Fix It: How to Do All Those Little Repair Jobs Around Your by Scott McGregor

By Scott McGregor

By no means brain the massive renos, it's the entire little jobs round the condominium which may turn out costing you a fortune - until you are able to do them yourself!

Find out how, with handyman and DIYer Scott McGregor, during this crucial consultant to solving every little thing round the domestic. packed with step-by-steps, uncomplicated directions and many inside of guidance, repair it's going to provide help to do all these difficult little jobs you'd particularly no longer pay a tradie for. Get the nice oil on: instruments; items; fabrics; greening your place; minor and significant maintenance; portray; furnishings fix and recovery; uncomplicated plumbing; decks; outdoors furnishings; photo putting; damp; kitchens; rainy parts; flooring, partitions, doorways and home windows; carpet maintenance; repairing built-ins; and masses more.

With easy-to-understand diagrams, repair it's a must-have merchandise in any domestic device package, subsequent to the hammer, the ability drill and a size of twine (just in case . . .).

With repair It, you are able to do it!

About the Author

Scott McGregor is a revered DIY author, and a former presenter for a couple of DIY tv exhibits.

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Wire brushes—which come in many shapes and sizes. The soft steel bristles are great for removing rust and paint, for cleaning files and other tools, and for cleaning away pitted surfaces, especially metal. Sanding attachments—see Chapter 3, ‘Products and materials’. Polisher—a lamb’s wool covering tied around a flexible rubber pad, used to buff wood and metal. Also good to use with an angle grinder. Nibbler attachment—will cut through sheet metals by taking a continuous row of very small bits from the metal along a line.

Full strength is not achieved until about 24 hours have passed. 46 FIX IT Fix It PAGES 29/8/07 12:54 PM Page 47 IS PVA WATERPROOF? Most PVAs are not waterproof, although in recent years new exterior-grade versions have appeared that are highly water resistant. Specialty woodworker’s yellow PVAs are available that also have a higher water resistance, have a stronger timber bond than the standard PVA and are easier to sand once dry, but these are more expensive. Two-part epoxy. g. Araldite) are made for a variety of applications.

Use oven cleaner to remove the build-up of pitch and wood resins from the tips of saw blades and router bits or to clean the sap from pruning saws. 9. Start a hacksaw cut or a steel tube cut without the blade slipping by making a starting notch with the edge of a triangular file. 10. Drill clean holes in sheet metal by sandwiching it between two pieces of wood and drilling through the lot. This will result in neat, clean holes without burrs. 36 FIX IT Fix It PAGES 29/8/07 12:54 PM Page 37 Chapter 3 PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS Knowing about the products you use around the house is a really important part of being a ‘fix it’ person.

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