Jim's Home Repair Stuff
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were once asked frequently on the
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Best Home Repair Book
Basic Tools for New/Novice Do-It-Yourselfer
How I Store My Tools
Table on How to Select Work Gloves -- looks like pigskin is all around best
Why Light Bulbs Burn Out So Quickly
In the Dark About a Good Flashlight?
Quickly Estimating Electrical Gadget Operating
Costs For Making Cost Tradeoffs
Which Cordless Drill ?
My Universal Stool
Cleaning & Preventing Mildew (the black
grunge) on Tile Shower Surrounds
Repairing Rotted Areas
Filling Holes and Gouges in Almost Any
Choosing the Right Glue
Removing J-B Weld From Your Skin
Fixing a Sink, Lavatory, Tub or Shower Fixture
Breaking Loose A Stuck Garbage
Pipe Noises -- Do Your Pipes Bang, Wail, Moan, or Tick?
Forum with L O T
S of Advice & Answers on Plumbing
Out, Out, Damn Spot
Phone Numbers for Common Household Product Companies
Stopping Fan Wobble
Which Ceiling Fan to Buy?
FLAT ROOFS -- The Most Valuable Advice You'll Find Here
Termites, Carpenter Ants, & a little bit more about bugs.
Squirrels in Your Belfry
Pressure Washers -- Gas vs Electric
Removing Sticker and Tape Goo
How to Loosen a Tight Screw
How to Tighten a Loose Screw -- Fixing a
Stripped or Wallered Out Screw Hole
How Much Does Plywood
Removing a Mirror from a Wall
Drywall = Sheetrock = Plasterboard (for the Brits) = Gypsum Wallboard
Repairing Vinyl Floor Tile
Fixing Floor Squeaks
Programmable Thermostats -- Do They Also Bake Bread?
Water Levels -- Making and Using the Worlds Most Accurate Level
Duct Tape Ain't for Ducts (or hamsters)
Trivia Break --Here's How a Dimmer Switch Works
Garage Door Stuff
Other Door Stuff
Here - Noise Reduction,
How to Add A Telephone Line
How to Dry Out a Wet Basement
Why Are There So Many Questions About
Bathroom Vent Fans??
Tips on Buying a Central Airconditioner
Places to Buy Specialty Hardware On the Net
Is Pressure Treated Wood Safe to Eat?
Washing Windows -- It's Easy If You Know How
More Than You Wanted to Know About Lighting
Do Magnetic Water Softeners For The Home Work? My opinion --
What About Airless Sprayers
Wood Ewe? Wood Eye?
I almost always use screws, but if you intend to nail you need to
Choose the Right Nail
To Get Your Credit Report REALLY Free With No Strings Attached
Didn't Find What You Needed?
How to Fix Almost Anything
That Doesn't Require Major Repair
Other Home Repair -- How-To Sites
Website that Channels alt.home.repair. It allows you to ask questions without having to learn newsgroups and it lets you avoid the spam.
Discussion Area Where You Can Ask Home Repair Questions
Detailed Instructions for Over 30 Home Projects Illustrated by Ken and Barbie
Big List of Home Repair Items
Another List of Home Repair Help Items
Another Website With Home Repair Tips and Instructions
More Do-It-Yourself Articles
-- left column
The Natural Handyman
-- Excellent DIY site. If I'd seen this site first, I might not have made mine.
Danny Lipford -- More
Some Home Upkeep Projects
A Brit DIY
A Fairly Large Collection of Projects from
Hazelton's "House Calls" TV Show
Miscellaneous Articles on Home Upkeep
Some How-To blurbs
Articles on Home Repair and Projects
FAQ for sci.electronics.repair -- Electrical Gadget Repair
FAQ for Electrical Wiring
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Links O' Links
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