How to Fix Everything For Dummies

How to Fix Everything For Dummies Author Gary Hedstrom
ISBN-10 9781118054321
Year 2011-03-04
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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The fun and easy way to repair anything and everything around the house 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.

How to Fix Everything For Dummies

How to Fix Everything For Dummies Author Gary Hedstrom
ISBN-10 0764572091
Year 2005-04-29
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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A guide to troubleshooting and fixing a wide variety of appliances, gadgets, and machinery shows readers how to repair lamps, vacuum cleaners, dishwashers, dryers, garbage disposals, blenders, washers, televisions, radios, and other household items.

How to Fix just About Everything

How to Fix  just About  Everything Author Bill Marken
ISBN-10 9780743234689
Year 2002
Pages 551
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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More than 550 step-by-step instructions for everything from fixing a faucet to removing mystery stains to curing a hangover.

Home Maintenance For Dummies

Home Maintenance For Dummies Author James Carey
ISBN-10 9781118052679
Year 2011-01-31
Pages 408
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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A hands-on, step-by-step guide to properly maintaining your home Your home requires regular maintenance to operate safely and efficiently. The expert advice in this second edition of Home Maintenance For Dummies can help you save literally thousands of dollars each year by showing you how to perform home maintenance yourself! This new edition provides the latest tips on how to tune up your home and make repairs to every room of the house, from basement to attic. By combining step-by-step instructions and expert information, this practical guide gives you the skills to tackle everything from furnace tune-ups to leaky roofs. You'll also learn how to conduct routine inspections, keep major appliances running efficiently, and increase energy efficiency. Shows how to keep your home in tip-top shape, preserve its value, and avoid costly repairs Covers all rooms of the house, in addition to the roof, foundation, and exterior Explains how to keep all home systems and major appliances running smoothly Includes a seasonal maintenance schedule Provides the latest green maintenance options to help lower your utility bills James Carey and Morris Carey have a radio show, a newspaper column, and a Web site, all called On the House, and appear regularly on CBS News Saturday Morning. They are also the authors of Home Remodeling For Dummies If you've always wanted to tackle home repairs like a pro, Home Maintenance For Dummies, 2nd Edition is your ideal resource!

Home Improvement All in One For Dummies

Home Improvement All in One For Dummies Author Roy Barnhart
ISBN-10 1118069862
Year 2011-04-18
Pages 720
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Put on your grubbies, get out your tools, and get ready to tackle home repairs and improvements with the goof-proof instructions in this guide that combines the best of nine For Dummies home improvement books in one comprehensive volume. Whether you’re an accomplished do-it-yourselfer or a novice, the easy-to-follow instructions, complete with photos and illustrations, will guide you through: Basic home maintenance and improvement projects from the foundation to the roof, including windows, doors, and electrical repairs and replacements Painting and wallpapering Bathroom and kitchen remodeling, including installing cabinets, countertops, fixtures, and appliances Carpentry, woodworking and flooring Plumbing, including unclogging fixtures and fixing leaky faucets Want to spruce up bedroom? Spiff up the kitchen? Shore up the porch? Build stairs? Replace creaky doors and drafty windows? Make the most of your space? Inside or out, major renovation or minor repair, the how-to is all right here. Think about it—if you do just one project yourself instead of calling a plumber, electrician, painter, handyman, or other service person, you’ve saved far more than the cost of this book! And you’ll have it on hand to guide you through the next project!

How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic

How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic Author Michael Geier
ISBN-10 9780071744232
Year 2011-01-05
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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Master the Art of Electronics Repair In this hands-on guide, a lifelong electronics repair guru shares his tested techniques and invaluable insights. How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic shows you how to repair and extend the life of all kinds of solid-state devices, from modern digital gadgetry to cherished analog products of yesteryear. You'll start by selecting the tools and test equipment you'll need and setting up your workbench. Then, you'll get familiar with components and how they form circuits, stages, and sections of a device. Next, you'll learn how to take a product apart, figure out what's wrong with it, replace components, and reassemble it. Real-world case studies help clarify the topics covered. Tips and tricks for specific devices, such as optical disc players, computers, and video recorders, are also included in this practical resource. Set up a workbench and equip it with tools and test instruments Ensure personal safety and avoid electrical and physical damage to devices Understand electrical units, circuits, and signals Use test equipment, including a digital multimeter, signal generator, frequency counter, and an oscilloscope Repair circuit boards and replace parts Work with components, from capacitors and ICs to transistors and zeners Learn to read block, schematic, and pictorial diagrams Disassemble devices and identify sections and stages Troubleshoot and diagnose to the component level Perform reverse-order reassembly

