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Family Handyman Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual REVIEW and GIVEAWAY

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Family Handyman Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual

The leading manual for home improvements is getting an update to address current codes, latest materials, tools and technology.

The bestselling, most comprehensive guide to home improvements has been revised and updated once again since it’s revision in 2005. Over 10 million copies of READER’S DIGEST COMPLETE DO-IT-YOURSELF MANUAL have been sold since it’s original publication in 1973. In 2005, the manual got bigger and better than ever, when The Family Handyman and Reader’s Digest joined forces and completely revised, updated, rewrote, and redesigned this home improvement classic. Now in 2014, The Family Handyman has once again updated and revised this do-it-yourself classic to make it relevant to today’s homeowners and DIYers..

Written in a style of text that addresses readers in a very accessible, conversational tone for easy, user-friendly assistance with every do-it-yourself task. All instructions and materials have been updated to address current codes (electrical, plumbing and building), and revised to indicate the very latest in materials, tools, and technology. Suitable for beginners and experts alike, this newly revised edition includes:


• Over 3,000 photos and illustrations to make complex projects and repairs easy to understand
• Twice as many storage projects that help home owners cut clutter
• New building materials that yield great-looking, long-lasting results—and low maintenance!
• New technology that lets homeowners save energy, add convenience or improve security.
• New building codes that make homes safer, more energy-efficient and trouble-free.

The book’s tried-and-true instructions provide do-it-yourself solutions to a ton of problems that could cost a fortune if you had to hire a professional. This manual is a “must-have” reference guide for every home-owning man or woman.

As a homeowner we often find we have to do some home repairs and do it yourself projects.  I do many but there are some things that I shy away from.   As soon as this book arrived I went straight to work on some minor electrical issues we have had.  It showed up just in time for one of our switches to malfunction and a ceiling fan to pretty much die.  I am way to chicken to tackle plumbing issues though I have done a few very basic.  But this book covers so much and there are so many projects that can make our home so much better.  I am going to continue to reference so many of these projects for our future needs.

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Giveaway

One lucky The Stuff of Success reader will win a Family Handyman Do It Yourself Manual.  The prize will be sent directly to the winner from the sponsor. Please allow 6-8 weeks for shipping.  The giveaway will run until 12/06/2014 at 11:59pm EST.  The winner will be chosen randomly via Giveaway Tools and will be announced on the Giveaway Tool Widget.  Any taxes or other charges that may be part of the prize are the winner’s sole responsibility.  The giveaway is open to United States residents only.  You must be over 18 years of age and you guarantee that you are eligible by entering.  We reserve the right to cancel any giveaway.  No purchase is necessary. One entry per person per household.

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