5,001 Handyman Secrets

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This is the ultimate bible for all do-it-yourselfers and covers everything from small home appliances, major appliances, furnaces, flooring to basement leaks, furniture repairs, and even the roof. This book of secrets will turn anyone into a handyperson!

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CHAPTER 1 KITCHEN………………………………………….. 12
CABINETS……………………………………………………. 12
CONVECTION OVEN ……………………………………….. 14
COUNTERS…………………………………………………… 14
CROCK POT………………………………………………….. 18
CUTLERY……………………………………………………… 19
SHARPENING ANGLES…………………………………….. 21
DISHWASHER………………………………………………… 21
EXHAUST HOOD…………………………………………….. 26
FLOORING……………………………………………………. 27
General flooring…………………………………….. 28
Carpeting…………………………………………….. 29
FREEZER (CHEST)………………………………………….. 30
Freezer food tips……………………………………. 32
Problems after freezing foods……………………. 33
GARBAGE DISPOSAL……………………………………… 34
HOT WATER DISPENSER………………………………….. 36
ICE CUBE MAKER…………………………………………… 37
KITCHEN SINK……………………………………………….. 38
MICROWAVE…………………………………………………. 39
MIXERS………………………………………………………… 43
OVEN…………………………………………………………… 43
POTS & PANS………………………………………………… 46
RANGE TOP…………………………………………………… 53
REFRIGERATOR……………………………………………… 54
SMALL ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES………………………. 58
Blender………………………………………………… 58
Bread machine………………………………………. 59
Can opener…………………………………………… 63
Coffee maker…………………………………………. 63
Food processor……………………………………… 66
Iron……………………………………………………. 67
Toaster……………………………………………….. 68
Toaster oven………………………………………… 69
TRASH COMPACTOR……………………………………….. 69
UTENSILS……………………………………………………… 70
WATER PURIFIER……………………………………………. 70
MISCELLANEOUS KITCHEN TIPS………………………… 73

CHAPTER 2 BATHROOM………………………………………… 80
BATHTUBS (all types)………………………………………. 81
CABINETS…………………………………………………….. 82
FAUCETS……………………………………………………… 83
Changing a sink faucet…………………………….. 83
FLOOR…………………………………………………………. 84
HAIR DRYER………………………………………………….. 84
SHOWER………………………………………………………. 85
SINK…………………………………………………………….. 86
STEAM ROOM………………………………………………… 87
TILE COUNTER……………………………………………….. 88
TOILET………………………………………………………….. 88
Removing a toilet……………………………………. 91
Installing a toilet…………………………………….. 91
CHAPTER 3 FAMILY/TV ROOM………………………………… 92

CHAPTER 3 FAMILY/TV ROOM………………………………… 92
FISH TANK…………………………………………………….. 92
FLOORING…………………………………………………….. 95
LIGHTING……………………………………………………… 95
SLIDING GLASS DOOR…………………………………….. 97
Keeping doors sliding easily……………………… 97
STEREOS……………………………………………………… 97
TELEVISION SET…………………………………………….. 97
WOOD FURNITURE………………………………………….. 97
Repairing cigarette burns………………………….. 99
Removing ink stains………………………………… 99
Removing white marks…………………………….. 100
Choosing wood stains.,……………………………. 102
Choosing clear finishes……………………………. 103
VENETIAN BLINDS………………………………………….. 104
CHAPTER 4 KID‟S ROOM.……………………………………… 105

CHAPTER 4 KID‟S ROOM.……………………………………… 105
BEDDING………………………………………………………. 105
CARPETING…………………………………………………… 106
DESIGNING SPACE FOR CHILDREN……………………… 106
ELECTRICAL SAFETY……………………………………….. 107
FIRE SAFETY RULES……………………………………….. 107
FURNITURE……………………………………………………. 108
PETS IN BEDROOM…………………………………………. 109
SAFETY & TOYS……………………………………………… 110
Choke test…………………………………………….. 111
STORAGE……………………………………………………… 111
WINDOW COVERINGS………………………………………. 111
CHAPTER 5 PET AREAS…………………………………………113

CHAPTER 5 PET AREAS…………………………………………113
BATHING………………………………………………………. 113
BIRD FEEDERS & HOUSES………………………………… 113
Building a birdhouse………………………………. 116
DOG HOUSES………………………………………………… 117
Building a doghouse……………………………….. 117
EXOTICS………………………………………………………. 120
FOOD DISHES………………………………………………… 120
PET DOOR (installing)……………………………………… 121
PROTECTING FURNITURE…………………………………. 121
RABBITS………………………………………………………. 122
SCRATCHING POSTS………………………………………. 122
SNAKES……………………………………………………….. 123
WATER…………………………………………………………. 123

CHAPTER 6 LIVING ROOM……………………………………… 125
CARPETING…………………………………………………… 125
DECORATIVE METAL……………………………………….. 129
DRAPERIES…………………………………………………… 129
DUSTING………………………………………………………. 131
GLASS-TOP TABLES……………………………………….. 133
HARDWOOD FLOORING……………………………………. 133
Floor protectors……………………………………… 133
MARBLE TOP FURNITURE…………………………………. 134
SILVERWARE…………………………………………………. 136
UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE………………………………. 137
WOOD FURNITURE………………………………………….. 137

