- Series: Popular Mechanics
- Spiral-bound: 216 pages
- Publisher: Hearst (November 1, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1588165655
- ISBN-13: 978-1588165657
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 6.4 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,314,674 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Popular Mechanics When Duct Tape Just Isn't Enough: Quick Fixes for Everyday Disasters Spiral-bound – November 1, 2007
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Even though most of the reviewers on this page have quoted this, it bears repeating: "There are two types of people in the world: those who know what to do when something gets busted and those who are always asking the first group for help." My brother belongs to the first group. I once asked him what private school boys attend to learn these guy things about repairs. They even speak tools. It has always fascinated me what men know about stuff. But now I may have him calling me for help. Just kidding.
There is a one-page disclaimer which sings the praises of duct tape: its history and uses. Did you know that Johnson & Johnson developed duct tape during World War II to wrap ammo boxes to keep water out? For obvious reasons, it was initially called duck tape. Solders began using it to wrap their boots. After the war, servicemen carried this tape home where it thrived in household uses.
Another handy idea is to put together a tool kit available for use immediately in case of emergency. On page 12 there is a list of items to include.
The book itself is really a binder with a spiral to hold the pages. They flip open and closed very smartly. Each chapter is marked by the appropriate tool and a unique colored tab. The binder is 6 x 7 1/2, making a very convenient size and style.Read more ›
Pretty useful as a quick reference. It covers - tool tips, maintenance, electrical, plumbing, appliances, furniture, yard & garden and stain removal.
Book is spring hardbound with thick sturdy pages. Nice to have one around.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book completely serves the purpose for its purchase! I am most glad that I made the decision I made.Published on April 18, 2014 by Kindle Customer
I bought this as a gift and now I'm going to buy one for myself and my daughter. So many small fixes!Published on December 6, 2012 by Liz Duran
Gave this to my daughter as a gift...she is a "fix-it-yourself-if-you-can" person, like her dad, and often asked for his advice. She loves it!Published on December 6, 2012 by gracie
I thought it would be an often referred to reference book, but I have not even needed it yet.Published on May 17, 2009 by A. Murray