By Peter Parham, Theresa Coleman, Julian Cassell
Offering quick-fix suggestions for tackling the most typical DIY remodeling problems-from liberating caught home windows to repairing burst pipes- this convenient ebook positive aspects step by step sequences, combining close-up, annotated photos and transparent directions which are effortless to stick with whereas finishing the projects handy. every one series explains the matter, considers the choices, and discusses the approach that follows, with instrument and fabric standards for each task. offering ideas to difficulties happening in all the things of the house, DIY quickly Fix is a must have for each first-time home-owner or beginner DIYer get rid of through the market's huge DIY manuals.
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Tools and materials Contact adhesive, piece of wood or plastic, masking tape, pencil or crayon Use a small stick to apply the adhesive 1 Different types of countertop Countertops are commonly made from solid wood or stone, laminate, and solid surfacing materials. Most types of countertops are available in standard sizes from local centers and can be Apply contact adhesive to both the countertop edge and the broken section of laminate. Use a piece of wood or plastic. installed on site. Countertops made of solid stone, such as marble or granite, are generally supplied by specialized manufacturers.
Once you have cut a shallow groove, saw back and forth using long strokes. Patching a ﬂat roof Repairing an asphalt shingle Repairing a leaking gutter Fixing a loose board 40 Fixing a loose board Loose or creaking ﬂoor boards are a common problem, particularly in older buildings, but they are straightforward to ﬁx. Screws are more effective than nails at securing loose boards, but if used on exposed ﬂoor, the ﬁnished job may not be as pleasing to look at. Drill a pilot hole that is smaller than the nail you will use Tools and materials needed Drill, nails, hammer, nail set Versatile claw hammers A claw hammer is a particularly versatile DIY tool.
Patching a ﬂat roof Repairing an asphalt shingle Repairing a leaking gutter Patching a ﬂat roof 44 Patching a ﬂat roof Small holes in a ﬂat roof can be patched with a specially made primer and patching system. The technique will vary slightly according to the manufacturer; that shown here is typical. This repair requires dry conditions. Tools and materials Primer and patching system, brush, scissors, ﬂat-roof roller What is rooﬁng primer? Rooﬁng primer is a (usually) bitumen-based, undercoat that signiﬁcantly improves the bond between the roof and the waterprooﬁng material being applied to it—in this case a self-adhesive patching system.