Simple Home Repairs by Storey Publishing LLC

By Storey Publishing LLC

On the grounds that 1973, Storey's kingdom knowledge announcements have provided sensible, hands-on directions designed to aid readers grasp dozens of state residing abilities quick and simply. There at the moment are greater than one hundred seventy titles during this sequence, and their awesome attractiveness displays the typical hope of state and town dwellers alike to domesticate own independence in daily life.

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It’s hard to hire help for small repairs. What You Need: New plug — if your old one cannot be used. ) Screwdriver Knife HOW-TO: 1. Cut the cord off at the damaged part. (fig. 1) (fig. 1) 2. Slip the plug back on the cord. (fig. 2) (fig. 2) 3. Clip and separate the cord. (fig. 3) (fig. 3) 4. Tie Underwriters’ knot. (fig. 4) (fig. 4) 5. Remove a half-inch of the insulation from the end of the wires. Do not cut any of the small wires. (fig. 5) (fig. 5) 6. Twist small wires together, clockwise. (fig.

Prepare patching compound according to directions on package. Mix only a small amount the first time. (fig. 3) (fig. 3) 4. You can fill small holes with the patching mixture. Be sure to press the mixture until it completely fills the hole. Smooth the surface with the putty knife. (fig. 4) After the patch has dried, you can sand it. Wrap the sandpaper around a small piece of wood. This makes the surface even. (fig. 5) (fig. 4) (fig. 5) 5. Larger holes or cracks should be filled step-by-step. First, partly fill the hole.

Fig. 1) (fig. 1) 2. Remove the broken glass with pliers to avoid cutting your fingers. (fig. 2) (fig. 2) 3. Remove old putty and glazier points. Pliers will be helpful to do this. (fig. 3) (fig. 3) 4. Place a thin ribbon of putty in the frame. (fig. 4) (fig. 4) 5. Place a glass firmly against the putty. (fig. 5) (fig. 5) 6. Insert glazier points. Tap in carefully to prevent breaking the glass. Points should be placed near the corners first, and then every 4 to 6 inches along the glass. (fig. 6) (fig.

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