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Appliance411 - text-based general information and intruction about all types of major home appliances, with tips and techniques regarding the purchasing, home service, repair parts and more   (Rating: 6.95 Votes: 3064)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (1)

Ask the Builder - instructional articles and guides on a range of home improvement, home building and home remodeling topics, with tips on asphalt, brick, building tips, cabinets and countertops, caulks and adhesives, ceilings, ceramic tile, chimneys, concrete, deck construction, deck maintenance, doors, drainage, drywall and plaster, eifs and stucco, electrical, fences, fireplaces, flooring, foundations, garage doors, heating and air conditioning, insulation, interior walls, lighting, painting and staining, patios and walkways, remodeling, retaining walls, roofing, sheds, siding, tools, vapor retarders, ventilation, wallpaper, windows and more   (Rating: 6.96 Votes: 2538)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (3)

BBC Homes - DIY - illustrated and video-enhanced home improvement and repair guides on plumbing, electrical, woodwork, painting, flooring, tiling, papering, walls, doors, shelves and more, covering such specific topics as wiring a plug, bleeding a radiator, joining copper pipe, painting walls and ceilings, sanding floors, tiling over tiles, constructing floating shelves, plastering a wall, hanging a new door and more   (Rating: 6.80 Votes: 3060)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Better Homes and Gardens Home Improvement Encyclopedia - home repair and improvement advice that covers plumbing, wiring, carpentry, decks, masonry & concrete and more   (Rating: 7.33 Votes: 3051)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (1)

Bob Vila Home Improvement Article Library - a large collection of concise home repair tips and guides, covering such topics as accessibility, appliances, cabinetry, carpentry, ceilings, climate, codes & legislation, demolition, doors, electrical, energy efficiency, floors, framing, green building, hiring a pro, home decor, home inspecting, home painting, HVAC, innovative technology, kids club, landscaping, lawn & garden, lighting, masonry & paving, paint & wallpaper, pest control, plumbing, real estate, restoration, roofing, safety, seasonal, security, septic, siding, stairs, storage, tools, walls, windows and more   (Rating: 6.76 Votes: 2836)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (2)

Coates Home Centre: Tips, Tricks and Info - a collection of text-based, general home repair tips and tricks, covering such topics as basic paint techniques, basic woodworking joints, brick paving, building with treated pine, calculations & measuring, electric heater safety, finding the centre of a circle, fixing a door that won't latch, gutter & downpipe repair, repairing a hole in metal flyscreen, ladder safety, make a laminated cutting board, measuring a screw, mixing concrete, nailing tips, peeling paint, refrigerator and freezer odours, removing dents in timber, how to repair a concrete floor, repairing broken glass, roof repair, simple furniture repairs, smoke detectors, soldering small jobs, stripping wallpaper, unclogging a toilet and more   (Rating: 7.07 Votes: 2578)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (3)

Do It Yourself Ceramic Tile Installation - step-by-step, illustrated guides to installing ceramic floor tiling, including help with installing tile backsplash & countertop tile, installing tile on tub & shower walls, ceramic tile repair, care, & maintenance, selecting a ceramic tile & materials, installing ceramic tile on a budget, and more   (Rating: 6.79 Votes: 3062)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (2)

Easy2DIY.com - a large collection of do-it-yourself tutorials, complete with multimedia illustrations and step-by-step instructions, covering such areas as appliances & fixtures, furniture, electrical & plumbing systems, insulation, framing, siding, decks, interior surfaces, storage spaces, windows & doors and much more   (Rating: 7.01 Votes: 2552)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (2)

HammerZone: The Project Archives - step-by-step, photo-enhanced guides on a wide range of home improvement projects, including how to instal kitchen cabinets, range hoods, a circuit breaker, an exhaust fan, a vent for fan or dryer, how to tear off roof shingles, how to install a pre-hung door, how to build a basic deck, how to install hardwood flooring and much more   (Rating: 7.16 Votes: 2745)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (3)

HomeDoctor - an assortment of instructional information of various aspects of home repair, covering allergy & health, appliances, bugs & critters, electrical, energy savings, heating & cooling, painting, plaster & sheetrock, plumbing, remodeling & repair, safety & security, tools & gadgets and more   (Rating: 7.29 Votes: 3159)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Hometime's Projects - online how-to information from the PBS show home-repair show, "Hometime", covering kitchens & baths, decks & patios, landscape & garden, building and additions, flooring, painting & decorating and much more   (Rating: 7.28 Votes: 3115)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (3)

