This book helps you protect the significant financial stake you have in your house.
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Conventional wisdom states that if it ain't broke, don't fix it; construction analyst and builder Kennedy breaks with tradition and suggests that homeowners should tackle problems while they are small and less costly -- good advice because major repairs are so costly. Kennedy shows what can go wrong with the average house from top to bottom, inside and out. Most readers (This reviewer included) will find several problem areas in or around their homes; luckily Kennedy not only describes these problems but also shows how to deal with them. The development of an ongoing personal maintenance plan is critical to prevent problems from developing. ... ( Library Journal 2004-09-01)
From Tricks of the Trade
by Leslie Mann, Special to the Tribune
To make your drywall mud flow easily, like cake icing, add a little dish soap. Then it smells better when you sand it too.
--Author Terry Kennedy, Author of "Fix It Before It Breaks" (McGraw-Hill, $19.95)
... Keep a simple toolbox and learn to use the basic hand tools. They are quieter, less dangerous and much faster than power tools for small jobs.
--Author Terry Kennedy
... Keep some canning paraffin (available at the grocery store) for sticking windows and drawers and dragging door bottoms.
--Author Terry Kennedy (Chicago Tribune 2004-06-25)From the Publisher:
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