someone else to do the job.


Author Notes

Popular Mechanics inspires its 15 million readers and fans to learn, make, discover, and do something new every day. Drawing on 115 years of knowledge, it shares a voracious curiosity about technological breakthroughs, automobiles, inventions, do-it-yourself projects, and outdoor adventure with a community of loyal followers.

Roy Berendsohn is Senior Home Editor at Popular Mechanics . He's written on every conceivable topic that relates to home care, repair, construction, and improvement. He's also covered blacksmithing, how to build a boat and paint a barn, and the restoration of a 4-wheel-drive firetruck.


Table of Contents

Letter from the Editorsp. 07
Chapter 01 Bathroomp. 09
Chapter 02 Kitchenp. 29
Chapter 03 Walls, Ceilings & Floorsp. 43
Chapter 04 Furniture & Fixturesp. 63
Chapter 05 Gadgetsp. 79
Chapter 08 Basement & Mechanicalsp. 93
Chapter 07 Garage & Drivewayp. 115
Chapter 08 Yardp. 161
Indexp. 186
Photo Creditsp. 191