Lowe's: How-To Library - a loarge collection of illustrated guides to various home improvement topics, covering the areas of appliance repair and installation, cabinets, cleaning supplies, doors and windows, flooring, heating and cooling, home decor, lawn and garden, lighting and electrical, lumber and building, paint, plumbing, safety and more   (Rating: 7.07 Votes: 2669)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Mrs. Fixit How-To Library - an archive of short, text-based tips on a wide array of home-improvement and repair topics, with plumbing, "around the house," kitchens, projects, bathrooms, organizing, stains, electrical, painting, storage, floors & carpets, pets & pests, yards & garden, home safety, plants & flowers categories   (Rating: 6.78 Votes: 2992)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (7)

On The House with the Carey Brothers - a large number of concise, illustrated home repair guides, in such categories as acoustics and sound control, adhesives and solvents, appliances, basements and crawl spaces, cabinets and countertops, caulking, concrete and asphalt, conservation and energy efficiency, contractors, decks, patios, fences, and retaining walls, doors and door hardware, electrical and lighting, fireplaces, flooring, gutters and downspouts, heating and cooling, insulation, landscaping and gardening, masonry, marble, and stone, pest control, picture hanging, plumbing, roofing, safety, siding, storage, swimming pools, tile, tools, ventilation, wallboard, walls and ceilings, weatherization, windows and skylights and more    (Rating: 7.00 Votes: 2323)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (2)

Popular Mechanics: Home Improvement - a large archive of illustrated instructional articles on home improvement and repair, with categories for electrical and plumbing, energy efficiency, exterior projects, home security, interior projects, lawn and garden and outdoor buildings   (Rating: 7.14 Votes: 723)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

The Natural Handyman's Home Repair Index - a large archive of illustrated home repair articles, covering adhesives, asbestos, attic fans, basement dampness and water problems, bathroom fans, brick or mortar stains, carbon monoxide, carpet repair and removal, bathroom caulking, adhesive cement, clothes washers and dryers, pipes, hiring contractors, door repair and adjustment, duct tape, epoxy, fans, squeaky floors, garages, glass, household pests, insulation, locks, masonry, natural gas, polyurethane, propane gas, refrigerators, shelving, ventilation, wallpaper and more   (Rating: 7.20 Votes: 3020)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (3)

This Old House: Homeowner's Handbook - step-by-step illustrated guides to an assortment of home renovation projects, including building a simple deck, finishing drywall, framing a partition wall, giving your fireplace a facelift, hanging clapboard siding, hanging drywall, hanging kitchen cabinets, hanging wallpaper, installing a garage floodlight, installing a kitchen sink, installing a lockset, installing a pedestal sink, installing a picket fence, installing a prehung door, installing a shower door, installing a stair runner, installing a toilet, installing a window, installing crown molding, installing rain gutters, laying a stone patio, laying engineered wood floors, painting a room, running baseboard, tiling a floor, trimming out a window and more   (Rating: 6.73 Votes: 2885)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10




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Black & Decker: The Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair - a superbly illustrated book on interior, exterior, and home systems repairs, with exceptionally clear, step-by-step instructions from carpenters, plumbers, electricians, and other contractors. A book that will pay for itself many times over in saved contractor's costs, this new book is considered the best in its class.

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Drywall : Professional Techniques for Walls & Ceilings - a cheerfully detailed guide that covers every aspect of working with drywall, for any project. This is a highly respected and popular book, and has helped many beginner and experienced DIY-ers select, hang, tape and finish drywall with professional results.


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Beginner's Guides to Home Repair
50 Simple Ways to Save Your House
Basic Home Repairs
The Big Book of Easy Home Fix-Ups
The Big Book of Small Household Repairs : Your Goof-Proof Guide to Fixing over 200 Annoying Breakdowns
Care for Your Home the Lazy Way
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Trouble-Free Home Repair (Complete Idiot's Guide To...)
The Family Handyman Easy Repair : Over 100 Simple Solutions to the Most Common Household Problems
The Gadget Guru's Make-It-Easy Guide to Home Repair
Home Improvement For Dummies®
Home Maintenance for Dummies (For Dummies)
Home Remodeling For Dummies®
The Virgin Homeowner : The Essential Guide to Owning, Maintaining, and Surviving Your First Home


General Home Repair
100 Surefire Improvements to Sell Your House Faster
1001 Do-It-Yourself Hints & Tips : Tricks, Shortcuts, How-Tos, and Other Great Ideas for Inside, Outside, and All Around Your House
52 Easy Weekend Home Improvements : A Year's Worth of Money-Saving Projects
Adding Value to Your Home : Projects That Make Your House & Yard Worth More
Be Your Own Home Renovation Contractor : Save 30% Without Lifting a Hammer
Better Homes & Gardens - New Complete Guide to Home Repair & Improvement
Construction and Home Repair Techniques Simply Explained : Woodworking, Scaffolding, Leveling and Grading, Concrete, Masonry, Flooring and Roofing, ex
The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Home Emergencies : From Breakdowns and Leaks to Cracks and Critters
The Everything Home Improvement Book : Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Home Looking--And Working--Better Than Ever (The Everything Series)
The Family Handyman Helpful Hints : Quick and Easy Solutions Timesaving Tips Tricks of the Trade
The Home Repair Emergency Handbook
Home Safety and Security (Home Repair and Improvement , Vol 13)
How to Build Additions
How to Fix Darn Near Everything
The New York Times Home Repair Almanac : A Season-By-Season Guide for Maintaining Your Home
Ortho's Home Improvement Encyclopedia
Quick Home Maintenance : Protect Your Family's Most Important Investment
Renovating Old Houses
Time-Life Book of Repair and Restoration : Making the House You Own the Home of Your Dreams
Tricks of the Trades : Jigs, Tools and Other Labor-Saving Devices (Fine Homebuilding)
Your New Home and How to Take Care of It
Your Old House : Give New Life to Your Older Home

