Group, I need spiritual guidance.
Can anyone recommend me a good book to cover all types of household
maintenance/improvment (electrics, plumbing, flooring, walls, etc)? I have
plenty of experience in my native soil (England), but over here (Minnesota)
many things are done differently.
I had a couple of great books back home that I used when I first bought a
house. So what's the best book in the US for the DIY newbie!?
Go to Home Depot and get their Home Improvement 1-2-3 Orange book, (466
pages) it cost about $20 and is loaded with 2000 pictures, tips, shortcuts
and traps to avoid. It was the best $20 ever spent on my home and has saved
me thousands of dollars and enabled me to do alot of my own repairs. It
covers almost everything a homeowner will need, from planning and designing,
paint/wallpaper, plumbing,electrical,ceilings walls and floors, doors and
windows, cabinets and countertops, shelving and storage, insulating and
weatherproofing, and exterior maintenance.
I can't recommend it enough. I've managed to tile 2/3rds of my house and
rehab both bathrooms and convert a garage to a spare bedroom. Yup, a great
Home Depot have some excellent DIY books. Readers Digest used to (and still
may) have similar books.
I have amassed a fairly large collection over the years at garage sales and
flea markets. One reference book that might be handy to someone new in North
America is THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF HARDWARE by Tom Philbin (1978.)
And, of course, this newsgroup is a great resource.
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