I have realized I have no idea on how to do basic home repairs, I would love to teach myself. Do any of you have good advice on DIY books or videos that you can direct me to? I would really appreciate it. This would be for personal residence and landlording purposes. Thanks guys!!!
This one is good: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1589235371/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_1?pf_rd_p=1944687442&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=1589233565&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1MP7TJ4XKKF1A7HKJNMQ
there's also a series that Home Depot (I think?) puts out-- I don't remember the names, but I think they have 1,2,3 in the titles.
Youtube is a great resource as well for looking up some way to approach a task.
Jean Bolger, 33 Zen Lane | http://www.solidrealestateadvice.com
Home Depot is a great resource.
They have free classes almost every Saturday/Sunday morning that will give you hands-on experience on with the techniques/tools that you'll need for any DIY project.
Watch the Youtube videos, read the books, but eventually you will need to turn some screws because all trade skills require hands-on experience to do-well.
You can learn how to do almost anything on Youtube.
I have a stack of home repair and improvement books, some 30 years old. But the ONLY one I use currently is the 2006 International Residential Code. These days google and youtube are your friends. You can google up how to do almost anything and problem find a video showing you how to do it.
Jon Holdman, Flying Phoenix LLC
I learned a lot from the "For Pros by Pros" series of books. Your local library is your friend. Hit the home improvement section and check out a few on the topic you want to learn about. Chances are you'll find one you like.
Thanks guys...and lady! :) Your quick response is much appreciated. I will check out everything you mentioned. Merry Christmas!!!
Google and YouTube. You can see it on the go on your phone and while your twisted upside down in a kitchen cabinet or whatever.
I highly recommend the $20 'big orange book' at Home Depot. Title is something like Home Improvement 101, or something like that. While I consider myself a fairly competent handyman, the book has several valuable tips that I had never thought of that make the job much easier and look better (such as hanging doors, trimwork, etc).
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