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Appliance Repair
Cheap & Easy Appliance Repair 5-Book Set: 2000 Edition
Cheap and Easy! Clothes Dryer Repair (Cheap and Easy! Appliance Repair Series)
Cheap & Easy Refrigerator Repair: 2000 Edition
Cheap and Easy! Washing Machine Repair (Cheap and Easy! Appliance Repair Series)
Es&t Presents Vcr Troubleshooting and Repair
Home Vcr Repair Illustrated
Major Appliances: Operation, Maintenance, Troubleshooting And Repair
Servicing Rca/Ge Televisions (Howard W. Sams Servicing Series)
Telephone Repair Illustrated
Television and Video Systems: Operation, Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair
Troubleshooting and Repairing Consumer Electronics Without a Schematic (TAB Electronics Technician Library)
Troubleshooting and Repairing Major Appliances
Troubleshooting and Repairing Microwave Ovens (Tab Electronics Technician Library)
Your Vcr : How to Operate, Maintain, and Repair


Bathroom, Kitchen and Tile
Bathroom Makeovers (Home Repair and Improvement , Vol 35)
Bathroom Remodeling (Black & Decker Home Improvement Library)
The Complete Book of Kitchen & Bathroom Renovation
Complete Kitchen & Bathroom Manual
How to Install Ceramic Tile
Kitchen & Bathroom Plumbing (How to Fix It , Vol 1, No 20)
Kitchen Renovations (Home Repair and Improvement (Updated Series), Vol 32)
Kitchens & Baths 1-2-3 : Your Blueprint for a Perfect Kitchen or Bath
Kitchens : Your Guide to Planning and Remodeling
Kitchens (Home Repair and Improvement)
Ortho's All About Bathroom Remodeling (Ortho's All About)
Ortho's All About Kitchen Remodeling (Ortho's All About)
Step-By-Step Kitchen & Bath Projects
Working With Tile


Contractors and Supplies
Hiring Contractors Without Going Through Hell : How to Find, Hire, Supervise, and Pay Professional Help for Home Renovations and Repairs
The Homeowners' Guide to Hiring Contractors
How to Hire a Home Improvement Contractor Without Getting Chiseled
Repair and Remodel Cost Guides 2000
The Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling : The Only Guide to Choosing the Right Materials and Systems for Every Part of Your Home : Professional
This Old House Sourcebook : Where to Find and How to Use Tools and Materials to Fix and Improve Your Home


Decks and Exterior
Building Decks (Black and Decker Home Improvement Library)
Decks, Porches, and Patios (Home Repair and Improvement)
Exterior Home Repairs & Improvements (Black & Decker Home Improvement Library)
Ortho's Deck Plans
Ortho's Patio Plans
Outdoor Structures (Home Repair and Improvement (Updated Series))
Ultimate Decks (Home Repair and Improvement (Updated))


Doors and Windows
Door & Window Essentials (Black & Deckers Quick Steps series)
Ideas for Great Windows & Doors
Replacing Locks & Adding Deadbolts (Fix-It Maps)
Windows & Doors (How to Fix It)
Windows and Doors (Home Repair and Improvement)
Working Windows : A Guide to the Repair and Restoration of Wood Windows


Electrical
Advanced Wiring (Home Repair and Improvement (Updated Series))
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Electrical Repair (Complete Idiot's Guide To...)
Electrical Wiring and Repair: A Guide to Improving and Maintaining Residential Electrical Systems
Lighting & Electricity (How to Fix It, Vol 4)
Old Electrical Wiring Maintenance and Retrofit
Wiring : Electrical Repairs and Improvements (Easy-Step Series)


Furniture Refinishing and Upholstry
Care & Repair of Furniture
The Furniture Guys Book
Furniture Repair & Refinishing
Furniture Repair and Construction: Styles, Restoring, and Projects-Step by Step
Furniture Restoration and Repair for Beginners
Repairing Furniture (Home Repair and Improvement (Updated Series))


