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CONTENTS

PLEASE READ THIS FIRST! .................................................................................................................... 2

INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................................................................ 6

USING TOOLS ............................................................................................................................................. 7

HOW TO USE A HAMMER: ................................................................................................................... 7

How to Hammer in a Nail: .................................................................................................................... 7

How to remove a nail: ........................................................................................................................... 8

HOW TO USE A STAPLE GUN .............................................................................................................. 9

HOW TO USE A HANDSAW ................................................................................................................ 10

HOW TO USE A PAINT SPRAY MACHINE ....................................................................................... 11

HOW TO USE A POWER DRILL.......................................................................................................... 13

HOW TO USE A CAULKING GUN ...................................................................................................... 14

HOW TO SAFELY USE A LADDER .................................................................................................... 15

HOW TO USE A WRENCH ................................................................................................................... 16

STRUCTURAL REPAIRS ........................................................................................................................ 18

HOW TO RESTORE A WOODEN FLOOR........................................................................................... 18

HOW TO FIX A HOLE IN THE WALL................................................................................................. 20

To fix a small hole:.............................................................................................................................. 21

To fix a Large Hole ............................................................................................................................. 22

HOW TO PREPARE A ROOM FOR PAINTING .................................................................................. 23

Things to do before you start painting: ............................................................................................... 23

TOOLS AND MATERIALS TO PAINT A ROOM................................................................................ 27

Requirements for Painting a Room ..................................................................................................... 27

HOW TO APPLY PASTE TO WALLPAPER ........................................................................................ 28

HOW TO REPAIR A CERAMIC TILE FLOOR .................................................................................... 29

HOW TO INSTALL A DOORSTOP ...................................................................................................... 31

HOW TO INSTALL A PEEPHOLE ....................................................................................................... 32

FIXING THE FIXTURES ......................................................................................................................... 33

HOW TO CHANGE GLASS IN A WINDOW ....................................................................................... 33

HOW TO CHANGE A LIGHT BULB.................................................................................................... 34

TOILETS ................................................................................................................................................. 35

How to fix a partial flush in the toilet.................................................................................................. 35

How to remove a toilet blockage ......................................................................................................... 36

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How to fix the whistling sound from the Toilet.................................................................................... 37

How to fix a toilet leak ........................................................................................................................ 38

For leaks at the Fill Valve ................................................................................................................... 38

For leaks at the flush valve.................................................................................................................. 38

How to unclog a toilet ......................................................................................................................... 39

CLEAR A BLOCKED SHOWERHEAD. ............................................................................................... 40

HOW TO UNCLOG A SPRINKLER SYSTEM ..................................................................................... 41

HOW TO OPEN A CLOGGED DRAIN ................................................................................................. 41

HOW TO REPLACE A LIGHT SWITCH .............................................................................................. 42

HOW TO PAINT A WINDOW FRAME ................................................................................................ 44

HOW TO REPAIR A SLIDING DOOR.................................................................................................. 45

FURNITURE REPAIRS ............................................................................................................................ 46

HOW TO REPAIR A WOBBLY CHAIR OR TABLE ........................................................................... 46

Wooden Chairs.................................................................................................................................... 46

Metal Chairs........................................................................................................................................ 46

HOW TO CAULK A BATHTUB ........................................................................................................... 47

HOW TO CHANGE A DOOR KNOB.................................................................................................... 49

HOW TO FIX A DRAWER THAT STICKS .......................................................................................... 50

CLEANING................................................................................................................................................. 52

HOW TO REMOVE RUST..................................................................................................................... 52

HOW TO CLEAN AN OVEN................................................................................................................. 53

Fast cleaning:...................................................................................................................................... 53

Self-Cleaning....................................................................................................................................... 53

HOW TO CLEAN YOUR BARBEQUE GRILL .................................................................................... 54

For a Charcoal Grill ........................................................................................................................... 54

For a Gas Grill.................................................................................................................................... 55

HOW TO CLEAN CURTAINS............................................................................................................... 56

HOW TO CLEAN A BATHTUB............................................................................................................ 57

HOW TO CLEAN WINDOWS............................................................................................................... 58

HOW TO REMOVE LIPSTICK STAINS FROM FABRIC ................................................................... 59

HOW TO REMOVE INK STAINS ......................................................................................................... 59

Ballpoint Pens ..................................................................................................................................... 59

Felt Tip Pens ....................................................................................................................................... 60

HOW TO REMOVE COFFEE STAINS FROM CARPET..................................................................... 60

HOW TO TOUCH UP YOUR APPLIANCES ........................................................................................ 62

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STORAGE................................................................................................................................................... 63

STORING JEWELRY ............................................................................................................................. 63

HOW TO STORE KITCHEN LINEN..................................................................................................... 64

HOW TO USE APPLIANCES .................................................................................................................. 65

How to Use a Coffeemaker.................................................................................................................. 65

How to Use a Blender ......................................................................................................................... 65

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN AIR FRESHENER ............................................................................... 68

WRAPPING IT UP..................................................................................................................................... 69

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