CHAPTER 7 GARAGE……………………………………………. 140
CARS…………………………………………………………… 140
DRIVEWAYS…………………………………………………… 143
Sealing a driveway………………………………….. 145
GARAGE ROLL-UP DOORS………………………………… 146
Maintenance tips…………………………………….. 146
GARAGE DOOR OPENERS………………………………… 147
FLOORS……………………………………………………….. 148
HOT WATER HEATERS……………………………………… 148
STORAGE SPACE……………………………………………. 151
STORING CHEMICALS………………………………………. 152
MISCELLANEOUS……………………………………………… 152
Jewelry cleaning…………………………………….. 153

CHAPTER 8 GARDEN SHED……………………………………. 157
CARING FOR GARDEN TOOLS……………………………. 157
GARDENING HAND TOOLS………………………………… 158
POWER MOWERS……………………………………………. 159
POWER YARD EQUIPMENT………………………………… 161

CHAPTER 9 HOME OFFICE……………………………………. 166
COMPUTER & ELECTRONICS…………………………….. 166
COPIERS………………………………………………………. 167
ELECTRICAL………………………………………………….. 168
FAX MACHINES………………………………………………. 169
TELEPHONES………………………………………………… 169

CHAPTER 10 EXTERIOR OF THE HOME……………………… 171
BRICKS………………………………………………………… 171
Removing stains…………………………………….. 172
DOORBELL……………………………………………………. 173
GUTTERS……………………………………………………… 174
PIPES…………………………………………………………… 174
ROOF…………………………………………………………… 174
SIDING………………………………………………………….. 176
TERMITES……………………………………………………… 178
WOOD TRIM…………………………………………………… 179

CHAPTER 11 THE GROUNDS…………………………………… 180
FOUNDATIONS……………………………………………….. 180
LAWNS…………………………………………………………. 180
Mowing tips…………………………………………… 183
LEAF RAKING…………………………………………………. 185
LIGHTING………………………………………………………. 185
PESTICIDES…………………………………………………… 186
PLANTERS…………………………………………………….. 193
PLANTS & TREES…………………………………………… 193
BULBS………………………………………………………….. 196
GRANDMA‟S HERB GARDEN……………………………… 199
SEEDS & SEEDLINGS………………………………………. 199
HOUSE PLANTS……………………………………………… 202
OUTDOOR PLANTS………………………………………….. 206
ORGANIC FERTILIZERS…………………………………….. 209
PLANTING IN POTS………………………………………….. 211
SOIL PREPARATION………………………………………… 213
WALKWAYS…………………………………………………… 213
WATERING…………………………………………………….. 214
WEED KILLERS………………………………………………. 216
FENCES………………………………………………………… 217
PICNIC TABLES………………………………………………. 218
SPRINKLER SYSTEMS……………………………………… 218

CHAPTER 12 ATTIC………………………………………………. 220
ATTIC FANS…………………………………………………… 220
INSULATION………………………………………………….. 221
FLOORING…………………………………………………….. 222

CHAPTER 13 BASEMENT……………………………………….. 223
FLOORS………………………………………………………. 223
FUEL STORAGE……………………………………………… 223
FURNACE……………………………………………………… 224
Electric furnace……………………………………… 225
Gas furnace………………………………………….. 226
Oil furnace…………………………………………… 226
Heat pump…………………………………………… 227
Steam boiler………………………………………….. 228
INSULATION………………………………………………….. 228
MOISTURE HAZARDS………………………………………. 229
Moisture-sealing tricks…………………………….. 229

CHAPTER 14 THE PATIO………………………………………… 232
BARBECUES…………………………………………………. 232
DECKING………………………………………………………. 233
FURNITURE…………………………………………………… 235

CHAPTER 15 SPAS & HOT TUBS……………………………… 238
CHEMICALS…………………………………………………… 238
HOT TUB………………………………………………………. 238
KIDS POOL SAFETY ………………………………………… 240
SPA…………………………………………………………….. 240

CHAPTER 16 SWIMMING POOLS……………………………… 242
SWIMMING POOL……………………………………………. 242
Pool cleaner problems……………………………… 243
Winterizing the pool………………………………… 244
Opening up the pool……………………………….. 245
THE ALGAE EXPERT……………………………………….. 245
Death to algae………………………………………. 246
POOL HEATER PROBLEMS………………………………. 248
POOL PUMP PROBLEMS…………………………………. 250
CARING FOR SOLAR BLANKETS……………………….. 250