Heating and Cooling
The Book of Masonry Stoves : Rediscovering an Old Way of Warming
The Consumer's Guide To Buying Home Heating Oil
Efficient Buildings 2 : Heating and Cooling
The Forgotten Art of Building a Good Fireplace : The Story of Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, an American Genius & His Principles
Heating and Cooling (Home Repair and Improvement)
Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning, Level 1
Home Owners Guide to Free Heat
The New Solar Electric Home : The Photovoltaics How-To Handbook
The Solar Home : How to Design and Build a House You Heat With the Sun


Insulation
Home Insulation: Do It Yourself and Save as Much as 40%
Insulating and Weatherproofing (Home Repair and Improvement (Updated Series))
Quick Guide : Insulation and Ventilation t


Landscaping
101 Essential Tips: Planning A Small Yard
Better Homes and Gardens Home Landscaping : Plants, Projects, and Ideas for Your Yard
Brick in the Landscape : A Practical Guide to Specification and Design (Material in Landscape Architecture and Site Design)
Landscaping For Dummies®
Making Paths & Walkways : Creative Ideas and Simple Techniques
Taylor's Master Guide to Landscaping


Masonry
Advanced Masonry (Home Repair and Improvement (Updated Series), Vol 29)
Black & Decker: The Complete Guide to Home Masonry (Black & Decker Home Improvement Library)
Home Masonry Repairs & Projects (Black and Decker Home Improvement Library)
Advanced Masonry (Home Repair and Improvement (Updated Series), Vol 29)
Masonry (Home Repair and Improvement (Updated Series))
Restoring Houses of Brick & Stone
Step-By-Step Masonry & Concrete


Miscellaneous
Fireplaces and Wood Stoves (Home Repair and Improvement)
The Original Basement Waterproofing Handbook
The Pool Maintenance Manual
Profits in Buying and Renovating Homes
The Septic System Owner's Manual
Shelves and Cabinets (Home Repair and Improvement)


Painting and Wallpapering
How to Paint : A Complete Guide to Painting Your Home (House Beautiful)
Interior & Exterior Painting (Quick Guide)
Paint and Wallpaper (Home Repair and Improvement)


Plumbing
Advanced Home Plumbing (Black & Decker Home Improvement Library)
The Complete Guide to Home Plumbing : A Comprehensive Manual, from Basic Repairs to Advanced Projects
Kitchen & Bathroom Plumbing (How to Fix It , Vol 1, No 20)
Plumbing (Home Repair and Improvement)
Plumbing (Quick Guide)
Plumbing : A Guide to Repairs and Improvements (Easy-Step Series)


Roofing and Siding
Roof & Siding Essentials (Black & Decker Quick Steps)
Roofing & Siding
Roofing (Quick Guide)
Roofing the Right Way
Roofs and Siding (Home Repair and Improvement (Updated Series))
The Slate Book : How to Design, Specify, Install and Repair a Slate Roof


Walls and Floors
Drywall : Professional Techniques for Walls & Ceilings
Drywall : Pro Tips for Hanging & Finishing
Floors (Quick Guide)
Floors and Floor Coverings
Floors and Stairways (Home Repair and Improvement)
Grand Finishes for Walls and Floors
Restoring Hardwood Floors (Storey Publishing Bulletin ; A-136)
Walls & Ceilings (Quick Guide)
Walls and Ceilings (Home Repair and Improvement)
Walls and Molding : How to Care for Old and Historic Wood and Plaster
Walls, Floors & Ceilings


Womens' Guides to Home Repair
If I'd Only Listened to My Mom, I'd Know How to Do This : Hundreds of Households Remedies
HandyMa'am (TM): Home Improvement, Decorating, & Maintenance Tips & Projects for You and Your Family
Mary Ellen's Complete Home Reference Book
The Modern Woman's Guide to Home Repair
Renovating Woman : A Guide to Home Repair, Maintenance and Real Men
The Woman's Fix-It Book : Incredibly Simple Weekend Projects and Everyday Home Repair
The Woman's Hands-On Home Repair Guide




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Home Repairs - a video of step-by-step techniques for simple repair of faucets, toilets, drains, light switches, tiles and tubs, as well as a thorough discussion of the simple tools and materials needed to successfully complete a variety of common household repairs. There's nothing like actually being shown how to do it by somebody - A must for every new homeowner!



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Laying Hardwood Floors
Drywall
Siding
Electrical
Sanding and Finishing Hardwood Floors
Paint & Wallpaper
Kitchens
Basic Home Repair Video
Inspecting a House Before You Buy
Manufactured Home Repair: Painting and Texturing Paneled Walls
Repairing Furniture
Manufactured Home Repair: Repairing a Rotting Floor Underneath Your Toilet
Hang Time! How to Wallpaper Like a Pro
Advanced Decks
Finishing a Basement
Framing
Ceramic Tile Floors
Ceramic Tile Countertops
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