Credit Repair Kit For Dummies

Credit Repair Kit For Dummies Author Steve Bucci
ISBN-10 9781118821572
Year 2014-03-13
Pages 408
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Manage and repair your credit Credit card debt is the third largest source of household indebtedness. Credit Repair Kit For Dummies gives you the tools you need to repair your credit. This new edition covers: major changes with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) inquiry into overdraft practices and their effect on consumers; dealing with the effect of tightened credit markets on those with good, marginal, or bad credit; best ways to recover from mortgage related score hits or minimize damage after walking away from a home; updated Vantage Score information; updated coverage on reporting programs like FICO Score watch, etc.; what makes a good FICO score today; a new section on significant others (boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse) and credit/debt sharing; Debt Relief Act in a mortgage meltdown situation; the latest tips and advice on dealing with identity theft and annoying collection calls; and more. Online you'll find sample credit reports, forms, templates, and other helpful tools to help whip your credit into shape. Updated credit score examples with new ranges New information about IRS exceptions to the Mortgage Forgiveness Advice and tips about adding information to a credit report, and beefing-up thin credit Useful, downloadable, forms and tools on Dummies.com If you have mediocre credit and want or need to better manage it in order to get a job, reduce insurance costs, qualify for banking products, and more, Credit Repair Kit For Dummies has it covered.

Home improvement for dummies

Home improvement for dummies Author Gene Hamilton
ISBN-10 0764550055
Year 1998-03-23
Pages 456
Language en
Publisher For Dummies
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Covers painting, wood refinishing, wallpapering, basic carpentry, plumbing, electricity, repairs, improvements, safety, and security

DIY For Dummies

DIY For Dummies Author Jeff Howell
ISBN-10 0470975393
Year 2010-09-02
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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This hands-on guide will help you prepare for and manage simple home repairs and improvements. Jeff Howell (the Sunday Telegraph's DIY columnist) and a host of other experts guide you through the trials and tribulations of DIY, helping you to carry out a range of projects - from fixing a leaky tap to hanging wallpaper - safely, cheaply and with minimum disruption. The full-colour drawings illustrate the step-by-step techniques and the lay-flat binding is perfect for on-the-job DIY advice. DIY For Dummies covers: PART I - Planning Your Home Improvement Projects Chapter 1: Gearing Up for Your DIY Adventures Chapter 2: Being Safe and Prepared Chapter 3: Working with (And within) a Budget PART II - Basic Home Maintenance and Improvement Chapter 1: Repairing Walls and Putting Up Shelves Chapter 2: Windows Don't Have to Be a Pane Chapter 3: Doors: An Open-and-Shut Case Chapter 4: Roofs and Walls Chapter 5: Dealing with Damp Chapter 6: Electrical Repairs and Replacements PART III - Painting and Wallpapering Chapter 1: Planning Your Painting Project Chapter 2: Preparing Surfaces for Painting Chapter 3: Painting, Finishing, and Cleaning Up Chapter 4: Choosing Wallpaper and Preparing Walls Chapter 5: Hanging Wallpaper PART V - Carpentry, Woodworking, and Flooring Chapter 1: Flooring: Keeping a Leg Up on Foot Traffic Chapter 2: Drilling, Driving, Fastening, and Gluing Chapter 3: Understanding the Carpentry Process Chapter 4: Finishing Wood PART VI - Plumbing Chapter 1: The Plumbing System in Your Home Chapter 2: Heating, Ventilating, and Insulating Your Home Chapter 3: Plumbing Materials and Tools Chapter 4: Unblocking a Sink or Bath Drain Chapter 5: Unblocking and Fixing a Toilet Chapter 6: Fixing a Dripping Tap

Bike Repair and Maintenance For Dummies

Bike Repair and Maintenance For Dummies Author Dennis Bailey
ISBN-10 047048036X
Year 2009-02-10
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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By coupling step-by-step instructions and detailed photos and illustrations, Bike Repair & Maintenance For Dummies gives readers the information they need to keep their bikes in working order, often without taking it to the shop.