CHAPTER 17 GENERAL PROBLEM AREAS…………………. 251
AIR CONDITIONERS………………………………………… 251
Finding the right size………………………………. 253
CEILING FANS……………………………………………….. 254
CERAMIC TILE……………………………………………….. 254
CLEANING SOLUTIONS……………………………………. 256
DEHUMIDIFIERS……………………………………………… 256
DOORS…………………………………………………………. 259
DOOR LOCKS………………………………………………… 262
DRINKING WATER…………………………………………… 263
Purification methods……………………………….. 264
Testing tap water……………………………………. 266
Contaminants………………………………………… 266
ELECTRICAL………………………………………………….. 268
FIREPLACE/CHIMNEY………………………………………. 270
Types of firewood…………………………………… 272
HEATING………………………………………………………. 273
HUMIDIFIERS…………………………………………………. 274
INDOOR AIR QUALITY……………………………………… 275
PLUMBING……………………………………………………. 276
SCREENS……………………………………………………… 277
SEPTIC TANKS………………………………………………. 278
STONE TILE………………………………………………….. 279
STORAGE PROBLEMS……………………………………… 279
VINYL FLOORS………………………………………………. 280
WALLS…………………………………………………………. 281
WATER PIPES………………………………………………… 282
WINDOWS……………………………………………………… 283
Replacing glass……………………………………… 284
WINDOW SILLS……………………………………………….. 285
WINTERIZING A HOME……………………………………… 285
WOOD FLOORS………………………………………………. 287
WOOD STOVES………………………………………………. 289
VACUUM CLEANER…………………………………………. 289
MISCELLANEOUS……………………………………………. 291

CHAPTER 18 LAUNDRY ROOM………………………………… 294
DRYER…………………………………………………………. 294
IRONING……………………………………………………….. 299
WASHING MACHINE………………………………………… 299
Solving problems………………………………. 302

CHAPTER 19 SEWING ROOM……………………………………..304
SEWING ROOM TIPS……………………………………….. 304
SEWING MACHINE………………………………………….. 305
Problems solved……………………………………. 305

CHAPTER 20 BEDROOM………………………………………… 308
BEDDING……………………………………………………… 308
DOOR………………………………………………………….. 309
MATTRESS……………………………………………………. 309
PILLOWS………………………………………………………. 311

CHAPTER 21 WORKBENCH…………………………………….. 312
ADHESIVES…………………………………………………… 312
CLAMPS……………………………………………………….. 314
CLEAR FINISHES……………………………………………. 314
FASTENERS & CONNECTORS……………………………. 315
HAND TOOLS (all types)……………………………………. 316
LADDERS……………………………………………………… 321
MEASURING………………………………………………….. 321
POWER CORDS……………………………………………… 321
POWER TOOLS (all types)…………………………………. 322
TOOL BELT…………………………………………………… 324
TOOL BOX……………………………………………………. 324
WOOD………………………………………………………….. 325
Common grades…………………………………….. 325
Selecting softwoods………………………………… 325
Selecting hardwoods……………………………….. 325

CHAPTER 22 USES FOR VINEGAR……………………………. 328
CLEANING……………………………………………………. 328
MEDICINAL USES……………………………………………. 331
AROUND THE KITCHEN…………………………………….. 332
CHAPTER 23 USES FOR BAKING SODA…………………….. 334
IN THE KITCHEN…………………………………………….. 335
IN THE BATHROOM…………………………………………. 337
AROUND THE HOME……………………………………….. 338
SOME LAUNDRY TIPS………………………………………. 341
GROOMING TIPS…………………………………………….. 342

CHAPTER 24 GETTING OUT THE STAINS…………………….343
RULES FOR STAIN REMOVAL……………………………. 343
STAIN REMOVAL PRODUCTS……………………………. 345
RECIPES FOR SAFE CLEANING PRODUCTS………….. 347
SPECIAL STAINS……………………………………………. 349
NATURAL METHODS……………………………………….. 354
CHAPTER 25 PAINTING…………………………………………. 360
INTERIOR PAINTING………………………………………… 360
Comparing paints…………………………………… 362
Techniques…………………………………………… 365
Types of paints………………………………………. 369
Preparation…………………………………………… 373
EXTERIOR PAINTING……………………………………….. 374
Paints………………………………………………….. 375
Preparation tips……………………………………… 376
Paint sprayer types…………………………………. 379
Estimating……………………………………………. 381

CHAPTER 26 DISASTER KIT…………………………….…….. 383
PORTABLE GENERATORS………………………………… 383
ROOF RETROFITTING………………………………………. 384
SHUTTERS……………………………………………………. 385
SECURING ENTRY DOORS………………………………… 385
SECURITY…………………………………………………….. 385
DISASTER KIT………………………………………………. 386
WATER STORAGE…………………………………………… 388

CHAPTER 27 HOUSEHOLD TIPS………………………………. 390
OFF WITH THEIR SHOES…………………………………… 390
EASY TO CARE FOR HOUSE PLANTS…………………… 391
SOLVING ODOR & CLEANING PROBLEMS…………….. 392
NATURAL FABRICS…………………………………………. 397
SYNTHETIC FABRICS………………………………………. 397

CHAPTER 28 WALLPAPER SECRETS………………………… 399
CHOOSING WALLPAPER………………………………….. 399
REMOVAL METHODS……………………………………….. 401
REPAIRING……………………………………………………. 404
HANGING………………………………………………………. 404
50 WAYS TO SAVE ELECTRICITY……………………………… 407
25 UNUSUAL USES FOR TENNIS BALLS…………………….. 411
APPENDIX A, APPLIANCE LIFE EXPECTANCIES……………. 413

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