Popular Mechanics When Duct Tape Just Isn t Enough

Author: Popular Mechanics
Publisher: Hearst
ISBN: 9781618372178
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This practical, fun book for easy home repairs now flaunts a brand-new cover! "Popular Mechanics When Duct Tape Just Isn't Enough" gives anyone the basics to tackle those frustrating quandaries that crop up, from plumbing problems and appliance failures to computer and electronics breakdowns and pest infestations. Whether the issue is a fast fix for worn furniture or a simple way to stop deer from pillaging the garden, the magazine s experts are here to help."

Popular Mechanics When Duct Tape Just Isn t Enough

Author: C. J. Petersen
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781588165657
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This easy-to-follow guide from "Popular Mechanics" gives anyone the basics to tackle those frustrating, and sometimes nerve-wracking, quandaries that crop up around the house. Whether the issue is a fast repair for a running toilet, or a simple way to keep deer out of the garden, its all here.

Popular Mechanics Complete Home How To

Author: Albert Jackson
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781588168030
Format: PDF
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Provides an extensive home repair guide for both interior and exterior home repairs, including installing windows, laying floors, and building fences.

How to Fix Absolutely Anything

Author: Instructables.com
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1629142638
Format: PDF
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The one book that shows you how to fix anything anywhere in your home! There are a million things that can go wrong in your home. Faucets leak. Floorboards creak. Paint flakes. Chairs break. With How to Fix Absolutely Anything, you’ll have step-by-step instructions to tackle even the most confounding repairs in your home, including: • Installing a toilet • Replacing the belts on your washer and dryer • Patching up a hole in the wall • Bringing a power adapter back to life • Re-covering chairs • Getting wax out of your carpet • And many more! From changing lightbulbs to fixing a kitchen cabinet hinge, How to Fix Absolutely Anything is a collection of the most indispensible advice and tips from people across the world who face the same problems you do. Hundreds of color photographs and easy-to-follow instructions make this book perfect for all levels of experience. It’s a no-brainer for any homeowner, and the one gift to get any friend, family member, or loved one living on their own for the first time. Broke the microwave handle and don’t know what to do? With How to Fix Absolutely Anything, the solution is only a few pages away.

Small Engines and Outdoor Power Equipment

Author: Peter Hunn
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
ISBN: 1627881409
Format: PDF
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This new book is more than a simple engine repair manual. Designed for the beginner with little or no mechanical experience, Small Engines & Outdoor Power Equipment is a graphically appealing, step-by-step guide that covers all of the most important engine maintenance and repair skills you’ll need to keep your equipment running at peak performance. It also shows exactly how to perform mechanical upkeep and repairs on the most common outdoor power implements, including lawn mowers, snow blowers, chain saws, power washers, generators, leaf blowers, rototillers, wood splitters, lawn edgers, and weed whips. With clear how-to photos and detailed diagrams, you’ll see exactly what needs to be done. A comprehensive troubleshooting guide helps you define problems and enact solutions. With Small Engines & Outdoor Power Equipment in your library, you won’t need to haul the lawn mower off to the repair center and wait a few weeks just because a filter is plugged or the old gas needs to be replaced. Among the many skills you’ll learn are seasonal tune-ups, changing oil, servicing spark plugs, cleaning filters, replacing a muffler, servicing the fuel tank, overhauling a carburetor, servicing brakes, inspecting a flywheel, replacing a fuel pump, and replacing a rewind cord.

How to Build a Fire

Author: Erin Bried
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345525108
Format: PDF, ePub
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A HANDY GUIDE FULL OF HOW-TO TIPS AND SAGE ADVICE FROM GRANDFATHERS As members of the Greatest Generation, our grandfathers were not only defined by the Depression but also by their heroic service to the country in World War II. Courageous, responsible, and involved, they understand sacrifice, hard work, and how to do whatever is necessary to take care of their loved ones. They also know how to have a rollicking good time. Sensible, fun, and inspiring, How to Build a Fire offers a rare glimpse into the hearts and minds of grandfathers near and far by sharing their practical skills and sweet stories on how to be stronger, smarter, richer, and happier. Inside are more than one hundred essential step-by-step tips for fixing, leading, prospering, playing, and hosting, including how to • buck up and be brave in the face of adversity • play hard and break in a baseball mitt • bait a hook and catch a big fish • look dapper and tie a perfect tie • get a raise and earn more • write a love letter and kindle romance • change a flat tire and save the day • stand up and give a sparkling toast • play the harmonica and make your own music Loaded with charming illustrations, good humor, and warm nostalgia, How to Build a Fire is the perfect handbook for guys or gals of any age. The first of its kind, this collection of our grandfathers’ hard-earned wisdom will help you build confidence and get back to what’s really important in life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Dare to Repair

