Home improvement is a constant process of discovery. At first there's the initial realization that something needs to be upgraded, repaired, or replaced. Next you need to figure out how to tackle the situation. That's when Fix, Repair & Replace comes to the rescue! The editors at the Family Handyman magazine have packed this practical guide with expert advice, step-by-step directions, and clear photos and illustrations to help you ensure a fix and not a failure. Whether you're interested in plumbing, tiling, woodworking, insulating, or electrical repair, you'll find it inside. And as an added bonus, special sections on tools, skills, and techniques will bring you extraordinary results in less time. Get set to take on all kinds of do-it-yourself projects, including:
Interior Projects, Repairs & Remodeling: Super-insulate your attic; create a glass tile vanity top; save a flooded basement; triple your closet space; spray-texture a damaged ceiling
Electrical & High-Tech: Save a cut extension cord; add a circuit to your breaker box; install a wall-mounted light; organize your phone and appliance chargers
Plumbing, Heating & Appliances: Prevent pipes from freezing; replace a leaking main shutoff valve; fix rotting A/C insulation; save money on your water bill; plumb a water-powered sump pump; replace copper pipes with PEX
Exterior Maintenance & Repairs: Patch rotted wood; repair mortar joints; install a new entry door; repack a stem seal on a street valve; make your own window screens
A trusted friend in a complicated world, Reader’s Digest brings big ideas to your kitchen table, shares stories you can’t put down, offers clever ways to live your life and the chance to laugh and cry together about what makes us all human.
Publisher: Trusted Media Brands (December 22, 2011)