How to Fix Everything For Dummies
For anyone who's ever been frustrated by repair shop rip-offs, this guide shows how to troubleshoot and fix a wide range of household appliances-lamps, vacuum cleaners, washers, dryers, dishwashers, garbage disposals, blenders, radios, televisions, and even computers. Packed with step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions, it's a must-have money-saver for the half of all homeowners who undertake do-it-yourself projects.
Part I: Gearing Up to Fix Everything.
Chapter 1: If Your Broken Stuff Needs Repair.
Chapter 2: Tackling Basic Tools and Equipment.
Part II: Repairing Your Home’s Interior.
Chapter 3: Taking the Creaks, Cracks, and Holes Out of Floors, Stairs, and Basements.
Chapter 4: Conquering Door and Window Headaches.
Chapter 5: Closing In on Walls and Ceilings.
Chapter 6: Tending to Cabinet, Closet, and Countertop Glitches.
Part III: Conquering Simple Electrical, Air, and Plumbing Repairs.
Chapter 7: Don’t Blow Your Fuse: Minor Electrical Repairs.
Chapter 8: Handling Your Heating, Cooling, and Air Quality Systems.
Chapter 9: Sailing Through the Waterworks: Plumbing Repairs.
Part IV: Keeping Your Stuff in Good Shape.
Chapter 10: Looming Large Over Major Appliances.
Chapter 11: Getting Small Appliances to Work.
Chapter 12: Fine-Tuning Communication Equipment.
Chapter 13: Rescuing Your Favorite Furnishings.
Part V: Working Outside Your House.
Chapter 14: Sprucing Up Your Home’s Exterior.
Chapter 15: Improving Your Outdoor Leisure Areas.
Chapter 16: Repairing, Patching, and Sealing Concrete and Asphalt.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 17: Ten Repairs You Should Leave to the Professionals.
Chapter 18: Ten (Okay, Twelve) Tips for Hiring a Repair Specialist (When All Else Fails).