Cooking Basics For Dummies

Cooking Basics For Dummies Author Marie Rama
ISBN-10 9781118922323
Year 2014-10-13
Pages 456
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Get started cooking now with Cooking Basics For Dummies, 5th Edition! Are you looking to dig yourself out of microwave dinners and learn the ropes of home cooking? Cooking Basics For Dummies, 5th Edition takes the intimidation out of cooking and helps you start cultivating your culinary prowess in no time. From learning fundamental cooking techniques like dicing, chopping, and saut?ing to creating delicious, easy-to-follow recipes, you'll discover how to cook up crowd-pleasing meals the whole family will enjoy—all without breaking a sweat! Even if you've never cracked an egg, this friendly, practical guide gives you all the ingredients to become a superior home cook. In plain English, it explains step-by-step how to master popular cooking techniques, such as dicing vegetables, hard boiling an egg, making quick and delicious sauces, planning menus, stocking your pantry, and so much more. Packed with more than 150 easy-to-follow recipes for every meal of the day, from mouth-watering mains to sumptuous sides to delectable desserts Helps you master grilling, slow cooking, baking, roasting, pressure cooking, and more Includes tips on adapting meals to meet the latest dietary trends, such as low-sugar, low-sodium, low-fat, plant-based, and vegetarian diets Covers shopping at farmer's markets and buying organic foods Cooking Basics For Dummies, 5th edition is for every beginner cook or polished chef looking for a refresher on breathing new life into home-cooked meals.

Knitting For Dummies

Knitting For Dummies Author Allen
ISBN-10 9781118805268
Year 2013-10-09
Pages 408
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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The bestselling guide to knitting brilliant, timeless pieces This revised and refreshed third edition of Knitting For Dummies features new knitting patterns, refreshed and additional projects, a new bibliography and suppliers list, and improved step-by-step knitting instructions. Plus, from the book, you can access step-by-step instructional videos online that enable you to see and practice the knitting techniques found in the book. From casting on to knitting in the round—and more—this new edition provides refreshed content and new images and access to online videos to help you follow along with the text. The book's user-friendly online instructional videos empower you to get started knitting immediately. Includes refreshed knitting projects Empowers you to confidently knit your own handmade creations A brand-new edition of the bestselling guide to knitting Experienced and novice knitters alike can benefit from the step-by-step instructions and informative videos included in this new edition of Knitting For Dummies!

OS X El Capitan For Dummies

OS X El Capitan For Dummies Author Bob LeVitus
ISBN-10 9781119149637
Year 2015-10-16
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Get up to speed on the latest Mac OS Getting a new Mac and not knowing how to use it is like getting a remote controlled car for Christmas with no batteries. OS X For Dummies powers your understanding of the latest Mac operating system through straightforward, fun content that covers the basic features and functions you need to know. An essential text if you're not already familiar with Apple technology, this resource walks you through the fundamentals of Apple's Mac OS, shows you how to customize your workspace, work with the Dock, leverage the Finder and Finder Tabs, understand files, folders, and tags, find things with Spotlight, use Mission Control and Launchpad, organize your life through Calendar, Reminders, Notes, and Notifications, and much more. Apple is one of the most popular technology companies in the world, known for its ability to combine power and stability with style. Since all of Apple's products function according to its proprietary operating system, it's essential that you understand how to use the OS to make the most of your tech toys. Take your communication to the next level with email and messaging capabilities Enjoy multi-media entertainment by surfing the web and accessing movies, music, ebooks, and digital photos Let your creative side run free with Text Edit Create a seamless digital experience by connecting a printer, running multiple displays, networking, file sharing, backing up and restoring your system, and keeping your machine safe with Gatekeeper OS X For Dummies breaks down Apple's Mac operating system into bite-sized pieces, allowing you to digest small morsels of information that guide you in navigating your new Apple gadget.