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.

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!

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 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

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.

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

Electronics All in One For Dummies

Electronics All in One For Dummies Author Doug Lowe
ISBN-10 9781119320807
Year 2017-01-18
Pages 960
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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A comprehensive collection of 8 books in 1 offering electronics guidance that can't be found anywhere else! If you know a breadboard from a breadbox but want to take your hobby electronics skills to the next level, this is the only reference you need. Electronics All-in-One For Dummies has done the legwork for you — offering everything you need to enhance your experience as an electronics enthusiast in one convenient place. Written by electronics guru and veteran For Dummies author Doug Lowe, this down-to-earth guide makes it easy to grasp such important topics as circuits, schematics, voltage, and safety concerns. Plus, it helps you have tons of fun getting your hands dirty working with the Raspberry Pi, creating special effects, making your own entertainment electronics, repairing existing electronics, learning to solder safely, and so much more. Create your own schematics and breadboards Become a circuit-building expert Tackle analog, digital, and car electronics Debunk and grasp confusing electronics concepts If you're obsessed with all things electronics, look no further! This comprehensive guide is packed with all the electronics goodies you need to add that extra spark to your game!

Writing Fiction For Dummies

Writing Fiction For Dummies Author Randy Ingermanson
ISBN-10 9780470585238
Year 2009-11-05
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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A complete guide to writing and selling your novel So you want to write a novel? Great! That’s a worthy goal, no matter what your reason. But don’t settle for just writing a novel. Aim high. Write a novel that you intend to sell to a publisher. Writing Fiction for Dummies is a complete guide designed to coach you every step along the path from beginning writer to royalty-earning author. Here are some things you’ll learn in Writing Fiction for Dummies: Strategic Planning: Pinpoint where you are on the roadmap to publication; discover what every reader desperately wants from a story; home in on a marketable category; choose from among the four most common creative styles; and learn the self-management methods of professional writers. Writing Powerful Fiction: Construct a story world that rings true; create believable, unpredictable characters; build a strong plot with all six layers of complexity of a modern novel; and infuse it all with a strong theme. Self-Editing Your Novel: Psychoanalyze your characters to bring them fully to life; edit your story structure from the top down; fix broken scenes; and polish your action and dialogue. Finding An Agent and Getting Published: Write a query letter, a synopsis, and a proposal; pitch your work to agents and editors without fear. Writing Fiction For Dummies takes you from being a writer to being an author. It can happen—if you have the talent and persistence to do what you need to do.

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.

Swift For Dummies

Swift For Dummies Author Jesse Feiler
ISBN-10 9781119022220
Year 2015-02-09
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Swift is the future of Apple programming - the heir apparent to Objective-C, and that's good news! Designed from the ground up to be a simpler programming language, it's now easier than ever to get started creating apps for iPhone or iPad, or applications for Mac OS X! Trust Dummies to get you off to a strong start with Swift, whether you are an existing Objective-C programmer looking to port your code to Swift or even if you've never programmed for Apple in the past. Find out how to set up Xcode for a new Swift applications, use operators, objects, and data types; control program flow with conditional statement; and create new functions, statements, and declarations. Learn useful patterns in an object-oriented environment and take advantage of frameworks to speed your coding along. Find out how Swift does away with pointer variables and how to reference and dereference variables instead. Existing programmers will find out how to quickly port existing objective-c applications into Swift and get into the swing of the new language very ... swiftly. In the book, you'll find coverage of: -Moving existing Objective-C code to Swift -Operators -Collections and objects -Data types -Controlling data flow -Creating and using functions -Expressions -Statements -Patterns, generic parameters, and arguments -Initializing and deinitializing data -Closures -Classes -Methods -Memory management with automatic reference counting -Casting and nesting types -Using extensions and protocols

Auto Repair For Dummies

Auto Repair For Dummies Author Deanna Sclar
ISBN-10 9781118167434
Year 2011-07-22
Pages 168
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Get the confidence and know-how you need to fix and maintain your vehicle like a pro! Want to handle basic auto repairs yourself? This easy-to-follow guide gives you the nuts and bolts of diagnosing trouble and performing simple maintenance and repairs on your vehicle. You'll explore key systems and keep everything running in tiptop shape. Get to know your vehicle — understand what you're looking at when you check under the hood Keep your cool — add and change coolant and change the oil Ensure a smooth ride — buy new tires, care for tires, and change tires Stay on top of your electrical system — change spark plugs, fuses, and the battery Be a buddy to your brakes — check your brakes for wear; flush the system and change the fluid; adjust your parking brake Recognize the sounds of trouble — suss out sounds, squeaks, rattles, vibrations, and more Open the book and find: A step-by-step under-the-hood checklist How to jack up your vehicle safely How to check and change your own oil Eco-friendly tips for saving fuel Helpful illustrations that demonstrate repairs Whether it's time for a tune-up Tips on identifying common sounds, squeaks, and leaks Learn to: Perform routine repairs and maintenance Troubleshoot problems and symptoms Save fuel and extend your car's life

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