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Homeowner Basics (Black & Decker Complete Photo Guide) Paperback – April 1, 2008


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Cool Springs Press (April 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 158923376X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589233768
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #789,529 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jerri Farris (Independence, MO) is an author and editor who specializes in home improvement and home decor books. Her most recent are The Complete Guide to Decorating with Ceramic Tile and The Complete Guide to DIY Projects for Luxurious Living. She has made guest appearances on HGTV and has done interviews with radio stations, periodicals, and newspapers across the nation. She maintains her own blog at: www.jerrifarris.blogspot.com.
David Griffin is a highly-sought professional handyman with a growing reputation as a freelance writer. He is the author of Plumbing 101, and the editor of Fences, Gates & Garden Walls. He lives in Minneapolis, MN
Multiple authors
Jodie Carter is a licensed journeyman electrician. She also has contributed to several books and articles on a range of home improvement topics.

Steve Wilson is a leading classic motorcycle journalist and author of the definitive six-volume British Motorcycles Since 1950. He contributes monthly to Real Classic and Classic Car Mart magazines.

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I cant wait to use it!
Heidi A. Blank
I would really recommend it to any first time homeowner as well as to anyone that is not that handy and needs some great photos and easy to follow instructions.
Emily
The photos are detailed, description is simple.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By European Book Treasurer on June 9, 2009
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It turned to be very useful for us - first time homeowners. Our house was a foreclosure, so there were tons of things to fix about it. This book has information on basic repairs such as repairing a light fixture, fixing pipes, replacing toilets, installing faucets, painting tips, new floor installation, gutters, etc. etc. The photos are detailed, description is simple. We definitely recommend it.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By J. Wentz on May 3, 2010
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If you are a new home-owner or somebody who is not confident in basic repairs, this book is perfect! Each section includes step by step instructions with color photos. At the beginning of each repair is a labeled color photo of all the tools and supplies you'll need to do the job.

What I love most about this book is that it covers not only simple repairs like replacing an outlet, but even covers how to fix squeaky floors or to tune up a garage door. I've never had much experience doing my own repairs, but this book has greatly built my confidence and has me always looking forward to the next project.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Free CK on December 3, 2008
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Of the basics books I've seen, this one may cover fewer projects, but it covers them with background info/detail many others don't.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Miss Lady on July 2, 2010
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as a new home owner with a do it yourself attitude i love this book. i cant tell u how many times i've refered to it for one thing or another. so glad i have it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Emily on April 9, 2011
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I bought this book as a gift to my husband when we moved into our first house. It has been such a useful tool being first time homeowners as well as neither of us being particularly handy. I would really recommend it to any first time homeowner as well as to anyone that is not that handy and needs some great photos and easy to follow instructions.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Valerie Anderson on September 26, 2011
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My husband and I bought this book after being overwhelmed with all the home improvements we wanted to make. Steps are easy to follow, helpful pictures, and good variety of common home improvements. Great for first time homeowners!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Heidi A. Blank on October 11, 2010
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I am a new homeowner so I am very interested in this book. There are pictures and everything seems to be quite simple. I cant wait to use it!
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