Walsh, Tommy Tommy Walsh's DIY Survival

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Tommy Walsh's DIY Survival

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9780007164080: Tommy Walsh's DIY Survival

Whether you want to fix a plug or hang some shelves, cure a dripping tap or assemble those drawers, Tommy's indispensable guide provides the knowledge, advice and inimitable good humour you need. Packed with tips, this book will help those who want to get the house straight but simply don't know how – and are maybe just too embarrassed to ask!

‘Tommy Walsh’s DIY Survival’ provides a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to completing many of the most basic DIY tasks around the home. Simple repairs that are easy to perform with only the minimum of DIY knowledge and confidence – all supplied with Tommy’s unfailing good humour.

Includes:
• A guide to the tools and equipment needed to carry out most simple tasks, together with practical advice on how to use them safely and effectively

Notes on the basic checks everybody should make around the home, including; locating stopcocks, checking pipes are lagged; familiarising yourself with the boiler

A range of basic tasks for fixing and/or improving areas around the home, including;
Fixing plugs and moving sockets
Fitting wall lights
Changing taps and clearing blocked drains
Connecting a washing machine
Repairing and laying floor surfaces
Painting, tiling and wallpapering
Assembling shelves and flatpack furniture
Fixing curtain poles and blinds
Fitting door and window security
Repairing fences and gates
Installing outside lighting
Building a patio barbecue

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Review:

You almost expect a 3-D cut-out of TV's DIY expert Tommy Walsh to fall out of this bright blue hardback, Tommy Walsh's DIY Survival. To start with there's the vibrant colourful layout, the bold graphics and lots of readable small chunks of text with super-clear photos. Then there are the cheesy pics of Walsh (plenty of them) in an assortment of DIY garb, from shorts to trackpants, sporting an encouraging smile while holding up an assortment of tools. DIY Survival is designed to be fun but it's also a lot more than that.

Should you be in the throws of major DIY expeditions, this might inspire a tantrum, because let's face it, we all need a Tommy Walsh of our own. But this is probably the next best thing. Here's a bloke who wants to do more than demystify DIY. He hopes he might even save us the average call-out fee of £50 for a plumber or builder.

DIY-phobics will greatly appreciate the simplicity of the instructions which seem idiot-proof and include all the basics from explanations of tools to changing a light bulb, and planning before a DIY task. As for DIY-fanatics, keep this away from them. Creating kitchen units, connecting a washing machine, renovating floorboards, building a barbecue... your home will be unrecognisable. Full of great instructions and excellent tips, this manual is terrific value. --Lorna V

Review:

“I have no doubt that when it comes to DIY, Tommy is your man… The instructions are easy to follow and every page has a Tommy’s Tip… genuinely useful.”
- Sarah Vine, The Times

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