Author: Julie Sussman
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060959843
Format: PDF
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This is NOT your father's home repair book! And it's not your husband's, your brother's, your boyfriend's, or the guy's next door. Dare to Repair is a do-it-herself book for every woman who would rather be self-reliant than rely on a super or contractor. No matter the depth of your pockets or the size of your home, a toilet will get clogged, a circuit breaker will trip, and a smoke detector will stop working. It's up to you how you'll deal with them -- live in denial, pay the piper, or get real and do it yourself. Dare to Repair demystifies these home repairs by providing information that other books leave out. In Dare to Repair, you'll learn how to: Take the plunge -- from fixing a leaky faucet to cleaning the gutters. Lighten up -- from removing a broken light bulb to installing a dimmer switch. Keep your cool -- from maintaining a refrigerator's gasket to changing the rotation of a ceiling fan. Get a handle on it -- from replacing a doorknob to repairing a broken window. Play it safe -- from planning a fire escape route to installing a smoke detector. Filled with detailed illustrations, Dare to Repair provides even the most repair-challenged woman with the ability to successfully fix things around the home. Once you start, you won't want to stop.

Popular Mechanics Robots

Author: Daniel H. Wilson
Publisher: Hearst Books
ISBN: 9781618371683
Format: PDF
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Robots and AI have long intrigued humans—and the fascination continues in this fantastic collection of allPopular Mechanics' robotic coverage from 2010 to the present. Exploring machines that can recognize our faces, diagnose illnesses, drive our cars, and go into space, author David H. Wilson shows how robots aren't out to destroy humanity . . . but part of a wonderful new world.

The Big Book of Hacks

Author: Doug Cantor
Publisher: Weldon Owen
ISBN: 9781616283995
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Fire up your soldering iron, charge up that drill, and get ready to hack! From a tiny theremin to a watermelon keg, from an automatic cat feeder to a glowing mousepad, the ingenious and hilarious projects in The Big Book of Hacks are perfect for aspiring makers. And it's all brought to you by the DIY masters at Popular Science magazine. Four comprehensive chapters help you create megafun games and toys for the amusement of all: GEEK TOYS Be the life of any party with rad gaming hacks, amazing pyrotechnics, quirky DIY robots, "wow"-inducing projectiles, and lots of ways to make beer even better. HOME IMPROVEMENTS Pimp out your pad with a laser-security system, an improvised sous-vide cooker, and a life-size cardboard display of anyone you want. GADGET UPGRADES Want to stash a flash drive in an old cassette? Use a DIY stylus on a touchscreen? Improvise a fisheye lens for your camera? With this book, you can. THINGS THAT GO Give your motorbike a Tron vibe, deck out your car with an action-figure hood ornament, and keep gadgets charged on the go with a solar-powered backpack.

Home Repair Wisdom Know How

Author: Fine Homebuilding
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 0316362883
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The latest addition to Black Dog's best-selling Wisdom and Know-How series, this complete, all-in-one, easy-to-follow resource covers everything you need to know about home repair. Home Repair Wisdom & Know-How is the essential go-to book for every project homeowners encounter, from basic wiring to kitchen renovations. Featuring step-by-step instructions from the pages of Fine Homebuilding magazine, one of the most trusted sources on home repair and construction, the nearly 1,000 pages book is organized into topics including The Basic Tool Kit, Fixing a Leaky Faucet, Stain Removal, Repairing a Wood Surface, Replacing a Toilet, Fine Points of Applying Paint, Roof Repair, Fixing Large and Small Appliances, Installing Screen Doors, Home Safety and Security, Porches and Patios, Energy Alternatives, and more. Packed with tried and true advice from leaders in the industry and hundreds of photographs, charts, and sidebars, Home Repair Wisdom & Know-How is a must-have for any homeowner.